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Divine Intervention (Divine Trilogy #1)

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CFBI Agent Jasi McLellan leads a psychically gifted team in the hunt for a serial arsonist- a murderer who has already taken the lives of three innocent people. Unleashing her gift as a "Pyro-Psychic," Jasi is compelled toward smoldering ashes and enters the killer's mind. A mind bent on destruction and revenge. Jasi's team consists of "Psychometric Empath" and profiler, B ...more
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Published July 1st 2004 by Trafford Publishing
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Tammy
Jun 21, 2011 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars!

Summary: CFBI agent Jasmine McLellan is assigned a hot case—one that requires the psychic abilities of the PSI Division, a secret government agency located in the secluded town of Divine, BC.

Jasi leads a psychically gifted team in the hunt for a serial arsonist—a murderer who has already taken the lives of three innocent people. Unleashing her gift as a Pyro-Psychic, Jasi is compelled toward smoldering ashes and enters the killer's mind. A mind bent on destruction and revenge.

Jasi's t
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Betty
When Cheryl Kaye Tardif writes a book you know it will grip you right from the beginning and take you on an intense and fascinating ride. This book is no exception, but readers should keep in mind this book was written in 2004 as a futuristic techno-psi-thriller and has now almost caught up with itself. I loved this book, even though it may be a little dated futuristically. In fact, that was part of its allure for me, it takes place in British Columbia and references some of the past I know. I ...more
Heather
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I sat down to review Divine Intervention and was pulled into the book.

Set in the year 2012, join Jasi and her team of psychic investigators to unravel the mystery of a fire and murder. Psychic powers being used to investigate crime. I love the premise and that fact that this is plausible. There is sexual tension going on all over the place between Jasi and Brandon the sexy arson investigator and Ben and Natassia, members of the team. I always enjoy books that leave me turning the page to find ou
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Ron Chicaferro
Jul 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Divine Intervention is a very good, fast-paced thriller. It features three, young Canadian FBI (CFBI) agents who solve crimes using pyschic powers as well as through conventional police work. This case involves arson and the murder of four people. All of the victims are tied together through their past relationships. Its not just finding out who did it but its also about finding out why the victims are tied together. Its an exciting chase and the pyschic powers come into play for all three young ...more
Sharon Michael
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was ok
Readable and reasonably entertaining but definitely fell short of other series in this specific genre. Reminded me a bit of some of the FBI series with the paranormal characters with hints of the "In Death" series but didn't quite make it work for me.

Too much romance/emotional angst that didn't really seem all that believable. The paranormal connection was good but again, seemed a bit superficial. The storyline was interesting enough but the ending, while not a cliffhanger, as this particular pl
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Kami
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Gosh I really wanted to like this book more. The idea was so good -- a fresh twist on the psychic detectives, this book has a woman who can read fires/arson and a victim "empath" and other interesting and imaginative ideas and characters. But I guessed "whodunit" easily pretty early in the book. I even guessed why. Also, someone please tell authors who include romance in their books that people who fall in love DO NOT ALWAYS HATE EACH OTHER AT FIRST MEET. The "boy does he irritate me and get my ...more
Nenette
Oct 01, 2013 rated it liked it
The 'Divine' refers to a surname, and not at all about divinity. Matthew Divine heads a psychic division of the CFBI; and very much like Charlie of Charlie's Angels, he's almost just in the background.

The year was 2012, and there were quite a number of high-tech equipment that this special group of agents use. I thought that was a bit off, or maybe because it's now 2013 and I don't think such technology exist yet.

The story and the twists were good....just found that it lacks depth somehow. It d
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Kitty Honeycutt
Oct 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Murder by fire! This book was a little different for me as murder mysteries go. Instead of your usual serial killer with knives and axes you have someone setting fire to the houses in this Canadian town. Jasmine McLellan is called in to investigate and find out who this person is and stop them before they take another life. A suspenseful read and written with great insight. Cheryl Kaye Tardiff really knows her stuff and the attention to detail in this one is great. I highly recommend!

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John Zur
Jul 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Jasmine McLellan will soon be one of your favorite characters!

The character Jasmine McLellan is wonderfully complex and likable. I can easily see her "starring" in many sequels.
Chery Kay Tardif is an amazing story teller and this is another page turner.
I look forward to her new books more than any other author.
Lauralynn Elliott
Oct 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The is the second book I've read by Cheryl Kaye Tardif, and I really like it. I enjoy books about people with "talents" and this one was a little different than usual...which is good. This is definitely not going to be the last one I read by this author!
Felicia Rogers
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a great read. A mystery all the way to the end. The woman was very confident and the hero very 'attractive'. The only thing I wasn't too keen on some of the foul language although it wasn't over done.
Stasha
Jan 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Left me wanting more. Definitely want to learn more of Jasi' back story.
Vivian
Aug 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Divine Intervention by Cheryl Kaye Tardif begins with mysterious fires and murders that are obviously arson and Gemini lighters being left at the scenes of the crime. Initially these are all the information that Canadian Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Jasmine McLellan and her team have to begin their investigation. Well that is all they have until they arrive at the scene and use their psychic skills to gain additional knowledge.

Jasmine, or Jasi, is a pyro-psychic. She is capable of disc
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George D.K.
I read the entire book because I wanted to know what happens next. Despite juvenile dialogue and bad characters, there was just enough in the plot to keep me reading until the end. The book ranged from OK to goofy.

Cheryl Kaye Tardiff at least did a decent job of describing the experiences of the three investigators. The characters don't have complete control or understanding of their experiences. They aren't comic book characters. Each time they exert themselves is draining in ways both mental a
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Richard Demma
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Divine Intervention by Cheryl Kaye Tardif is a cracking good read that kept me engrossed until the end. It is a paranormal crime novel with a special set of investigators gifted with psychic abilities, known as Psychic Skills Investigators or PSI's. The title, "Divine Intervention", despite the expectations it might raise in the reader's mind, does not refer to some mystical dimension to the story or to the investigators' special gifts. There is no particular spiritual subtext to this story, unl ...more
Nancy Silk
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"An Awesome Paranormal Investigation Novel"

This is the first novel I've read by Cheryl Kaye Tardif, but it won't be the last! This is a highly thrilling crime story. In Vancouver, British Columbia, Agent Jasi McLellan, 26 years old, awakes screaming from a lifelong nightmare. There is a message on her video-screened wall which has just been added to her security system. It's 5:30 a.m., a message from Ben is voiced, "We need you!" What was so important to call her to duty when she still has two d
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Nancy
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it

Divine Intervention has nothing to do with the Holy Spirit, let’s get that out of the way right off. It does have to do with a group of people who have a bit extra in their genetic make-up: and they all work for Matthew Divine. Ben can read minds with a touch, Natassia read the last moments of someone’s life by being with their corpse and Jasi, well; Jasi reads fires.
Someone is burning folks up around Victoria, B.C. and the Divine crew is sent to investigate. The killer left behind a “clue” in f
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Jeannie and Louis Rigod
I had downloaded this book a good while back and had gotten side-tracked with all the wonderful books out in this world. However, I often think I'm led to my timing of reading and was open to enjoying this first in a trilogy.

We are introduced to the CFBI (Canadian FBI) through the visions and thoughts of lead investigator, Agent Jasmine (Jasi) McLellan. We quickly learn that Agent Jasi is special in many ways. One being Jasi's abilities to have 'visions' and lead a team of psychic investigators
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Lavinia Thompson
Set in British Columbia, "Divine Intervention" follows CFBI agent Jasmine McLellan and her team of gifted psychics who are on the case of a series of connected arsons.

Although it took me a while to get into the book, the case Tardif created and wound into a mystery was compelling. Just when the reader is convinced they know who the arsonist serial killer is, another twist is thrown in the characters' way and send them back to square one. It took me about halfway through the book to finally get
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Lynda Kelly
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this way more than Children of the Fog and there were way fewer mistakes too. That alone makes it worth an extra star alone !!
I really liked the story as well. I'm not a big sci-fi fan but it's not TOO much like that. Just up on technology, really. Now't wrong with that. Gave it an extra dimension along with the investagators' special abilities. Now, they were very intriguing. I liked the idea of a mood wall as well.
I have the second in the series downloaded too. There don't seem to be a
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Betty
May 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, kindle
Divine Intervention has nothing to do with the Holy Spirit, let’s get that out of the way right off. It does have to do with a group of people who have a bit extra in their genetic make-up: and they all work for Matthew Divine. Ben can read minds with a touch, Natassia read the last moments of someone’s life by being with their corpse and Jasi, well; Jasi reads fires.
Someone is burning folks up around Victoria, B.C. and the Divine crew is sent to investigate. The killer left behind a “clue” in f
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Maria
Jun 28, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Divine Intervention blends murder and arson with psychic abilities and romance to come up with its own genre. I must admit I am a sucker for psychic stories, the ability totally fascinates me. The author, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, did a great job using the three psychics and their specific talents in the story. I liked how they each had their own strengths, thus were responsible for separate parts of the investigation.

The story flowed smoothly and was well-paced. It kept my interest, so I read it qui
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Sarah (Workaday Reads)
This was a crime fighting mystery with a side order of psychic abilities and romance. As a police procedural, it is exciting with a slight futuristic vibe. It is a bit disconcerting to read a “future” story set in 2012, but it is still fun and exciting.

The psychic abilities in the story were unique and interesting. I loved how everyone’s individual abilities worked together to create a coherent team. I would love to read more about each person’s abilities as I am sure they each have a story in t
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Karen
Jun 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
DIVINE INTERVENTION CHERYL KAYE TARDIFF
Welcome to the world of the Canadian version of the FBI. Jasi, Natassia, and Ben are specialists on the case of several fires that include the deaths of several people. The three agents have special skills that will help solve the case.
Ms.Tardiff has penned a suspenseful tale with paranormal elements involved. This adds a new twist to the story that makes it hard to put down. I, myself had a hard time parting with the book when I finished and wanted to read
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Amy Siggelow
Jul 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing.

I really enjoyed this book. It is about the Canadian FBI special team of psychic-type agents trying to solve a serial arsonist case. The team consists of Jasmine (Jasi) McClellan, Ben Roberts, and Natassia Prushenko. The three of them work for a man named Matthew Divine, who founded and is in charge of their specialized unit. They join forces with the Chief Arson investigator, Brandon, and begin trying to solve the case.

This was a very g
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Paper Droids
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Divine Intervention’s snappy dialogue and clever twisting plot combine for a highly entertaining read, as the book presses beyond standard “psychic detective” fare with its depictions of advanced technology and characters with highly specialized talents. This is a whodunit in the grandest sense, defying the reader to catch the killer before Jasi does (I failed!). Setting the book in B.C.’s interior and coastal regions is a special treat, and is beautifully rendered by Tardif. I’m certainly psych ...more
ILoveBooks
Jul 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel will grab the reader's interest with the intricate, unusual plot. The main character is spunky, tough and fun to follow through the book. The reader will constantly be bombarded with new developments to the mystery, the author keeps the reader guessing in this story. The characters are very intriguing; the main character pulls the novel together, but the secondary characters give it flavor. The author craftily creates the scene for when Jasmine enters the killer's mind; the reader wil ...more
Solon Hosophos
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is full of thrill, romance, murder and heat (in all it's meanings).
Agent McLellan and her team are called to investigate a case of serial arson fires. All their special abilities are required to solve the mystery around these crimes, but are they able to solve it on their own, or do they have to rely on an outsider, maybe even a reporter?
This suspense-mystery-thriller-crime story is a kind of predictable, or are all the hints only red herrings?
I very much enjoyed the reading and couldn
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Kathy
Aug 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I liked all of the characters and was sucked in right away. Jasi and her team are great, they kinda remind me of the dynamics on Criminal Minds and then Jasi and Brandon have that Castle/Beckett sexual tension going on. The story was really good and I won't do spoilers but I will say that chapter 20 gave me chills! I didn't see it coming (don't skip to chapter 20, that's cheating!)

This is book one. I have about 500 free books in my kindle I've yet to read but this weeke
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Adrienne Testa
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
A breath of fresh air, finally a story where the female characters hold their own. Jaci McLellan works for the CFBI tracking serial killers with her team. Her team is unique, each possessing extraordinary perception to solve their cases. This story involves a killer using fire to kill his victims and leaving behind a cigarette lighter with the zodiac sign of Gemini. Jaci McLellan is forced to work with an arson investigator during this case, Jaci doesn't want to involve him in the case but is ov ...more
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