Quick note: For any of you who have read the three D books by Randy Alcorn, and you are wondering why haven’t posted a book review for Dominion, well that’s because I haven’t read it yet. I started on it at one point but never finished it and I had proceeded to Deception instead. I couldn’t tell ya if I will try reading Dominion again, we’ll see what happens.
Anyway, Deception by Randy Alcorn was an intriguing, mysterious, fun novel that was better than Deadline. One thing that made me weary about the previous novels is that Randy was trying too hard to make us know the journalism system centered around Jake Woods and Clarence Abernathy. Here, we finally get a break and get into something a little more exciting (at least in my own opinion). Here, we focus on Detective Ollie Chandler who’s not a journalist but a homicide detective, and we get to see more of Ollie’s personal thoughts, feelings, and beliefs more than the police system.
I loved the mystery where it was possible that Ollie could’ve been the murderer (to see if he was, you’ll have to find out yourself those of you who haven’t read it!). The twists are great too. There’s a lot of constant page-turning in this one, and I’m glad this one concentrated on the plot as much as it concentrated on the characters while in Deadline I felt that they didn’t concentrate on the plot near enough which made the suspense of the mystery die down for me a little bit. I love those ‘turncoat in our midst’ stories because you know that it could be ANYONE that we’ve been introduced to. Another problem in Deadline. The murderer turned out to be a character that we had barely been able to see a lot, but in this one, we know the person a lot (or do we?) 🙂
Anyway, the book was great. I’m dismayed that Randy didn’t make a fourth book, or will he? I’m not sure. This book was published in 2007, ten years after Dominion, so for all we know, maybe a fourth book will come out in 2017!