The Second Thief  -     By: Travis Thrasher
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The Second Thief

Moody Publishing / 2003 / Paperback

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Boarding the plane, corporate thief Tom Ledger senses his life is about to change. When he survives a horrific crash, it's like being given a second chance at life. Will running from past and present mistakes force Tom to confront his lack of faith? Suspense with an unexpected conclusion! 224 pages, softcover from Moody.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Moody Publishing
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0802417078
ISBN-13: 9780802417077
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Publisher's Description

When Tom stepped onto the plane, he knew he was making a choice that would change his life. But he had no idea how much. Author Travis Thrasher says, "The Second Thief is a story about a man who survives a plane accident and has a second chance at life. As he runs from his present mistakes while making amends for past ones, he comes to grips with his own lack of faith."

This fast-moving, unpredictable story asks the question, "Is it ever too late to redeem past mistakes?" Its central character, Tom, realistically represents the skepticism and doubt of many people today who simply don't buy into Christianity. Faced with a new opportunity and a chance to change, what will be his decision? Readers of all ages will enjoy the suspense of Tom's journey and its unexpected, dramatic conclusion.

Author Bio

TRAVIS THRASHER is a graduate of Trinity Christian College and is the author of several novels, including Blinded, Admission, Gun Lake, and The Second Thief. Admission was selected as one of Booklist's top ten Christian novels of 2006. Travis spent much of his youth living with his family in Australia, Germany, New York, Florida, and North Carolina. He currently lives with his wife and family in suburban Chicago.

Publisher's Weekly

In his third novel for the CBA market, Thrasher (The Watermark) pens the tale of Tom Ledger, a fledgling corporate thief who quits his job but pockets some company information on his way out to sell to competitors. It's a deal that will set him up for life-if he can stay alive. Just a few years before, Tom's avarice and desire for freedom caused him to sever all ties with Allegra, a beautiful African-American woman who loved him, for the fast track. Now, Tom finds his existence meaningless and recalls the motto he was raised on: "You work hard, then you die." However, when he survives a horrific airplane crash, Tom begins to re-evaluate his priorities. His search for meaning leads him back to Allegra; his brother, Sean; and the Christian aunt and uncle who raised him, but his religious skepticism won't find resolution until the final pages. The idea of a plane crash paving the way for second chances is nothing new; Nancy Moser used it quite recently in The Seat Beside Me. But the end of Thrasher's tale has an unusual twist that will surprise the reader. An obligatory gospel presentation and rather lengthy conversion scene should appeal to the CBA market, although other readers may find them didactic, and the third-person narrative told in the present tense is initially jarring. Despite these pitfalls, Thrasher's steady pacing and competent prose keep the story moving. (Feb.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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  1. debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 23, 2013
    debwilson
    Summerfield, FL
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
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    After committing a felony, Tom Ledger boards a plane that changes his life forever. He escapes the crash with his life, but he can't seem to escape the mistakes of the past. Wondering why he lived and the man who sat beside him did not, Tom re-evaluates his life. What he sees is not much of a life; disconnected to his family and leaving the only girl he ever loved. In his climb up the corporate ladder, he has disregarded anything and everything that means anything to him. And somehow, he has lost himself. Is it ever too late to redeem yourself? Or can there truly be life after death?

    The twist in this story came in it's final pages. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, Thrasher changed one crucial part of the story and suddenly everything was different. This book took me on a journey that was rich with excitement and made me care about Tom - even though he brought most of his troubles on himself. Watching him run away from the bad decisions that eventually ruined his life reminded me that in this life it is never too late to find redemption from the One who forgives and will change your life forever.
  2. Dorothea Barwick
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    June 29, 2010
    Dorothea Barwick
    First time reading one of Mr. Thrashers novels and found it a good read with a surpise ending. It shows the consequences of "doing things my way" and how God uses alternate means to turn us to Him when we are unresponsive to His message. I do fault his aunt and uncle for not presenting Christ to Tom consistently when he was young. We need parents who don't force Christ on their children but who also take a stand for Christ.
  3. Sue Beasley
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 19, 2010
    Sue Beasley
    I haven't finished this book yet but I can already give it this rating. I DON'T WANT TO PUT IT DOWN!!! It will certainly hold your interest.
  4. Roberta Adams
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    June 19, 2010
    Roberta Adams
    Excellant book, surprise ending by a good Author. I will purchase his other books .
  5. H.r Greene
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    May 26, 2010
    H.r Greene
    Travis kept me on the edge with this suspence, one you didn't want to lay down
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