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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review: The King by Steven James

The King by Steven James
Signet Select / July 2, 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

About the book:

FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers has matched wits with some of the most violent serial killers in history—and one of them has never forgiven him....

Patrick Bowers has pursued the nation’s fiercest serial killers—and now one elusive foe is back for revenge.

Settling into a new post at the FBI academy, Patrick and his fiancée, Lien-hua Jiang, are planning their future together with his stepdaughter, Tessa.

But just when his life seems normal, a demon from the past returns to draw him down a dark road he hoped had closed forever. Forced into a desperate hunt to save the two women he loves most, Patrick is in a race against time to stop an international conspiracy from becoming the most widespread act of terrorism in U.S. history.

My rating:

My thoughts:

Whenever I'm in the mood for a good thriller, I know one series that never disappoints - Steven James' The Bowers Files. Not only are they creepy & chilling, but they are also fairly clean, language-wise, which is something I always appreciate in the novels I read.

The King was such a great read! I don't think it was as gruesome as Opening Moves (which was one of, if not the, freakiest book in the series so far), but there were still disturbing scenes that made me shudder.

My favorite character from The King is definitely Tessa. So many of my favorite scenes from this book involved her and the things she said - especially the scene where she talks about baseball (page 142).

I was really impressed with how everything played out in The King. There were a couple times I was surprised by what had happened and the ending - Wow!! It was very good and I can't wait to read the next Patrick Bowers' book, Checkmate.

If you love thrillers and don't mind disturbing and/or gruesome scenes, I definitely recommend The King. However, if you have a weak stomach, I don't recommend reading this book/series. I don't think you have to read the previous Patrick Bowers' books to enjoy The King, but it would be preferable if you do.

*I received this book for free for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, I really want to read this series, guess I'll just have to make the time!!! :)


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