Friday, August 28, 2009

"The Knight" Book Review

Killer is on the Loose with an Ancient Manuscript as His Guide
New thriller from critically acclaimed novelist takes
readers on a shocking rollercoaster ride to stop
this violent killer before it’s too late.


Steven James is one of the nation’s most innovative storytellers—with a Master of Arts in Storytelling degree to prove it. For the past decade, he has been crafting compelling and evocative stories that pull readers into the thick of his brilliant, mind-bending plots, and his latest creative endeavor is no different: The Knight, the third installment in his bestselling series of thrillers, is full of the chilling twists and adrenaline-laced action that readers have come to expect from James.

The Knight picks up in The Bowers Files series, starring FBI criminologist Patrick Bowers, who is assigned to tracking the country’s most dangerous killers. But when he is called to his most disturbing crime scene yet, Bowers begins to realize that this criminal mastermind has actually been tracking him.

To get to the bottom of this cold-blooded case, Bowers uses his cutting-edge investigative techniques to decipher the evidence and discovers that the murderer has been using an ancient manuscript as a blueprint for his crimes. This sends Bowers on a race against time to stop the killer before he takes his next victim in another grisly crime.

But even as he is working to crack the clues of this bloody trail, Bowers finds himself stumped by another matter: An old murder case haunts him, causing him to question himself and wonder which is more important—truth or justice. The answer might set a killer free or change Bowers into a criminal himself.

Keeping readers guessing until the very end, James has earned rave reviews from the likes of Publishers Weekly, which called his thrillers “a wild ride with a shocking conclusion.” The Knight offers readers more of the same, as the satisfying follow-up to his previous bestselling psychological thrillers in The Bowers Files series, The Pawn and The Rook.


“Heart-pounding excitement…Once the last page is turned, you’ll be tempted to flip back to the beginning to see where you missed vital clues.
Top-notch suspense!”
— Romantic Times review of The Knight

MY REVIEW:
Whoa! If ever there was a book written that is just itching to be made into a movie - it is definitely "The Knight" by Steven James. Without even reading books #1 and #2 in the Patrick Bowers Thriller series I would say that this could be the next great trilogy of movies! I am literally sitting on the edge of my bed, my eyes skimming the pages as fast as possible because the writing is so tight and intense that I fear I'm going to miss something! Is the killer going to succeed before Pat gets there? The amazing thing is that at no time can you just assume as a reader that Pat will stop the killer, he has killed so many times already that no body is sacred and anyone could die at anytime. I was actually holding my breath! I will absolutely not giveaway anything that would spoil a moment of this book for any of you readers out there so I will not talk plot line at all, I will only emphasize that this is one of the single best suspense thrillers I have ever read. Do you love Brandilyn Collins? You'll love Steven James. Do you enjoy Colleen Coble? You'll love Steven James. Does Ted Dekker bring you to the edge of your seat? Add Steven James to your keeper shelf right next to Ted Dekker, he totally deserves to be there!

The Knight by Steven James

ISBN: 978-0-8007-3270-7

August 2009

$13.99(also available in hard cover)
Available August 2009 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

2 comments:

Eric Reinhold said...

Hey Janna! I have to agree with you about "The Knight." I am in the middle of it and have read Pawn and Rook (both of which I enjoyed). Yes, you have to be ready for some gruesome scenes, but Steven James is up on my shelf next to my Ted Dekker novels. Oh... if you want a fun detective read, then check out Randy Alcorn's "Deception." It's the third in his series where he tells a story from each of the different character's perspectives. "Deadline" was great, but I loved Deception, plus it had me laughing throughout with the wit and humor.
Thanks for the reviews...
Eric Reinhold, Author
The Annals of Aelians
www.ryannwatters.com

ladystorm said...

Janna,

I love The Knight, its a great book.


I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a little award. You don't have to participate but I wanted you to know.
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Stomi :)