If you enjoy getting lost in a book that takes on today’s issues, provides suspense, has a Christian foundation, great character development and leaves you wanting more then I strongly recommend you check out Julie Cave’s series “Dinah Harris Mystery”.
In the first book, Deadly Disclosures, you meet Dinah Harris, a once FBI golden agent who has stepped onto a path of self destruction after becoming focused more on career than life. The story takes you through the underworld of power mongers and high profile individuals who are more interested in fulfilling their personal agendas than what is truly best for the nation and world; the true idea of selling their soul.
I found myself very involved in trying to redeem Dinah from her despair and downward spiral. I was greatly pleased with the way the author weaved characters into the story that had heart and soul; who worked to further the case for Christianity without being overbearing “Bible thumpers”. Dinah’s nemesis is truly someone you want to despise yet respect his past accomplishments; if they had only been used to further the good causes. All of the characters are rich and believable in the settings they are placed.
The second book, The Shadowed Mind, begins a new chapter for the lead character and shows just how hard it is to get on the right path and stay there. The story enters a frightening world where individuals determine the worth of others and discloses some horrible facts about our history. It also opens up questions about our moral obligations and health care ideas.
The newest addition to this series which was released May 31, 2011 in paperback and a few days earlier on Kindle continues the quality read I’ve come to expect and appreciate. The main character, Dinah, continues to develop her faith and moves forward on the path of life. I picked out the bomber early on but didn’t want it to be true; I was truly saddened when it was revealed but the work of redemption was only beginning. Who knows maybe a later book will change the sentence and another life can begin on a new path.
I not only have been entertained by these books but I have learned new and startling information about people and just how terrible humanity can be. These books take on the issues of state versus religion, atheism, humanism, alcoholism, Alzheimer disease, eugenics, abuse, power, greed, corruption as well as salvation and the worth of all of humanity.
Now to patiently wait for the next installment in this wonderful series. There will be one won’t there?