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Published
New York : Center Street 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
345 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781599954158
159995415X
Main Author
Ted Dekker, 1962- (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Dekker, the prolific best-selling author of more than 20 books including the "Book of Mortals" series and "The Circle" trilogy, draws on his exotic Indonesian childhood for his new thrilling adventure saga. Following the birth of her son Stephen, Atlanta-born Julian Carter dreams about a mysterious jungle creature with a haunting voice who calls to her to find and save it. After she's widowed, Julian packs up her belongings and her son and sets out to be a missionary in Melanesia. Traveling to Thursday Island in the Torre Strait, mother and son are separated when their boat capsizes. Found floating adrift, Julian is captured and enslaved on a remote section of western New Guinea by a pair of warring brothers who rule by ancient laws. When Stephen is found alive, Julian reaches into her soul and sacrifices her freedom to enable him to survive. VERDICT Combining a rich visual portrait of a Stone Age civilization and a surprising spiritual redemption, this excellent book will engage suspense and historical fiction readers.—Susan Carr, Edwardsville P.L., IL [Page 97]. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A father and his son leave Atlanta for Australia and find themselves taken as slaves by a savage, unknown jungle tribe.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"The story of how I, Julian Carter, and my precious two-year old son, Stephen, left Atlanta, Georgia and found ourselves on a white sailboat, tossed about like a cork on a raging sea off of Australia's northern tip in 1963, is harrowing. But it pales in comparison to what happened deep in the jungle where I was taken as a slave by a savage tribe unknown to the world. Some places dwell in darkness so deep that even God seems to stay away. There, my mind was torn in two by the gods of the earth. There, onelife ended so another could begin. Some will say I was a fool for making the choices I made. But they would have done the same. They, too, would have embraced death if they knew what I knew, and saw through my eyes. My name is Julian and this is my story. But more, it is the story of my son who was born to change the world. From deep in the impenetrable jungles where New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker was born and raised, comes OUTLAW, an epic adventure of two worlds that perhaps only he could write. Full of harrowing twists, sweeping violence, and wild love, Outlaw takes us beyond the skin of this world to another unseen"--Publisher.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A father and his son leave Atlanta for Australia and find themselves taken as slaves by a savage, unknown jungle tribe in this new novel from the New York Times best-selling author of Thr3e.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

New York Timesbestselling author Ted Dekker brings an exotic tale of adventure and creates his most memorable character ever.The story of how I, Julian Carter, and my precious two-year old son, Stephen, left Atlanta Georgia and found ourselves on a white sailboat, tossed about like a cork on a raging sea off of Australia's northern tip in 1963, is harrowing.But it pales in comparison to what happened deep in the jungle where I was taken as a slave by a savage tribe unknown to the world. Some places dwell in darkness so deep that even God seems to stay away.There, my mind was torn in two by the gods of the earth. There, one life ended so another could begin.Some will say I was a fool for making the choices I made. But they would have done the same. They, too, would have embraced death if they knew what I knew, and saw through my eyes.My name is Julian and this is my story. But more, it is the story of my son who was born to change the world.From deep in the impenetrable jungles where New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker was born and raised, comes OUTLAW, an epic adventure of two worlds that perhaps only he could write. Full of harrowing twists, sweeping violence, and wild love, Outlaw takes us beyond the skin of this world to another unseen.