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Blood Sins (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #11)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  5,351 ratings  ·  214 reviews
Young, vulnerable, attractive, Tessa Gray made the perfect victim. Which was why Noah Bishop of the FBI's Special Crimes Unit recruited her to play the role of grieving widow.

As the supposed new owner of property coveted by the Church of the Everlasting Sin, she'd be irresistible bait for the reclusive and charismatic Reverend Samuel. His fortified compound in the mountai
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Holy crap! I'm hoping I don't dream tonight...but if I do, I just hope this book doesn't influence my dreams or they'll be some doozy of a nightmare. "Blood Sins" is Kay Hooper's second in her 'Blood' trilogy and her 11th starring the 'Bishop/Special Crimes Unit'. This unit is a special FBI unit composed of agents with 'special' abilities--mediums, seers, telepaths, etc. They operate as quietly as possible when crimes seem to have some unusual aspects. I've got all of this series in my permanent ...more
Sheriff Sawyer knows in his gut that Reverend Samuel and his Church of the Eternal Sin is responsible for the deaths of the women who have washed up in his territory but he is completely stymied trying to prove it. Bishop and the SCU also know that Samuel is responsible and this time, they are going to prove it. Bishop has sent Haven operative Tessa Grey to infiltrate the compound. She doesn't read as psychic so she can move undetected. However, she detects Sheriff Sawyer and explains that he is ...more
Sometimes it takes a little while for the fact that a book is terribly written to make itself clear. Other times, the very first page gives you dialogue such as the following:

"And the monster who pulled his strings? The cold, calculating mind behind him?"
"We never saw him," Bishop answered. "Even though we believe he was close enough to watch. Close enough to affect some of us. Close enough to hunt and capture the... prey... for his pet killer."

When the dialogue starts out that clumsy, one migh
Sheila Melo
Middle Part of the Story

BLOOD SINS is an interesting paranormal suspense but readers who start here will have missed a lot. The book continues the story of the Special Crimes Unit of the FBI for agents with paranormal talents and its civilian counterpart, Haven.

THE STORY: After the events of BLOOD DREAMS, Haven and the SCU are searching for the man behind the monster. They believe that it is Samuel, the head of the Church of the Everlasting Sin. Tessa Gray works for Haven and has come to help fi
Susanne Leist
I enjoy reading all of Kay Hooper's books, and this is not an exception. The story is dark and creepy with pulverized bodies turning up along a river near a the cult compound of the Church of Everlasting Sin. It's South Carolina and girls are getting killed. Agents who are sent in to find information are also disappearing. What is happening at this gated community? The FBI and its Special Crimes Unit with the help of the local police chief devise a plan. Tessa Grey is the next agent to be sent i ...more
Reading this book was a little odd, as I have not been reading the Bishop series in sequence. I already knew the outcome to the setup of this book, having read a couple of the later novels, so part of my disappointment, the flatness of the story, may have been due to that.

In this story, Sheriff Sawyer has been trying for some time to tie dead women who have been washing up on the shore to Reverend Adam Deacon Samuel and his Church of the Eternal Sin, and welcomes the help of the Special Crimes U
The book wasn't bad (except the ending felt rushed) but I think I've just reached the end of my interest in this series. I really liked the early trilogy, but these last two books have been difficult for me to finish.
Viji Sarath (Bookish endeavors)
Far better than the previous ones.. In the beginning,when I started with the first book,it was fun. But in the course of time,finding a psychic in each and every corner seemed a bit of an exaggeration and boring. But this book managed to keep me on the hooks. DeMarco was a surprise,and so was Galen. The backbone of the story isn't much different from the other books. This book seemed to be lacking in plot. There is a weak backbone,but not much muscle. 'Church of everlasting sin'- the name was a ...more
Ana T.
I really enjoy this Bishop series. The book I have enjoyed the less are those with a higher lever of ghost and paranormal activities and with little romance. So, this story, shouldn't really have been a favourite for me. But I have to admit that I read it almost in one sitting and couldn't wait to reach the end.

This is single handedly the investigation into a religious organisation and it's preacher - a psychic who keeps his flock under strict control and can actually kill without touch. Hooper
Aug 06, 2014 Betty rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Betty by: Sent to me for review

Blood Sins: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit: Blood Trilogy) (Mass Market Paperback)
By Kay Hooper
January 2010

A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel

Since the current director of the FBI does not put much credence in Noah Bishop’s Special Crimes Unit SCU, philanthropists John and Maggie Garrett, along with Bishop, have founded Haven. Haven uses civilians with special psychic abilities to do jobs that the FBI has not been inv
It was a very quick and fun read though. Sadly it’s not the first in the series so maybe if I had read that before this one, I’d know more about Haven, a group of civilian psychics who work hand in hand with the Special Crimes Unit of the FBI which, you guessed it is also all psychic. (okay technically there are many books before this, since Bishop had three trilogies dedicated to him and Quinten has two or three books but there might be only one with them all together…)

In this, you’re dropped i
This is probably going to be the worst review I EVER do for Kay Hooper. It's not that she didn't deliver yet another great book. It's because I love her books sooooo much that I bought the first one in the series, Blood Dreams, and read it as soon as it came out.

Reading that book was like watching the season finale of your favorite TV show to have it 'To Be Continued...' at the end. It was vaguely unsatisfying and not complete. Then since I didn't know if the second book in the trilogy was goin
I am a huge fan of Kay Hooper's, The Bishop Trilogies. Blood Sins is the second in the fourth set of trilogy books that she's written and it was awesome! As usual, Kay Hooper grabbed my attention from the beginning and kept me on the edge of my seat till the very last page! For those not familiar with these trilogies it is centered around FBI agent Noah Bishop and his Special Crimes Unit. The agents working in this unit all have special abilities whether it be mediums, precogs, abilities to heal ...more
This is Bishop/SCU Book #11, or 2nd in the Blood Trilogy. I finished the first in the trilogy, and i just HAD to read the next one. Luckily, it was at my library, for my kindle, so I grabbed it. I devoured the book between right before bed Friday night to Sunday. I'd accidentally read the third Blood book a couple years ago without reading the first two, and now I finally got to see what they had been talking about. It's best to read the first one before this, but I guess you could understand a ...more
Ryne Barber
Blood Sins is a continuation of Kay Hooper's book series about a paranormal investigative society led by an agent named Bishop. Hooper works in trilogies, and Blood Sins is the second in her Blood trilogy, but all of her books are easy enough to pick up without having to worry about reading them in any order. Yet for a book series centering on Bishop, he's lacking a lot of characterization or personality to give him any kind of precedence over the other characters.

In fact, all of Hooper's charac
Brent Soderstrum
Number 11 of the Bishop/SCU and number 2 of the Blood trilogy was so much better then Blood Dreams. In the first real continuation of the series Tessa is the agent who must go under cover in the Church of the Everlasting Sin to expose and hopefully eliminate the cult leader Reverand Samuel who is somehow mysteriously murdering church members.

The ending was a bit over the top bringing back Dani and Marc from the last novel in the last few pages. Still lots of twists and turns that make Hooper's S
Do you think you know what evil is? Do you think you could recognize it? Fight it? Resist it? What if you were dealing with a monster that took evil to a completely new level – and looked perfectly normal while doing it?!!?
In the second installment of the “Blood” trilogy, Tessa Gray enters the compound of the Church of the Everlasting Sin, in search of the evil (that the SCU has encountered before) that is leeching the life out of Grace and its’ people. Tessa is a member of Haven, the civilian
This is the second in Hooper's newest trilogy, and as usual, a FANTASTIC read!

From back cover:

"Young, vulnerable, attractive, Tessa Gray made the perfect victim. Which was why Noah Bishop of the FBI's Special Crimes Unit recruited her to play the role of grieving widow. As the supposed new owner of property coveted by the Church of the Everlasting Sin, she'd be irresistible bait for the charismatic Reverend Samuel. His fortified compound in the mountains near Grace, North Carolina, had been the
When I first started reading this book, I was worried that I would be as disappointing as the first book in the trilogy, but it wasn’t. It started off a little slow, but things started to happen and I started to get more interested paragraph after paragraph. I started to see the book building up and shaping into something more interesting and intriguing than I ever thought to imagine. I was so engrossed that I couldn’t put the book down before long, and I was talking to the characters, telling t ...more
This is the second book in the "Blood Trilogy" series by Kay Hooper. It like the "Evil Trilogy" before it, showcase repeat character from the FBI's "Special Crimes Unit" and it's sister,civilian organization, Haven. I don't know if I'm just getting tapped out on the paranormal stuff or if these subsequent trilogies (The Shadow Trilogy being the first and focuses primarily on Bishop) just aren't as good. I really don't know which it is, but I struggled with getting in to this book, just I struggl ...more
Maria M. Elmvang
Blood Sins is the 11th book about Bishop's Special Crimes Unit and the second book in the Blood-trilogy. I haven't read ANY of Kay Hooper's earlier books, so was somewhat anxious to see how utterly lost I would be, by jumping straight into the middle of the action, so to speak.

Fortunately, not much. Granted, there were naturally references I didn't get and background stories I had to guess at, but mostly the important elements were well described, and I had no problems following the plot of this
This book is a close follow up to Blood Dreams. After they killed the serial killer in Blood Dreams they realized that he was being manipulated by another psychic. In this book they go after that 2nd psychic.

The sheriff, as usual, is pretty cool about psychic abilities, and has a very small latent ability. In this book are all the characters from Blood Dreams as well as previous books in the series. It almost felt like a reunion, but not in a good way. It felt more forced.

This bad-guy psychic is
I enjoyed this newest book by Hooper about the Special Crimes Unit. The character of Tessa was, as is typical, plucky and determined, although still learning how to use her talents to help catch the out of the ordinary criminals the unit hunts.

The villain in this book was introduced (although very vaguely) in the previous "Blood" book, and he is a VERY evil guy! Many of the characters from previous SCU books make appearances here, and they fit in nicely to the story.

Bishop is a bit less visible
These series are the only paranormal ones I read. There is enough plot, character development and action to keep most 'thriller' fans involved. This time Bishop and company are after a charismatic Preacher and cult leader who is suspected of killing many. His method is shocking and will reveal too much if told. It is well written and grabs you.
Let me start by saying that I really like Kay Hooper books. I have followed her books from the start and I really like the Bishop SCU thrillers and have enjoyed getting to know the characters therein. However, these last 2 (the Blood books) have seemed a little rushed at the end. The story goes along nicely for the first 3/4 or so, and then WHAM it's done, wrapped up nicely with little tendrils hanging for the next book. The other thing about the latest 2 is the thriller content is drastically d ...more
Glenn Harris
The second in a Special Crimes Unit trilogy. The psychic FBI agents are up against both their most powerful villain and a mysterious government official who wants to shut them down. Presumably all will be resolved in the third book.

I've read every book in the series and loved them all. This time it was a bit difficult for me to get into the story. Too many characters and everything seemed too rushed.

Aus Books & Reading
Interesting book, though I felt a bit lost at the beginning despite having read the previous book to this one already. It really wasn't a stand alone story and it has been awhile since I read its predecessor. It got better as it moved on, and I'm glad I read it.
Cynthia K
I picked this up while waiting for another audio book I requested to come in. Otherwise, I would stop reading the Bishop series. The content is very repetitious, plus I had ruined the ending for myself by reading a later book in the series that revealed what happened to Samuel. No more.
Carolyn E
I enjoyed this book. I think I have now read all of the books in the "Bishop" series, and have enjoyed all of them. Blood Sins seemed a bit extreme, but in the paranormal world, I guess anything can happen. I am continually amazed at the imagination that conjures up such stories. Even though the paranormal is not normally "my thing," I have really enjoyed this series. I think Kay Hooper will have a couple more books coming out later this year. I am looking forward to reading them.
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Other Books in the Series

Bishop/Special Crimes Unit (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • Stealing Shadows (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #1)
  • Hiding in the Shadows (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #2)
  • Out of the Shadows (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #3)
  • Touching Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #4)
  • Whisper of Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #5)
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  • Hunting Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #7)
  • Chill of Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, #8)
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