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Product Details

  • Series: Bishop Files Series (Book 1)
  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (November 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469202816
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469202815
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 5.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,647,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Kay Hooper and her novels

“Kay Hooper…provide[s] a welcome chill on a hot summer's day.”—The Orlando Sentinel

“Filled with page-turning suspense.”--The Sunday Oklahoman

“Readers will be mesmerized.”--Publishers Weekly
--This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

About the Author

Kay Hooper is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series, including Blood Ties, Blood Dreams, Blood Sins, and other novels. She lives in North Carolina.

Customer Reviews

It had good character development.
Karen Ostrom
I really did not care too much for the heroine until the very end.
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It keeps me in suspense until the very end of the book.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Lola Jane on November 28, 2012
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I'll be completely upfront- I tend to like Kay Hooper's books and I tend to find them worth my time and money (even with issues). However, I'm not blind to the faults that could bug some other readers. This book- quite simply- was a whole lot of set-up and very little pay-off. I trust Kay Hooper- based on years of reading her books. I trust that she'll take this series somewhere worthy. But, a new reader may be skeptical. This first book has enough issues that a reader may need some patience to carry over to the second book.

If you are a Kay Hooper fan- then, read away. I liked it enough to give the series a shot and I imagine you will feel the same. I'll say that there are some differences here between this and her last works. We are working with a more international-scope, larger conspiracy-style mystery than KH normally uses as a plot-line. In her former books, KH tends to focus on a serial killer, his stalking phase, and his capture by the good guys. This book is different. If I had to venture a comparison, I'd say Iris Johanson's Pandora books felt most like this series set-up. There is an over-arching story arc, here, that is not as well set-up as I'd like (but, I'll get to that, later.) We get a glimpse of a few familiar characters but they are really only glimpses. I can't attest to the coming series but this is NOT a Bishop book (where his hand is the one in control). I was actually wondering, for awhile, if this was taking place in a different book universe. It is in the Bishop and Haven universe but we are on the outer fringes where the rules we have learned in the past series' aren't necessarily relevant- because these new characters are NOT part of Bishop's or Haven's universe- they are KH's version of Muggles.

It was interesting.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Dumas on December 2, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I am a huge fan of the Bishop SCU series and even enjoyed Haven. I kept reading this book in the hope that it would get better. It didn't.
My first issue is that the characters weren't particularly likeable, as others have mentioned. Then there was the fact that the story jumped around to so many places and people that it was frustrating. There were a lot of conversations that referred to "they", but one could not easily track which "they" was being referenced. I'm fine with books where several threads of the story slowly come together. I was not at all satisfied that they ever did so in this book. I felt it was unfinished. In spite of the Bishop books being a series, each one does wrap up its own plotline fairly well. I also like that in the other books there is eventually an explanation of the psychic phenomena and especially of psychic abilities that were used against the protagonists. There were several "abilities" that were new in this book. There were also definitely psychics on the "bad guys" side. For the most part, very little indication is given of what they are doing and which experiences of the "good guys" are the result of psychic "attack". I was left uncertain what was going on in the paranormal area.
I also was perplexed and disappointed by Bishop in this storyline. He isn't directly involved as he is in the SCU and Haven cases. But, he is clearly aware of this struggle, conspiracy or whatever it is. In so many other books, Bishop reaches out, often not openly, to gifted new psychics in trouble. Yet, here he remains way out of the picture despite the danger to innocents, even deaths. This makes no sense to me in his role as either FBI supervisor or an expert psychic handler.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By truefeather77 on February 15, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This had a very suspenseful premise, and I was scared until about halfway through. Then I realized it was going nowhere, and was afraid it wouldn't live up to the atmosphere it had created. It didn't.

Are these people in a battle of good and evil, or what? I've seen more passion and commitment in tennis matches at Wimbledon. They keep letting each other go, as if it's just a living chess game, when it seems like the stakes are rather more crucial than that. Characters introduced, and then left behind. Loose ends enough to weave a rug. Hints of a character's backstory, never filled in. Plenty of opportunities for approach, never taken. "The bad guys don't use technology" -- never explained, but they do, because they're the ones doing strange things on the guy's computer, which I think is tech. What the heck is the deal with the cat? The guy who says, "You want me to take it from her, like I gave her the cobwebs?" What was that? Things introduced, like a crossroads, or the unusual bond, but never used. One minute they're committed to "No man left behind", the next minute they can leave and not even look back, or give lipservice to concern about someone's plight.

Nothing made sense, and rules seemed to change at will to whatever was convenient. A great start, not well written. Things would make more sense if this were going to have a sequel, but it wasn't built up that way, and the next book in this 'series' has totally different characters.

Sorry I wasted my money. I normally don't much like red herrings, but in this the air is thick with them, as if one had run afoul of a flock of flying fish.
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More About the Author

KAY HOOPER is the award-winning author of Sleeping with Fear, Stealing Shadows, and more than ten other novels of suspense and intrigue along with dozens of other books. She lives in North Carolina.

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