"Unique,original and exciting"
Multi-billionaire Valborg Svensson craves becoming the
most powerful person on earth. To accomplish his
objective, he finds a serum that will kill its human host
in three weeks if left without a vaccine. Valborg plans
to release this weapon of mass destruction on an
unsuspecting world. Any nation that fails to capitulate
to his demands will die for the vaccine will be limited to
those who bow down to Valborg.
Wannabe writer Thomas Hunter learns about Valborg's
terrorist plot to gain global supremacy. He tries to take
control of the vaccine, but Valborg's agents attack him.
As he flees a bullet grazes his head knocking him out.
When he awakens, Thomas remembers in deep detail his
fleeing from Valberg's thugs, but he is in some alternate
realm running for his life from demonic creatures while
looking for his beloved Rachelle. That night he goes to
sleep only to awaken to a realm in which Valborg wants him
dead and Rachelle is part of his dreams. He questions his
sanity as each time he goes to sleep in one world, he
wakes up in the other.
BLACK starts off as a medical thriller, but quickly spins
into an exhilarating science fiction tale that spans two
worlds reminiscent of Piers Anthony's THE APPRENTICE ADEPT
trilogy, but with more of a psychological hook. The story
line is action packed on both worlds as Thomas struggles
with what he perceives is reality vs. a dream fantasy. He
is the hero who makes the duality work as his enemies on
both globes seem snidely cartoon characters. Fans will
appreciate this exciting thought provoking novel that
shows how precarious reality is when worlds collide.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 31, 2004
Fleeing assailants through alleyways in Denver late one
night, Thomas Hunter narrowly escapes to the roof of an
industrial building. Then a silent bullet from the night
clips his head and his world goes black.
Now Thomas wakes from a deep sleep, remembering the vivid
dream he just had of being chased. Incredibly real. His
head is even bleeding -- but he's fallen on a rock. He's in
a green forest, waiting to meet Rachelle, the woman he's
falling madly in love with.
That night, Thomas tumbles into bed and falls into a fitful
sleep. He dreams. But here comes the real mind bender.
Every time Thomas falls asleep in one reality, he awakes in
the other. He truly no longer knows which reality is real.
Each reality has dramatic impact on the other, each proves
to be real, each presents huge stakes, and the fate of each
will depend on one man: Thomas Hunter.
This groundbreaking trilogy will be the fiction publishing
event of 2004. Black is unleashed in February, followed by
Red this May, and concluding with White in September 2004.
Each book concludes in a dramatic cliffhanger that pulls
fans into the next book to fuel ongoing sales, consumer
excitement, and media buzz for an entire year. Each new
Dekker book has surpassed the prior one...but never before
has he created such an unforgettable multi-layered epic as
Black, Red, and White.