Series: The Bowers Files: The New York Years #3
Author: Steven James
Format: 560 pages
Published: September 4th, 2018 by Penguin Group
Rating: 5 out of 5 Wine Glasses
A criminal mastermind's chilling terrorist plot forces FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers to the brink in the latest thriller from bestselling novelist Steven James.
When a senator's 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. As he races to unravel the mystery behind the suicide and a centuries-old code that might help shed light on the case, he finds a dark pathway laced with twists and deadly secrets that touch a little too close to home.
A fast-paced, intelligent thriller, Every Wicked Man will have readers racing through the pages to its thundering conclusion.
Fan-freaking-tabulous! Every Wicked Man is a gripping suspense novel filled with deep under-lying emotions and surprising twists.
This is the third, and final, book in The Bowers Files series but it can be read stand-alone. High-level, this book primarily follows Agent Bowers as he works to uncover the recorded ‘suicide’ of a senators son. But there are multiple points of view; a famous novelist who is battling an illness, an undercover FBI agent who is closing in on her prey, an disillusioned ex-officer, Bowers’s wife.
James gives each character their own distinct voice as he introduces the varied cast. You begin to wonder what a disturbed novelist has to do with a senator’s suicidal son, or why the bodyguard to one of the country’s biggest crime bosses passes cryptic messages to Bowers. Each thread is well crafted and James weaves them together, tighter and tighter around Bowers until your heart is racing and you’re gasping out loud with each revelation.
The action and the detail James gives the crimes bring an enormous amount of tension, but it’s the characters emotions that push Every Wicked Man into spectacular suspense territory. You feel for Bowers as he attempts to connect with his new teenage daughter, even more so after you learn about his wife. The novelist with the rare disease is a puzzle that changes from distrust to compassion back to distrust as quickly as Mannie, the bodyguard can break out of a federal building.
October is coming and so is the season for suspenseful, thrilling reads. Start off with Every Wicked Man and be prepared to be frightened, intrigued, puzzled, and surprised while being left contemplating the value of life and forgiveness.