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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, May 1, 2006 - Fiction - 427 pages
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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 the meaning of his own existence.

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 the car’s first roll, Jake lost consciousness. The last sensation he felt was that of being crushed between the two men he had known since childhood…

When tragedy strikes those closest to him, award-winning journalist Jake Woods must draw upon all his resources to uncover the truth about their suspicious accident. Soon he finds himself swept up in a murder investigation that is both complex and dangerous. Unaware of the threat to his own life, Jake is drawn in deeper and deeper as he desperately searches for the answers to the immediate mystery at hand and—ultimately—the deeper meaning of his own existence.

Deadlineis a dramatic and vivid novel of substance, filled with hope and perspective for every reader who longs to feel purpose in life.


Story Behind the Book

Deadlineis Randy Alcorn ’s first novel, which stayed on the bestseller’s list for thirty-six months. A thorough researcher, Randy spent time with Portland homicide detectives and columnists at theOregonian,as well as observing editorial meetings at theIndianapolis Starso he could accurately create the novel’s murder-mystery storyline, setting, and characters. Randy also creatively portrays characters who have died and gone to heaven, where they view events happening on earth.

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Well researched and written. -
Not to mention a taut, page turner. - Goodreads
Wow! What insight to a biblical based heaven & more. - Goodreads
Superb suspense writing with a wonderful message. - Goodreads
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The word pictures of heaven were exciting. - Goodreads

Review: Deadline (Ollie Chandler #1)

User Review  - Regina Moss - Goodreads

Well it was a hard read at first, and still its a hard read at points in the book, though very much worth the effort of the read. That being said if you are new to book or Randy Alcorn, I do not ... Read full review

Review: Deadline (Ollie Chandler #1)

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

Good book with lots of good stuff. I would have given more stars, but I felt like it had too much filler. I think the book could have easily been 200pages shorter, but thats my opinion. I also wasn't ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries. His novels include Deadline, Dominion, Edge of Eternity, Lord Foulgrin’s Letters, The Ishbane Conspiracy, and Safely Home. He has written fourteen nonfiction books as well, including Heaven, The Treasure Principle, The Purity Principle, and The Grace and Truth Paradox. Randy and his wife, Nanci, live in Gresham, Oregon. They have two married daughters, Karina and Angela, and three grandchildren.

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