Deadline (Ollie Chandler #1)
It portrays friendship, family, faith, morality, social decline and ...more
Also, the author has some strong views, most of which I do not disagree with, but he seems to have written the story around them instead of letting them fall naturally into place. The whole story seems to be contrived to get his theology across. Yes, I get it: the media ...more
This book had a lot of potential. The characters are well-developed and likable. The action is intense at the end. Ho ...more
Ok I give up I just can't finish this one. Seemed very contrived and while I didn't disagree necessarily with the points he was trying to make, there's only so much preaching one can handle while reading fiction.
In this thriller you follow the investigative skills of a journalist as he tries to uncover who killed his two best friends. Friends who were as different as night and day. Friends who had secrets that Jake, the main character, knew nothing of. Even after serving in Vietnam with both of his friends and being best men at one anothers weddings, and raising children all in the same small town they grew up together in.
Follow the mystery and intrigue as Jake is ...more
When an accident leaves you but takes others, it can leave you depressed and feeling broken.That happened to Jake one night, but there are some odd things, some things that don't seem to fit. Was it really simply an accident, or was there more to it? Unable to answer the qu ...more
Moving into unchartered waters for himself, ...more
Okay, so I read the whole thing, and I am not sure what the vital message of the book happens to be. I suspect that it is the message that God and Heaven and Hell are real, and that unless you repent, you will die and go to Hell for eternity. However, that was mixed in with so many other politically based themes that it would be difficult for a person to sort that out if they did not know ...more
Though this might have served the authors purpose for this story, it was a bit ...more
Heart-Pounding Murder Mystery
Involved in a tragic accident under suspicious circumstances, award-winning journalist Jake Woods teams with detective Ollie Chandler to uncover the truth. This alluring repackage of the R andy Alcorn bestseller 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...more
Three boys who grew up together, experienced puberty, as well as the ravages of the Vietnam war together....men who shared everything together...or so they thought! Jake Woods, journalist for the Oregon ...more
However, the 3 best friends were more rather like caricatures than meaty characters. Yes, the mix of good/bad/confused in each person was realistic, but dialog was bit stilted too often. Also, there was ...more
Also, the main character is very likable (though not always a good guy), and I connected to him throughout the ...more
I remember the coin toss and the drive to get pizza at halftime. The rest of the book was all new again. I enjoyed the mystery, but the abortion subject matter was a little depressing. I had forgotten that eggs could be harvested from aborted fetuses.
I found the description of Heaven to be eye opening. I never had thought through all the ramifications of what it would be ...more
Another winner from Randy Alcorn :) I recommend to adult readers.
The edition of this book that I read was plentifully sprinkled with typos, misuse of words ...more
The book follows Jake, a columnist. His columns have supported leftist opinions and leftist programs for most of his writing career. One afternoon, during the regular football watching get- ...more
From the back cover: His Body Hung Suspended Between Two Friends–His Soul Between Two Worlds
Doc’s shoulder jammed into Jake as he swerved the Suburban sharply to the right, cut between a telephone pole and a billboard, then careened into a ten-foot high embankment. Sometime between the sound of Doc’s last cry and the sickening crunch of bent metal from ...more
The book is very well-written and the plot/story is so intricately woven that it's difficult to know how to describe it. So, I'll just say what I liked about it: the characters and their relationships; the criminal and personal investigation into solving a very suspicious car wreck that kills two of three very successful (and each very different) guys who have been best buddies since ...more
"My ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly tim ...more