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Random House, Inc.
“Messin’ with me’s like wearin’ cheese underwear down rat alley.”
-Ollie Chandler

Homicide detective Ollie Chandler has seen it all. Done more than he cares to admit. But when he’s called to investigate the murder of a Portland State University professor, he finds himself going places he’s never gone before.

Places he never wanted to go.

Because all the evidence is pointing to one horrific conclusion: The murderer is someone in his own department. That’s not the worst of it, though. Ollie has nagging doubts…about himself. Where was he during the time of the murder?

Joined by journalist Clarence Abernathy and their friend Jake Woods, Ollie pushes the investigation forward. Soon all three are drawn deep into corruption and political tensions that threaten to destroy them–and anyone who tries to help. But they’re in too deep to quit. They’ve got no choice. They have to follow the evidence to the truth…

No matter how ugly–or dangerous–it gets.

A gripping story of murder and spiritual struggle, Deception proves, as never before, the truth of Ollie’s first law: “Things are often not what they appear.”

Baker & Taylor
When a university professor is found murdered, a brilliant and quick-witted homicide detective, Ollie Chandler, suspects the murderer could be a fellow homicide detective, but as Ollie probes deeper, another detective is murdered.

Multnomah Publishers
A jumbled mess of lies and secrets find Ollie Chandler investigating a perplexing, dangerous murder mystery. Bristling with tension and suspicion, Deception will take you to heaven and hell...and back again.
Who Done It...and Why? Ollie Chandler is a brilliant and quick-witted homicide detective who lives by Ollie's First Law: "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.

Publisher: Colorado Springs, CO : Multnomah Publishers, 2007
ISBN: 9781590526163
Branch Call Number: Fiction Alc
Characteristics: 490 p. ; 24 cm


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Sep 20, 2019

I was happy to read this third & final book in a detective series. Highly recommend!

Jan 18, 2019

Amazing book! highly recommended!

Jul 03, 2018

Meh.. it was alright. I finished it, so I guess that means it was good enough but certainly not worth almost 500 pages.. the entire story could have been told in half that amount. Not one of my favs.

Feb 17, 2012

SUCH a good book!!!!!!!!!!! i loved it


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