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In Checkmate, critically acclaimed novelist Steven James offers the final, chilling chapter in his bestselling series, the Patrick Bowers Files.

When a clandestine FBI facility is attacked, special agent Patrick Bowers is drawn into the vicious, ruthless story that a killer from his past is bent on telling the world. Clues lead to long forgotten secrets buried deep beneath uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Now Bowers is caught up in trying to stop one of the most deadly attacks ever planned on American soil.

Smart, tense, and full of mind-bending twists and turns, Checkmate explodes onto the scene, bringing the Patrick Bowers Files to a climactic and unforgettable conclusion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Checkmate is high tension all the way. The author writes with precision and incisiveness. Fast, sharp, and belivable. Put it at the top of your list.”

    John Lutz, Edgar Award–winning author of Single White Female

  • “A perfectly crafted hard-hitting, intense thriller that takes readers to the top of the cliff and dangles them over the edge. James is an author that every thriller reader should have on their bookshelf.”

    Suspense Magazine

  • “James creates a multilayered tale that leaves readers breathless.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Richard Ferrone…gives Bowers an introspective identity at every turn, which is appropriate considering all that is on his mind. A partner has a deeper voice, a pair of vicious murderers keep a cold calmness in their tones, and his stepdaughter talks with a clipped, almost frustrated, voice.”


  • “In his latest Patrick Bowers thriller, Steven James pens another fast-paced thriller chock full of great characters, head-snapping plot twists, impeccable research, and a truly fun ride. Highly recommended. Not to be missed.”

    D. P. Lyle, award-winning author of the Dub Walker and Samantha Cody thriller series

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About the Author
Author Steven James

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

About the Narrator

Richard Ferrone has recorded over 150 audiobooks including thrillers, romances, science fiction, and inspirational novels. He has earned an Audie Award and four Audie nominations, including for Best Solo Male Narrator of 2003. He was also recognized as an AudioFile “Voice of the Last Century” and a “Rising and Shining Star.” He has earned many AudioFile Earphones Awards and was named the 2011 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense as well as the 2009 Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy. A science fiction fan, he narrated Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars trilogy. He has also narrated works by James Patterson, Walter Mosley, John Sandford, Eric Van Lustbader, and Stuart Woods.