“A literary chameleon, Steven James cannot be confined to one sub-genre within the thriller world. With his latest installment to the extremely popular Patrick Bowers series, “The Bishop”, James instantly captures the attention and imagination of his fans as this segment takes an unexpected political turn.
FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers has returned to Quantico and a full summer schedule of teaching. Settling in with his stepdaughter Tessa is relatively uncomplicated and his hope of a quiet summer initially appears to be a reachable goal. Unfortunately, the criminal mind never rests and when the body of a prominent congressman’s daughter is discovered in a revolting setting, Bowers is compelled to ride this unexpected journey through as he struggles to fit the surprising clues together.
When his stepdaughter’s father returns to the scene with more than a long distance relationship in mind, Bowers needs to make a choice between focusing on his fragile personal life or career.
As each intricate layer is shed, readers won’t be able to put this smartly-written thriller down. Bowers and each startling turn are mentally stimulating.
Reviewed by Shannon Raab with Suspense Magazine