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  1. Placebo, Jevin Banks Series #1
    Placebo, Jevin Banks Series #1
    Steven James
    Revell / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $3.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 73% ($11.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 18 Reviews
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  1. Lisa
    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
    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.
  2. HollyMag
    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
    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.
  3. Robert Shipferling
    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
    This review was written for Placebo : book 1: A Jevin Banks Novel - eBook.
    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
  4. Deby
    Sterling, OH
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Thought provoking
    January 6, 2013
    Deby
    Sterling, OH
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    So far I have read all of the Bower Series that are available, 5 to date, along with "Opening Moves" and I have found each one to be very thought provoking and they challenge me to grow spiritually.

    'Placebo" is no exception, in fact I have even highlighted sections and read them to my family to discuss. This is an interesting story, but what you learn about many nonchristians worldview is very helpful. I plan to use what I learn to help me relate to those I know who debunk Christianity. Thanks Steven James for another masterfully written book
  5. Marianne
    Wanham, Alberta
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    a fast paced drama
    December 21, 2012
    Marianne
    Wanham, Alberta
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This is one fast paced, edge of the seat type of thriller. Though a few times I got bogged down in the technology language, it was not enough keep me from turning those pages one after another in rapid succession. The drama is ratchet high and tense. If you are like me, and you think about the story after you have closed the book and are settled in bed, do not read it late into the night. This story is a sure way to get the heart rate up. The story flows rapidly, and though the scene bounces from one area of the United States to another, and across the world, the POV changes and the reader has no trouble keeping up. The subject is deep...and fanciful, or not. I would get so deeply involved in the story that I would need to come up for breath and remind myself that this is fiction at its best, the conspiracy is not real and alive, or is it? The descriptions are so vivid that I expect I would recognize the characters if I met them on the street, and I would go to Heron Bay, New Jersey, PineLake, Oregon or even Lancerton, Maine to name a few of the places, I would look for the identifying places in each of those towns.

    If you or a friend is a fan of Steven James, this is a must have on your shelves this winter.

    I received this book free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishering Group for the purpose of writing an honest review. A postive critique was not required. The opinions stated here are my own.
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