The Queen is the fifth book in a series by Steven James about special agent, Patrick Bowers. In this installment, Bowers is investigating a double homicide in Wisconsin. He finds traces of computer hacking and eco-terrorism, and the mystery doesn't look as simple as others thought. Patrick's brother Sean lives nearby, which adds another layer to the story due to a conflicted past.
Steven James writes fantastic suspense novels. Throughout most of the book, I kept doubting characters and wondering if or how they were involved. I did actually stumble over the point of view a couple of times, but the plot was interesting, unique, and fast-paced. I literally reached a point where I just could not put it down; I had to finish! I was already attached to the characters from the earlier books, but I enjoyed the added history of Patrick's family, and the Tessa's growth in this book. This was a good one, and I would recommend it. (However, Bishop is my favorite so far!)
Steven James is married with three daughters and lives in Tennessee. Visit his website here. He received the 2009 and 2011 Christy awards for best suspense, and The Bishop was 2010 Book of the Year for both Suspense Magazine and The Christian Manifesto. He is author of over thirty books, including the five Patrick Bowers thrillers. This series includes The Pawn, The Rook, The Knight, The Bishop, and now The Queen. Click on the titles to check out my reviews of the three previous titles.
The Queen is available September 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.