This book is for 5 of my reading challenges.
The Christy Awards Challenge
52 Books in 52 Weeks Challenge[Wk. 5]
Suspense & amp; Thrillers Challenge[Spy Thriller]
Monthly Mixer Melee Challenge
"The Rook" by Steven James
A baffling fire rips through a top-secret Naval research facility, and Special Agent Patrick Bowers is called in to investigate. His unique ability to pinpoint the time, place, and spatial factors of any crime tells him that the arsonists were going after something very specific-and they have succeeded. Now, with a device of unimaginable lethal power in the wrong hands, Bowers must stop a criminal mastermind from enveloping him and those he loves in a trap from which there is no escape...
# Paperback: 464 pages
# Publisher: Onyx; Reprint edition (December 1, 2009)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0451412818
# ISBN-13: 978-0451412812
MY THOUGHTS: I had no idea when I picked this book from the list that it was a series of books. This is the 3rd in the series. But it was a good stand alone book. I am sure some of it would have made more sense if I would have started with book 1 The Pawn, instead. Anyway, I really enjoyed this book. The writing is great, there is lots of clues, evidence, suspects, and lots of things for your imagination to conjure up while reading this book. This is also a spy thriller in the sense that the guy behind all this used to be a spy for the U.S. and now is a spy for someone else. Another country maybe? You'll have to read the book to find out. You can find the list of 2009 Christy Award winners here.
MY RATING: 5