Tuesday, August 17, 2010

the bishop

I love a good mystery.
I could settle down for a good cup of tea and an Agatha Christie novel anyday.
But this last book I read didn't allow for a whole lot of settling down.
Probably because there was some nail biting, some anxious turning of the pages,
some heart palpatations involved.
The Bishop, by Steven James, fourth in the Bowers Files series, is a whole different animal.
This is suspense writing in the best sense - you have absolutely no idea what is coming next and you are real nervous while you are reading.
The Bishop follows our hero, FBI special agent Patrick Bowers, on a wild goose chase to hunt down a pair of killers who keep executing crimes with no evidence left behind.
When a young woman is found murdered (in a horrific way I might add)in Patrick's stomping grounds of Washington D.C., he is sucked into the vortex of a awful killing spree.
He alone can unravel the minute details that him to the capture of the killers.
No one is safe...not his co-workers (some he cares about more than others), not his family, not himself.
If you enjoy thrillers, this is for you.
If you want a nice relaxing read...look elsewhere...this book is not for the faint of heart.
The descriptions are graphic and a little haunting -
James's writing is so realistic I felt like I was watching CSI.
But if you like using your mind, trying to figure out what it going to happen next, being surprised and then being surprised again with the ending, than go out and get The Bishop now - you are in for the ride of your life.

Available at retailers that sell Revell books. NOTE: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing Group. This has neither positively nor negatively biased my review.

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