4th Novel of The Patrick Bowers Series
By Steven James
FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers’s cutting-edge 21st-century geospatial investigative techniques and impeccable logic have helped him track some of the country’s most grisly killers. But those skills are pushed to the limit in this new installment of the highly-acclaimed, award-winning The Bowers Files series. This time it’s a congressman’s daughter who is found dead even as her killers launch a spree of perfect murders in the Northeast. With nothing to link the crimes to each other, Agent Bowers faces his most difficult case yet–even as his personal life begins to crumble around him. Known for his intricately woven, masterfully plotted novels of high-octane action and spine-tingling suspense, Steven James delivers once again. The Bishop is a gripping, adrenaline-laced story for readers who are tired of timid thrillers. Strap on your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride. The game is on.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This mystery/suspense thriller novel is not for the timid. If you enjoy a gruesome CSI type investigative novel, this will suit your reading needs well. Patrick Bowers is an FBI agent who specializes in serial killers and geospacial technology. He’s the best in his field, but this case will try him to the limits. One thing I really enjoyed about this novel was the characters. Patrick is the step-father to a 17-year-old girl named Tessa. Their relationship and the custody battle her birth father has launched turns this novel from a clinical investigation of grisly murders into a great story. Also the case leads to ethical questions about morality and the slippery slide evolution and natural selection would take us down but in a way that isn’t preachy. Bowers and his daughter aren’t Christians, but they are asking questions about morality and what makes us human. I’d love to see where this leads in his final novel of the series. The only drawback to the story was an occasional lull while Bowers and his daughter researched the moral implications of evolution. Be forewarned. Some may be bothered by the graphic nature of the murders. But I felt it was tastefully done.