In Checkmate, critically acclaimed novelist Steven James offers the final, chilling chapter in his best-selling series, The Bowers Files. When a clandestine FBI facility is attacked, Special Agent Patrick Bowers is drawn into the vicious, ruthless story that a killer from his past is bent on telling the world. Clues lead to long forgotten secrets buried deep beneath uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Now, Bowers is caught up in trying to stop one of the most deadly attacks ever planned on American soil.
Smart, tense, and full of mind-bending twists and turns, Checkmate explodes onto the scene, bringing The Bowers Files to a climactic and unforgettable conclusion.
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Richard Ferrone is an Excellent narrator whose voice is absolutely perfect for this type of book. I have enjoyed listening to him narrate Sanford's Lucas Davenport books and he does these equally as good.
I started with the last book written (Every Crooked Path) which is actually a prequel to the series. I enjoyed that book so much I decided to try the rest of this series.
These books are full of slice and dice 'em (blood and gore) and obviously some pretty vicious characters, so I would not recommend them to the someone who doesn't like that in a story. However if this doesn't bother you then this is a really good series. The back story behind Patrick Bowers is interesting. There is a little bit of religion thrown in via his stepdaughter but not ridiculously so, nor is the author trying to shove it down your throat.
For the most part the series deals with Bowers and a single nemesis (Richard Bask). There are of course other really wicked people throughout who bring their own bloody agendas to the mix but somehow Bask seems to have a hand in their story also.
I won't give anything away and spoil this series for anyone, I thoroughly enjoyed it and HIGHLY RECOMMEND all of the books.
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Steven James always tells stories with twists that keeps you guessing. His bad guys are really bad, his daughter is very typical of millinials, and there is a touch of family life that is enjoyable. There is no cussing and is tastefully done.
loved this series from the start. and now as it finishes I hate for it to end. great twists. and despite that it is in the setting of murder and mahem.. there is humor love and hope mixed to take the edge off. despite being tired., I could not stop listening the last 2 hours!
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