Best-selling Christian author Lee Strobel is known for his “Case” nonfiction series. In his debut novel, The Ambition, Strobel brings his life experience as both an investigative reporter at the Chicago Tribune and a pastor at two megachurches to deliver a timely, fast-paced thriller.

When Tom O’Sullivan, a small-time lawyer with a big-time gambling problem, attempts to erase his debts to a mobster by handling the payoff to a corrupt judge (and recording the conversation), he puts several lives in danger. Meanwhile, investigative reporter Garry Strider has been passed over for the Pulitzer and is losing his girlfriend Gina to an evangelical megachurch. A born skeptic, Garry decides to investigate the church and its “too good to be true” pastor, Eric Snow.

But Eric has a new calling—politics. When he chooses to run for the vacant seat of an indicted senator, all hell breaks loose and his world collides with Tom’s shadowy universe of crime syndicates and political corruption.

Compelling, authentic characters and a tight plot combine to create a thought-provoking, suspenseful read in The Ambition.

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