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  1. Placebo : book 1: A Jevin Banks Novel - eBookeBOOK
    Placebo : book 1: A Jevin Banks Novel - eBook
    Steven James
    Revell / 2012 / ePub
    $5.28 Retail: $6.99 Save 24% ($1.71)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 23 Reviews
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    CBD Stock No: WW32641EB
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  1. Gender: Female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    This is not a Christian Book
    February 24, 2015
    Nancy
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 1
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This review was written for Placebo, Jevin Banks Series #1.
    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.
  2. Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great new series
    October 2, 2014
    dejx2
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    This review was written for Placebo, Jevin Banks Series #1.
    Another interesting lead character to get to know. This first book was a winner in my opinion and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series.
  3. Virginia Beach
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Another good series to follow
    February 9, 2013
    Lisa
    Virginia Beach
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Placebo, Jevin Banks Series #1.
    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.
  4. Covina, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting Read
    January 28, 2013
    HollyMag
    Covina, CA
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This review was written for Placebo, Jevin Banks Series #1.
    Steven James does a great job of creating interesting characters. In this first installment of the Jevin Banks novels, we find a very interesting cast of characters. Jevin Banks as the leader is bright, creative and deeply troubled by the death of his wife and twin sons. He is assisted by Charlene Antioch, his assistnat from his magic days, Xavier Wray, the guy with the cool toys to help them in their exposé, and Fionna McClury, computer genius and homeschooling mom. They are an interesting mix but compliment each other very well, I look forward to the development of this cast of characters.

    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.
  5. North Carolina
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Not as good as Bowers series
    January 11, 2013
    Robert Shipferling
    North Carolina
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Did not like this character as well as Pat Bowers FBI series.

    Will probably not buy any more in this series. Loved Bowers and Raven and read all books in serie including pre-quil
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