Every Wicked Man by
Steven James is the last in the series. This book is third
in the prequel series and eleventh overall, in the Bowers
Files novels. People should probably want to read the other
books first to get a better idea of what is happening in this
After a Senator’s son takes his own life and posts the
video on-line FBI Agent Patrick Bowers is drawn into a complex
web of lies. Clues that might help solve the puzzle include
a century old code. At the funeral, Bowers attempts to track
down a woman visualizing it from a distance. Out of nowhere
Mannie, the bodyguard of Blake Neeson comes to help, but the
FBI is wary since he and his boss are on the top ten-wanted
“I wrote Patrick as someone who pursues the truth no
matter what are the consequences. He is quirky and never gives
up. I would describe him as incredible, perseverant, and persistent.
He is also haunted by what he as seen.”
Added to the persons of interest is novelist Timothy Sabian
who has Morgellon Disease. One of the symptoms is the feeling
of bugs constantly crawling on his skin besides hearing voices
telling him to kill people. Caught in the cross hairs are
Bowers new wife, Christine, and his stepdaughter, Tessa. Bowers
and his partner Ralph must find the culprit before more people
James commented, “I heard about this website that live
streams murders and suicides. Unfortunately, this is part
of our world today, and it is really troubling. Then I decided
to have a character in this book as a novelist with Morgellon’sSyndrome.
I wanted a character who is losing all track of reality. Readers
are not sure if he is insane. Sometimes people’s conditions
are so severe they are beyond help. I hope readers identify
and have sympathy for him; yet, are unsure and wary because
of what he might be capable.”
This book explores power, greed, deception, and retribution.
The antagonists use manipulation to coerce others.