Riley Crane se despertó completamente vestida, cubierta de sangre y con una pistola bajo la almohada. Pero lo que resultaba más aterrador aún era que no recordaba lo sucedido la noche anterior. En realidad, apenas recordaba las tres semanas anteriores.
Riley es un camaleón: ex oficial del ejército y ahora agente federal asignada a la Unidad de Crímenes Especiales, posee el don de la clarividencia y la capacidad de fundirse con su entorno, de ser lo que elija. Especialista de la UCE en lo oculto, ha sido enviada por su jefe, el enigmático Noah Bishop, a una casa en la playa, en Opal Island, para investigar diversas noticias sobre fenómenos misteriosos.
Pero eso fue hace tres semanas. Ahora, al despertarse, descubre que no puede fiarse de su memoria, que ha perdido la clarividencia de la que siempre ha dependido para protegerse, y que en su vida hay un nuevo hombre muy atractivo. Para colmo, con los recursos de la UCE recortados al mínimo, Riley se encuentra sin refuerzos. Sola, se ve obligada a enfrentarse a tientas a un juego en el que nadie a su alrededor es quien parecer ser. Y un truculento asesinato es el primer aviso de lo mucho que arriesga.
Bishop quiere sacar a Riley del caso. Y también Ash Prescott, el poderoso fiscal del distrito. Pero tanto su ex compañero en el ejército, Gordon Skinner, como el sheriff Jake Ballard creen que Riley puede atrapar a un asesino feroz. Uno de esos cuatro hombres sabe qué está pasando en este pueblecito costero, y Riley necesita desesperadamente esa información. Porque lo que no recuerda basta para costarle la vida. Esta vez, la maldad no está más cerca de lo que cree: está ya aquí.
This killer dreams in shades of death…
In each of her New York Times bestselling novels, critically acclaimed author Kay Hooper has led readers to unforgettably chilling encounters with fear and evil. Now, in her latest thriller, she takes us on a terrifying manhunt for a serial killer no ordinary cops can stop – a psychopath who seems to step out of a living nightmare.
He's the kind of killer we instinctively fear the most. A killer without boundaries, without conscience, without any fear of being caught. And his latest victim is terrifying proof that no one is safe: the daughter of a powerful U.S. senator.
Now, with the national media calling for justice and a grief-stricken father seeking vengeance, Bishop and his FBI Special Crimes Unit find themselves in a unique situation. This time even psychic cops aren't enough to stop evil. Aid comes in the form of a fledgling civilian organization of unorthodox crime stoppers. Operating outside of any government oversight, without sanction or official authority, they are comprised of a membership every bit as talented and eccentric as Bishop's SCU – if not more so. And that is no coincidence. For Bishop helped launch this organization barely two years before.
Dani Justice knows all about monsters. They haunt her nightmares – and her life. But she never expected to find herself doggedly on the trail of a real flesh-and-blood predator so cunning, he's eluded the best law enforcement could send up against him; so deadly, he doesn't hesitate to kill even a senator's daughter. Or a cop.
Dani doesn't want to hunt this killer. She doesn't want to risk the life she's made for herself, or her hard-won peace. But she doesn't have a choice. Because his bloody rampage has hit far too close to home. Because Dani alone commands a weapon powerful enough to destroy him.
And because Dani knows something even Bishop doesn't. Dani knows how the hunt ends. It ends in fire. And blood. And death.
What she doesn't know is who will survive.
Kay Hooper thrills fans with her riveting crime fiction featuring Noah Bishop's extra-ordinary agents. Now, the New York Times bestselling author brings the elite FBI Special Crimes Unit back to fight a serial killer with a thirst for more than just blood in the chilling follow-up the Blood Dreams.
All clues to the recent rash of murders point to the enigmatic Church of the Everlasting Sin and its charismatic leader, the Reverend Adam Deacon Samuel. But getting to the man known as 'Father' will be no easy task, for he is insulated within his flock of loyal minions – closely guarded by those who would gladly give their life for his. Now, with the support of Haven, the civilian agency Bishop helped launch, the SCU must go deep into the fold of a puppetmaster whose power reigns over more than they could ever have imagined.
Quentin Hayes, agente de la Unidad de Crímenes Espeluznantes del FBI, sigue atormentado por el misterioso asesinato de Missy, ocurrido hace veinte años en El Refugio, un hotel de Tennessee al que vuelve una y otra vez en busca de nuevas pistas.
Diana Brisco ha ido a El Refugio para participar en una terapia con la que espera resolver su pasado. Pero desde que está allí le asaltan terribles pesadillas y extrañas visiones de un niño desaparecido hace años. Además, un agente del FBI se empeña en convencerla de que no está loca, sino que posee un don especial para contactar con el más allá.
Quentin sabe que es su última oportunidad para resolver el homicidio de Missy y que necesita la ayuda de Diana, pero ¿cómo persuadir a la joven para que traspase el umbral y entre en el mundo del frío y la muerte?
Dos conmovedoras novelas clásicas de Navidad, de dos grandes autoras de la ficción romántica.
En esta época gloriosa de la luz y la alegría, la fenomenal Kay Hooper y la incomparable Lisa Kleypas ofrecen a sus lectores un par de joyas preciosas; dos historias de amor eterno que brillan como diamantes: Holiday Spirit de Kay Hooper y Surrender de Lisa Kleypas.
En Espíritu Navideño (Holiday Spirit), de Kay Hooper:
Una abuela casamentera y tres fantasmas de las Navidades arreglan una sensual reunión entre Antonia, una testaruda joven de la nobleza, y Richard, su antiguo y seductor prometido.
There's a new psychic on the scene, and he's ready for action: introducing Lucas Jordan, the latest addition to Noah Bishop's crackerjack Special Crimes Unit.
Lucas Jordan has an extraordinary psychic skill that police all over the country find invaluable: he locates missing people. And since being recruited by Noah Bishop for his FBI Special Crimes Unit, Lucas has learned to hone his remarkable ability so that what he does seems little short of miraculous.
He's called in on what appear to be a series of ordinary kidnappings-for-ransom, but almost immediately Lucas realizes the situation is far from ordinary – and more deadly than anything he's ever faced before. Because a brilliant, twisted madman is out to win a sick game, matching his wits against the best hunter he can find: Lucas.
Lucas Jordan es un reputado criminólogo con poderes paranormales que trabaja para el FBI, en la Unidad de Crímenes Especiales. Un secuestrador psicópata tiene en jaque a toda la Unidad: tras raptar a sus víctimas, y cobrar el rescate, las somete a una macabra situación letal sin escapatoria, mientras un reloj marca, inexorablemente, el tiempo de vida que les queda.
Samantha Burke, una médium que trabaja en un circo, con capacidad para ver el futuro, se cruza de nuevo en la vida de Lucas, con una inquietante premonición: el asesino conoce perfectamente el patrón mental de Lucas, y cada uno de sus movimientos forma parte de una retorcida partida de ajedrez en la que todos son piezas de tan macabro juego. Samantha se convertirá en la pieza clave del tablero y la única capaz de salvar no sólo la vida de Lucas, sino también su herido corazón.
The victims are always the same: beautiful, successful, and blond. Someone was able to coax these intelligent and confident women away from safety. Someone was able to gain their trust long enough to do the unthinkable. Their shocking murders have terrified the inhabitants of a small, peaceful town where such heinous crimes are simply not supposed to happen. Police Chief Rafe Sullivan knows he has to find answers fast before another woman is lured to her death – but Sullivan literally doesn't have a clue. And when the FBI sends one of their top profilers to help, he's more than a little surprised that his new partner is nothing like the straight-by-the-book "suit" he expects.
Special Agent Isabel Adams is tough, fearless, determined, and every bit Sullivan's equal. She's also psychic.
Skeptical of his new partner's ability to get inside the mind of a killer, Sullivan can't deny that Isabel has tuned in to the killer's wavelength, is following the twisted thoughts of a murder obsessed with stalking, seduction, and death. But in getting so close, Isabel has set herself up as the next victim. Now, with time running out, she and Rafe will find themselves forced to take the greatest risk of all, because this psychopath is playing for keeps and Isabel is the perfect trophy.
Unable to turn back, Isabel may have already gone too far. Smart, savvy, and confident, she may find that the very qualities that have kept her alive could turn out to be her undoing. For Isabel has entered the world of a cold-blooded monster who kills without mercy and eludes every sense but one…the sense of evil.
New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper saves the best for last in the almost unbearably intense conclusion to her spellbinding Fear Trilogy, which already has over one million copies of the first two books in print.
Agent Riley Crane of the FBI's Special Crimes Unit is used to dealing with bizarre situations and violent death, but when she wakes up alone, head pounding and covered in blood – human blood – she knows she's entered a new kind of nightmare. The trouble is, that's all she knows. With the last two weeks of her life wiped from her memory, Riley's in the middle of an undercover operation where friend and foe look terrifyingly alike, and where the murderer could be someone close to her. Perhaps someone she loves. Perhaps even…herself.
What if you can enter a madman's cruel mind as he plans his vicious crimes? What if you can see the terrified face of his prey as he moves in for the kill-but you can't stop his frenzy once he strikes?
Psychic Cassie Neill helps the L.A. police catch killers-until she makes a terrible mistake and an innocent child dies. Cassie flees to a small North Carolina town, hoping that a quiet life will silence the voices that invade her unwilling mind. But Cassie's abilities know few boundaries. And she's become certain-as no one else can be-that a murderer is stalking Ryan's Bluff.
It's his fury that Cassie senses first, then his foul thoughts and perverse excitement. Yet she doesn't know who he is or where he will strike. The sheriff won't even listen to her-until the first body is found exactly where and how she predicted. Now a suspect herself, she races desperately to unmask the killer in the only way she knows: by entering his twisted mind. Her every step is loaded with fear and uncertainty…because if he senses her within him, he'll trap her there, so deep she'll never find her way out.
In Stealing Shadows, Kay Hooper introduces FBI agent Noah Bishop, whose rare gift for seeing what others do not helps him solve the most puzzling cases. Now, Bishop's adventures continue in two new electrifying tales of psychic suspense.
Beware of what you see. It's dawn when the police arrive at the murder scene. The victim is propped against a tree, her eyes still open, her head tilted, her lips parted in a silent cry. Just as Cassie Neill predicted. Just as she saw while she was inside the killer's mind. The killer knew she was there. And next time he won't let her get away.
In 1984, 16-year-old Serena Smyth appeared on the doorstep of wizard Richard Merlin in Seattle demanding that he take her on as an apprentice. The body of this silly novel picks up nine years later, when Serena and Richard are secretly attracted to each other but still keeping up the pretense of being uncle and niece for the benefit of the "powerless" world. Serena's high jinks prompt a local reporter to write an article about them questioning their relationship, which in turn brings them to the attention of the Council of Elders-a ruling group of wizards. It seems Richard has ignored an age-old law stating that no women be trained to use magic. Richard and Serena then travel far back in time to Atlantis in order to find out why this rule was created and to rectify the situation. There they find male and female wizards living in separate communities, with mutual mistrust and hatred. Common sense says that powerful Richard could fix this ancient war of the sexes with a flick of his impressive staff, so Hooper (The Matchmaker) must continually work at creating suspense through arcane regulations, i.e., time travel is too risky to be attempted more than once.
This is the story of Seattle police artist Maggie Barnes, whose remarkable artistic talents are the focus of an even more extraordinary psychic gift that she is determined to keep secret: a gift that has allowed her to work with crime victims, to feel what they feel, to create perfect portraits of their attackers. When the police are stymied by an elusive predator who blinds his victims to prevent them from identifying him, Maggie must be willing to risk much more than just her secret to draw the image of a killer no one has ever seen, and bring the brutal madman to justice. If you love books that blend passion, suspense, and the unexpected, you'll love this one.