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About Deadline

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.

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

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Story Behind the Book

Deadline is 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 the Oregonian, as well as observing editorial meetings at the Indianapolis Star so 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.

About Randy Alcorn

Randy Alcorn is an author and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM), a nonprofit ministry dedicated to teaching principles of God’s Word and assisting the church in ministering to the unreached, unfed, unborn, uneducated, unreconciled, and unsupported people around the world. His ministry focus is communicating the strategic importance of using our earthly time, money, possessions and opportunities to invest in need-meeting ministries that count for eternity. He accomplishes this by analyzing, teaching, and applying the biblical truth.

Before starting EPM in 1990, Randy served as a pastor for fourteen years. He holds degrees in theology and biblical studies and has taught on the adjunct faculties of Multnomah University and Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

A New York Times bestselling author, Randy has written more than forty books including Courageous, Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and the Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. His books in print exceed seven million and have been translated into over thirty languages. Randy has written for many magazines including EPM’s quarterly issues-oriented magazine Eternal Perspectives. He is active daily on Facebook and Twitter, has been a guest on more than 700 radio, television and online programs including Focus on the Family, FamilyLife Today, Revive Our Hearts, The Bible Answer Man, and The Resurgence.
Randy resides in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife, Nanci. They have two married daughters and are the proud grandparents of five grandsons. Randy enjoys hanging out with his family, biking, tennis, research, and reading.

You may contact Eternal Perspective Ministries at www.epm.org or 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055 or 503.668.5200. Follow Randy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/randyalcorn, Twitter: www.twitter.com/randyalcorn, and on his blog: You may contact Eternal Perspective Ministries at www.epm.org or 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055 or 503.668.5200. Follow Randy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/randyalcorn, Twitter: www.twitter.com/randyalcorn, and on his blog: www.epm.org/blog.

Product Details

448 pages | Published by Multnomah

On Sale Date: May 1, 2006

Trim Size: 6 x 9

Carton Quantity: 24

Sneak Peek

A tragic accident... A murder investigation... Can Jake find peace and meaning amidst turmoil?

Click here to download chapter one of Deadline.

Involved in a tragic accident under suspicious circumstances, award-winning journalist Jake Woods must draw upon all his resources in order to uncover the truth. Jake soon finds himself swept up in a murder investigation that is both complex and dangerous. Unaware of the threat to his own life, he struggles for answers to the mystery at hand and in doing so is plunged into a deeper search for the meaning to his own existence.

Click here to download chapter one of Deadline.

By Sylvia Villalpando

This book attacks the concept of political correctness and the hypocritical quicksand of "moral relativism" by weaving a tale of suspense and intrigue into the everyday life of a liberal newspaper reporter. The book hooks you from the beginning, with a story about three friends on a typical Sunday afternoon watching football and tossing a coin to see who will drive to get the pizza at halftime. The coin lands and stays on its side! All three...

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By Sharon Jahr

I have to confess. Starting this book, I wasn't at all sure I could make it to Chapter 2. It seemed wordy; the pages were very full with hardly any space outside the margins. I found it to be slow and thought the author was giving me far too much information on each of the central characters. However ~ I'm extremely glad I stuck with it. I can liken it to taking the car up the ramp to Thunder Mountain Railroad. Once it started...

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By Mike Safford

Jake Woods, goes out to pick up pizza with his best friends, Doc and Finney. On the way back, they crash and Jake finds himself hanging between his two friends, and between two opposite personalities. Doc, the "I'll Do it My Way" Guy and Finney, the man submitted to God. This story takes Jake from the ICU where he says good-bye to Finney, to an investigation into the under worlds where right and wrong are relative and no one knows anything...

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By Sheila McIntyre

Deadline: A Novel Review: This book by Randy Alcorn hits a home run with me! I had read Deception before this one so I knew Mr. Alcorn was a great writer, but this book was phenomenal; it make me really think--something I love books to do! The complexity of the plot not only included a great story revealing the spiritual struggle of one man, but also speaks of the unseen spiritual realm. This book is nothing short of amazing as it reminds...

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By Faith Farrell

Deadline is a gripping page turner. Three best friends from boyhood through their days in the war are caught in a car accident on a rainy day in Oregon as they drive home from a pizza shop: a Christian businessman, Finn, an adulterous relativist, Doc, who is head of surgery at the local clinic, and a secular liberal journalist, Jake. The only one who survives is Jake, the journalist. The accident was murder, however. The tie...

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