Book Title: The Knight Author: Steven James Rating: 5 stars
Before I bought this book I was not a big fan of books written in 1st Person. Nor am I in a habit of giving out 5 stars. Still not a great fan, but I did give this book 5 stars. Why? To put it simply, it far exceeded my expectations! My previous experience with 1st Person novels is that the primary character usually has an ego problem, such as “look at me,” “I did this,” or “I did that.” But Steven James avoided all the usual pitfalls and wrote a gripping story of mystery that had me from the start. At no time did I feel the character was being egotistical. I was never disappointed in the story. However I was frustrated. Not because of any error on the author’s part but because he deftly misdirected my thinking and I never figured out the villain until he was revealed. Usually I am pretty good at solving mysteries, but not this time and that was frustrating. Throughout the book I found myself pulling for Patrick Bowers, an FBI agent, as he tried to discover the killer. His life was in constant danger, a fact that kept me glued to the story. Added to that was his step-daughter he was trying to parent and his love life (he wife had died prior to the events of this book). I have to say that I was thoroughly entertained and felt this book deserved a 5 star rating. I was not compensated in any way for writing this review. In fact I purchased it a local bookstore.