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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Review: Checkmate by Steven James

About the book:
In Checkmate, critically acclaimed novelist Steven James offers a climactic chapter in his bestselling series, the Bowers Files.

When a clandestine FBI facility is attacked, Special Agent Patrick Bowers is drawn into the vicious, ruthless story that a killer from his past is bent on telling the world.

Clues lead to long-forgotten secrets buried deep beneath Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Now Bowers is caught up in trying to stop one of the deadliest attacks ever planned on American soil.

Smart, tense, and full of mind-bending twists and turns, Checkmate explodes onto the scene, bringing this cycle of the Bowers Files to an unforgettable conclusion.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

Checkmate was so good! The entire story was filled with intense action/suspense -- from the beginning scene to that final, crazy ending. I was near tears for the last 50-100 pages, and that just tells you how much I love these characters because I was afraid about what was going to happen to them!

The plot for Checkmate was fantastic! Even though there were clues about what was going to happen next, I had the hardest time trying to figure out what it was -- and I loved that! There was enough info to where it was possible to guess correctly, but you'd have to be really, really good at picking up on clues. ;)

I don't think it's possible for me to pick a favorite character from this book, because as the series has progressed, I've grown to love them all -- even Margaret. I'm so glad this book isn't the end to Patrick Bowers, just the end to the "Chess" series. I'm not ready to say goodbye and I can't wait to see what awaits these characters in the next book(s)!

Overall, I recommend Checkmate! If you're a fan of intense thrillers, you definitely need to read this series - as long as you aren't squeamish. A fantastic series from beginning to end!

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