I’m wondering if this is my all time favorite mystery! Ollie Chandler, the police man in this book, reminds me a bit of Colombo, but with oh so much more character! I absolutely loved this mystery. And Randy Alcorn does a great job of weaving everything together so secretly that it made me nuts to try to figure it out. I highly recommend this. You might want to read the series in order because some of the same people are in all three books–Deadline first, Dominion, and then Deception. (However, I read Deadline, Deception, and then Dominion–I came out okay).
From the Publisher:
â€œMessin’ with me’s like wearin’ cheese underwear down rat alley.â€
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 doubtsâ€¦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 themâ€“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 truthâ€¦
No matter how uglyâ€“or dangerousâ€“it gets.
A gripping story of murder and spiritual struggle, Deception proves, as never before, the truth of Ollie’s first law: â€œThings are often not what they appear.â€
From the Hardcover edition.
â€œI have just finished reading Randy Alcorn’s new novel. Deception is the same high quality as Randy’s related novels Deadline and Dominion. All three are page-turnersâ€¦Randy is a gifted writer. I strongly recommend that you read his books.â€
– Chuck Norris, six-time World Karate champion, international film and television star
â€œDeception was as engaging to me as books by Chricton or Clancyâ€¦I’m sure glad Randy can’t paint, or I’d be in big trouble!â€
– Ron DiCianni, award-winning artist, author of Beyond Words
â€œRandy Alcorn is amazing. He’s one of my all-time favorite authors.â€
– Karen Kingsbury, bestselling author of the Redemption series and the Firstborn series
â€œAlcorn has written a novel that combines the suspense of John Grisham and the theological pondering of C.S. Lewis.â€
– New Man Magazine for Deadline
â€œ[Deadline] is for clear thinkers who enjoy a good argument. There can be no mistaking â€” and there should be no ignoring â€” the vital message of this book.â€
– Frank Peretti, bestselling author of This Present Darkness
â€œRandy Alcorn has hit it out of the park. Deadline is riveting. Motivating. Intriguing. Provocative. And it’s for the mystery lovers too. Many books feed the mind. Some feed the heart. Deadline nourishes both.â€
– Stu Weber, author of Tender Warrior
â€œAlcorn’s writing remains top-notch, and he fills the pages with enough tension to cause ulcers.â€
– Bookstore Journal for Dominion