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Multnomah Books / 2012 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Multnomah Books
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781601424938
ISBN-13: 9781601424938
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Publisher's Description

Three suspense detective novels for the price of one in this eBook-exclusive omnibus.

Ollie Chandler is a brilliant and quick-witted homicide detective who lives by Ollies' First Law: "Things are not what they appear." These best-selling novels offer readers a compelling, intriguing story of Ollie Chandler combined with other favorite characters. Deadline, Randy Alcorn's first novel, stayed on the bestsellers list for thirty-six months. Dominion is a dramatic story of spiritual searching, racial reconciliation, and hope. Deception responds to readers' demand for more of his believable, compelling fiction. Readers will gain a greater understanding of heaven while recognizing a new idea of why God allows suffering.

 

Deadline

Involved in a tragic accident under suspicious circumstances, award-winning journalist Jake Woods teams with detective Ollie Chandler to uncover the truth. This alluring e-omnibus of the Randy Alcorn bestsellers finds Jake drawing upon all his resources in an ever-intensifying, dangerous murder investigation. Unaware of the imminent threat to his own life, Jake struggles for answers to the mystery at hand and is plunged into a deeper search for the meaning of his own existence. Deadline is a dramatic and vivid novel of substance, filled with hope and perspective for every reader who longs to feel purpose in life.

 

Dominion

When two senseless killings hit close to home, columnist Clarence Abernathy seeks revenge for the murders--and, ultimately, answers to his own struggles regarding race and faith. After being dragged into the world of inner-city gangs and racial conflict, Clarence is encouraged by fellow columnist Jake Woods to forge an unlikely partnership with a redneck homicide detective. Soon the two find themselves facing dark forces, while unseen eyes watch from above. This re-release of Randy Alcorn's powerful bestseller spins off from Deadline and offers a fascinating glimpse inside heaven. Filled with insight--and with characters so real you'll never forget them--Dominion is a dramatic story of spiritual searching, racial reconciliation, and hope.

 

Deception

Homicide detective Ollie Chandler has seen it all. Done more than he cares to admit. But when he's called to investigate the murder of a Portland State University professor, he finds himself going places he's never gone before. Places he never wanted to go. Because all the evidence is pointing to one, horrific conclusion: The murderer is someone in his own department. That's not the worst of it, though. Ollie has nagging doubts...about himself. Where was he during the time of the murder? Joined by journalist Clarence Abernathy and their friend Jake Woods, Ollie pushes the investigation forward. Soon all three are drawn deep into corruption and political tensions that threaten to destroy them--and anyone who tries to help. But they're in too deep to quit. They've got no choice. They have to follow the evidence to the truth...No matter how ugly--or dangerous--it gets.

 

Author Bio

RANDY ALCORN is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM). Prior to EPM’s beginning in 1990, he served as a pastor for fourteen years. He has spoken around the world and has taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah University and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

Randy is the best-selling author of over thirty books with more than four million in print. He has written for many magazines and produces the popular periodical Eternal Perspectives. He’s been a guest on over six hundred radio and television programs.

The father of two married daughters, Karina and Angela, Randy lives in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife and best friend, Nanci. They are the proud grandparents of four grandsons: Jake, Matt, Ty, and Jack. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research, and reading.

You may contact Eternal Perspective Ministries by e-mail through their Web site at www.epm.org or at 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055 or (503) 668-5200. Follow Randy Alcorn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/randyalcorn, Twitter: www.twitter.com/randyalcorn, and on his blog: www.epm.org/blog.
 

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  1. Janet Albertson
    Johnstown, CO
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Amazing detective stories, many twists and turns
    March 3, 2013
    Janet Albertson
    Johnstown, CO
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    Deadline, by Randy Alcorn
    I have never read a book quite like this one. I chose to review the book because it would include a mystery to solve, and I have always loved mysteries. The book starts out with a Sunday afternoon football game being watched by three best friends: Doc, Finney, and Jake. Before the afternoon was over, all three were in the hospital, two of them in critical condition. Only one of them was ready to meet God, but two of them died. The story is about the survivor trying to figure out why his friends died, and who did it. Finney, who went to heaven when he died, continued to exert influence on his friend, Jake, through the memories of his life choices and a letter he had written Jake. The author spent a lot of time telling what Finney was experiencing in heaven, and a chapter of the awfulness of hell which Doc experienced. I found the heaven scenes very interesting, as I had never spent much time thinking about details of what heaven could be like.
    Jake is a newspaper opinion columnist who changes his mind about nearly everything he believes the longer he investigates his friends’ deaths. The changes that come in his life are heartwarming. Many people are incensed when his columns change to reflect his new understanding and he is no longer politically correct. He is also in danger of being killed from ruthless people, so the book is very scary in places.
    Alcorn deals with issues confronting our society today, such as abortion, sexual perversions, educational controversies, medical ethics, and political correctness. It is not a book I would allow my young children to read, but I think an important book for adults to read.
    Dominion, by Randy Alcorn
    This is the second book in this three volume book of detective stories. Ollie Chandler, who is the detective in all three books, is more prominent in this book than in the first. Jake and his family’s story continues, but is not the main thing. Jake’s friend at the newspaper, a big black man named Clarence, is the primary character. Clarence was raised in a Christian home, but he doubts God’s power, love, and justice when his sister and niece are killed in a drive by shooting. Ollie allows Clarence to work with him to solve the crime. Along the way, Clarence has many issues to deal with: racism (in himself and others), anger, unresolved guilt, wrong beliefs about God, danger, and his orphaned nephew’s involvement in a gang.
    The reader has the wonderful privilege of peeking into heaven and seeing what Dani, Clarence’s sister, is experiencing and learning there. There also is a peek into hell after the gang leader commits suicide by playing Russian roulette. After reading these books, I am more determined than ever to live for Jesus and make it to heaven! I also am much more aware of racial issues, gang and drug cultures, and the effect of the breakdown of homes and absence of fathers in our nation today.
    Reading about Clarence’s nephew’s induction into the gang reminded me of Alcorn’s Courageous book and the movie by the same title. Alcorn has done his homework to deal with the many issues in this book. Because of characters who were led astray by false religious teachings, the reader can be warned against error. I think it is an excellent book for opening the eyes of those who have not understood the reasons for what is going on in the black culture. Alcorn is a master at intricate plots and surprise ending twists.

    Deception, by Randy Alcorn
    Detective Ollie Chandler is the main character in this book. Clarence and Jake are both involved, too, helping Ollie investigate murders, and trying desperately to lead him to faith in Christ before the murderer kills him! I kept consoling myself, “This book is written in first person, by Ollie himself, so he must get out alive!” The evidence points to someone in the detective pool as having done the murder. Some of the evidence even points to Ollie, and he can’t convince himself he is innocent, since he blacks out from drinking too much since the loss of his wife, Sharon. In this book, the reader gets to know Ollie very well. Ollie has many intellectual roadblocks to believing in God, for example: If God is a God of justice, why do people get by with murder? If God is all-powerful, why do good people get cancer and die?
    Things are not as they seem. Follow where the evidence leads. There is no justice; there is just us. These are the mantras Ollie lives by. But he is unwilling to follow the evidence for Christ because he doesn’t want to know those answers.
    This book gave me “whiplash” several times. When I thought I had something figured out, I didn’t. It is a mystery until the end.
    This is a great set of mysteries. I enjoyed reading them. Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers provided me with a complimentary e-copy of this book for review purposes.
    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Blogging for Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  2. Sufficient in Jesus
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Everything I want in a series.
    February 28, 2013
    Sufficient in Jesus
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5

    The Ollie Chandler Collection.

    This series has everything I enjoy in a book~

    Length: These books are 400 to 600 pages apiece, making this one ebook a wonderful 1,817 pages long! I love a long book. Long books are rare these days, in an era of limited attention spans. These books have length and breadth that reminds me of Tolkien's books. You feel like you have driven 600 miles after you finish one of these books.

    Complexity: I love a book where the writing is worth savoring, and each scene means something later on.

    Characters who form slowly, and whom you become attached to: I grew very attached to Jake Woods in Deadline, and Clarence and Obadiah in Dominion. And how can you not love Ollie Chandler? A detective who will stop at no length to solve a crime, and has a soft heart in him. And Ollie's partner, Manny, a fatherless young man and former gang member.
    When they nearly die, you worry about them. When they live, you feel a rush of gladness. They are people who will live in your head long after the reading is done. Re-reading will only strengthen the bond of friendship.

    Big Themes, tackled in a way that is Biblically grounded and flows from the story: Pro-life work, Apologetics, Justice, Good and evil, Where is God in suffering, discrimination, politicians, Islam, America, Heaven and hell, and the most important question of all Who is this Jesus?

    A mystery with enough hints that I feel like I solved the crime, but a plot that keeps me guessing until the very end: Enough Said. Dominion, Deception, and Deadline kept me guessing until the last chapter. I would never have imagined these plots. The twists and turns were amazing.

    The Ollie Chandler collection delivers all of these.
    The author uses his skill to disappear into the story, so that you see it lived out by the characters. Randy Alcorn's scenes are worth reading carefully, and his attention to detail is what makes these books so good and so long. Each character has personality and life in them. You come to know them as you read. Characters I came to know in book one are included in book two and three, something my family of readers has always loved.

    I can recommend these books heartily.
    I would suggest that you buy the three volumes in print... so you can reread them, and share them. I am very blessed by Waterbrook's book blogging program that sent me these three in ebook to read.

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