Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Opening Moves by Steven James - Press Release

This September, the latest installment of The Bowers Files hits the shelves with the release of OPENING MOVES (Signet Select Mass Market Paperback Original; ISBN 978-0451237767; 9.99; September 4, 2012).

In the introduction, author Steven James writes, “I had nightmares writing this book.” Fans of the series will revel in this riveting tale of murder and atrocity, as James takes readers back to the thrilling but terrifying beginnings of FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers.

In 1997, in the wake of infamous cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer’s crimes, a series of gruesome kidnappings and mutilations begin to terrorize Milwaukee. When a woman’s body is found with the lungs removed, police suspect a copycat. But homicide detective Patrick Bowers is the kind of man who “notices things,” and while his fellow investigators may disagree, he has a hunch that this crime spree is more than just a tribute to Dahmer.  

OPENING MOVES delves deep into the psychology of sanity, and readers will discover that the line between sane and insane is thinner than they’d like to believe. What does it mean to be sane? And what would it take to cross that line? James’s most heart-pounding novel to date is not to be missed—and will surely keep readers up all night.

Steven James is the author of over 30 novels, spanning the genres of psychological thrillers, dramas, YA fantasy, and more. He is recipient of four Storytelling World Honor awards, two Publishers Weekly starred reviews, and 2009 & 2011 Christy Awards for best suspense. His most recent thriller, The Bishop, was named Suspense Magazine’s 2010 Book of the Year and won an INSPY award in the categories of suspense/mystery.