Blood Sins
Kay Hooper
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Blood Sins (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit: Blood Trilogy)
Kay Hooper
304 pages
December 2008
rated 2 1/2 of 5 possible stars

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When bodies start showing up down river from The Church of Everlasting Sin’s compound, small-town sheriff Sawyer Cavenaugh suspects that the Reverend Samuel has something to do with it. Meanwhile, Noah Bishop, head of the FBI Special Crimes Unit, has placed an operative from Haven in nearby Grace, NC, to infiltrate the cult and garner information.

Enter Tessa Gray, newest member of Haven, a civilian investigative organization made up of members with a variety of psychic abilities. Her own ability can help identify the power of others. As Reverend Samuel steals psychic energy from the women and children of his flock, it becomes clear to Haven that he is becoming more and more unstable. Should they take down the maniacal preacher before he wreaks his own form of the apocalypse or wait for legal proof?

Blood Sins is the second novel in author Kay Hooper’s “Blood Trilogy.” Although it is marketed to stand on its own, the reader is easily lost without full knowledge of the happenings in book one. Billed as a Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel, Noah Bishop is clearly not the main character. In fact, it never really becomes clear who is. As more players are tossed into the mix, it becomes difficult to keep track of who is who, and the point of view often shifts from paragraph to paragraph. Although Ms. Hooper is a well-regarded and accomplished novelist, this is far from her best work. One can only hope Book Three has enough allure to supersede the deficiencies found here.

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