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Friday, April 9, 2010

BOOK REVIEW: Deadly Disclosures

Move over John Grisham, Julie Cave is in town!

Normally, I’m not a huge fan of the suspense genre but Julie Cave outdid herself with Deadly Disclosures.  This is the first book in the trilogy and the next book is due out in October – I can’t wait!  I was hooked from the start of the book and could hardly put it down.  I think Julie Cave has definitely made a place for herself in the literary world.  If you are into kidnappings, political crimes, suspense, mystery, murder…..this book has it all. And if that’s not enough for you, the political drama and undermining in this book basically mirrors many of the political headlines we read here in the U.S. 

FBI special agent Dinah Harris, is a very believable character who struggles with depression and  alcoholism and is haunted by the mistakes of her past. She’s gritty and sarcastic, tough skinned and sharp-tongued.  While portraying a “tough as nails” exterior, Dinah is searching to be set free from her demons and doesn’t even realize it.  I became so engrossed in her character that I found myself willing her to live, as she dabbled with thoughts of suicide. 

When the secretary of the Smithsonian, Thomas Whitfield, disappears and the FBI becomes involved, Dinah is brought back in to work on the case even though her reputation as an FBI agent has been sullied by her past.  Her partner, David Ferguson, knows that Dinah is the best in the field and that the FBI can’t work the case without her.  As they plunge headlong into investigating Whitfield’s murder, people associated with him start dying and even Dinah ends up fighting for her life – the one she so desperately wanted to end.

Deadly Disclosures will keep you reading long into the night!   

From The Author’s Website:

A suspense-filled fiction mystery which answers an ominous question: How far will some go to silence an influential Christian voice?

Stunning revelations of intrigue and conspiracies set against the powerful backdrop of Washington, DC.

Uncover a hostile academic world filled with secrets and unexpected danger.

Meet FBI investigator Dinah Harris as she tries to unravel the mystery before her own personal demons derail her career.

Thomas Whitfield, proud Secretary of the Smithsonian and its extensive scientific influence, has disappeared from his office with foul play suspected. Dinah Harris, an FBI agent struggling with alcohol and depression, is seeking answers amidst the fallout of her own personal issues. Whitfield’s body is eventually found, and other people connected to him begin dying as well, ultimately exposing a broader conspiracy connected to Whitfield’s recent conversion to Christ and promotion of a biblical worldview in an academic world of financial gain hostile to this concept. Will Dinah be able to experience the redemptive power of Christ before it’s too late? Or will the ominous danger stalking her investigation claim another victim?

This book was provided free for review by Master Books, a division of New Leaf Publishing Group

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