Friday, July 29, 2011

The Ambition by Lee Stobel

Book Description:
A corrupt judge in a mob murder case. A disillusioned pastor, hungry for power. A cynical reporter, sniffing for a scandal. A gambling addict whose secret tape threatens the lives of everyone who hears it. New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel weaves these edgy characters into an intricate thriller set in a gleaming, suburban megachurch, a big-city newspaper struggling for survival, and the shadowy corridors of political intrigue. The unexpected climax is as gripping as the contract killing that punctuates the opening scene.

My Thoughts:
This was a solid Christian Suspense book. Chicago has never looked so corrupt! Eric Snow is the pastor of a major church there and no one is overly happy when he announces he is going into politics. Tom, Garry and Reese are all mixed into the pastor's political ambitions in one way or another. Murder is involved, a corrupt Judge, the mob and an overly ambitious pastor!
The characters are all well developed. You get to know and understand each of them and still want to know more. The authors knowledge of Chicago and all its subtleties is obvious. The plot is fast and a bit twisted and the ending is very fitting without being obvious.
I rate this a 4/5. I am ready to see more from this author.

Thank you to Zondervan for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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