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  1. Pawn, The - eBookeBOOK
    Pawn, The - eBook
    Steven James
    Revell / 2007 / ePub
    $5.59 Retail: $6.99 Save 20% ($1.40)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 57 Reviews
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  1. Lebanon, PA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    Dishonors the name of the Lord
    February 3, 2012
    Monkey mom
    Lebanon, PA
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    Philippians 4:8 says to think on things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely & of good report. This book met none of those standards and I am deep saddened and disturbed that this book is called Christian fiction. Horrible and disgraceful, it does not bring honor to the Lord in any way.
  2. Seattle
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    1 Stars Out Of 5
    January 7, 2012
    InJoy
    Seattle
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    Good writing style, but subject matter of constant macbre murder of women was distasteful.
  3. Torrington, CT
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Loved it!!!
    November 25, 2011
    DRev15
    Torrington, CT
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Pawn, The Bower Files Series #1.
    I just got through reading this book and I was riveted to the very last chapters. Love the way James tells the story and jumps back and forth between characters in order to build the suspense. Many times I just sat back and took a break from reading so I could mentally catch my breath and process all that was going on. Love it. It would make for a great movie series. Thanks James, look forward to reading the The Rook.
  4. United States
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    An Amazing Start to the Game!
    September 6, 2011
    Evan
    United States
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Pawn, The Bower Files Series #1.
    The Pawn is the first work of Steven's that I have read. I have been wanting to get the book for more than three years as I was intrigued by the synopsis when I read it at a bookstore. Sadly, I never got to it.

    After seeing that he was one of the five authors that would be at the Ragged Edge writer's conference with Ted Dekker and hearing one of the people in my writing group say how much he loves the Steven's books, I knew that he was worth checking out. So I got the first four books and jumped into The Pawn right away. I am happy to say that I was not disappointed at all.

    The main character, Dr. Patrick Bowers is as real as a character in a novel can get. With the first person point of view, it was easy to get into his head and plant yourself there, understand the way he thinks. Of course, there needs to be a romantic aspect to this novel, and Steven delivers it with romantic tension between Patrick and Lien-hua Jiang, another special agent who does not agree with Bowers on his tactics in investigations.

    Aside from the romantic aspects of relationships, there is a great tension between Patrick and his stepdaughter, Tessa whom Patrick is not on good terms with. Their relationship is one that I look forward to seeing progress throughout the series.

    This book is a serial killer novel, and is full of the twists and turns that I expect from every book in the crime genre. The killer, who calls himself the Illusionist is one of the best villains that I have read. He is always one step ahead of Bowers and Co., and leads them (and the reader) to places that they never want to go. He is cunning, twisted, and will keep the reader on the edge of their seats until the very very end... and beyond.

    As said earlier, this is a serial killer novel, which means that there is violence. Steven does not back away from showing evil for what it is and many people who have read this novel have been disturbed by it. I am going to warn you that if you don't have a strong stomach and cannot handle the way things are that they are.

    The Pawn was a great novel and placed Steven right up with some of my favorite authors!
  5. Santa Fe, NM
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Kept up late...with the light on
    August 19, 2011
    Jennifer Thompson
    Santa Fe, NM
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for The Pawn, The Bower Files Series #1.
    It didn't take long to get into this story, and once in, it's hard to get out. Excellent writing and a unique approach to crime-solving make it a delightful read. Some violence, which I don't mind. None of it seemed gratuitous. I wish there were a bit more depth in some descriptions and side characters. At times I felt I didn't have the complete picture--not because it was a mystery, but more in terms of "color" or "field of vision." But really, that's a minor issue. Everything else clicked: the protagonist was interesting and likable, the creepy scenes were really creepy, and, as I mentioned, the writing is excellent. I will definitely continue reading this series.
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