The Sanctuary

By Ted Dekker (Hardcover Book, 2012)
THE SANCTUARY is the gripping story of vigilante priest, Danny Hansen, who is now serving a fifty year prison term in California for the murder of two abusive men. Filled with remorse, Danny is determined to live out his days by a code of non-violence and maneuvers deftly within a ruthless prison system.

But when Renee Gilmore, the woman he loves, receives a box containing a bloody finger and draconian demands from a mysterious enemy on the outside, Danny must find a way to escape.

They are both drawn into a terrifying game of life and death. If Renee fails, the priest will die; if Danny fails, Renee will die. And the body count will not stop at two.

THE SANCTUARY is Ted Dekker at his best, a powerful thriller that relentlessly plumbs the depths of punishment and rehabilitation, both in a flawed corrections system and in the human heart.

THE SANCTUARY is the gripping story of vigilante priest, Danny Hansen, who is now serving a fifty year prison term in California for the murder of two abusive men. Filled with remorse, Danny is determined to live out his days by a code of non-violence and maneuvers deftly within a ruthless prison system.

But when Renee Gilmore, the woman he loves, receives a box containing a bloody finger and draconian demands from a mysterious enemy on the outside, Danny must find a way to escape.

They are both drawn into a terrifying game of life and death. If Renee fails, the priest will die; if Danny fails, Renee will die. And the body count will not stop at two.

THE SANCTUARY is Ted Dekker at his best, a powerful thriller that relentlessly plumbs the depths of punishment and rehabilitation, both in a flawed corrections system and in the human heart.

TED DEKKER is a New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty novels with a total of more than 5 million copies sold worldwide. He is known for thrillers that combine adrenaline-laced plots with incredible confrontations between good and evil.



  • "Vivid writing, bigger-than-life characters and thought-provoking issues combine to create an entertaining page-turner with a message of sacrifice and unconditional love." ( ).

  • Praise for THE PRIEST'S GRAVEYARD:

    Dekker's new thriller is skillfully written, surprising, and impossible to put down. It might, in fact, be his best novel to date...and will keep readers captivated to the end. This is an extremely well-thought-out novel, precisely plotted, and, like a good magic trick, deceptive and startling. A daring and completely riveting thriller.

    -- Booklist, 2011 Starred Review



    The Priest's Graveyard by Ted Dekker is an amazing novel, utterly compelling, the story of an abandoned girl and a strange, vengeful priest whose paths eventually cross-with terrifying consequences. Intensely readable, well written, and completely original.
     --Douglas Preston, co-creator of the famed Pendergast series of novels




    "The Priest's Graveyard is a thrill-a-minute ride, with heart-pounding action and a twist that you'll never see coming." 
    -- Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of Ice Cold

    "Here's the best part about The Priest's Graveyard: It's smart enough to realize that, for many, the scariest thing in life isn't a monster or something that bumps in the night. It's love. Love is terrifying. And powerful. And unstoppable. And if you don't already know that, you're about to see why. The Priest's Graveyard will haunt you -- long after you want it to."
    -- Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate and The Inner Circle

    "If you've never visited Ted Dekker's world, do it. The Priest's Graveyard is perfect entertainment. Beguiling, compelling, challenging, and riveting--fantastic gimmick-free storytelling--that's what you get with Ted Dekker. Don't pass this up." 
    -- Steve Berry, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Emperor's Tomb
     

  • Rave endorsements for BONEMAN'S DAUGHTERS:

      "Ted Dekker is a true master of thrillers, and this is his best." - Nelson DeMille

    "It doesn't just get under your skin. It crawls there, nests, and raises its head with a bitter tug, as if it's living within you." - Brad Meltzer

    "...a tour-de-force of suspense that demands to be read in one sitting." - James Rollins

  • Praise for THE BRIDE COLLECTOR:

    "Absolutely the best beach read of the summer, the best late-night read of the fall."
      --Examiner.com
     

  • "A white-knuckle ride... You want it to stop, but you don't want to miss a word."  
      --AudioFile

Product Details

The Sanctuary
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • Price: $24.99 US/$27.99 CAN
  • Pages: 416
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • ISBN-13: 9781599953359
  • On Sale Date: 10/30/2012
The Sanctuary