Book Review: Deadly Disclosures

6 Jan

FBI agent Dinah Harris now has a missing person’s file to go along with a bad case of alcohol abuse and the depression she cannot seem to shake. Fighting to keep her focus, she struggles to find answers for why Thomas Whitfield, the prominent Secretary of the Smithsonian has vanished from his office with foul play almost guaranteed. Whitfield’s body is eventually found, and Dinah is drawn into a frightening conspiracy, as more people begin to die, and Whitfield’s faith is revealed as part of the motive behind his murder. Dinah finds troubling answers in an academic world filled with powerful financial endowments and a virulent opposition to the faith Whitfield only recently found. Can she reveal the truth before she finds herself the next silenced victim of a ruthless, unseen enemy?

First in a powerful new fiction trilogy!

 

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Julie Cave divides her time between being a wife, a mother, and an author in Brisbane, Australia with her family. Her newest book is the compelling sequel to Deadly Disclosures and The Shadowed Mind.

Visit Julie’s website at www.juliecave.com

My Impressions:

The debate between evolution and creation science has heated up and the fallout is costly!  In Deadly Disclosures, the 1st book in the Dinah Harris mystery trilogy, Julie Cave looks at the politics of science with deadly results.  Dinah Harris is an FBI agent on the way out.  After a stellar beginning sure to herald a brilliant career, Dinah falls into depression and alcoholism that threatens her job and her partner.  Assigned to teaching first year cadets, Dinah is looking to end it all.  Then the Secretary of the Smithsonian goes missing and she is put back into the field.  But her demons continue to hunt her.

Cave has created a thinking mystery; a thought-provoking whodunit that will keep you guessing until the end.  Her research into the evolution/creation/intelligent design debate is detailed and informative.  And although the reader says to himself — that really couldn’t happen, the premise is persuasive enough to send chills down the spine.

I especially liked the character of Dinah Harris — well kind of.  She is definitely abrasive, sarcastic and set on self-destruction, but you can’t help hoping against hope that she will not only survive but come out victorious in the end.  I look forward to reading more about Dinah and her quest for justice.

Recommended.

I will be reviewing the next two books in the trilogy in the next few weeks, so stayed tuned.

The Shadowed Mind

Pieces of Light

 

(I received Deadly Disclosures from the author in return for a review.  The opinions expressed are mine alone.)

8 Responses to “Book Review: Deadly Disclosures”

  1. Melanie January 6, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    I loved all 3 in this series. Brings up some important issues to get us thinking

    • rbclibrary January 6, 2012 at 10:57 am #

      I am looking forward to reading the next two. Had to start my book club book though so I would be ready for that discussion ;).

  2. Julie Cave January 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Thanks so much for your review, Beckie! I hope you also enjoy the next two books in the series.

    • rbclibrary January 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

      Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to more Dinah Harris.

  3. It's Time To Read Mamaw January 6, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    I read this book and I was afraid I wouldn’t like it. But I couldn’t put it down. Now I can’t wait to read the other two in the Dinah Harris mysteries.

    • rbclibrary January 7, 2012 at 7:57 am #

      I am looking forward to reading the next 2 too! Have to read a couple of deadline books first though.

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