The Pawn (The Patrick Bowers Files #1) by Steven James
This is an adult mystery thriller (Rated R)
(Four and a half Mysterious Hearts)
Cunning and lethal, the killer is always one step ahead of the law, and he's about to strike again. It will take all of Bowers's instincts and training to stop this man who calls himself the Illusionist. And just when the pieces start to come together, Bowers realizes they're not quite adding up. Can he unravel the pattern and save the next victim? Or will the Illusionist win the game by taking one of his opponent's pieces? Thrilling, chilling, and impossible to put down, The Pawn will hold suspense lovers in its iron grip until the very last page.
Mystery/Thriller/police Procedural books are my first love. How excited I’m to find a new author to add to my list of crime novel writers.
I found this author through his young adult series and decided because I liked those books so much to give his adult books a try. I wasn’t disappointed.
First of all, this story has woven into it several layers. There are so many twists and turns, you don’t see all of them coming. When you think you have it figured out, another twist slams you in the face.
The story is executed with precision with a believable plot that will keep your head spinning. The characters are carefully crafted and this author shows his writing chops aren’t a fluke but well-honed skills.
I’m excited to say, I wasn’t exactly right on the who done it. I love to be fooled and I was for the most part. I can honestly say, I’m looking forward to diving into the next book in the series and see what this author has to pull out for me.
For my romance lovers, the romance is very very light, barely in existence. So don’t pick up this book hoping for that.
Richard Ferrone did a good job with the narration and capturing the emotions from all the characters.
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