Aug 3, 2010

Book Review: The Bishop by Steven James

"Death isn't trite because life isn't, and the day I stop believing that is the day I'll no longer be any good at my job." The Bishop, pg 17.

Patrick Bowers was hoping for a few quiet weeks in DC with his step-daughter Tessa, but when a congressman's daughter is found dead, Bowers is called in to help. As Bowers struggles to put the pieces together in this perfect crime, his home life gets tilted on end. Tessa's real father wants custody of her, and is willing to take Patrick to court to get it. Patrick and Tessa both struggle with the implications that are presented to them. Then the killer raises the stakes. It is a race against time, a fight against good and evil. The game is on. Who will win?

Steven James does an amazing job crafting this novel. The graphic nature of the murders and getting inside psychopathic thoughts can be a little unnerving. This book is not for someone who has a weak stomach or is given to nightmares. Still, James does justice to the topic. The plot is well constructed, the pace is amazing. I really appreciate the workmanship of this novel and I look forward to reading the next one in the series.

If you like thrillers and suspence, this book is for you! I would suggest, if you have never read Steven James that you start with book one in the series, The Pawn.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.

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