They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who's abducted six young women. He's looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his expectations, he kills them. After intelligence officer Ryan Evans' estranged daughter becomes BoneMan's seventh victim, Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own.They call him BoneMan, a serial killer who's abducted six young women. He's looking for the perfect daughter, and when his victims fail to meet his expectations, he kills them. After intelligence officer Ryan Evans' estranged daughter becomes BoneMan's seventh victim, Ryan goes after BoneMan on his own.Read Less
New in new dust jacket. NEW 9 CD AUDIO SET WITH ORIGINAL ART WORK. COMES WITH CASE. SHIPS FROM WA-USPS. EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. 9 CDs. Audience: General/trade. NEW 9 CD AUDIO SET WITH ORIGINAL ART WORK. COMES WITH CASE. SHIPS FROM WA-USPS. EXPEDITED SHIPPING AVAILABLE. Hachette Audio, UNABRIDGED, 2009. Military intelligence officer Ryan Evans is married to his work; so much so that his wife and daughter have written him out of their lives. Sent to Fallujah and captured by insurgents, he is asked to kill children not unlike his own. The method: a meticulous, excruciating death by broken bones that his captor has forced him to learn. Returning home after the ordeal, a new crisis awaits. A serial killer is on the loose, and his method of killing is the same. Ryan becomes a prime suspect, which isn't even the worst of his problems: Ryan's daughter is BoneMan's latest desire. In a story that is devaststing in its skill and suspense, -Ted Dekker brings to bear his ability to terrify and compel in BONEMAN'S DAUGHTERS. Christian; Fathers and daughters; Fiction; General; Intelligence officers; Mystery & Detective; Suspense; Suspense fiction; Thrillers; United States
The BoneMan, or, more frequently, just BoneMan, no article thank-you-very-much, is a fairly typical post-Hannibal the Cannibal serial killer. He has a schtick--kills his victims by breaking their bones, one at a time, without ever breaking the skin. He has a fetish--clear, unblemished, unbroken skin. He has a childhood trauma--a mommy who didn't love him enough. His given name is Alvin, but you can call him Satan.
Ryan Evans is a naval intelligence officer on loan to the army, who is abducted by insurgents in Iraq, tortured, and experiences an epiphany of non-religious dimensions, inspiring him to be a better husband and a better father. But his wife is leaving him and his daughter hates him and here comes the BoneMan. Or just BoneMan, Ted Dekker can't ever seem to make up his mind.
BoneMan's Daughters moves quickly, but there isn't an original bone, ahem, in its body. A snack between Jeffrey Deavers and Dean Koontzes, but not really a meal proper
May 21, 2009
Another good Dekker book
I'm an avid fan of Dekker books. His style and content, along with the deep Christian value messages he intertwines in his stories make these books above the rest. He doesn't disappoint in Boneman's Daughters. I don't think it is quite as indepth as many of his books as is the case with his book "Skin", but the essence of his writings are still there and would make a great book for a beginning Dekker reader as well as us seasoned ones.
May 8, 2009
This book will keep you guessing until the end. I could not put it down. After you read this book you will want to read more from Ted Dekker. A must read for anyone that likes thrillers.
Apr 6, 2009
The BoneMan Cometh
One by one the bones break beneath his expert hands. He?s done this many times before. They don?t call him the BoneMan for nothing. It?s not that he wants to kill them necessarily, they just don?t meet up with the standards he?s set for the perfect daughter. And that?s all he wants. Someone to love him like he loves himself.
But in his pursuit for perfection, the BoneMan faces a formidable foe. Ryan Evans, father of the BoneMan?s latest victim, is not just going to let his daughter go. Having been subjected to seeing the same sort of torture as a POW in the War on Terror, Ryan can only imagine his daughter placed in that situation. He hasn?t been a perfect father by any means; he?d barely been a part of his daughter?s life. But that experience had brought him closer, made him want to reconcile with his daughter. And now that he was back, this monster had taken her from him, trying to make her his own daughter.
With the FBI thinking that Ryan himself is the BoneMan, he lashes out and goes vigilante. The battle between the Ryan and the BoneMan becomes personal. A war of two fathers in which one must fall.
Boneman?s Daughter?s exhibits a depth and a breadth that is both heart-pounding and heart-stopping. It is page-turning and riveting. Be prepared for an intricately woven story that examines the depth of one father?s love. Prepare for 4.14.09, clear your schedule because you?ll not want to put this book down, calm yourself, keep the lights on, and enjoy?for behold, the BoneMan cometh.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-06-29 The "BoneMan," a serial killer, who murders his victims by breaking their bones, but not their skin, re-emerges after a two-year hiatus and abducts 16-year-old Bethany Evans, the estranged daughter of military intelligence officer Ryan Evans. Having recently returned from Iraq, where he was captured and psychologically tortured by insurgents, Ryan is an emotional wreck. His mental state not only impedes his efforts to find Bethany, but also gives the authorities reason to suspect him of being the BoneMan himself. Robert Petkoff's narration matches the novel's tense pace step-by-step. He handles the diverse cast of characters with ease, and though his voice sounds too youthful for Ryan, it works perfectly for the BoneMan, who Petkoff infuses with chilling malevolence. A good--and gruesome--suspense-filled ride. A Hachette/Center Street hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 9). (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2009-02-09 Bestseller Dekker (Chosen) introduces a serial killer with an unusual MO-he breaks all the bones in his female victims' bodies while leaving the skin perfectly intact. Two years after Austin, Tex., authorities catch the person they think is the BoneMan, they begin to realize they've got the wrong guy. The real murderer, Alvin Finch, who hasn't killed anyone during those two years, is getting restless and decides to take up his old trade. Meanwhile, Cmdr. Ryan Evans, an intelligence officer in Iraq, is captured by insurgents who torture him; they replicate the BoneMan's crimes using young children and make him watch. Ryan escapes and returns to Texas, where his teenage daughter is abducted. Accused of being the BoneMan, he's captured by police, escapes and eventually, as all readers know he must, joins in battle against Finch. Those with an insatiable appetite for thrillers about creepy, sadistic killers of young women should be satisfied. (Apr.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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