Thursday, June 12, 2014

A New Kind of Hacker

“Parables are meant to re-frame the world differently so we can experience it again for the first time. Hacker takes a simple concept that many people already believe, that there’s another reality so near to us that we’re unaware of its presence most of the time, and puts it center stage.” ~ Ted Dekker

 What if by closing our eyes long enough we could see a whole new reality? What if by clearing our mind we could open it to things unseen? What if true life begins after we draw our last breath on earth?

 In the third installment of his Outlaw Chronicles series, Dekker re-emerges with the theme of identity and the fact that our ultimate hope is found in something beyond this temporal life on earth. He also unravels, in classic Dekker style, the secret to genuine prayer – what it means to clear your mind of the “firewalls” that block out God’s voice, and truly be still and listen.

 Hacker introduces us to Nyah, a seventeen-year-old genius computer whiz who can crack into just about any company’s high security records with a few taps on a keyboard. Why does she do it? Just to prove she can … and to sell her services as the company’s new online security head. But when Nyah stumbles upon some dangerous evidence during a particularly high-level hack, she quickly finds herself in a situation in which her technological skills can’t protect her.

 Desperate, Nyah seeks the aid of an estranged friend from the past, a fellow hacker and teen genius. What Nyah could never expect is the new kind of hacking her friend has discovered – how to hack into the brain. Now with a vengeful hitman on her trail, Nyah must make a choice that could alter the very fabric of her reality – forever.

 Brimming with edge-of-your-seat action and mesmerizing sci-fi/fantasy as only Dekker can write it, Hacker is The Matrix meets Inception meets Just Like Heaven with a return to dreams and glimpses of a deeper reality that made The Circle series unforgettable. Fans will also love the return of Austin Hartt from the Outlaw Chronicles’ first fantasy thriller Eyes Wide Open, and of course, the appearance of Stephen Carter (a.k.a. Outlaw) from the series’ namesake adult novel.

Once again, Dekker peals back the skin of this world and makes what is untouchable and unfathomable completely tangible.

Another Dekker masterpiece worthy of five stars.

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