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Deadly Disclosures: A Dinah Harris Mystery (Dinah Harris Mysteries #1)

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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 ...more
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Published April 1st 2010 by Master Books (first published March 1st 2010)
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"Deadly Disclosures" is a well-written contemporary detective suspense novel. The story was fast-paced, and the world-building was excellent. The details about the setting and the job brought the world alive in my imagination.

The characters were interesting and had realistic struggles. We didn't find out the details of why Dinah was so broken until late in the story, which made it difficult for me to bond with her, but enough information was dribbled out up until then that her actions were under
Deadly Disclosures is the first book in the Dinah Harris Mystery series published by Master books. As you may surmise from the series name, the main character is Dinah Harris. When we first encounter her in the story, she is a mostly washed up FBI agent, who is struggling with depression, alcoholism and is on the verge of suicide. The one thing that keeps her going, the routine that gets her up in the morning is her job. At one time Dinah was a highly respected FBI field agent, but after one of ...more
Erica Smith
A prominent Secretary of the Smithsonian vanishes and is found dead.

FBI agent Dinah Harris is summoned to the case, but she has a problem. A drinking problem and it will take an act of God for her to get through this case which will shake the foundation of the Smithsonian and America as she knows it.

The case goes deeper as Dinah realizes there is more at stake here than just a missing Secretary. More dead bodies pile up as she and her partner Ferguson discovers that this case is one of faith ver
I enjoyed reading this series. The quality of the plot and writing was I would say average. However, I really enjoyed that it was Biblically sound. With much contemporary Christian fiction, I often feel like I can never turn my brain off and relax and read because I am constantly running the ideas presented against the Bible to make sure they line up with the word of God and aren't full of modern mumbojumbo and new age thinking that often infiltrates the church. So, while the quality of writing ...more
Deadly Disclosures – Julie Cave
Dinah Harris, a demoted FBI agent is requested to join forces with a past FBI comrade in solving the abduction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Thomas Whitfield. Absorbed in her own past failures and tragedies, Dinah by day is on a search to find out who would murder the Secretary of the most famous museum in America, and by night wrapped up in an addiction to alcohol.
Evolution versus Creationism and how they are portrayed in government and the media drives a
Dinah Harris is a washed up FBI agent who has a major drinking problem. She should have been fired, but the powers that be, figured surely she couldn't cause too much harm in a teaching position. However her friend Agent Ferguson, believes that she is not washed up and still has great skills to offer in helping to solve a delicate case. The Secretary of the Smithsonian has gone missing and he needs to be found, and publicity needs to be kept low.

Ferguson and Harris, work together trying to figu
Kim Jones
Dec 06, 2010 Kim Jones rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Book Review by Kim G. Jones
“Deadly Disclosures” by Julie Cave
Classified as Fiction

WARNING! This book should come with a warning!
If you begin to read this book at night, you will not get much sleep because you won’t want to put this book down! If you read this book during the day, it MIGHT cause you to neglect your work because you just have to keep reading to see what’s around the next corner!

Julie Cave, the author, is a word artist in this book! Her descriptions of Dinah Harris, the main charac
So, the fact that this book is supposed to be the "first in a powerful new fiction trilogy" gave me the impression that it would be excellent.
The truth: It's like Dee Henderson without the romance (which, I must admit, is a bit of a bonus), without the continuity of writing style, and without the meticulous detail.
As I read, I noticed that the crime-scene details were rather vague and sketchy, the grammar was rather distracting at times, the name Pryor was accidentally changed to Prior on the
DEADLY DISCLOSURES delves into the world of creation vs. evolution with the FBI smack dab in the middle. Special Agent Dinah Harris–who can barely pull herself out of her self-induced stupors–is called in to assist on a missing persons case that quickly turns to a murder investigation. Thomas Whitfield, the secretary of the Smithsonian, seems like an unlikely victim. But, when Dinah and her partner find out Whitfield was quite possibly killed because of his new belief in creation, the list of su ...more
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 i
Beverly Frisby
Dec 11, 2011 Beverly Frisby rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
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. You can learn more about Julie and her books by stopping by her website,

In "Deadly Disclosures", book one in

In Deadly Disclosures, Julie Cave has crafted a novel that will definitely make you stop and think about how things related to the creation vs. evolution debate are portrayed in the media and at the national level .

Prior to reading this novel, I was a bit familiar with the discussion that swirls around scientists who find themselves on the “outside” if they step outside of what the mainstream considers the “normal” thought when it comes to evolution, thanks to watching Ben Stine’s documentary on
This was an interesting book to read. It is a mystery novel mixed in with theology, which made it sometimes a fascinating read while other times a bit frustrating to follow.
The book’s strength lies in the detective aspect. Dinah, the main character, is an FBI agent with quite a lot of problems of her own. Her characterization was well done, making her likeable even at her worst. She is a strong heroine with lots of spunk who lit up the pages in which she appeared. Ferguson, her partner, makes f
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
I don't normally read mystery genre. So it took me longer to read this book compared to what I normally read. But it did not take away from this amazing book.

As I got to reading the story was very intense. Dinah Harris is a FBI agent. Due to the loss of Dinah's husband and young son was in a deep depression and turned to alcohol for comfort. She battles with the fact that she has no desire live anymore.

Due to her abuse of alcohol she was responsible for the death of a young man that was an info
Deadly Disclosures (Dinah Harris Mystery)
By: Julie Cave

I had not read any books by this author before, but I am glad I read this one! This is an author I will keep a watch on and get future books. I loved this story. The parts about the open debates of creation against science were very interesting. Having debates between both sides of the issue, made it enjoyable instead of dry. This is the whole crux to the story. How far will someone go to silence a strong Christian voice? You won’t want to m
A copy of this book was provided to me, free of charge, from New Leaf Publishing Group.

In what appears to be a difference of opinion over the direction the Smithsonian will take in exhibits about the origin of man, the Secretary of the Smithsonian, Thomas Whitfield, has been found dead. Although the FBI is investigating the murder, they seem to have hit dead ends at every turn and now Special Agent Dinah Harris is reportedly showing up at crime scenes and city offices in a drunken state. Can the
Dec 29, 2010 Mark added it
Julie Cave shows herself to be a talented mystery writer in her debut novel. Dinah Harris is a flawed protagonist whose own story is a mystery and unfolds alongside the central mystery of the novel. Cave uses this story to educate the reader about world views and evolution-as-religion. I happen to share her particular world view, but I felt like the only real flaw in the novel were the character conversations that laid out the details of a Creationist perspective. Not flawed in the facts, only t ...more
Nora St Laurent
I’m so thankful to have received a review copy of this compelling, enlightening, mystery. I’d watched Expelled by Ben Stein. He interviewed scientists who believed in creationism and scientists who believed in Darwinism. I didn’t fully understand the conflict he described. Julie Cave made this matter clear and helped me understand the huge battle raging in the science world. Julie’s passion for defending the bible’s account of creation spilled out into the pages of this book.

Thomas Whitfield, s
Lisa Johnson
Title: Deadly Disclosures (A Dinah Harris Mystery #1)
Author: Julie Cave
Pages: 286
Year: 2010
Publisher: Master Books
This book grabs a hold of the reader and doesn’t let go! It is set in modern day Washington D.C. The main character is Dinah Harris, an FBI agent. There are some great supporting characters in this story, which is the first in a fiction trilogy.
Thomas Whitfield is in a position of authority and influence as secretary of The Smithsonian Museum. He has access to Congress. He is a sp
The premise of the novel grabbed my attention. A murder mystery wrapped up in the creation/evolution argument. This is a vast argument in our society today and I wanted to know just how the book was going to come about.

But the novel just did not follow through. The arguments presented in the book were factual and I agreed with everything said, but they came across as preachy. I felt inundated with sermons that would have been more potent if sprinkled throughout the story. The mystery itself was
Well written Christian mystery with a creation vs evolution angle. This was my first book by this author and I'm sure it wont be the last. The author had done her research well - in several areas - which added to my enjoyment of the book. The only negative for me is that it left some loose ends because (which I hadn't realized) this is the first in a series and the ultimate 'bad guy' will most likely have to wait until the next book to get his due rewards.
Apr 09, 2010 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all suspense lovers
Recommended to Molly by: FIRST;CFBA
After reading DiAnn Mills' Breach of Trust and Sworn to Protect, I honestly did not think that another crime solving suspense novel would come close. But, Deadly Disclosures did! It was absolutely brilliant work. Julie Cave is a talented new author and the first book in her Dinah Harris trilogy is awesome!

This book comes with a muxture of suspense, humor and Christian values. Page one opened the suspense of the novel, almost as if you were watching a movie. I was captured immediately and held t
First of all let me say that I truly love Christian fiction, as I am a Christian and I like for the books I read to respect my beliefs and agree with them. However, this book felt like someone just trying to promote their agenda heavily. What I mean is, there were many times the author used either conversations between the characters or thoughts and past events from one of the characters lives, to just stop and preach a sermon. It just didnt sit well with me because it felt like the story just d ...more
Mary Beth
This is a new author for me and I loved this book. I particularly enjoyed the debates of creation against science. Presenting both sides of the issue was fascinating. Even though this is fiction, it is scary to think how far someone would be willing to go to silence Christianity.
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is very well written and clean but still has the thrill of the chase and personal struggle. I would not call it excellent, but it is a good and interesting read. It shows the corruptness of the world in a tasteful yet realistic way. All around a good clean read for adults.
The writing style of this book deserves the three stars. Julie really liked adjectives in the beginning chapters of the book. There also were several instances of needless repetition. I also felt myself waiting for a big climax that never really came. Yet, despite the fact this is not the best mystery story and was a bit predictable, I couldn't put this one down. The content of the story is likely why. This book deals with exposing the bias in the scientific community against anything that point ...more
Linda Howard
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This is the first book that I have read by this author.It was good book.It was a Christian Fiction suspense book. I do love a good suspense book.
Susan Crist


A very captivating story line. A plot that is not as far fetched as some would believe. A must read.
I am a big fan of heroic, inspirational mysteries from authors like Dee Henderson or even Irene Hannon or Terri Blackstock, but I had never read Julie Cave before. Deadly Disclosures hit one out of the park! Julie Cave presents a thrilling story with very real characters around a timely controversy. I felt the characters to be so real that I would not be surprised in the least to learn that extensive interviews and research was done for at least the protagonists' roles. Deadly Disclosures was th ...more
Lynette Karg
Enjoyable and suspenseful, but perhaps a bit conspiratorial.
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Julie Cave credits her parents for introducing her to books at a young age, which fostered an enduring passion for reading and writing. As a child, her favourite authors were Enid Blyton and C.S. Lewis and it wasn’t long before she began copying them, writing short stories for anyone who would read them. At fifteen, two things happened which would shape her future: she heard a creation science spe ...more
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