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Placebo (Jevin Banks Experience Series #1)
     

Placebo (Jevin Banks Experience Series #1)

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by Steven James
 

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Critically acclaimed author Steven James has written more than thirty books, including the bestselling Bowers Files thriller series. He is a contributing editor to Writer's Digest and has taught writing and storytelling on three continents. Steven lives in Tennessee with his wife and three daughters.

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Critically acclaimed author Steven James has written more than thirty books, including the bestselling Bowers Files thriller series. He is a contributing editor to Writer's Digest and has taught writing and storytelling on three continents. Steven lives in Tennessee with his wife and three daughters.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Presto! The Bowers Files disappear and James’s new series explodes onto the fiction stage with Jevin Banks, an escape artist who tragically loses his family and his nerve for his craft. Now he uses his background as an illusionist to debunk fake psychics and televangelists by replicating and exposing what they do on his television show. When he and his sidekicks, Charlene and Xavier, delve into a pharmaceutical company’s research into mind-to-mind communication and therapies that could radically extend life, the worlds of big drug companies, counter-terrorism, and government collide.James’s brand of high-end suspense distinguishes itself as Christian through characters that stare evil in the face and don’t back down because of their faith, despite doubts and confusion. The writing, pacing and plot lines are impeccable, the author always pulling up the shade a bit for a shaft of light and redemption to make gruesome scenes somehow bearable. Much isn’t fully resolved, but that’s why readers like series and are happy to let money vanish and reappear in the pockets of masterful novelists like James. (Nov.)
From the Publisher

“From cutting-edge science to a magician’s trade secrets, Placebo by Steven James is a fascinating journey into American politics, business, and the military. The characters are utterly alive, the story memorable. Gripping and intense, it will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page.”
— Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Spies

“With every new book, Steven James elevates his game and lifts his readers with him. Placebo is a winner! Highly recommended.”
— Davis Bunn, best-selling author of Lion of Babylon

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800734251
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2012
Series:
Jevin Banks Experience Series , #1
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
729,737
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Critically acclaimed author Steven James has written more than thirty books, including the bestselling BOWERS FILES thriller series. He is considered one of the nation's most innovative storytellers and versatile authors, and is a contributing editor to Writer's Digest. Steven lives in Tennessee with his wife and three daughters.

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Placebo: A Jevin Banks Novel 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
FaithfulFoliosvLogReviews More than 1 year ago
Steven James offers a very detailed and well researched look at mind to mind communication with a little bit of fiction. The amount of research put into the book is obvious and dispersed within to the point it is almost distracting. The overall story is written well, if you're more interested in the suspense and research you'll be able to get through the beginning of the book and into the meat of the story. Overall a read his fans will enjoy and others based on how well they can funnel through the research which is relevant to the story but sometimes a bit of an interrupter to the flow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I've read by Steven James. I really liked the characters and plan to read any new Jevin Banks novels in the future. Also plan to read his previous series. Placebo was well-paced and interesting (I have a science bkgd). However, IMO you don't need to fully understand the science to enjoy the book. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Creative storyline and very interesting concept
Kricket77 More than 1 year ago
A very good read, leaving you wanting to read the next one as soon as possible!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read and enjoyed his Patrick Bower series, and this is just as good. Intriguing and well researched. More spiritual than religious discussion. I look foward to more in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the type of book I normally read,but it was a great book. I could not put it down, I highly recomend this book. I cannot wait till this fall for the next book to come out. LMW
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It was okay. Some interesting parts, some meh parts.
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Tropicseed More than 1 year ago
I had high hopes for this, the plot sounds great and I like techno-thrillers. He has some great ideas and I did like the overall theme and structure. However I'm finding all too often these days that the writing is not that great. Not much character development, unimaginative dialog and undeveloped relationships. So overall I'd say it's fine as an airplane book but don't expect great (or even good) literature.
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Misque's Review ---Brilliant! 5 STARS all the way. Please do a favor for yourself and read this novel. I loved it!
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