A routine gang killing lights a fuse that sets off an explosive chain of events fueled by ambition and deception in the corridors of power in Chicago. Lee Strobel, bestselling author, drawing on his years as an investigative reporter for the Chicago Tribune, weaves a gripping tale of power, politics and payoffs that seems almost as real as this morning's headlines. When a corrupt attorney is sent by the mob to bribe a judge, hoping to manipulate the outcome of a trial involving a certain gangster, he secretly records the conversation to protect himself. After the corrupt judge becomes a candidate for an open seat in the U.S. Senate, the telltale recording is not the only obstacle to his political success. Eric Snow, a pastor turned politician, has decided to use his suburban megachurch as a launching pad for his own bid for the Senate seat. And Garry Strider, a newspaper reporter, is threatening to reveal the secrets that both of the candidates are hiding in an invesigation that could cost him his life. Strobel uses these tense characters to weave an intricate and gripping thriller set in a gleaming suburban megachurch, a big-city newspaper that is struggling to survive, and the shadowy corridors of political intrigue. The unexpected climax is as unforgettable as the contract killing that punctuates the opening scene.
Lee Strobel was the award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and is the best-selling author of The Case for Faith, The Case for Christ, and The Case for a Creator, all of which have been made into documentaries by Lionsgate. With a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Studies in Law degree from Yale, Lee wrote 3 Gold Medallion winners and the 2005 Book of the Year with Gary Poole. He and his wife live in Colorado. Visit Lee's website at: www.leestrobel.com. SPANISH BIO: Lee Strobel tiene una licenciatura en periodismo de la Universidad de Missouri y una maestria en estudio de leyes de la Universidad Yale. Fue el galardonado editor legal del periodico Chicago Tribune y esceptico espiritual hasta el ano 1981. Es autor de exitos de ventas del New York Times de casi veinte libros y ha sido entrevistado por numerosos programas nacionales de television, incluyendo 20/20 de la cadena ABC, Fox News y CNN. Cuatro de sus libros han ganado el premio Medalla de oro y uno de ellos fue el ganador del premio Libro cristiano del ano 2005 (el cual escribio junto a Garry Poole). Lee sirvio como pastor de ensenanza en las Iglesias Willow Creek y Saddleback. Ademas, contribuye como editor y columnista de la revista 'Outreach'. el y su esposa, Leslie, residen en Colorado. Para mas informacion, visite: www.leestrobel.com