Steven James writes an engaging mystery/thriller. The book is very dark and goes into detail that is not needed to get the feel and understanding of the book. There is no mention of God, Salvation or even hints toward it. I feel that CBD needs to come up with some type of system to mark when a book is truly a Christian book and when it is not - i.e. a family book/movie or thriller with no sex scenes, cursing etc. I understand there are some who would not mind the book being as dark as it is and without a Christian message, however the impression I have is that there are many who purchase books from CBD expecting them to be Christian. I had placed the Bowers Series on my wish list, however after reading the reviews decided to read the Jevin Banks series first as I had already purchased it. I feel it was a waste of money and unfortunately also a waste of talent by the author - if he is a Christian (it does not state in the book that he is) he could and should use his God given talent to point others to Christ - even if it is very subtly done - right now he is not using the talents for Christ as commanded. I will definitely NOT purchase more from Steven James unless/until I hear/read that he has altered his style of writing to reflect Christian faith.
I loved the Patrick Bowers series by Steven James so I was excited to see another series from him. I did enjoy this novel, though at times, it was hard to follow all the scientific jargon that was presented (quantum physics and areas related to the mind). I did enjoy reading the action that took place through the eyes of a magician. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
The premise of the story is very intellectual dealing with mind to mind communication and quantum physics. So it was a little "heady" for me at times, but I found the story is engaging and it moved at a good pace. You know who the good guys and the bad guys are in this story early on, but there are some unexpected twists that I didn't see coming.
One thing I've noticed about Steven James' writing is the graphic nature. He has the ability to describe a scene in such a way that can visualize it in living color. There may be a couple of scenes that are not for the faint of heart.