Patrick Bowers

11 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,824 ratings

The Pawn Publisher's Summary

Steven James' Christy Award-nominated crime thriller pits FBI Special Agent Bowers against a serial killer who enjoys torturing women. After visiting the mountain vistas where the murderer posed his dead victims, Bowers receives a taunting call from the "Illusionist." Although Bowers gets close, his insidious foe continues to elude him.
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  • Book 1

    • The Pawn

    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 355
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 268

    Steven James' Christy Award-nominated crime thriller pits FBI Special Agent Bowers against a serial killer who enjoys torturing women. After visiting the mountain vistas where the murderer posed his dead victims, Bowers receives a taunting call from the "Illusionist." Although Bowers gets close, his insidious foe continues to elude him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining Enough, But Don't Listen Too Closely

    • By Bill on 08-29-12

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 2

    • The Rook

    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206

    Christy Award nominee Steven James writes action-packed thrillers swirling with tantalizing mystery. In this sequel to The Pawn, FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers confronts the Navy's darkest secret - and his own painful past.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Alex Cross w\o all the sex & language.

    • By Ronda on 06-26-16

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  • Book 3

    • The Knight

    • The Patrick Bowers Files, Book 3
    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142

    FBI agent Patrick Bowers matches wits with a psychopathic genius who relishes leading his pursuers on a bloody trail of torture and dismemberment. Although Bowers can predict how the next victims will die, he’s not yet sure of the who and the when. But if he can’t stop these murders soon, he fears he or a loved one may be next.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Lee P. Prevost on 04-24-10

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  • Book 4

    • The Bishop

    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221

    Gold Medallion and Christy Award nominee Steven James crafts pulse-pounding psychological thrillers that hold listeners spellbound. This fourth in his CBA bestselling series pushes FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers’ cutting-edge skills to the limit when a woman is found brutally murdered near Washington, D.C. While her killers continue a spree of perfect crimes, Bowers struggles to discover a pattern and crack his most difficult case yet

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deep and intriguing, the series really starts here

    • By Hermano on 02-16-12

    Regular price: $34.99

  • Book 5

    • The Queen

    • A Patrick Bowers Thriller, Book 5
    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 15 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 143

    With this fifth pulse-pounding entry in his Christy Award-winning series, best-selling author Steven James explores the rippling effects of life’s everyday choices. While investigating a double homicide in an isolated Wisconsin town, Special Agent Patrick Bowers uncovers a high-tech conspiracy that twists through long-buried Cold War secrets and targets present-day tensions in the Middle East.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as Bishop, but some high points

    • By Hermano on 03-23-12

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  • Book 6

    • Opening Moves

    • The Bowers Files, Book 6
    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    Milwaukee, 1995. In a city still reeling from the crimes of Jeffrey Dahmer, a woman’s body is found with the lungs removed. Local cops think a Dahmer copycat is on the loose. But Patrick Bowers, working as a homicide detective for the Milwaukee Police Department, sees from the timing and location of the crime that this is not a copycat at all. It's a killer with an entirely different agenda....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gore Galore

    • By Lois on 10-21-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 7

    • The King

    • The Bowers Files
    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Patrick Bowers has pursued the nation's fiercest serial killers - and now one elusive foe is back for revenge. Settling into a new post at the FBI academy, Patrick and his fiancée, Lien-hua Jiang, are planning their future together with his stepdaughter, Tessa. But just when his life seems normal, a demon from the past returns to draw him down a dark road he hoped had closed forever.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • An interesting listen with some decent twist but..

    • By Lynx1578 on 09-16-13

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  • Book 8

    • Checkmate

    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 14 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patrick Bowers series review...

    • By shelley on 12-18-16

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  • Book 9

    • Every Crooked Path

    • The Bowers Files
    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 15 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    Who is the Piper? Special Agent Patrick Bowers returns in an electrifying prequel to the Bowers Chess series from critically acclaimed, national best-selling novelist Steven James. A mysterious suicide and a series of abductions draw Patrick into a web of intrigue involving an international conspiracy where no one is who they appear to be and the stakes have never been higher.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Could not stop listening- Excellent!!

    • By shelley on 12-06-16

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  • Book 10

    • Every Deadly Kiss

    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers grapples with a baffling series of murders in Detroit - and discovers a terror plot whose roots stretch back centuries. Consulting on a case, Patrick encounters the work of a killer who displays a stunning degree of ruthlessness. Patrick is shocked to find that the slayings are linked not just to his own history with a known terrorist but to a former lover as well - and that her secret past might hold the key to stopping the countless deaths.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Early years Patrick Bowers- EXCELLENT!

    • By shelley on 07-06-17

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  • Book 11

    • Every Wicked Man

    • By: Steven James
    • Narrated by: Richard Ferrone
    • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Supernatural investigator Quincey Morris and his partner, "white witch" Libby Chastain, are each in pursuit of a vicious killer. One is murdering small children for their bodily organs; the other is hunting down white witches - and Libby may be next.  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Teresa on 09-13-18

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