Every Deadly Kiss

Every Deadly Kiss

by Steven James
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Every Deadly Kiss by Steven James

FBI special agent Patrick Bowers grapples with a baffling series of murders in Detroit—and discovers a terror plot with roots that stretch back centuries.
 
Called in by an ex-girlfriend to consult on a case, Patrick encounters the work of a killer who displays a stunning degree of ruthlessness. Bowers is shocked to find that the slayings are linked not just to his own history with a known terrorist, but to his former lover as well—and that her secret past might hold the key to stopping the crime spree. As layers of intrigue peel away, the city is pushed ever closer to a seemingly unstoppable bioweapon attack.
 
Unnerving and laced with breathtaking suspense, Every Deadly Kiss is a surprising and complex thriller that will keep readers obsessed to the final page.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101991572
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Series: Bowers Files Series , #10
Pages: 576
Sales rank: 186,824
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Steven James is the national bestselling author of a dozen novels, including the critically acclaimed thrillers Every Crooked Path, Checkmate, The King, Opening Moves, and The Queen. He has won three Christy Awards for best suspense and was a finalist for an International Thriller Award. His thriller The Bishop was named Suspense Magazine’s book of the year. Publishers Weekly calls him “[a] master storyteller at the peak of his game.” He has a master’s degree in storytelling and has taught writing and creative communication around the world.

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Every Deadly Kiss 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Another winner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Steve_Doc_Hilton More than 1 year ago
When I found out that Steven James was publishing yet another BOWER’S FILES suspense, EVERY DEADLY KISS, you could have knocked me over with a feather. Finding out that I had actually MISSED one (EVERY CROOKED PATH) completed the job. Because while the titles stand alone, they are the continuing saga of an investigator who views crime scenes very differently. Which explains his success. It also explains why no one seems to like Very Special Agent Patrick Bowers. The other agents can’t understand him. The women in his life can’t explain him. And the criminals . . . well, they just keep winding up behind bars. The ones that survive. In EVERY DEADLY KISS, Agent Bowers inextricably manages to bring all the actors together on one stage. He’s called in to work a case of bioterrorism of a particularly ruthless nature by his ex-lover, only to find out that the case is linked to his own history with a known terrorist . . . as well as to his former lover. Yikes. Enough teasers. Get the book! See if you can match wits with Very Special Agent Patrick Bowers! 5 stars for another suspense-driven ride for your life by Steven James!
booklover- More than 1 year ago
There is so much going on in this newest Patrick Bowers, FBI thriller. Bodies of young women have been found in abandoned houses in Detroit. Patrick is called in to consult .... by his ex-girlfriend of many years ago. They're both wondering if the sparks will fly, especially as Patrick is unsure where his future lies with current girlfriend, Christy. Seemingly, there are different crimes being committed .... the bodies in Detroit, a meeting with a known terrorist, and his ex-girlfriend's history of being abducted by a stalker. A germ warfare specialist is found dead. There's a threat of a smallpox worldwide exposure by a human transmitter. Everything seems to be coming to a head in Detroit. Lots of questions with few answers. How do these all connect? Does the ex-girlfriend know more than she's sharing? Who is killing the women? And what does a dating app have to do with anything? Although this is a nice addition to the series, it is not my favorite. The story line is convoluted and bounces back and forth between now and years ago, and from crime to crime. Eventually they do start to converge, but it takes awhile to get there. I love the character of Patrick Bowers, but in this one he is a bit diminished in my eyes because of his seeing and sawing of his personal issues. Hard core Bowers' fans will still love this one ... and as a follower, I will be looking forward to the next adventure. Many thanks to the author / Berkley Publishing Group / Netgalley for the digital copy. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good but not the author's best.
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
The story is quite a thriller with lots of intense action, suspense, intrigue, mystery, and hair-raising, nail-biting drama. A book of this length would typically take me three or four days but I had trouble putting it down, especially in the last 100 pages. The one disappointing thing for me was the smattering of profanity. I have read every book in The Patrick Bowers Files series and enjoyed them immensely. Even in the most difficult scenes as Patrick Bowers and his fellow law enforcement officers dealt with extremely evil criminals, the author kept to the high road with the language. In this one, he veered slightly off that road occasionally and it detracted from the story rather than adding to it, in my opinion. Every other aspect of the book was well-done. I think several of the characters really nailed it with their response to a woman who was trying to insist on politically correct terminology. In short, they said that things need to be called what they are rather than tiptoeing around to try to avoid offending anyone. Yet, they were not suggesting that we should go out of our way to offend. There are a significant number of people in high places who need to get that message. I enjoyed the book overall with the one exception mentioned.
SearchingforGoodBooks More than 1 year ago
I am big fan of thrillers. Lee Child and John Sandford are two of the best writers in the genre to my mind. But this book, Every Deadly Kiss, is every good as the best of Child and Sanford. It is an excellent and thrilling read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First novel I have read by this author but won't be the last!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite Bowers novel but it was good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago