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Blood Sins (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #11)

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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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Alex is The Romance Fox
4,5 stars

Blood Sins, the 11th book in Kay Hooper’s brilliant Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Series, kicks off just after the ending in the previous book, Blood Dreams, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4... , where the serial killer had been caught but discovered that he had just been used by a very powerful and dangerous puppet master.

The mastermind behind the horrific killings is thought to be a man named Rev Samuel, leader of the Church of the Everlasting Sin, situated in the mountains near the
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Dec 16, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2008-reads
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
Jodi
Dec 22, 2008 Jodi rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
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
kingshearte
May 14, 2010 kingshearte rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, fiction, fluff
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
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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
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Sheila Melo
Sep 20, 2014 Sheila Melo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Susanne Leist
Dec 22, 2014 Susanne Leist rated it it was amazing
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
Doris
Jan 10, 2015 Doris rated it liked it
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
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Quantum Thief - Faceless One
I loved this book to pieces! Including the gorgeous front cover I might add. I also love all the characters and the mystery in all the pages of the book. This is a very addicting series to read and I'm glad I am!
Ellyn
Jan 08, 2009 Ellyn rated it it was ok
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
Anita
Blood Sins is every bit the bridging second book to a story's trilogy, but at the same time, it still managed it's own plot and story. While the story line was fairly straight forward, it had a lot of dragging moments and a lot of confusing WTF moments that gave me pause.

While it is probably the weaker of the Blood trilogy books in the Bishop/SCU world, Blood Sins was still every bit as enjoyable as you'd expect it to be.


The Story:
Blood Sins picks up right off from where the previous book ended.
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Betty
Aug 06, 2014 Betty rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Betty by: Sent to me for review
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Blood Sins: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit: Blood Trilogy) (Mass Market Paperback)
By Kay Hooper
Bantam
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
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Cornerofmadness
Apr 09, 2009 Cornerofmadness rated it really liked it
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
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Deanna
Nov 01, 2010 Deanna rated it really liked it
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
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Darlene
Dec 20, 2008 Darlene rated it it was amazing
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
Merredith
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
Jun 10, 2010 Ryne Barber rated it it was ok
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
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Brent Soderstrum
Jan 08, 2013 Brent Soderstrum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Valerie
Apr 30, 2009 Valerie rated it it was amazing
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
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Louise
Apr 10, 2009 Louise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Nell
Nov 24, 2012 Nell rated it really liked it
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
Kellie
Jan 11, 2009 Kellie rated it liked it
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 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
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Kim
Dec 02, 2013 Kim rated it liked it
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
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Kristen
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
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Joyce
Mar 17, 2014 Joyce rated it really liked it
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.
Rebecca Delio
Sep 14, 2015 Rebecca Delio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Exceptional Read

I have read Kay Hooper for years I have everyone if her books, but since she started the Bishop Series I began to love her books more. I now wait with baited breath for the next in the series and hope that it continues forever.
Lorie
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
Jun 26, 2014 Glenn Harris rated it really liked it
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.
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Kay Hooper was born in California, in an air force base hospital since her father was stationed there at the time. The family moved back to North Carolina shortly afterward, so she was raised and went to school there.
The oldest of three children, Kay has a brother two years younger and a sister seven years younger. Her father and brother are builders who own a highly respected construction compan
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Other Books in the Series

Bishop/Special Crimes Unit (1 - 10 of 16 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)
  • Sense of Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #6)
  • Hunting Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #7)
  • Chill of Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #8)
  • Sleeping with Fear (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit #9)
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