Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Knight by Steven James

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.

Steven 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 cold-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.

Here is my review of this action-packed novel:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Steven James and his publisher for sending me a copy of "The Knight" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

“The Knight” by Steven James is the third book in the Patrick Bowers series, and a thought-provoking and very graphic crime drama. From the first sentence, James transports you into the chilling tale of Agent Patrick Bowers’ latest crime scene. He is on the trail of a killer and the clues seem to point to Bowers being the next intended victim.

I really enjoy Bowers’ character. He is strong and intelligent and human. I’m barely into reading this book, and I already want to go back and read “The Pawn” and re-read “The Rook”, books one and two in this series, so I can get an even fuller picture of this character.

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

1 comment:

HollyMag said...

I'm currently reading the first book in the series, The Pawn, and am really enjoying it. I can't wait to read, The Rook and get to this one! Thanks for sharing your review. Blessings, Holly