Monday, November 4, 2013

Singularity by Steven James

Jevin Banks is searching for a killer--and answers to terrifying questions he never even thought to ask.
When his friend is murdered, illusionist Jevin Banks is determined to find out what really happened. Drawn deep into a web of conspiracy and top-secret research on human consciousness, Jevin won't stop digging until the truth is revealed. Soon he uncovers a dark secret that could change the very fabric--and future--of human life on the planet.

Based on frightening scientific realities and bristling with mystery, suspense, and intrigue, Singularity is the riveting sequel to Placebo.

My review:
   Steven James quickly became one of my favorite authors with his Patrick Bowers Thriller Series. This series, The Jevin Banks Experience, is totally different, and to be honest I wasn't sure how much I was going to like the series. I actually read the first book, Placebo twice and liked it better the second time around, and have been waiting for the second book to come out.

  Singularity doesn't disappoint. There seemed to be more action and suspense in this book, and I was more familiar with the main characters, which helped a lot. He has come up with some very interesting and unique characters, and I enjoyed reading more about them and their interactions with each other. There was a lot of technical and science talk of things that are foreign to me, but James presented the ideas in such a way that I got the general idea.

  In this book, there was more details given about the main character's act, who is an illusionist, and I found that whole thing fascinating and intriguing. I also found some of the ideas in the book a bit frightening, and the possibility that there may be people trying to attempt the things in the book that the scientists were trying to attempt.

  Singularity had more of Jevin struggling with doubts about God and His existence, and I enjoyed the Christian content that was mostly absent in the other series.

  I did enjoy reading Singularity. It was a very entertaining read, and it is obvious Steven James has done a lot of research into the world of magicians and also of modern science and technology. The book was set against the backdrop of Las Vegas, and he also gives a good look at what life there is
like. I would recommend this series, though the books should be read in order.

About the author:

Critically acclaimed author Steven James has written more than thirty books, including Placebo and the bestselling Bowers Files thriller series. He is a contributing editor to Writer's Digest. Steven lives in Tennessee with his wife and three daughters.

Available November 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Revell for the review copy.