This was an excellent read and I highly recommend it, but wouldn't suggest it for younger readers. It is a psychological thriller that is well written, the characters are well developed as is the plot. I had a hard time putting it down and can't wait to go on to book 2 in the series. I would put him up there with Patricia Cornwell for those who like the mystery/psychological thriller genre.
I am used to reading Christians books where God is a prominent subject. Although, faith is mentioned in the book, it is not a prominent subject. I appreciated that there were no cuss words or sex scenes. The crimes were graphically described. So be warned.
Steven James is an author to watch. The Pawn begins a phenomenal series. You are on the edge of your seat and cannot wait to turn the page. Very well written. The plot pulls you in and won't let go. Can't wait to read future books!