Set in the fast paced world of an american newsroom, Peretti shows how self interest combined with office politics combines to hurt a plethora of people. Sin, is at the centre of the book, and shows how, when apart from God, deeds hurt others in many ways. Peretti deals unflinchingly with abortion, showing the hidden agonies of regret and, as a result, subsequent self righteousness of one of his characters. In addition he shows how God gives prophecy to the world today and how living for Him can be painful but also righteous. As ever, an excellent novel which, whilst being highly enjoyable is also deeply thought provoking, and for many, provocative.