Dominion (Ollie Chandler #2)
Clarence Abernathy, an Oregon columnist and suburban middle-class black, is dragged into a world of inner-city gangs, drugs, violence and racial conflict. Clarence's anger at injustices he cannot control pulls him onto t ...more
The truth is, I thought this book was awesome. As a Christian mystery novel, it obviously came across as spiritual, but in a way that didn't overpower a reader. Even a non-Christian could read the book and get into the main story. Alcorn puts alot of philosophy in his book as well, and the picture ...more
Maybe it's just because I live in the UK - where racial prejudice is nowhere near such a big issue, because most 'non-English' (!) moved here of there own volition - but it got tiresome being bashed over and over again for being an assumedly ignorant white American. And that while the protagonist is the biggest racist in the book. And doesn't seem to actually realise it ever.
Clarence Abernathy, who was introduced in the first book, is the protagonist in this book. He lives in the suburbs and his sister Dani lives in city. After visiting her one day, he received word that she and one of her daughters had been shot.
The story follows Clarence and Oliver Chandler, also in the first book, as they try to figure out who kill ...more
However, they did appear much more frequently than they did in the other two books I mentione ...more
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. Thi...more
A journalist gets involved with a cop trying to unravel his sisters murder. His sister was mistakenly hit in a gang murder, but nothing is as it appears when turf wars and gang wars are entanbled with the fight for personal survival.
Lays a a lot of groundwork for other Alcorn works. From the perspective of being thought provoking spiritualy and socially this is a phenominal book.
For casual reading this book is a little hard to get through. Not difficult reading, just lots of overlap ...more
"Dominion" covers some important subjects such as racism, gang activity, Salvation, and even angels. It had some really good stuff in it; but overall I didn't like this book nearly as much as I liked "Deadline". Especially the first half really held my int ...more
The book is about racial issues and black culture, which I appreciated knowing more about. However, the story line got old as it turned out to be so similar to what is common cops and robbers TV/movie fare with some ...more
The second in Randy Alcorn's series.
Detective Ollie Chandler is back!
What really happened behind the killing of a woman in a less-than-successful neighborhood? Why is Clarence Abernathy from the newspaper involved to the extent that he is?
This series of Randy's books also deal with angels and demons and the writing moves back and forth from earth to the spiritual realm.
Having said that I love the characters he creates and he tells a good story.
In this spin-off from Deadline, columnist Clarence Abernathy seeks revenge for murder. He finds himself facing dark forces, while unseen eyes watch from above. This fascinating murder-mystery offers a deeper understanding of the meaning of life and a fascinating glimpse inside heaven.
The only reason that I wouldn't rate it a 5 star is because the writing isn't fantastic and he's kind of long winded.
It does contain some content that may not be suitable for younger readers. I would recommend high schoolers and up.
"My ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly tim ...more