The Pawn (#01 in The Bowers Files Series)
Special Agent Patrick Bowers is called to North Carolina as a consultant in a serial killer case. He soon finds himself caught up in a deadly game, where the killer - the self-titled 'Illusionist' - is always one step ahead....
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Special Agent Patrick Bowers is called to North Carolina as a consultant in a serial killer case. He soon finds himself caught up in a deadly game, where the killer - the self-titled 'Illusionist' - is always one step ahead. Chilling suspense from a master storyteller!
Special Agent Patrick Bowers had only met one man who made him truly afraid. Until now. When he??'s called to North Carolina to consult on the case of an area serial killer, he finds himself in a deadly game. Cunning and lethal, the killer is always one step ahead of the law, and he??'s about to strike again. It will take all of Bowers??'s instincts and training to stop this man who calls himself the Illusionist. And just when the pieces start to come together, Bowers realizes they???re not quite adding up. Can he unravel the pattern and save the next victim? Or will the Illusionist win the game by taking one of his opponent??'s pieces? Thrilling, chilling, and impossible to put down, The Pawn will hold suspense lovers in its iron grip until the very last page.
Special Agent Patrick Bowers never met a killer he couldn?'t catch. Until now. Called to North Carolina to consult on the case of an area serial killer, Bowers finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Cunning and lethal, the killer is always one step ahead of the law, and he - 's about to strike again. It will take all of Bowers - 's instincts and training to stop the man who calls himself the Illusionist. Thrilling, chilling, and impossible to put down, The Pawn will hold you in its iron grip until the very last page. - ?A captivating look at the fine line between good and evil. The Pawn is not to be missed. - - - Ann Tatlock, author of Every Secret Thing ?'Steven James combines 21st-century high-tech law enforcement techniques with 18th-century Sherlockian deduction to craft an exciting, suspense-filled story. - - - Dr. Kim Rossmo, Center for Geospatial Intelligence and Investigation, Texas State University Critically acclaimed author Steven James is one of the nation - 's most innovative storytellers. Since developing his skill as a performer at Eat Tennessee State University (MA in Storytelling), he has spoken more than 1,500 times throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Now harnessing his ability to build suspense with his vivid imagination and evocative writing, Steven is launching his first series of high-octane thrillers, the Bowers Files. Steven lives with his wife and daughters in the hills of Tennessee.
EXCERPT FROM CATALOG:It happened upstairs at her house after school on a Tuesday afternoon. Her parents were still at work, just like always. So Aaron Jeffrey Kincaid and Jessica Rembrandt had the house to themselves. Just like always. Most afternoons found them here, making out, fooling around in the basement. But today was different. Today was the day. Jessie smiled at her boyfriend as she unlocked the front door. "Aaron Jeffrey Kincaid," she breathed, "I love you." Her voice sounded so alluring, so alive. It said more than I love you; it said, I believe in you. "I love you, too, Jessie." He stepped past her and swung the door open. "I'll always love you." He said the words smoothly, convincingly, but he wondered if he really meant them. He wondered if he did love her; if he'd ever loved anything at all. He took her hand as they stepped into the living room. Then, with one smooth motion with his free hand, he shut the door behind them.
Steven James is an award-winning author and professional storyteller. He has written more than a dozen books and over 500 articles, stories, and scripts. Steven appears weekly at conferences, churches, schools, and special events around the country sharing his unique blend of drama, comedy, and inspirational speaking. He lives with his wife and three daughters in eastern Tennessee.