Steven James newest offering lives up to the rest of the series in the writing and suspense. The only complaint that I have is that this book had way to much techno-babble and it really took away from the story in several places. Still it was a good read.
In my mind I'm reviewing all the names of chess pieces and praying James switches to Monopoly to ensure that this series will not end. Patrick Bowers and his step-daughter Tessa are like old friends by now, and I want to keep reading about them for years to come. I love how James tells Patrick's story in first-person, but all the other characters are third-person. It keeps the pace of the story quick, while reminding us who it's about. This book, like his others, reads like a high-adventure action movie. I had my suspicions about how the book would end, but the very last page left me speechless. I only have 2 problems with the stories: there have been so many "bad guys" in his books that it's hard to remember "now, which one was that?" and from the information given, Patrick was really, REALLY young when he worked his first big case, and I find that a bit hard to believe. But then, what do I know? All that aside, this book is one of James' best and will leave you salivating for the next one.
I HIGHLY recommend Steven James and The Bower series to any mystery loving fan. These stories suck you in, take your breath away, strengthen what family is and what we can be when we move forward putting ourselves in God's hands. Amazing writer! Awesome stories! Can hardly wait for the next book.