Suspense. Raised by a well-to-do British mother and Southern father in Atlanta, Georgia, Julian Carter is used to servants and gentility. After being widowed, she leaves her life of comfort and heeds a recurring dream, taking her two-year-old son to a remote island off the coast of Australia in 1963. While on a pleasure cruise there, their sailboat capsizes; Julian is saved by unfriendly natives but there is no sign of her young son. She mourns him and struggles to survive as a captive in the jungle in this unusual, thought-provoking book that deals with questions of identity and sacrifice. Outlaw
, which Library Journal
calls "excellent," is popular author Ted Dekker's most personal book to date (he was raised by missionaries in Indonesia where headhunting cannibals lived). For more vividly described, intriguing Christian fiction, try Tosca Lee's novels.