Ollie Chandler Collection: Three Novels: Deadline, Dominion, Deception [NOOK Book]

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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. ...
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Ollie Chandler Collection: Three Novels: Deadline, Dominion, Deception

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Overview

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.

 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781601424938
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 85,753
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

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 epm.org or at 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055 or (503) 668-5200. Follow Randy Alcorn on Facebook: facebook.com/randyalcorn, Twitter: twitter.com/randyalcorn, and on his blog: epm.org/blog.
 
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  • Posted February 28, 2013

           The Ollie Chandler Collection.         This series has e

           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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2014

    I have read this series already and am buying it to read it agai

    I have read this series already and am buying it to read it again! I love these books. Recommend them to everyone

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  • Posted July 23, 2013

    Fantastic Book That Keeps You Interested

    This is a wonderful book that really keeps you interested and wanting to read more. It does hit some very difficult topics and makes you think about what you know and have heard, as well as consider the other side of things. Definitely worth reading and I'm pretty particular about what I like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    Randy Alcorn is a great Christian writer and this series is no e

    Randy Alcorn is a great Christian writer and this series is no exception!   The three stories are all page turners, full of mystery and suspense, but with a few wonderful christians in each story.  The stories are full of wonderful messages about hope and God and heaven.  The characters are well developed and very human.  I love that the people are very real.  Not all of them are perfect christians that have it all figured out.  Some of these people need real help and guidance.  I enjoy the stories, especially the glimpses from both heaven and hell. I also love that the some of the same characters show up in each of these books (besides Ollie Chandler, of course).  

    I can't wait to pick up my next Alcorn book! He has a real talent.

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  • Posted February 14, 2013

    I ordered a collection of mysteries; I received a treatise on th

    I ordered a collection of mysteries; I received a treatise on the ills of late-twentieth-century American society, with creative interpretations of life after death thrown in.

    In the first novel of this collection, Deadline, Randy Alcorn takes on... a lot. Unfortunately, as is typical of Christian fiction, worldview overwhelms art. Jake Woods' spiritual journey is more compelling than the mystery, but would be better told more succinctly. Neither journey nor mystery is strong enough to bear the weight of issues about which the author is clearly passionate. The book felt more like listening to arguments than reading a story.

    As part of an “Ollie Chandler omnibus,” I expected more Ollie and for development of the character to be part of this book. But the Ollie to whom we are finally introduced is the same Ollie who predictably comes through in the end, which might not be bad if he wasn't the slovenly, wise-cracking, overworked detective all-to-common in crime novels and bad TV shows.

    It's a first novel, I told myself, and gave the second a chance. Where the opening of Deadline had failed to catch my interest, Dominion shoved it away with a gun-wielding, crack-cocaine-carrying, angry young man's use of the terms “homeboys,” “hood,” and “little homie.” This attempt to sound like a character rang as false as several from the previous book. Each of these characters is very different, in his or her own way, from the author. The Chinese man who made a brief appearance in Deadline was the worst, nothing better than a stereotype. And though Mr. Alcorn means no disrespect to individuals with Down Syndrome (he repeatedly clarifies his understanding that they are special in the best sense of the word) Little Finn's lines made me cringe.

    Before giving up, I dipped into random places. The author's focus was again more his perspective on social issues than storytelling, but there was some improvement in the area of showing instead of telling.

    The author's style further evolved in Deception, which is largely written from Detective Ollie Chandler's perspective. First-person. I'm sure there are popular-mystery readers who would find his thoughts and sayings colorful. But if you've read this review up to this point, you might guess that I disliked someone trying to put me in this character's head. I read even less of this novel than number two, but feel I've read enough of the collection to give a thoughtful review. I'm sure Ollie solved his mystery, and given the type of book, I assume he found his way to Christ. But I have no desire to find out what happened to Ollie Chandler because he never became more than a fictional character to me. I guess instead of a fatal flaw, he had a murderous one – he killed my interest. And, yes, I found his one-liners even worse than that one.

    It's uncomfortable to post negative reviews, especially of books from authors who obviously mean well and seek to honor our Father, authors with whom I agree on many issues. Though I do not recommend these books, I know that Mr. Alcorn will continue to find solid readership and I wish him well.

    I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers' Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

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    Good Book

    I am so enjoying this book.....sure does make you think and I am not even finished with it yet. If you like Christian mystery you will love this one.

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