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Blood ties [large print] : a Bishop/Special crimes unit novel / Kay Hooper.

By: Hooper, Kay.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Random House Large Print, c2010Edition: Large print ed.Description: 437 p. (large print) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780739377567 (lg. print).Subject(s): Bishop, Noah (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Government investigators -- Fiction | Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction | Suspense fictionDDC classification: 813/.6 Summary: The Special Crimes Unit finds itself targeted by a monster intent on destroying both Noah Bishop and his people.
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The Special Crimes Unit finds itself targeted by a monster intent on destroying both Noah Bishop and his people.

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Chapter One Present day April 8 Tennessee    Case Edgerton ran along the narrow trail, aware of his burning legs but concentrating on his breathing. The last mile was always the hardest, especially on his weekly trail run. Easier to just zone out and run when he was on the track or in his neighborhoodpark; this kind of running, with its uneven terrain and various hazards, required real concentration.   That was why he liked it.   He jumped over a rotted fallen log and almost immediately had to duck a low-hanging branch. After that, it was all downhill--which wasn't as easy as it sounded, since the trail snaked back and forth in hairpin curves all along the middle quarter of thislast mile. Good training for his upcoming race. He planned to win that one, as he had won so many his entire senior year.    And then Kayla Vassey, who had a thing for runners and who was remarkably flexible, would happily reward him. Maybe for the whole summer. But there'd be no clinging to him afterward; she'd be too busy sizing up next year's crop of runners to do more thanwave goodbye when he left in the fall for college.    Sex without strings. The kind he preferred.   Case nearly tripped over a root exposed by recent spring rains and swore at his wandering thoughts.   Concentrate, idiot. Do you want to lose that race?   He really didn't.   His legs were on fire now and his lungs felt raw, but he kept pushing himself, as he always did, even picking up a little speed as he rounded the last of the wicked hairpin curves.    This time, when he tripped, he went sprawling.   He tried to land on his shoulder and roll, to do as little damage as possible, but the trail was so uneven that instead of rolling he slammed into the hard ground with a grunt, the wind knocked out of him, and a jolt of pain told him he'd probably jammedor torn something.   It took him a few minutes of panting and holding his shoulder gingerly before he felt able to sit up. And it was only then that he saw what had tripped him.   An arm.   Incredulous, he stared at a hand that appeared to belong to a man, a hand that was surprisingly clean and unmarked, long fingers seemingly relaxed. His gaze tracked across a forearm that was likewise uninjured, and then--   And then Case Edgerton began to scream like a little girl.      "You can see why I called you in." Sheriff Desmond Duncan's voice was not--quite--defensive. "We're on the outskirts of Serenade, but it still falls into my jurisdiction. And I'm not ashamed to admit it's beyond anything the Pageant County Sheriff's Departmenthas ever handled." He paused, then repeated, "Ever."   "I'm not surprised," she replied somewhat absently.   His training and experience told Des Duncan to shut up and let her concentrate on the scene, but his curiosity was stronger. He hadn't known what to expect when he contacted the FBI, never having done so before, so maybe any agent would have surprisedhim. This one definitely did.   She was drop-dead gorgeous, for one thing, with a centerfold body and the face of an exotic angel. And she possessed the most vivid blue eyes Duncan had seen in his life. With all that, she appeared remarkably casual and unaware of the effect she was havingon just about every man within eyesight of her. She was in faded jeans and a loose pullover sweater, and her boots were both serviceable and worn. Her long gleaming black hair was pulled back into a low ponytail at the nape of her neck. No makeup, at leastas far as he could tell.   She had done everything short of taking a mud bath to downplay her looks, and Des still had to fight a tendency to stutter a bit when speak Excerpted from Blood Ties by Kay Hooper All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Too many interchangeable doll-like victims and a by-the-numbers plot mar bestseller Hooper's conclusion to her paranormal thriller trilogy that began with Blood Dreams and Blood Sins. When a serial killer tortures, dismembers, and dumps eight women in eight weeks in Tennessee and adjacent states, Noah Bishop, head of the FBI's Special Crimes Unit, gets on the case, along with Noah's touch-telepath and seer wife, Miranda, and special agent Hollis Templeton, a profiler-in-training and medium who can self-heal and see auras. Hollis and special investigator Diana Brisco, also a medium and healer, travel to the "gray time," a corridor between life and death where a young spirit, Brooke, helps them connect the killings to a past threat. Series fans and newcomers alike will appreciate the appendixes, which include bios of Special Crime Unit agents and definitions of their various paranormal abilities. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

When the victims of a serial killer in the Southeast are found to be connected to earlier Special Crimes Unit cases, it becomes clear that the unit itself is the target. At the same time, SCU an elite FBI unit of persons with paranormal abilities founded and led by Noah Bishop is threatened by disturbing leaks. In this third in the trilogy (after Blood Dreams, 2007, and Blood Sins, 2009), unit members are still dealing with the exceptional psychic energy surrounding the killing of megalomanic cult leader Adam Deacon Samuel in Blood Sins. Medium Hollis Templeton's increasing abilities enable her to help new investigator Diana Brisco, a medium who is able to travel in and out of gray time, a corridor between life and death. Hunkered down in the small town of Serenade, Tennessee, SCU members find themselves fighting an adversary with similar abilities, as it becomes clear that the evil Samuel's legacy lives on. Footnotes and brief bios of unit members provide background for the trilogy in this compulsively readable paranormal thriller.--Leber, Michele Copyright 2010 Booklist

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