29 September 2011
James, Steven. The Knight. Grand Rapids, MI: Revel, 2009.
Agent Bowers is hunting a killer who is re-enacting a story through the deaths of his victims. As he draws closer to a solution, Bowers realizes that the final chapter in the killer's story involves the death of Agent Bowers himself. With a deadline looming, how will Bowers catch the killer and save both himself and the killer's other potential victims?
I had a guess that this novel was published under a Christian label, although this book doesn't fit the stereotype of Christian fiction from earlier decades. This falls more into the category of "well-written fiction that is relatively clean and happens to be written by someone who is a Christian." A bit of googling about the publisher confirmed my suspicions: Revel is a part of Baker Publishing. Because of that, I was a bit surprised to find this book in the meager browsing collection at my university's library. However, this book was excellently written and I truly enjoyed the experience of reading this novel. For the first time in a long time, I woke up early enough in the morning so that I could finish reading the book before I began working on homework or other duties. And I was not disappointed. If you haven't read this one yet, folks, you need to check it out. Or buy a copy and pass it around to your friends. You'll thank me later.