The last thing Renee Gilmore remembers is being rescued by a pair of unknown arms after her drug-dealer boyfriend attempts to murder her. She wakes up in a beautiful glass house surrounded by doctors and the man that saved her life, Lamont Myers. Lamont offers her protection, if she abides by his rules. Among these; she must not leave the house, making her the bird in his gilded cage.
Danny Hansen is a Bosnian immigrant who came to America to escape the bloodshed of his country and the memories of his own involvement. Danny is a priest who lives by a strict moral code, one which values the loving of others above all else. It is those that pretend to abide by religious and legal law but intentionally harm others that incense Danny. And he believes it is duty to show them the error of their ways. Those few that admit and renounce their behavior are forgiven and set free, but never without a severe reminder of their wrongdoings. Those that refuse to admit to their behavior are killed.
A year after Renee is rescued by Lamont he is murdered and she vows to seek revenge. At the same time, Danny has continued to carve a swath of judgment and punishment.
In their individual pursuits, Danny and Renee’s paths become entangled and before long it is clear that neither of them may make it out of this hunt alive.
This was the first book by Ted Dekker that I have had the chance to read. I was completely amazed by this book. I was immediately grabbed by the story and was still sitting there for some time after I closed the book for the last time.
The characters in this book are so alive, you could almost feel their breath coming off the pages. There were so many layers to each one’s personalities. They were definitely not one dimensional.
There were so many twists and turns in this story that there was no way to even come close to guessing what was about to happen. I love it when a book keeps me surprised! This one definitely kept me on my toes.
Now I need to go hunt down other books by this author. I can’t wait to read more.
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