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Clues lead to long-forgotten secrets buried deep beneath Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Now Bowers is caught up in trying to stop one of the deadliest attacks ever planned on American soil.
Smart, tense, and full of mind-bending twists and turns, Checkmate explodes onto the scene, bringing this cycle of the Bowers Files to an unforgettable conclusion.
Number of Pages: 512
Vendor: Signet Select
Publication Date: 2014
Dimensions: 7.50 X 4.25 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Patrick Bowers Files
Opening Moves: The Prequel, Patrick Bowers Files Series #0Steven JamesSignet / 2012 / Mass Paperback$8.19 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 9 Reviews
$9.99Save 18% ($1.80)Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW237767
Steven is an active member of International Thriller Writers, the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and International Association of Crime Writers. He is also a contributing editor for Writer's Digest. He has a master's degree in storytelling and has taught writing and creative communication around the world. When he's not writing or speaking, you'll find him trail running, rock climbing, or drinking a dark roast coffee near his home in eastern Tennessee.
"Checkmate is high tension all the way. The author writes with precision and incisiveness. Fast, sharp, and believable. Put it at the top of your list."—John Lutz, Edgar-award winning author of Frenzy
"James creates a multilayered tale that leaves readers breathless."—RT Reviews
"A perfectly crafted hard-hitting, intense thriller that takes readers to the top of the cliff and dangles them over the edge. James is an author that every thriller reader should have on their bookshelf."—Suspense Magazine
“With a multi-dimensional quality, Steven James writes with a confident, assured ease.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lincoln Myth
“James writes smart, taut, high octane thrillers.”—Mitch Galin
“His tightly woven, adrenaline-laced plots leave readers breathless.” —The Suspense Zone
“Checkmate is high tension all the way. The author writes with precision and incisiveness. Fast, sharp, and believable. Put it at the top of your list.” —John Lutz, Edgar-award winning author of Single White Female and Frenzy
Evelyn OlsonRiverton WyAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5CheckmateJanuary 30, 2015Evelyn OlsonRiverton WyAge: Over 65Gender: femaleAs with all his previous books of this series James has come through with a spell binding mystery that is so
very hard to put down. After every chapter you wonder what will come next. i don't think he can beat for the
best mystery books on the market. Will he ever stop Basque ?
Fitzysmom5 Stars Out Of 5Review from Rambles of a SAHMDecember 30, 2014FitzysmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Could this be the end to the Patrick Bowers files? Say it isn't so!!! Checkmate is indeed the last in the series but the good news is that it isn't a series that ends with a fizzle. It definitely goes out with a BANG!
I fell in love with this series right from the start so I am sad to see it end. One of the things that I really appreciated about Checkmate was that it didn't read like an ending. It continued to be a page-turner from the front to the back covers. I found myself holding my breath wondering just how Pat was going to get out of this newest situation. You would think that by the eighth book in the series the storyline would grow stale, but it didn't.
The Bowers Files series stretches over eight books, but in my opinion they can each be read as stand-alone titles. You'd miss out on a lot of heart pounding suspense but it can be done. Checkmate alludes to past episodes but the author fills in the blanks enough so the seasoned reader isn't bored with the details but the newby can follow along.
If you have become a fan of Steven James' work you'll be pleased to know that he has a new series in progress that is called The Jevin Banks Experience. The first two books have already been released and they are titled, Placebo and Singularity. It looks to be another award-winning series by James.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Boo-dog635 Stars Out Of 5Game Over!December 25, 2014Boo-dog63Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As expected, Steven James's protagonist, Patrick Bowers, explodes into the scene of another deviously planned out chaotic "game" of wits. Expect the unexpected from the first page to the last. A real winner of a final move for a masterfully writen series. Take the gambit and see who declares checkmate!