Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Knight by Steven James


A warning was issued with this book for the review and I tell you what, it is incredible! I don't mind descriptive books, or movies if the plot is good and the story worth the telling. The Knight belongs in that category! While it is the 3rd book in a best selling series, I hadn't heard of this author before. I was definitely missing out!

I wasn't the least bit lost, you can read this book and not feel like you lost parts of the story because you haven't read the first two books in this series. They are The Pawn and The Rook. I will be getting them as soon as I can too! ;)

Patrick Bowers is the "leading man", an incredible FBI criminologist who finds that a killer is tracking him now! The scenes are gripping and as real life as any CSI, Bones or anything you can list. This book is as real as it comes, so if you are brave enough, if you think you can "hang" while Patrick tracks this brutal killer, then you need to be already reading The Knight! The twists, turns, issues with faith are all up close and personal. Quite a masterpiece!

Carol :)

Killer is on the loose with an ancient manuscript as his guide. New thriller from critically acclaimed novelist takes readers on a shocking rollercoaster ride to stop this violent killer before it’s too late.

the_knightSteven James is one of the nation’s most innovative storytellers — with a Master of Arts in Storytelling degree to prove it. For the past decade, he has been crafting compelling and evocative stories that pull readers into the thick of his brilliant, mind-bending plots, and his latest creative endeavor is no different: The Knight, the third installment in his bestselling series of thrillers, is full of the chilling twists and adrenaline-laced action that readers have come to expect from James.

The Knight picks up in The Bowers Files series, starring FBI criminologist Patrick Bowers, who is assigned to tracking the country’s most dangerous killers. But when he is called to his most disturbing crime scene yet, Bowers begins to realize that this criminal mastermind has actually been tracking him.

To get to the bottom of this old-blooded case, Bowers uses his cutting-edge investigative techniques to decipher the evidence and discovers that the murderer has been using an ancient manuscript as a blueprint for his crimes. This sends Bowers on a race against time to stop the killer before he takes his next victim in another grisly crime.

But even as he is working to crack the clues of this bloody trail, Bowers finds himself stumped by another matter: An old murder case haunts him, causing him to question himself and wonder which is more important—truth or justice. The answer might set a killer free or change Bowers into a criminal himself.

Keeping readers guessing until the very end, James has earned rave reviews from the likes of Publishers Weekly, which called his thrillers “a wild ride with a shocking conclusion.” The Knight offers readers more of the same, as the satisfying follow-up to his previous bestselling psychological thrillers in The Bowers Files series, The Pawn and The Rook.

Available August 2009 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

“Heart-pounding excitement…
Once the last page is turned, you’ll be tempted to flip back
to the beginning to see where you missed vital clues.

Top-notch suspense!”

— Romantic Times review of The Knight

Reviews for The Bowers Files series

Praise for The Pawn

“Riveting.” —Publishers Weekly

“An exhilarating thriller.” —Mysterious Reviews

“Brilliant.” —Ann Tatlock, Christy-award-winning author

“There is nothing not to like.” —The Suspense Zone

“An exceptional psychological thriller.”—Bookshelf Review

“Seriously intense.” —Pop Culture Tuesday

Praise for The Rook

“It’s a wild ride with a shocking conclusion.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Readers will be on the edge of their seats.” —Romantic Times top pick

“Steven James has mastered the thriller.” —The Suspense Zone

“Suspense thriller writing at its highest level.” —TittleTrakk.com

“Steven James hooked me with his debut, The Pawn. Now in his explosive
sequel he has absolutely blown me away.” —The Christian Manifesto

Praise from real-life investigators

"Steven James's ability to use modern, up-to-date investigative
techniques to solve his criminal mysteries places him
at the forefront of current mystery writers."
— E. Cleon Glaze, retired FBI agent, Alaska

"Steven James combines 21st-century high-tech law enforcement
techniques with 18th-century Sherlockian deduction
to craft an exciting, suspense-filled story."
— Dr. Kim Rossmo,
Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation, Texas State University

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