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John Brodie is a Guardian, a member of a secret network devoted to protecting the psychics in his charge from a ruthless—and virtually invisible—enemy.Tasha Solomon is unaware of the Guardians’ existence—until the night the gifted psychic suffers a shocking and violent attack and Brodie saves her life.Tough and resilient, Tasha isn’t used to depending on anyone. But the asJohn Brodie is a Guardian, a member of a secret network devoted to protecting the psychics in his charge from a ruthless—and virtually invisible—enemy.Tasha Solomon is unaware of the Guardians’ existence—until the night the gifted psychic suffers a shocking and violent attack and Brodie saves her life.Tough and resilient, Tasha isn’t used to depending on anyone. But the assault has left her vulnerable. Tasha doesn’t know who wants her dead, or why, or when he will strike again. Now, she is forced to trust that Brodie can guide her through a tangled web of danger and deception toward a safe harbor—one she fears is more elusive with each dark and endless night....

Title : A Deadly Web
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ISBN : 9780515153347
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Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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A Deadly Web Reviews

  • Michelle
    2018-12-27 17:20

    I preordered this book 2 years ago. Then waited, waited and waited some more. I was disappointed. It was slow and uneventful, mostly just background and build up for the next book.

  • Ellie
    2018-12-31 19:19

    A Deadly Web, Bishop Files #2, by Kay HooperGrade: DTasha Solomon is a psychic who has done a great job at hiding her abilities her whole life. Despite all of her precautions and even moving from Atlanta to Charleston, she still can't shake the feeling that she is in danger. After witnessing men break into her apartment looking for her Tasha's suspicions are confirmed and she is thrown into a war that she never knew existed. This book was not what I expected at all and I was so disappointed with it. First off it was so confusing with the story flipping back and forth between so many characters I needed a chart to keep track of who was who. There are so many different points of view that drove me crazy and I actually stopped reading because it was too much. Every time I started to get into Tasha and Brodie's story we switched to new people and I never felt I could get into what was happening since it changed every other paragraph. I really liked the premise of this book but the actual story didn't work for me at all. I thought this was a PNR and instead it's more of a Sci-fi book with no romance at all. I should have known better to come into a series on the second book but usually I have no problems catching up on backstory and moving forward with the characters. There was no way to do this with this book and I think even if I had been able to I still wouldn't have liked it. Add in the ending didn't really tie up anything and this was a huge fail for me.

  • MP
    2018-12-31 18:41

    One word.....BORING.This is an endless ramble of dialogue. The plot, if there truly is one, is obscure. Characters are introduced who have no connection to the storyline...like the orphan girl and the cat who. Do I care at all about any of the characters....NO. Bad story, poorly conceived, poorly written. Not what I have expected of Kay Hooper.

  • Heather L
    2018-12-25 13:33

    Did not like this one as much as the first book in the series. Some of the dialogue seemed repetitious and circuitous, and it ended with more questions than it answered. Would have liked a more satisfactory ending.

  • Cardyn Brooks
    2019-01-14 14:26

    Finally! More focus on Miranda and Bishop after having their personal relationship basically MIA since the devastating events at the end of Blood Ties. Tasha and Brodie are engaging characters as individuals and as a couple. The evolution of their story makes A Deadly Web feel more consistent in theme, tone, and pacing with how the Bishop series began and the majority of its installments.

  • Dolly
    2019-01-21 17:28

    Well, well...talk about suspense, A Deadly Web just left me on pins and needles!!What I liked: I wasn't sure which direction this series was going in the first book, The First Prophet. With the addition of A Deadly Web, I'm just more intrigued. There is so much maneuvering going on behind the main story that I felt a bit behind the eight ball. I am, however, used to the way Ms Hooper writes and there is always a method to her madness, so to speak.We met Brodie in the first book and I was wondering if he was going to be alone through much of the series. When he and the heroine, Tasha, have a definite connection there is still more to come in the story. I really liked both Brodie and Tasha, especially Tasha. She's strong, intelligent and not much surprises her. Brodie on the hand is or was a darker personality with a sad back story. Tasha seems to lighten Brodie's grim thoughts. While this is technically Tasha and Brodie's story, it's much more involved.Here's a bit more about the premise of the series. Brodie's group or cell is devoted to protecting psychics from being kidnapped. Once taken by "the other side", the psychic is never seen or heard from again. No one knows why the bad guys want the psychics or what they're doing with them. Noah Bishop from Bishop/Special Crimes Unit and his wife, Miranda are now aware of the kidnappers as a few of the psychics Bishop has tried to help in the past have come up missing.Then there are the characters of Murphy (she seems to be the leader of Brodie's cell) and Duran, the bad guy in charge of snatching the psychics. I can't tell you too much about either character without spoilers, so let me just say they are both very mysterious and conniving. What I didn't like: I read this book practically in one sitting. I just lost track of time, so imagine my surprise when I came to the end and I didn't feel like I had a resolution of the main characters. Again, I am used to this situation as I read many books by Ms Hooper but some readers may not like the ending. Just a caution. Overall, A Deadly Web moves the series along but in what direction I'm still not exactly sure. Those questions leave me on tender hooks waiting for the next book!Recommended!!!!

  • StephanieG
    2019-01-12 19:32

    4.5 StarsTough and resilient, Tasha Solomon isn’t used to depending on anyone but now she’ll have to trust John Brodie and his Guardians to guide her through a tangled web of danger and deception in this enthralling thriller.The Guardians protect psychics from an mystifying enemy, ones whose motives and methods continue to elude the best of their psychics but more and more psychics are disappearing or is being found dead and now Bishop and Miranda are unofficially on the case as well. When it becomes obvious that Tasha has become the next target everyone moves in to keep her from enemy hands including Brodie when he saves her from a vicious psychic attack that forges a psychic connection with her. The characters are strong compelling and grab the reader’s attention from the very beginning and the steady to fast paced plot keeps readers on the edge with lots of suspense.Spine tingling anticipation and excitement builds throughout the story as they uncover more secrets in a deadly web of deception that surrounds this mystifying enemy. The well written scenes and details capture the imagination and the well orchestrated events draws readers in and arouses their curiosity and refuses to let go while surprising twists and turns ensures that the readers are kept guessing throughout. With all the clues it seems as though answers should be right there in front but they remain elusively just out of reach keeping the readers as well as the characters on their toes.I love the The Bishop / Special Crimes Unit series as there is always surprising cases with unexpected twists and intriguing characters and elements, so it’s no surprise that I would like this one as well. More intriguing characters, interesting and different elements and unexpected twists that seem to add an “X Files” feel to the story giving a little something extra to keep readers well entertained and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.- Eva

  • Diana Brown
    2019-01-05 12:36

    (Possible spoilers) I was disappointed with the previous book The first prophet, but with Kay being one of my favorite authors for years I let it go, but this 2nd book was worse. It was missing a lot of things...including an ending! Usually, there is a trilogy with an overall arc but each book can usually be read separately. This book was full of secret shadows, mystery people/psychics talking without being aware who they were....lots of talking, no action, and even at 85% read the story still didnt make much sense...added with a psychic baby conspiracy that has been going on for years....and it was hard for me to finish....which was missing in action.....Sorry I think you lost me as a reader

  • Eve
    2019-01-09 16:30

    This story was very confusing, uneventful, constantly jumped from one character to another...and there was no ending.

  • Tara
    2018-12-22 14:18

    I'm not even done this book and I'm already able to tell you it's flaws. The characters are shallow and flat and the author has this really bad habit of not making it clear who is speaking. Or the speaker... changes. For example, end of Chapter 11, Brodie the Guardian tells Tasha the psychic that they need to figure out what it is about her and her ability that surprised the main villain, Duran. Beginning of chapter twelve, suddenly Brodie is on guard and asking Tasha how she knows Duran was surprised. So far, apparently this book is about a group of people kidnapping psychics in order to make psychic babies. Why? Who knows. Update after finishing: Downgraded to one star from two stars. Nope, apparently that was what the whole thing was. A group of people kidnapping psychics in order to make psychic babies. You don't find out why. There's a small bit that has nothing to do with the story involving a kid and a psychic cat that doesn't make another appearance until the end, when you find out from the epilogue that the kid is adopted by someone... the entire story revolves around the character Tasha's apartment with the characters theorizing why this unknown group is kidnapping psychics. That was the book, in a nut-shell. Apparently this whole book is just a set-up for the 3rd. Spoiler: .......the author apparently feels that the name of the book wasn't obvious from the story so they make a point of mentioning that the amount of people spying on Tasha was like a "deadly web." Dun Dun Dun.

  • Diane
    2019-01-13 14:32

    2.5 stars: That's it?? "To be continued ..."I'm glad I read this installment from the library, instead of paying for it. Hooper's writing is fluid as always, but it felt like I spent the whole book waiting for something to happen, then it ended. My impression: it was like an episode of a weekly series, where we learn a few things, get hints of a few more, one couple meets and a bond is formed -- though not yet explored and acted upon, we check in on a few old friends, aaaaand ... tune in next week (only it'll be at least months, of course, before her next release).Kay Hooper / Kay Robbins wrote a number of my favorites back when I used to read tons of series romance (mainly Loveswept, in her case), witty and fun to emotional and Larger Than Life (sorry!), often in the same book, including helping turn me on to paranormal romance. Some of her longer titles were very good, too (such as Finding Laura, which did reincarnation "right"). However, though psychic phenomena are among my favorite themes, I'm really getting burned out on her "web" of Bishop/Haven/Special Crimes Unit titles. It wasn't so bad when you simply had a psychic or two featured, exploring their powers and their emotions while hunting a killer, but now there are *three* different groups involved on the "good guys" side, and a conspiracy headed by slimy shadow beings of some sort on the other (worse than in Odd Thomas, apparently), and finishing a book is no longer a satisfying experience.I may keep reading her from the library, but she's certainly off my "must buy" list.

  • Vera Maslow
    2018-12-30 11:19

    Bishop Spinoff series Book #2Slow, jumped around, and lackluster. It seemed like it was a lot of set up and background. I couldn't really get into the characters until almost the end of the book, where it started to pick up and ended fairly abruptly. I'm hoping how things come together in the series will be good, but getting there is not as enjoyable as the previous book and bishop series.

  • Darcy
    2018-12-27 19:46

    I'm not sure I like how things are changing with this spin-off series. I miss the larger part that Bishop played. Also with this book we seem to have 2 different shadowy organizations seeking out physics, while each one seems have a definite role, good and evil, I'm not sure that overall either is a good thing. Each seems to have their own agenda.

  • Jean
    2018-12-30 16:31

    a good one!

  • Kristi
    2018-12-24 19:41

    First off I have to say that I absolutely love the Bishop/Special Crime Unit series, but I just cannot get into the Bishop Files series. I was disappointed in the first book, but decided to give this one a try since maybe I couldn't get into the first one because it was just too much being the first in the series. I'm sad to say that this wasn't the case. The story jumped from one POV to another. I wasn't really invested in any of the characters. Plus it felt a bit incomplete. I think I'll give up on this series although I won't give up on other books from Kay Hooper.

  • Jovdb
    2019-01-16 17:28

    I really enjoy the Bishop series and had never read the first two, so this was a real treat.Tasha and Brodie are great characters; Murphy continues to be mysterious.I shall have to reread the series now.

  • Pamela Rabon
    2019-01-22 15:30

    Been awhile since I read one of hers, always a good read.

  • Elysse AKA EILIS Heller
    2018-12-27 19:21

    I enjoyed the book, especially the beginning.

  • Becky
    2019-01-04 18:19

    A very non-end ending, yet not a cliffhanger. Kind of left me feeling disappointed in the whole book. I will, of course, read the next one in the series as i still want to know what happened. :)

  • Luree T Hughes
    2019-01-20 15:48

    Left me hanging ... waiting for the next book!

  • Sheila
    2019-01-13 19:45

    Someone is killing the psychics. Bishop and his team try to protect them.

  • OpenBookSociety.com
    2019-01-10 16:36

    http://openbooksociety.com/article/a-...Brought to you by OBS reviewer AndraThis second book in the Bishop Files series is simply gripping; even more so than the first book. The character development of John Brodie answered many questions I had about his past and what motivates his actions. I enjoyed his character in book one of the series, but with this depth of character revealed along with the “why” he chose to be a Guardian, I really enjoy the path he seems to be following.This book expands upon the whole ‘psychic’ underground structure, which enabled me to get a better sense of who the ‘bad and good’ guys are and how each side is driven by their own vision. Aside from getting to know Brodie better, the reader gets further glimpses into Duran (the bad guy) and his plans and schemes. A dark character for sure but with what seemed like a code of honor? It was (and is) hard to read Duran. I guess until his full story has been told, he will remain an enigma. A scary, dark, vengeful enigma. Speaking of scary….those shadows sure are creepy!Tasha is a strong and vibrant character. She has lived with her abilities all her life and knows how to protect herself….until she can’t. That is when the Guardian appears (Brodie) and life as Tasha has known it disappears. I like the personal relationship development between Tasha and Brodie. It was approached and executed with caution and respect. He does often shoot straight from the hip, so to speak. It was certainly an eye opener when Brodie found the tracking devices in Tasha’s home after the invasion. She then realized that she did indeed need help in protecting herself. I connected with Tasha on the dog front. I liked that she took healthy scraps home for Max, the mixed breed dog next door. And Max had such manners!I would say the defining moment for me is when Tasha’s psychic abilities and connections are tested by Duran. The maze is scary and I literally was on the edge of my seat.My heart strings were pulled when reading the storyline about the plight of Annabel Blake. Poor, poor child. To be born psychic, with no direction, in foster care….and being hunted by the dark side. Whew….You will see when you read her side story for yourself.Once character which I am still getting a handle on is Murphy. In tight with Brodie but there is some association with Duran as well. I just am not able to figure out which side she is truly on. Of course, that may be the point…in which case, very good writing :) . Her character alone will definitely require a second read of the series once I have read all the books. Just too many nuances, twists and turns to keep straight.I was glad to see that Noah Bishop went into the field, be visible in a covert way along with his wife Miranda. It made Bishop’s role more inclusive in this psychic journey they are all on. And the inclusion of Sarah and Tucker from book one was great and added so much to the continuity and flow of the two stories. It was like being reunited with old friends. Interesting to see how their psychic abilities had morphed and changed and that their love has stayed the course.I am delighted with this second book in the Bishop Files series and can hardly wait for book three. This continuation of the Bishop Files story answers some outstanding questions from the first book, while definitely creating more questions….which I sincerely hope are answered in the next book :)*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*

  • Betty Brewer
    2019-01-02 17:46

    I bought this book on the way from work last night. Started it after dinner and finished it before I went to sleep. Can't wait until the next book. Hopefully we'll find who/what is Pendragon.

  • Rosemarie Hamilton
    2019-01-12 16:21

    Great read, but a bit short. Really want to know more about Murphy.

  • Debbie Lester
    2018-12-23 17:47

    A Deadly Web is the second book in Kay Hooper's spin-off series, The Bishop Files. Readers who love the Bishop Special Crimes Unit books will find this one a spooky thriller with plenty of paranormal elements. Before readers got so caught up in vampires and werewolves, the paranormal characters were psychics and ghosts. Hooper has the market cornered on the psychic angle with this series. A great addition that will continue on the story threads of the first book in the series, The First Prophet. Kay Hooper must be psychic, she some how knew that readers would love this type of series. I have been a fan of Hooper for a long time, but I have really enjoyed her Bishop Special Crimes books and I was excited about this spin-off series. Hooper just seems to know what to write that will make the hair on the back of the readers neck stand up. She is a creepy writer and I love that. Her thrillers are what I might call spine tingling. They give me the heebie geebies... LOL! And that makes for a fantastic read.In the second book in this series, readers learn more about the disappearances that have been taking place in the psychic community. Tasha is a powerful psychic and now the target of some pretty menacing foes. The danger feels so real in Hooper's books that readers will want to keep the heroine safe. Tasha doesn't know that a secret society exists to protect the psychics and John Brody is one of them. He is a Guardian, charged with Tasha's protection. I loved the whole idea of the disappearances and how Hooper used it to create this eerie thriller. I will have to say that I felt like this one rambled a bit. There was a whole lot of things being said and not as much action as I would have liked or that I expected. Hooper's books are usually jam packed with action and suspense, but I didn't get that same feeling of urgency with this one. I wanted things to be settled and figured out , but it didn't seem like it had to be this second or else. I like that edge of your seat, nail biting kind of thriller and this one wasn't quite up to the challenge.Bottom Line:This is another very good book from a trusted writer in the romantic suspense genre. The paranormal elements are old school and satisfying. Sometimes I get tired of the same old vampire stories. A well written and thought out story about a psychic, hit the spot for me, but the action was on the down low in this one. I wanted more snap, more zing, but I know that Hooper is one of the best at that sort of thing and I'm sure the next book will prove it.

  • Danielle Gypsy Soul
    2019-01-17 12:25

    This is the second book in the Bishop Files ARC from Kay Hooper. First off, this isn't a typical Bishop FIles book (either was the first one in the Biship Files). Secondly, there is no romance in this story if that is what you are looking for although I believe the two main characters will eventually connect romantically in further stories. This book centers around Tasha Solomon a telepath who can hear the thoughts of everyone around her. She knows that something is wrong, someone is watching her and she is in danger but doesn't know where to turn for help. John Brodie (who was also in the first Bishop FIles Book) is a guardian of psychics. There is a war going on between two different factions. One group is abducting physics and the other is trying to protect the targeted psychics. All of this is going on in secret and why the psychics are being abducted in unknown. This book is part of a continuing series and while is provides more answers than the first book in the series there are still a lot of unknowns. This book answered some questions and left you with new ones. There is not a lot of closure at the end of this book although it wraps a few things, there is definitely a lot more to come. I believe that Tasha and Brody will be in more books and that there story is not over, as I was left with quite a few questions about them and their future. I liked this book much better than the first one, and it was easier to figure out what was going on. Although there are still questions about who is working with who and just who the real bad guys are and what they are up to. This isn't a stand al one book if you haven't read the previous book and it is also helpful to have read at least some prevous Bishop novels. The story was more celarly defined in this book and although we didn't get all our questions answered it moved the plot along. I also really liked both Tasha and John Brody's characters and look forward to reading more about them. It was also nice that characters from previous books played a big role in this book including Sarah and Tucker and Murphy from THE FIRST PROPHET and Bishop and Miranda from the Bishop/SCU series also played a much bigger role in this book. Overall, I enjoyed this book although I hope it isn't too long before the next one comes out because it definitely feels like there should be a continuation in this story as things were left unresolved.

  • Sheila Melo
    2018-12-25 15:48

    Intriguing Entry in the Bishop Files Series"Shadows. Watching. Listening. Waiting. All around her, but not close enough to touch."THE STORY: Tasha Solomon is a telepath who can hear the thoughts of those around her. She knows that something is wrong and she is in danger but doesn't know where to turn for help. John Brodie is a guardian of psychics. There is a war going on in secret. Someone is abducting psychics for a mysterious purpose. Brodie is determined to protect Tasha from the shadows that threaten her.OPINION: This is a pure psychic thriller book. There is no romance for those who have read prior books by Hooper in this vein. The book is also a part of a continuing series and there are many mysteries left unanswered at the end. I also sense that Tasha and Brodie's story is not over. I liked this book much better than the first in the series because I felt that the objectives and characters were more clearly defined. The motives of various characters are still murky and it is unclear who is on each side, but what is happening is more clearly defined. I also liked that many of the characters that I am interested in make appearances here including Sarah and Tucker from THE FIRST PROPHET and Bishop and Miranda from the Bishop/SCU series. Readers should also be aware that this novel is shorter than similar works and ultimately feels that there should be a continuation of the story because things are not resolved except in a small sense. WORTH MENTIONING: I was happy to get a big dose of Bishop and Miranda from the Bishop/SCU series. They are still my favorite characters so I'm always glad to have more scenes with them.FINAL DECISION: I liked this book much better than the first in the series. This book felt more focused and gave more information about what the series is about. There are still mysteries, but they are comprehensible after reading this book.CONNECTED BOOKS: A DEADLY WEB is the second book in the Bishop Files series. This book can be read apart from the first in the series because there is a good summary of the information in the first book in the "Report" section in the beginning of this novel.STAR RATING: I give this book 4.25 stars.

  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    2018-12-28 16:48

    Review at The Book Nympho: 3.5 starshttp://thebooknympho.com/2015/04/a-de...I have always enjoyed books by Kay Hooper. My absolute favorite stories are those where the powers are of the mind. Things like psychics, clairvoyants, mediums, telepaths, and on to magic, perhaps witches. Nearly all of her books are what I would call paranormal romantic suspense, featuring a couple who meets and faces down some kind of evil.There is also the FBI / spy / military sort of aspect to these thriller / mysteries. Bishop leads a FBI unit which tracks serial killers using psychic methods as investigative tools. This series is a spin-off of that series with 15 books. I, of course, OCD that I am, have read all those books. I am not sure it is necessary, except to know Bishop and Miranda, and because they are great.It’s been more than two years since I read the previous book and honestly, I don’t remember the characters from the first book very well. They are in this book somewhat. Bishop and Miranda have some brief scenes. I also reread the Goodreads blurb and some reviews, including my own, for the first book, The First Prophet. They could be reviews for this book.This series is really confusing and we don’t know all the players or enough of anything. If I didn’t already love this author and some of the characters, I wouldn’t have read on after the first book in the spin-off series. But I do. Still, this series is not taking me anywhere but confused.And A Deadly Web not only didn’t lessen my lack of knowledge, it gave me more questions and NO romance. Romance has been a staple and I miss that aspect. Who is Murphy? Has there been a book about her? I’m going to have to go read all the Goodreads blurbs to see. She is in a precarious position.I did really enjoy the aspects of Tasha’s power and her control and questions. I look forward to more of her in future books. Also, what will happen to the kidnapped ones, and Grace? Often, the author writes in trilogies so I hope the next book, will provide more information and conclusions. I hope it isn’t another three years before there are any answers. A Deadly Web felt a bit unfinished, but I highly recommend the author.

  • Samantha Hopkins
    2019-01-08 17:41

    Whilst an improvement from the first book of this series The First Prophet, there are a few confusing points to the storyline and it was frustrating the way the book finished. It means I will have to re-read the final chapter once the next book of this series is released so I can catch up!We have the mysterious organisation, the good guys that have no name but are many cells of psychics and non-psychics working to defeat Duran and his goons. Then there is Bishop and his wife Miranda who offer their assistance initially after an anonymous tip - willing to walk away if their help was not required. That is, until a few of the psychics they keep a watch over mysteriously disappear. All we know is psychics are disappearing never to be seen or heard from again and now a new individual is on Duran's watchlist. Tasha Solomon is a thirty-ish independent born-psychic. Following the death of her parents, she quits her job and moves to another city after a constant feeling of being watched. She moves to a most secure building but even that has been unable to keep the bad guys out. One night she is awoken by a mysterious voice in her head urging her to leave her home urgently. She makes her bed and slips from the apartment but watches from the opposite stairwell as three men break into her super-secure home. They are only in the apartment for less than five minutes before leaving but what scares her the most, is there is no footage of them ever being there. Is she going crazy? After losing another psychic to Duran, John Brodie is determined not to let it happen again to Tasha. From the moment they first 'connect' they link psychically which throws a few of them off-guard as John is normal - or was he always a latent? This is nothing like the Bishop SCU series, so if you have any of these expectations - you will be disappointed. Start this series with an open-mind and it can be enjoyable. I would have rated the first book 2.5 stars if rating allowed and this one 3 stars as it is a definite improvement. Bring on the Bishop Files #3 and hopefully it will give us readers closure.

  • Pamela
    2018-12-22 17:27

    I rated this book a 4.5..I have read a lot of negative reviews on this book. I honestly think they must not have read the book prior, or are familiar with what Bishop, and his wife do. I found it to be a great story, and had no problem following the story, or the snippets, of information about other characters, as the story moved forward. I enjoy a complex novel. The books revolves around Tasha Solomon, who is a very gifted psychic. She has noticed for sometime that something is wrong, and has the feeling she is being followed, and watched. She even moves to another location. John Brodie is a Guardian, someone who watches over endangered psychics. He has reason to care, since his own psychic wife was murdered, and other psychics, have been disappearing, and some even killed. The story seems to have two sets of players. Duran, who is behind much of the kidnappings, and John Brodie is on the other side trying to find, and protect the vulnerable. Bishop, who also has many connections, in the psychic world, because his teams of serial murder hunters, are mostly made of these gifted people. He notices that many of his past contacts, that were not picked for his team, have fallen off his radar. He, and his gifted wife Miranda join the fray, when a few of the kidnapped have tried to reach out to him. He is mostly there for back up, and to give information, and support in this book. I am sure in the next book, his group will be more involved. There is no complete evil plan brought forward,into this book. The information they do discover is both scary, and horrid. The exact purpose behind all these actions, or who controls Duran, is not told yet. I am anxious to read the next installment, and see where this is leading. There are so many possibilities for owning, and controlling all forms of psychic abilities. None of them , in the wrong hands, could be favorable.