Monday, November 8, 2010

Book Review: "The Bishop" by Steven James

FBI agent Patrick Bowers is called upon to investigate the gruesome murder of a congressman's daughter.  It is soon followed by other murders,  and is also connected to an assassination attempt years earlier.

While trying  to find the killers, Patrick finds those around him in danger and both he and his stepdaughter Tessa must face someone from their past.

The investigation leads to scientific research into neurological and psychological influences on behavior.  Mr. James skillfully uses this plot to illustrate the dangers of eugenics.

But Mr. James' real skill is accelerating the plot toward an exciting climax, but not before a few plot twists to hold our interest until the last minute.

This is the fourth Pat Bowers story I've read, and Mr. James continues to improve with each story.  He is clearly at the top of his game.

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