Thursday, December 30, 2010
The Shadowed Mind
Who will be found worthy to live; who is the next victim?
After the deadly investigation into the Smithsonian murders, Dinah Harris is now facing a daily battle to keep her sobriety while struggling to form a new career from the ashes of her former job as an FBI agent. From the shadows will emerge a cunning and terrifying killer, who carefully and methodically will decide whose life has value to society and whose does not.
Using her profiling and security skills as a private consultant based in Washington, DC, Dinah uncovers a connection to the shadowy world of neo-eugenics, and those who publicly denounce the killings but privately support a much different view.
Against this backdrop, Dinah must come to terms with her own past, as those associated with the deepening mystery face their own personal demons, and struggle with the concept of God's inexhaustible grace and forgiveness. Old secrets are revealed, tragedies unearthed, and the devastating legacy of science without compassion is finally brought to light.
The second in a powerful new fiction trilogy!
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Julie Cave once again center her second book in this trilogy around Dinah Harris just as she did in the first book, Deadly Disclosure. Dinah is still struggling with her demon, alcohol, and trying to reestablish herself after losing her career as a FBI agent. Fortunate for her, even though she lost her career she didn't lose her skills. They serve her well with the challenges that face her.
A serial killer with a "god complex" starts murdering people whom he/she feels is not worthy to live. The moral issue of euthanasia and the value of human life is looked at in this book. It is challenged on every level: age, race, sex, mental capacity, social standing, addictions.... no stone is left unturned.
In addition to Dinah, you get to know Ella and her father who is struggling with Alzheimers. As you can guess, this ultimately plays a role in the main story line.
So well written that you have a hard time discerning who the murderer is before Dinah does, Julie Cave writes a mystery you will love to read.
Disclaimer: As part of the New Leaf Publishing Review Group, I did receive this book for free from Creation Converations. The fact that I received complimentary products does not guarantee a favorable review. It does guarantee a review. A fair review. But I am not going to praise something unless I think it deserves the praise. If I don't like it, you'll hear that. And hopefully with enough detail as to why so you can decide for yourself if what I hate about it makes it perfect for your family.