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Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 2012
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A routine mob hit lights the fuse on an explosive collision of ambition and deception inside the Windy Citys corridors of power in this softcover edition of The Ambition. Drawing on his years as an investigative reporter for The Chicago Tribune, bestselling author Lee Strobel reveals an insiders tale of power, politics, and payoffs ripped from todays headlines. When a down-on-his-luck lawyer must bribe a federal judge to fix an upcoming mob trial, he secretly tapes the exchange to protect himself. After the dirty judge becomes a finalist for an open U.S. Senate seat, the incriminating tape isnt the only thing standing in his way. Pastor-turned-politician Eric Snow is determined to use his suburban megachurch as a launching pad for securing the Senate appointment. And Newspaper reporter Garry Strider threatens to uncover both candidates secrets in an investigation that may cost him his life. Strobel weaves these edgy characters into an intricate thriller set in a gleaming, suburban megachurch, a big-city newspaper struggling for survival, and the shadowy corridors of political intrigue. The unexpected climax is as gripping 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 Texas. Visit Lee's website at: www.leestrobel.com.
Magic BusKalamazoo, MichiganAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5I loved this book- from a non-fiction readerNovember 21, 2013Magic BusKalamazoo, MichiganAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Having my adult children live in Chicago and my brother's family residing in Rolling Meadows, I purchased this book simply to read fiction based in this geographical area. I read this entire book in two sittings- I found it to be unpredictable and actually a thrill to read. I rarely read novels (maybe 2 a year), prefer biographies and non-fiction, but this book was a pleasant exception. Very well written with good characters placed in believable yet difficult situations. A+, will read any other novels Lee Strobel writes for sure.
branjamliljoAge: 35-44Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5This book was okay.July 15, 2013branjamliljoAge: 35-44Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 2The entire reporter angle of the story felt like a re-telling of Lee's journey to faith. Then to have the reporter as an integral part of the story for 95% of the book but not be involved with the books outcome didn't make much sense to me. If I hadn't known anything about Lee Strobel before reading this book I might have given it a higher rating.
Connie SheddAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5THIS IS DEFINITELY A THRILLERMay 21, 2012Connie SheddAge: Over 65Gender: femaleI loved this book. Couldn't put it down. Lee Strobel keeps you involved in the story from beginnng to end. Many different aspects involved. Pastors, politics, reporters, corruption. The story line was great and I loved how he pulled all his characters together. Hope to see more novels written by Strobel.
RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Lee Strobel's Got My Attention!December 3, 2011RadioladyToronto, OntarioAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Twists, turns and surprises that make The Ambition a serious page turner! It is raw and gritty in portraying the Chicago mob. Best of all, its believable! From the dynamics of the media to the subtle spiritual slipping away of a pastor, you are left wanting more of the story! I can't wait for the sequel!
CarliChicago areaAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Hope Lee Strobel writes more fictionbooksNovember 25, 2011CarliChicago areaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5For his very first fiction book, this is very good. Easy to see how his journalism background plus the fact he lived in the Chicago area enabled him to put this intriguing story together. We purchased two copies, one for us and one for a family member, who lives out of state, but went to Northwestern Univ. and still loves to come back to Chicago when possible. I read it in 3 days, as it was hard to put down, even though for a gramma I have a fairly busy schedule!