Monday, April 26
Deadly Disclosures by Julie Cave
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?
The first in a powerful new fiction trilogy; the next in the series will be available Fall 2010.
Julie Cave first heard a creation science speaker at her church when she was just 15, igniting her interest in creation science and sparking an enthusiasm for defending the Bible’s account of creation. She has obtained a degree in health science, and is currently completing a degree in law. Julie is married with one daughter and lives on the east coast of Australia.
To find out more about Julie Cave, visit her website at www.juliecave.com
Deadly Disclosures is a mystery intertwined with murder, alcoholism, deep personal loss, careers in jeopardy, and the issues of suicide, but it also includes hope for the hurting. FBI agents, scientists, secretaries, as well as military, government and professional hitmen are all affected by the choices that they make. The impact of these choices have long lasting and even deadly results.
The characters are believable, the issues are totally relevant, and the possibilities of this really happening are mind boggling and a bit frightening. The ongoing debates between scientific experts who are defending evolution vs creation are very thorough, and this book could almost be used as a reference manual. Yet all of this was done in a way that made the story even more interesting.
One part of the book really impacted my own beliefs. On page 241, there is a conversation between two scientists, one on each side of the creation/evolution debate. "It's easy for Christians to believe what they do without ever understanding why they believe it. I think it's important for us to understand why we believe it, for it truly deepens the awe and appreciation for God."
This book made me question my own ability and effectiveness if I were asked to defend why I believe in creation. I have marked many pages in this book and will read these sections again. The author has also challenged me, indirectly, to dig deeper into some other resources on the subject of creation. As said in the quote above, maybe we need to understand "why" we believe what we do. Maybe it isn't enough to just accept it. Maybe ... just like expressed in the book ... we need to dig deeper to truly appreciate all of God's creation.
Although classified as fiction, this book is so much more. Read this book, and it just may change the way you look at things too! Julie Cave has written a totally awesome first novel, and I can't wait for the second book in the Dinah Harris mystery series, The Shadowed Mind, which will be available in the fall of 2010.
MY RATING - 5 out of 5
Thank you to Julie Cave and New Leaf Publishing Group for providing a complimentary copy of Deadly Disclosures for the purpose of review.
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Master Books (April 2010)