I don't know what else to say except, I loved, loved, LOVED The Pawn and I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the Patrick Bowers files series!!!
Could this be the end to the Patrick Bowers files? Say it isn't so!!! Checkmate is indeed the last in the series but the good news is that it isn't a series that ends with a fizzle. It definitely goes out with a BANG!
I fell in love with this series right from the start so I am sad to see it end. One of the things that I really appreciated about Checkmate was that it didn't read like an ending. It continued to be a page-turner from the front to the back covers. I found myself holding my breath wondering just how Pat was going to get out of this newest situation. You would think that by the eighth book in the series the storyline would grow stale, but it didn't.
The Bowers Files series stretches over eight books, but in my opinion they can each be read as stand-alone titles. You'd miss out on a lot of heart pounding suspense but it can be done. Checkmate alludes to past episodes but the author fills in the blanks enough so the seasoned reader isn't bored with the details but the newby can follow along.
If you have become a fan of Steven James' work you'll be pleased to know that he has a new series in progress that is called The Jevin Banks Experience. The first two books have already been released and they are titled, Placebo and Singularity. It looks to be another award-winning series by James.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
The Rook (The Patrick Bowers Files, Book 2)
(By Steven James)
Paperback | Revell | 2008-08-01 | listprice: $13.99 | ISBN: B002SB8QXC
I've learned from this story to try to set a good example. Anyone has observed your actions can be effected in a bigger way than you might interpret -- in positive and negative ways. If you're looking to continue The Patrick Bowers Files you won't be disappointed with this because it is a race against time for our heroes, and you! You'll be stuck on this.
This is the prequel to the earlier Patrick Bowers Files series (Pawn, Rook, Bishop, Knight, and Queen). In Opening Moves, the fifth installment of the Patrick Bowers Files, best selling author Steven James takes us back to Patrick's terrifying beginning, to the case that shaped his life and his career with the FBI. - just finished this book - SO GOOD!