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Chasing Deception (A Jim Mitchell Novel)

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In Chasing Deception, Dave Milbrandt's debut novel, investigative reporter Jim Mitchell and his colleague Melissa Jenkins examine a small strip-mall church and its charismatic pastor, Jeremiah Harmon. They soon learn Jeremiah’s not his real name and his past is invented as well. Now the con man is using the church as cover for a moneymaking scheme that may have fatal conse ...more
Paperback, 330 pages
Published November 30th 2013 by CreateSpace (first published November 25th 2013)
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Robert Druce
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Family & Friends
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Chasing Deception was a very good book. From the first chapter to the end it kept me intrigued for what was going to happen next. Dave's experience with the newspaper and teaching sure helped with the writing of this book. I am going to recommend it to all my friends and family. Yes it talks about religion but not in a preaching form. I am not christian but it really didn't bother me at all. Very good Dave and I can't wait till you have other works done.
Richard
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Chasing Deception is a great read from first time author Dave Milbrandt. It was a roller coaster story that I could not put down until the end. It was easy to get invested into the characters and what was happening. I look forward to reading further novels from the author.
Jeff
Jan 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Read it in three days. It is a page turner.
Carrie Terrell
Jul 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book through Goodreads Giveaway for an honest review.

When I picked up the book and began reading I was totally taken back by the simplicity of the writing - something as a reader I was not used to, and found it very disappointing until I went back and read the Dave Milbrandt's bio. Dave was a reporter who turned high school English teacher. This was when my "ah-ha" moment happened. As both, you have to write on a simpler level so that the general public can read and understand. A
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Olga
Aug 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: never-finished
I received this book from the author through the Goodreads Giveaways contest. In exchange, by the rules of the contest, I agreed to write an honest review. The novel ends on page 329 and I am on page 264 right now, but I think I will not finish the book. Still I hope I can write an honest review having read most of the book.
I think the writing itself is good except maybe an overabundance of unnecessary details. For example, why is it important to point out that so-and-so was sitting in a certai
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Lindsey Silvestrini
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Finding a well rounded book with the perfect balance of mystery, religion and romance is pretty difficult and a challenging feat for any author. The fact that Dave Milbrandt accomplished this in his debut novel Chasing Deception is nothing short of spectacular.

Whenever I read a novel by a newer author, I expect it to be a little green. You can usually tell the difference between a seasoned author on their twentieth book and a first time author but I was pleasantly surprised and impressed to find
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The author of the Jim Mitchell series of novels (Chasing Deception, Undue Pressure and Running), Dave Milbrandt fell in love with writing in junior high and has been a storyteller ever since. A former staff writer for a daily newspaper, the Southern California native spent five years in journalism and public relations before becoming a teacher. Having worked at several area colleges, Dave has taug ...more

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