The Queen

I have to say WOW!!  When I first picked up this book, my first thought was ohh man it is going to be hard to read it is so big, 500 plus pages.  Well I was wrong!  This book was awesome, it had my CSI stuff, it had my profiler stuff, the psychological stuff, all the stuff that I love!!  I did have to put it down and pick it back up often, because it would overwhelm me with the intensity of the story.  This was not a bad thing, it was just the way I had to process the book!  I will not go into the plot of the story in my review, I will say this was the first Steven James book I have read, and the first Agent Bowers book, but I hope it is not the last!! 
My final thoughts about the book, or perhaps what the book represented to me,  I have always been the kind of person who always preferred to read the book instead of seeing the movie, and finally I have all my favorite type of crime shows in a book!! Great read!  4 stars. 

This book is available September 2011 from your favorite seller of Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group.  This book was provided for review purposes only. 

Since I didn't get into the plot of the book above, here is a press release for your enjoyment!

Murder in a small town has worldwide implications

The Queen
is the latest Patrick Bowers thriller

from the author Publishers Weekly calls a “master storyteller at the peak of his game.”

It’s freezing in a small, Northern Wisconsin town when Patrick Bowers is called in to investigate a double homicide not far from his brother’s home. The local law enforcement thinks this is an open-and-shut case: a family is murdered and the missing father is their main suspect.

Once on scene, Bowers suspects there’s more to the story. For one thing, it’s only been a few hours and the Chief of Naval Operations is pressuring the FBI Director to have agents look into the case.

The high-tech conspiracy Bowers uncovers ties together long-buried Cold War secrets with present-day tensions in the Middle East and rocks one small town. The Queen (ISBN: 978-0-8007-1920-3, $14.99, 528 pages, September) by Steven James will have readers turning pages as they try to keep up with Bowers.

Praise for Steven James’s novels:

“Steven James continues to raise the bar in suspense writing. The Queen takes readers to a new level of suspense and is the best book in the Patrick Bowers series hands down!”—Suspense Magazine

“Thriller writing at its highest level.”—TitleTrakk.com

“James clearly knows how to spin a yarn.”—Booklist

“Exquisite.”—Fiction Fanatics Only

“Pulse-pounding suspense.”—FictionAddict.com

“John Sanford might have to start looking over his shoulder.”—Crimespree magazine

“Exhilarating.”—Mysterious Reviews

“Seriously intense.”—Pop Culture Tuesday

“Steven James has mastered the thriller.”—The Suspense Zone
Critically acclaimed author Steven James has written four other award-winning Patrick Bowers novels as well as many works of nonfiction. He has a master’s degree in storytelling and has taught writing and creative storytelling on three continents. He lives near the Blue Ridge Mountains of Tennessee with his wife and three daughters.

To learn more about Steve visit him at: stevenjames.net

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