Dominion (Ollie Chandler Series #2)

by Randy Alcorn

Paperback, 1996

Status

Available

Call number

813.54

Publication

Multnomah Publishers (1996), Edition: Later Printing

Original publication date

1996

Description

Fiction. Literature. Suspense. Thriller. HTML:Sweet Revenge? 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. Can One Man�??s Search for Justice Stand Up to the Forces of Evil Threatening to Destroy Him? A shocking murder drags black newspaper columnist Clarence Abernathy into the disorienting world of inner-city gangs and racial conflict. In a desperate hunt for answers to the violence (and to his own struggles with race and faith), Clarence forges an unlikely partnership with redneck detective Ollie Chandler. Despite their differences, Clarence and Ollie soon find themselves sharing the same mission: victory over the forces of darkness vying for dominion. 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. I don�??t know when I have read a novel that affected me so profoundly. Randy Alcorn has combined a superb mystery/detective story with a lesson in racial relations in America, gang dynamics and symbols, Christian values, and spiritual warfare. �??Dave Kirby, Troy (Alabama) Broadcasting Corporation Even better than its predecessor�?�Alcorn�??s writing remains top-notch. �??Sean Taylor, CBA Marketplace READER�??S GUIDE INCLUDED Story Behind the Book Randy Alcorn thoroughly researched his characters, spending time in the inner city with homicide and gang detectives to better create the scenes for this bestselling novel. He set the story in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, and the main character, Clarence Abernathy, is a black journalist whose unforgettable father played baseball in the old Negro Leagues. Randy has received many letters from readers who assume he is African American due to his a… (more)

Language

ISBN

0880709391 / 9780880709392

User reviews

LibraryThing member reeread
A pretty hefty read. Heavier than 'Deadline' and not as much action to move the story along. For a novel, it is a comprehensive look at racial prejudice against African Americans in America. Similar theme of heaven and what it might be like as in 'Deadline'. Enjoyed the references to 'The
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Chronicles of Narnia' and C.S. Lewis. The storyline of Ty and his gang involvement moves to the forefront early on in the book, is full of action and dilemma, but then completely disappears until close to the end. I spent a lot of the second half wondering where he was and what was happening to him. Jake, Janet and Carly reappear and their story continues to develop.
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LibraryThing member ELynette1
Another great read by Randy Alcorn!
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