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In The Bowers Files novels, FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers has stopped some of the most vicious serial killers ever imagined. Now, in the fifth exciting installment, author Steven James takes readers back to Bowers’s terrifying beginning.

Milwaukee, 1997. In a city reeling from the crimes of Jeffrey Dahmer, a series of gruesome kidnappings and mutilations draw authorities into a case like nothing they’ve ever seen. Cops think a Dahmer copycat is on the loose.

But Patrick Bowers, working as a homicide detective, suspects this is more than an ode to the infamous cannibal. When he discovers that the shocking acts reference some of the most notorious and macabre killers in our nation’s history, the investigation spirals into a nightmare of manipulation, brutality, and terror.

Wielding groundbreaking investigative techniques, Bowers must now face off with a killer who will stop at nothing to get his message out to the world. Chilling, gritty, and packed with twists and turns, Opening Moves is Steven James’s most heart-pounding novel yet.

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Opening Moves
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On "Opening Moves" and on "Checkmate"
May 10th, 2015
I think the two very best of the series; I loved the so-called 'prequel' of Opening moves. I extremely enjoyed reading Bowers 'starting up' A thrill of a ride. Excellent and relentless. Well written and enjoyful. B
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Opening moves
April 6th, 2014
To detailed on the gruesome.
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December 14th, 2013
great book cant wait for the next one I couldn't put it down
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Opening Moves
August 12th, 2013
I enjoyed reading this book as much as his others,!
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Opening Moves
July 3rd, 2013
Likeable characters, riveting storyline. Re-reading the series for the 2nd time
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Another Great Book From Steven James
April 4th, 2013
This book does a great job of explaining the back story of the Patrick Bowers series.
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February 28th, 2013
It was worth while reading this Such a great read
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