Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Rook by Steven James (Press Release)

Glass Road Public Relations, LLC ph (615) 986-9516 fax (615) 986-9517

July 8, 2008
Contact: Rebeca Seitz
(615) 986-9516;

The Rook (The Patrick Bowers Files, Book 2)

Publishers Weekly Hails “caffeinated plot twists and intriguing characterizations”

(NASHVILLE, TN) Following up his breakout hit, The Pawn, Steven James gives his fans another story
about FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers. And this time, his readers won’t know who to trust.

James offers another intricately plotted thriller in The Rook with his in-depth study of geographic profiling,
strategic crime analysis, and environmental criminology methods. Real-life retired FBI agent E. Cleon Glaze
says, “Steven James’s ability to use modern, up-to-date investigative techniques to solve his criminal myster-
ies places him at the forefront of current mystery writers.”

Full of fast-paced action and mind-bending plot twists, The Rook is an adrenaline-
laced page-turner that will keep readers up all night. Book 2 in The Bowers Files,
this riveting look into the darkness that lies in every soul is the perfect follow-up to
James’s critically acclaimed bestselling thriller The Pawn.

The Rook
Steven James
$13.99, tradepaper
Everywhere August 2008
Glass Road R
P Public Relations
“Sophomore slump? Fuhgeddaboutit. In his second thriller about FBI
criminologist Patrick Bowers, James delivers the caffeinated plot twists and
intriguing characterizations that made The Pawn a welcome addition to the
suspense genre…”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Steven James hooked me with his debut, The Pawn. Now in this explosive
sequel he has absolutely blown me away…”
Glass Road Public Relations, LLC ph (615) 986-9516 fax (615) 986-9517
July 8, 2008
Contact: Rebeca Seitz
(615) 986-9516;


Steven James is one of the nation’s most innovative storytellers and a bestselling author. He has written
more than twenty books and is a full-time speaker, having appeared more than 1,500 times throughout North
America, Europe and Asia since 1996.

His first mystery thriller, The Pawn, has already hit the bestseller
lists and is a finalist for the 2008 Christy Awards. On August 1,
2008, his second book, The Rook, joins the high-octane thriller se-
ries, The Bowers Files. A third book, The Knight, is set to join the
expanding series in Summer 2009.

James has had many outlets for his creativity. He holds a Master of
Arts in Storytelling. In 1997, when he completed this degree, he was
one of only a hundred people in the world with such a degree.

For years, James has focused on crafting nonfiction books that explore and broaden the connections of story,
imagination, and Christian spirituality. He has recently contracted several more titles with Revell, a division
of Baker Publishing Group. His recent nonfiction books include Sailing Between the Stars and the critically-
acclaimed Story: Recapture the Mystery, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. He has
been honored with six national awards for his writing and storytelling, including a nomination for an ECPA
Gold Medallion Book Award.

In addition to his books, James has written hundreds of articles and stories that have appeared in over eighty
different magazines and publications, including Writer’s Digest and Guideposts for Teens.

James lives and writes in eastern Tennessee near the town of Jonesborough, the heart of the modern storytel-
ling revival. He likes rock climbing and science fiction movies. When he’s not writing or speaking, he enjoys
spending time with his wife and three daughters.
The Rook
Steven James
$13.99, tradepaper
Everywhere August 2008

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