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Deception | [Randy Alcorn]

Deception

Ollie Chandler is a brilliant and quick-witted homicide detective whose First Law is: "Things are not what they appear." So when a university professor is found murdered and the motive looks like revenge, a stunning discovery leads him to an unimaginable conclusion. Could the murderer be a fellow homicide detective? As Ollie probes deeper, another detective is murdered. What is the root of this jumbled, deceptive mess of lies and secrets?
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Ollie Chandler is a brilliant and quick-witted homicide detective whose First Law is: "Things are not what they appear." So when a university professor is found murdered and the motive looks like revenge, a stunning discovery leads him to an unimaginable conclusion. Could the murderer be a fellow homicide detective?

As Ollie probes deeper, another detective is murdered. What is the root of this jumbled, deceptive mess of lies and secrets? Jake Woods returns from Deadline, and Clarence Abernathy from Dominion in this heart-pounding murder mystery bristling with tension and suspicion. Deception will take you to heaven and hell and back again...breathless to discover the truth.

©2008 Randy Alcorn; (P)2008 Oasis Audio

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    Joseph Barton, NY, USA 07-10-09
    Joseph Barton, NY, USA 07-10-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Great book, fun"

    If you like Colombo, this books is for you. Great story. It does have a Christian theme so don't download this book and complain about that. It brings a nice mix of the need for salvation and the things that typically trip people up. Great suspense and surprise. Enjoy the listen

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 02-12-09
    Jim Grand Junction, CO, United States 02-12-09 Member Since 2005
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    "Fun Read"

    Some reviewers have appeared upset that this book is based on a Christian world view and that Audible did not make that clear. But I've listened to a lot of books that were pushing New Age or some other doctrine and were simply listed as Sci Fi or fiction etc. with no hint as to the author's philosophy. So at least Audible is consistent. Besides it would be impossible to classify every book based on the world view of the author and unfair to mark only books written by authors who are Christians for special labeling.

    The bottom line is that Alcorn has done a nice job in writing a hard boiled detective novel that is clean and wholesome. It was interesting, thought provoking and just plain fun. And I should also mention that the narrator did a great job and his voice characterizations made this an easy listen. In my opinion definitely worth a credit.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Denice Marks, MS, United States 01-13-13
    Denice Marks, MS, United States 01-13-13

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    "A Fun Read to the END"
    What did you love best about Deception?

    The humor throughout the story.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes!


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator made me picture the characters more vivid than if I had read the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many for me. I think my favorite is when the main character daughter paid a visit, and brought him desert for his birthday. He had already eaten, but he hid the evidence. I thought it was sweet.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the suspense. The theme is so well blended that it enhanced the story. I'm a christain, but I have read many christain stories that bored me. Deception is fun, and there is lots of action. I want spoil it, but the reveal of the killer was a shocker.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Yacolt, WA, United States 08-26-12
    Linda Yacolt, WA, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Worth more than one listen"

    I bought this book several years ago. Enjoyed it then and again today. The narration is perfect for the story. There were negative comments in the reviews about the Christian emphasis in the story. I don't care to be preached to but I found the religious content to be in keeping with the story. The reader is free to choose his response to what is presented. Good listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Isabella Speaking 09-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    What did you love best about Deception?

    I loved everything about this book. I fell in love with Ollie right from the start. The suspense and the unique storyline kept me interested. I like stories with faith involved and this one was not as sappy as some can be, so there was nothing to turn me off. It was a pure delight to read.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The suspense was never-ending.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator was particularly good with the delivery of the humourous moments.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Houston, TX, United States 01-23-09
    Cheryl Houston, TX, United States 01-23-09
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    "Definitely Deceptive Description"

    This is the third time in the last month that I have purchased a book only to discover that the book is about prophisizing Christianity, not the mystery that the description led me to believe. As somone who is adamently opposed to evangelical Christianity I was extremely offended by this book.

    I am very disppointed that the description failed to mention that the books is preaching to convert the protagonist to Christianity, discussions between evangelical Christians and other conversations with God including those of the protagonist's dead wife.

    I sincerely hope that Audible will add to the description of this and other "Christian" based books that they are evangelical so that those who want that sort of book know and those of us that don't won't feel tricked when listened.

    1 of 29 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Washington, DC, United States 01-18-09
    Karen Washington, DC, United States 01-18-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Truly deceptive description"

    The description of the book needs to include the information that this is an evangelical Christian book. A main theme of it is the conversion of the main character and the role of Christianity in the other characters with conversations between the deceased wife and God... It became very irritating to those of us who thought we were simplye buying a mystery.

    1 of 29 people found this review helpful
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