In bestseller Hooper’s bustling 17th Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novel (after 2015’s Fear the Dark), four residents of Clarity, N.C., suffer fatal “accidents” in a month. Unit chief Noah Bishop, a “tall, wide-shouldered and athletic man with an almost-too-handsome face,” sends a team of four agents headed by Hollis Templeton and including Templeton’s partner, Reese DeMarco, to investigate these suspicious deaths in the little mountain town. Each team member has one or more psychic powers (e.g., DeMarco “possesses an apparently unique double shield, which sometimes contains the unusually high amount of sheer energy he produces”). These psychic powers aren’t advertised, but they become known to local law enforcement as well as to the killer responsible for the deaths. The next victim is a clear case of murder, and Templeton and company must race to stop a powerful evil before more people die. Series fans should appreciate the new tests of the team’s abilities and the background details about how they acquired these abilities and the limits of each. Agent: Eileen Fallon, Fallon Literary Agency. (Mar.)
Reviewed on: 01/23/2017 Release date: 03/07/2017 Genre: Fiction
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