The Bishop (The Patrick Bowers Files, Book 4)

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9780800719197: The Bishop (The Patrick Bowers Files, Book 4)

FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers's cutting-edge 21st-century geospatial investigative techniques and impeccable logic have helped him track some of the country's most grisly killers. But those skills are pushed to the limit in this new installment of the highly-acclaimed, award-winning The Bowers Files series. This time it's a congressman's daughter who is found dead even as her killers launch a spree of perfect murders in the Northeast. 
With nothing to link the crimes to each other, Agent Bowers faces his most difficult case yet--even as his personal life begins to crumble around him.Known for his intricately woven, masterfully plotted novels of high-octane action and spine-tingling suspense, Steven James delivers once again. 
The Bishop is a gripping, adrenaline-laced story for readers who are tired of timid thrillers. Strap on your seatbelt and get ready for a wild ride. The game is on.

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While I was writing the Bishop, I was able to tour the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. So all of the information about the inside of the academy is as accurate as I was able to be without giving any inside information away.
When I began the book, I wanted to have the entire story take place over the course of 52 hours. However, as I worked on it, I realized that this wouldn't allow me to build up the suspense I wanted to throughout the story.
While writing the climax, I abandoned a rudimentary outline that I had started and wrote it organically, solidifying in my mind the realization that outlining was not for me and would end up wasting my time.
I didn't know who the bishop would be until I was completing the final chapters of the book.

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What everybody is talking about

"James writes smart, taut, high-octane thrillers. But be warned--his books are not for the timid. The endings blow me away every time."--Mitch Galin, producer, Stephen King's The Stand

"Steven James joins the ranks of James Patterson in his spine-tingling thriller The Bishop. Impossible to put down."--Kathleen Antrim, bestselling author, Capital Offense

"The Bishop should come with a warning: don't start reading unless you're prepared to finish this book in a single sitting. An intense, intelligent thriller."--Karen Dionne, International Thriller Writers website chair

"The Bishop kept me turning pages on a red-eye all the way from New York City to Amsterdam. Steven James tells stories that grab you by the collar and don't let go."--Norb Vonnegut, author, Top Producer

"This is thriller writing at its absolute best."--TheChristianManifesto.com

"Breakneck speed doesn't even begin to describe the pace of The Bishop. James puts the reader on a racetrack with twists you don't see coming until you're halfway through them. Absolutely brilliant."--Jeff Buick, bestselling author, Bloodline

"As thrilling and unexpected as any five-star action movie. James delivers a new take on crime and the criminal mind that's both eye-opening and heart-pounding. A high-energy read that delivers a jolt to the senses again and again."--John Tinker, Emmy-award-winning writer

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