Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Bishop by Steven James-a review

A Patrick Bowers Thiller!

Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3302-5
ISBN-10: 0-8007-3302-9
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Number of pages: 528
Carton Quantity: 28
Publication Date: Aug. 10
Formats: Paperback Hardcover

About the Book
The game is on.
FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers's cutting-edge skills are about to be pushed to the limit when a young woman is found brutally murdered in Washington DC. Her killers continue a spree of perfect crimes in the Northeast, but with nothing to link them to each other, Agent Bowers faces his most difficult case yet--even as his personal life begins to crumble around him.
The Bishop is a gripping, adrenaline-laced story for readers who are tired of timid thrillers. Strap on your seat belt and get ready for a wild ride.

About the author
Critically acclaimed author Steven James has written more than twenty books, including the bestselling thriller series The Bowers Files. One of the nation's most innovative storytellers, Steven developed his skill as a performer at East Tennessee State University (MA in storytelling). He lives in Tennessee with his wife and three daughters.

My Review
The Bishop by Steven James is much more than a thriller From the prologue until the last page the characters and twisting plot will make you want to read more and the finish will make you glad this is a series.

This is the fourth Bowers Files novel. I didn’t read the first three, wish I had. Steven James is an excellent author. He is new to me and I’m so glad I was able to read this book. The Bishop has over 500 pages, but the plot moves quickly. This book has short chapters, which I love. It is a book which is hard to put down.

Steven James does an excellent job summarizing the previous books so you know what’s going on. The first three books are The Pawn, The Rook and The Knight. I want to read these books now even though I know some of the parts from the first stories.

Patrick Bowers is an FBI criminologist. It is Patrick’s job to track the country's most dangerous killers. Tessa is Patrick’s brilliant seventeen-year-old stepdaughter She does a lot of eye-rolling and is good at sarcasm, but does it in a way that is sweet.
Tessa is just beginning to trust Pat when she meets her birth father. That causes difficulty when he wants custody.

The characters are trying to find the meaning of human existence. No one really professes to be a Christian in this book, but they are searching. I would have liked more depth of Christianity.
In The Bishop the author lets you see inside of an evil mind. It is quite evil and full of hate and despair. We see horrific murder scenes, and brilliant mingle of characters, conversation, and mystery.

I would highly recommend this book if you don’t mind gory, scary scenes and it doesn’t bother you to hear about people plotting and doing evil things. I found it quite brilliant and really enjoyed it. I really love books that keep my interest from the very beginning and look forward to reading.

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“Available August 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

I received my free copy from Donna Hausler from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group for my review.


Caroline said...

Trinity, another good review. You do such a great job of it. Thanks for sharing; makes me want to read it too. And I love these types of books. :)


Unknown said...

"If you don’t mind gory, scary scenes and it doesn’t bother you to hear about people plotting and doing evil things..." Actually I rather like that in a book. (Real life, that's another story! Ha!)

In the Bible we find God dealing with people and their violent, evil ways all the time, and we learn from it. When I read Christian fiction that's what I want to do as well.