Another suspenseful page-turner by Steven James! This is another book in the Patrick Bowers series taking place after the book Opening Moves but before The Pawn. I typically give a caveat in recommending these books as they are not for the squeamish and are suspense thrillers dealing with murder. For this book I would add an additional caution for the subject matter is heavy and dark, dealing with the issue of child molestation and human trafficking and the dark underworld of child p*rn. The author does a good job of not getting too graphic or detailed but it still could be a trigger for some to read so I would caution readers for which this could be an issue.
The plot moves along quickly and the book is fast-paced and easily read in a day or two. Steven James is an excellent author and does a good job with his characters, making them realistic and relatable. For those who like fast-paced thrillers and have enjoyed other books by Steven James and the character of FBI agent Patrick Bowers, this is another good read. I wasn’t sure at first with the subject matter if I would be able to keep reading, but he does a good job of balancing in the book and not taking the reader too far down the wrong path. It was hard to put down.
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my review.