Title: The Pawn
Author: Steven James
Reading period: 13–19 September, 2010
Patrick Bowers PhD is an environmental criminologist for the FBI.
A serial killer who calls himself the Illusionist is killing women in North Carolina
and leading the FBI a merry dance.
There's a major subplot involving another killer and Jonestown.
And Bowers' personal life is complicated by a sullen teenage stepdaughter.
Despite the ludicrous complexity of the plot,
it's an entertaining and relatively thoughtful thriller.