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Red by Ted Dekker
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Dec 19, 2008

it was amazing

Thomas Hunter lay sleeping in a hotel room in Bangkok. Just as he’d predicted, the deadly The Raison Strain virus had been released into the world. His sister lets him sleep, though, for now.

In another reality, Thomas rides a black steed over a sandy valley, leading his Forest Guard to war against the Horde. Having eaten the fruit that blocks dreams, it’s been fifteen years since he last walked in Earth’s reality. This alternate world has become his home. But to defeat the Horde he needs an explosive, something he can only get by going to sleep.

He wakes in Bangkok to find a gun pressed to his temple, thus Thomas enters back into his bizarre dual reality, hoping to save two worlds from destruction. But he is only one man. Whatever happens to his body in one world happens to his body in the other. The things he learns in one world, he takes into the other. But what happens if he dies?

Without an antivirus, everyone in the world will die from the Raison Strain within a few weeks. Monique, the scientist working on the antivirus, is kidnapped by the perpetrators who want to rule the world. As the terrorists demand the world surrender their nuclear weapons in exchange for the antivirus, Thomas Hunter works with the United States government to try to prevent the end of the world, and when he sleeps, Thomas is trying to save his people from an equally devastating crisis with the Horde.

This story just keeps going and it’s very gripping. If you haven’t read the first novel, I suggest you start there, then get this one. Dekker snags the reader into this amazing journey with Thomas and doesn’t let up. The book has a bit of an ending, but like Black, Red leaves you hanging enough that you need to run to the bookstore to get a copy of White, the last book in the series. I highly recommend Red to anyone looking for a big adventure.
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Neeraj Sinha Is This book have some kind of nexus with the author's first book?

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