James sets the bar high in his second Patrick Bowers thriller. Readers will be on the edge of their seats as the chilling plot unfolds to an exhilarating, surprising end.
Special agent Patrick Bowers is called in to solve a series of fires set around San Diego. Then a homeless man commits suicide near another fire. When a deadly biotech device is stolen from a government research facility and a woman with ties to the facility is abducted, Bowers wonders if the incidents are linked. Rushing against the clock to solve the mystery and stop the violent crimes, he begins to question who to trust -- even among the people closest to him. (REVELL, Aug., 496 pp., $19.99)