By Ted Dekker

It takes an obsessive brain to grasp one. And Daniel Clark understands the elusive killer he is been stalking. he is dedicated each waking minute as a profiler to discover the serial killer recognized in basic terms as Eve. he is pored over the crime scenes of 16 younger ladies who died mysterious deaths, all in underground basements or caverns. he is delved into the killer's head and wondered over the twisted spiritual overtones of the killings. What Daniel cannot potentially be aware of is that he'll be Eve's subsequent sufferer. he'll be the killer's first Adam. After 16 hopeless months, the case takes a drastic activate a truly darkish evening whilst Daniel is shot and left for lifeless. Resuscitated after twenty mins of medical demise, Daniel reveals himself haunted via the adventure. He understands he is noticeable the killer's face, however the trauma of demise has obscured the reminiscence and left him with crushing panic assaults. Nothing--not even determined, risky makes an attempt to reexperience his personal death--seems to convey him toward discovering the killer. Then Eve moves back, a lot toward domestic. And Daniel's obsession explodes right into a conflict for his lifestyles . . . his sanity . . . his very soul. input a global of dying and close to loss of life that blurs the strains among fiction and fact in a manner that would go away you stunned."The aspect is lovely, pointing to meticulous learn in FBI tools, forensic drugs, and mental profiling. we need to continue telling ourselves that this is often fiction. whilst, we won't aid pondering that not just may it occur, yet that it'll take place if we are not careful."David M. Kiely and Christina McKenna, authors of The darkish Sacrament

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He's dead. They're working on him, but it doesn't look good. I'm sorry. " The emotions started to roll up her chest, first benign, then ferocious. "About ten minutes ago. I'm sorry, Heather. I know how much—" Heather snapped the phone shut. Her world tipped. She slowly turned to face the living room. All Daniel. The furniture she and Daniel had purchased with the home five years earlier. The fireplace he insisted they needed despite the mild winters. The portrait above that fireplace; the green plush rhinoceros that sat on the sofa, Daniel's since the third grade; even the shelved set of law books Daniel had purchased for her during her second year of law school.

Across the dark recreation area. Into the unfinished room at the southwest corner of the house. She stood in the doorway, pulling at the stale air. Then fanned her hand over the switch on the near wall. Lights blazed overhead. Long tables with folding metal legs ran the length of each wall. Two high-speed computers to her right, screens now black. The concrete walls were covered with corkboard, and the cork- 50 ADAM board was covered with photographs of Daniel and news clippings. Case files for each of the fifteen victims, provided by Brit Holman.

In the moment before his life ended, Daniel wondered if Heather would take him back. And then he was dropping into a pool of darkness. 42 ADAM LORI HEARD THE door open, and twisted on one knee. She couldn't get a clear view of the killer's face. Only his body and the gun in his hand. Eve. The girl in her arms prevented her from any effective motion, but truth be told, she wasn't sure she could stop him even if she had a gun in her hand already. An icy calm settled over her. The girl was too young to have life snatched away just when it had begun.

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