Showdown (Paradise Series, Book 1) (The Books of History Chronicles) : When a stranger named Marsuvees Black appears in Paradise, he brings with him a message of hope and love. Or is it death and hate? Perhaps neither - perhaps both. He seems to know too much about the town's many unspoken secrets, and he himself holds the greatest secret of them all. As black clouds and sandstorms envelop the town, it becomes almost impossible to get in or out. It quickly becomes apparent that Paradise is being isolated for a reason. But why? Ted Dekker's latest adrenaline-laced thriller has been proclaimed as his most original, daring tale to date. A novel that will take you further than anything he's ever written. A novel that will leave you wanting more.