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He does a masterful job of building tension, maintaining suspense, and action. Steven james steven james is the best selling author of more than three dozen books, including the patrick bowers and jevin banks thriller series. Steven james made his fiction debut in 2005 with never the same, a short story collection. Reading from the killers perspective was creepy and i had to put the book down at night and pick up something a bit lighter. Author bio steven james is the author of more than thirty books, including the critically acclaimed thrillers the pawn, the rook, and the knight. The father of three, who lives in tennessee, has written 20 nonfiction books and traveled throughout north america, europe and asia as a fulltime speaker.
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Steven james is a critically acclaimed author who has written more than thirty books, including the bestselling bowers files series. The books are incomparable and exceptional and set new standards for suspense writings. A list of all steven jamess series in reading order. He is considered one of the nations most innovative storytellers and versatile authors, and is a contributing editor to writers digest. Opening moves fbi agent patrick bowers first major murder investigation. Opening moves by steven james overdrive rakuten overdrive. Suspense magazine join james in this fastmoving, intense thriller that has as many demented twists and turns as the crimes themselves to its unforeseen conclusion.
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Twotime christy award winner steven james set the publishing world ablaze with his riveting patrick bowers thriller series, which began with the pawn. Now, in the fifth exciting installment, author steven james takes readers back to bowerss terrifying beginning. March 1 25pm fannies on the beach, tybee island, ga fri. Editions of opening moves by steven james goodreads. How to increase your amazon kindle book sales by 600% in a week.
When a senators son takes his own life and posts the video live online, agent bowers is drawn into a complex web of lies that begins to threaten the people he loves the most. Discount prices on books by steven james, including titles like slavery and the university. Critically acclaimed author steven james has written more than thirty books, including story, a heart exposed, and the bestselling patrick bowers thriller series. Publishers weekly calls him a master storyteller at the. How to increase your amazon kindle book sales by 600% in a. Opening moves by steven james was not the best patrick bowers novel. High plains tango is the hauntingly lyrical story of a small town in the middle of nowhere, a town that forever changedand was forever changed byone man. Opening moves the story is set at milwaukee and the year is 1997, a time when the city is faces a hard time with jaffery dahmer a criminal is terrorizing the. Opening moves patrick bowers files, book 6 by steven james book cover, description, publication history. Steven james books list of books by author steven james. Buy a cheap copy of opening moves book by steven james. Chilling, gritty, and packed with twists and turns, opening moves is steven james s most heartpounding novel yet. Available on kindle ebook and can be read on any device with the free kindle app.
James lives in tennessee with his wife and three daughters. The series has won several awards and many other honors. Lucky stars take a listen to our new single, lucky stars. James hadley chase ebooks epub and pdf downloads ebookmall. In a city reeling from the crimes of jeffrey dahmer. That is pretty much how the whole novel went for me. In a city still reeling from the crimes of jeffrey dahmer, a womans body is found with the lungs removed. His thriller the bishop was named suspense magazines book of the year. The pawn 2007 the rook 2008 the knight 2009 the bishop 2010 the queen 2011 opening moves 2012 the king 20 checkmate 2014 every crooked path. He is a contributing editor to writers digest and has taught writing and storytelling principles on three continents. It starts with the main character,patrick bowers,homicide detective on the trail of a serial killer that pays homage to some of the more notorious killers of this century.669 1135 1281 1301 705 1443 542 1095 1127 959 554 800 989 16 630 32 1484 671 808 317 1028 1269 1554 959 1125 518 889 127 901 417 474 1430 979 1498 690 298 450