**A word of caution: this book contains graphic descriptions of disturbing crime scenes. While not for the faint of heart, the series has been described as “suspense thriller writing at its highest level” and is likely to keep you up all night.
The Bishop is the fourth book in the Bower Files series. The Pawn, The Rook, and The Knight and now The Bishop are all starring FBI criminologist Patrick Bowers, who is assigned to tracking the country’s most dangerous killers. When a woman is found in DC murdered Bowers investigation will take him all the way up the chain of command when it is discovered that it was a congressman’s daughter who was found dead. The killers go on a killing spree planning the “perfect murders.” And what does this have to do with an assassination attempt that happened over six years ago?
At the same time Patrick Bowers life is unraveling when his stepdaughter’s Dad files for custody. There are two women who have shown interest in Bowers and he can not decide which one he likes, but fears while trying to decide he will lose them both. All at the same time learning about a new policy that is up for a vote that will provide a way to curb criminal behavior. But in doing so many unborn babies will be killed in the process of selection. Where does free will and moral responsibility come into play or are behaviors a result of genetics? What if society could determine before a baby is born if they will become a psychopath or not?
Tess, Bowers stepdaughter, is struggling with the idea that all people are born evil. What is the difference between humans and animals if they both have the same evil tendency? If evil is our natural reaction, how are we expected to act differently? This is where the idea of having a Savior begins to take form.
Steven James is a master storyteller that will have you turning the pages as fast as you can. This book is 520 pages long, but I read it in two days. In The Bishop readers are brought face to face with their own sinful nature. Exactly what are we as humans capable of? And why do we chose good versus evil? Is there any way to stop people from becoming psychopaths? Buckle your seatbelt, turn on your answering machine, because once you begin The Bishop you will not be able to put it down!
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FTC Disclosure: Special thanks to Donna Hausler at the Baker Publishing Group for sending me a review copy of The Bishop by Steven James.