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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (929 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steven James Narrator: Richard Ferrone Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Patrick Bowers Files Release Date: September 2011 ISBN: 9781461847267
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While investigating a double homicide in an isolated northern Wisconsin town, FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers uncovers a high-tech conspiracy that twists through long-buried Cold War secrets and targets present-day tensions in the Middle East.

In his most explosive thriller yet, bestselling author Steven James delivers a multi-layered storytelling tour de force that not only delivers pulse-pounding suspense but also deftly explores the rippling effects of the choices we make.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Steven James continues to raise the bar in suspense writing. The Queen takes readers to a new level of suspense and is the best book in the Patrick Bowers series hands down!” 

    Suspense Magazine

  • “These are not lightweight good guy–bad guy chase scenes, but complex stories moving freely across world cultures…with a brilliant strategy, James manages a checkmate, and he seems to have many more moves in store.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This fifth book in James's Bowers Files (after The Bishop) exhibits all of the page-turning, tightly woven plotting and whiplash pacing of the others in the series.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Richard Ferrone ratchets up the tension by keeping his tone matter-of-fact.”

    AudioFile

  • A 2012 International Thriller Writers Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original
  • Winner of the 2012 Christian Book Award for Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauri | 2/14/2014

    " This is not my favorite of the Patrick Bowers books, but it was still a quick and enjoyable read. The plot of this book gets a little Tom Clancy-esque and I think I prefer his serial murder storylines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greta Kimel | 2/9/2014

    " This book has huge plot twists. James is a master of suspense, and he skillfully integrates issues of Christianity into the thriller genre. Great book--just don't read it when you are home alone at night--you'll pee your pants! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Watson | 2/6/2014

    " This book has a lot going on, so pay attention. It is the first book I have read from the series. Wish I had read earlier ones, but it can stand alone. Well thought out story by a master storyteller. You won't be disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 2/4/2014

    " Lots of action. Will read more by this author. Not really much religious theme. I was worried about that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 2/2/2014

    " Taut thriller from a gifted storyteller. Set in Northern Wisconsin, The Queen is the latest in James' Patrick Bowers series. As a Wisconsin native this setting was especially appealling to me. A tad more inspiration than the previous title, but still full of action, high-tech gadgetry, and plot twists. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Lasalle | 1/30/2014

    " Mr James you are a master of words and I enjoy every second of reading your books. The Queen was awesome, the ending was especially great and I cant wait to read more of your books in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coulter | 1/28/2014

    " Great story! While I wished there would have been more progression in the overall series plot, I did like that this was a contained case. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 1/25/2014

    " This book might get 3 stars except it is in a series I really like. I don't like I have to wait a year each time for the next book in the series though and I find myself beginning to get lost in the overarching story. It is not the strongest book in the series, but it's still good and I like crime thrillers and it's definitely among the better in the genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 1/17/2014

    " The only reason not to read this book before bed is that you won't be able to put it down and go to sleep! It's been a while since I've read a thriller with plot intricacies so twisted and so brilliantly woven. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbi | 1/17/2014

    " This was the best book so far in the Patrick Bowers series! I loved it and had a hard time putting it down. A complete page turner. Steven James once again has accomplished writing a book that will keep you on your toes. I can not wait for the next book to come out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 1/3/2014

    " It was a good book, however it didn't have me at the edge of my seat, like some of his other books. Maybe I just had more going on, while I was trying to read it. I do like the series, and will look for the next book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Hunt | 12/31/2013

    " I have absolutely enjoyed the entire series. I had put my name on the waiting list at our local library, but couldn't wait any longer and bought it with my birthday money! It was worth both the wait and the money. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Symon | 12/16/2013

    " Good but the least enjoyed (by me) of the 5 Bower books so far "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Amburgey | 11/19/2013

    " Very good read once again. An awesome twist that I didn't see coming toward the end of the book. Highly recommended, along with the others in this series. This one also had more christian content than the others, which is always a plus for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/11/2013

    " Lots of twists in this thriller, less gory than the one before it in the Patrick Bowers series, and it takes place in northern Wisconsin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iris | 11/10/2013

    " This is a hard one for me. I loved the other books in the series but, I had to almost force myself to read the first half of the book. To many people to keep straight and to much technical stuff. The second half I loved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margo | 10/5/2013

    " Another great mystery series! This author is handled by a christian publishing house which I think means some folks won't find it. This is a shame cause these books are an intense series that have certainly given me the hibbie-jeebies on occasion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terri | 5/8/2013

    " Another great installment by Steven James. I *really* hope this series is going to continue! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Sieczkowski | 2/24/2013

    " Another great book in the series. This one has more details on weaponry that was a bit distracting, but the plot was very good. Read the books in order starting with The Pawn "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne Degroot mclaughlin | 11/8/2012

    " A good read. LOTS of details with some surprises. If you like mystery, suspense, and law enforcement, this is a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 10/24/2012

    " I loved each book in this series. I thought this one was a little technical and hard to keep track of details. This one wouldn't be my favorite of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy Self | 7/17/2012

    " Once again a great, suspenseful book. Love his characters and how the relationships grow....is there going to be another one? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kahri Lynn | 6/7/2012

    " Can't wait for the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Honey Robins | 4/7/2012

    " Surprising twist at the end, I really enjoyed it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clara | 3/15/2012

    " This is a good series. Anyone who likes FBI profiling and suspense will like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cmking14 | 9/27/2011

    " Once again Steven James makes it very difficult to put down this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 dennis | 9/5/2011

    " all 4 books in this series are very enjoyable...waiting for "the queen" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vd | 7/26/2011

    " An Interesting and thought-provoking book. It tries to deal with certain urgent questions of philosophical and moral import but in way that is easy to read. Also, it does tell a thrilling story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chere | 7/21/2011

    " This wasn't the best in this series, but it was intense. The Bishop resolves one thread in the life of the agent, and begins another. It left me wanting the next book as it should. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacquelyn | 5/13/2011

    " Steven James is a genious! The character Patrick Bowers is a must read for any mystery/thriller fan. I can't wait for the next 3 books, in this series, to come out. Also, if The Pawn is picked up as a television series, I will set my TiVO immediately!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pen | 5/3/2011

    " Big fan of Patrick Bowers. He has a unique way of solving crimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 3/23/2011

    " Interesting philosophies introduced as to whether or not we as humans ever really act with free will. Something to think about... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 3/20/2011

    " As good as the first 3, can't wait for the 5th, The Queen. "

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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 nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards, including 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.