Sleeping with Fear: A Bishop/Special Crimes Unit Novel

By Kay Hooper

Bestselling writer Kay Hooper returns with a continuing mystery that brings her readers face-to-face with worry itself. during this terrifying novel, a psychic targeted agent reveals herself stuck up in a tangled net of secrets and techniques, lies . . . and evil.

Riley Crane awakened totally dressed, a gun less than her pillow, and coated in blood. much more scary, she didn’t be mindful what occurred the evening earlier than. in reality, she slightly remembered the former 3 weeks.

An ex-army officer, now a federal agent assigned to the detailed Crimes Unit, Riley was once a chameleon–a clairvoyant who might mixture in together with her atmosphere, be an individual or something she selected to be. The SCU’s specialist at the occult, she’d been despatched to the beachfront cottage on Opal Island via her enigmatic leader, Noah Bishop, to examine reviews of risky occult activity.

But that used to be 3 weeks in the past. Now she’s awoken to find that she’s obtained a lovely new guy in her lifestyles and an unreliable reminiscence, and that the clairvoyant skills she’s consistently relied on to guard her are MIA. Worse but, with SCU assets stretched thinner than ever prior to, Riley is by myself and with out backup, feeling her means via a dangerous online game of blindman’s buff, the place nobody round her is sort of who or what they appear. And a strange homicide is simply the 1st jarring reminder of the way excessive the stakes quite are.

Bishop desires Riley off the case. So does strong neighborhood D.A. Ash Prescott. either her previous retired military blood brother Gordon Skinner and Sheriff Jake Ballard think she will be able to seize a vicious killer. yet this kind of 4 males understands precisely what’s happening during this coastal group, and that’s wisdom Riley desperately wishes. For what Riley can’t keep in mind is extra than adequate to price her her lifestyles. This time evil isn’t simply nearer than she thinks–it’s already there.

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That query echoed even more suitable in her brain while she additionally stumbled on a garter belt. A garter belt, for crying out loud. “Jesus, Bishop, what’ve you were given me doing this time? ” three Years formerly “I desire someone such as you on my staff. ” Noah Bishop, leader of the FBI distinct Crimes Unit, may be persuasive whilst he desired to. And he certainly desired to. Riley Crane eyed him, her doubt and her wariness noticeable. understanding her history, he understood and had anticipated either. She was once fascinating, he proposal. bodily in no way what he’d anticipated: a section lower than standard peak and petite, virtually fragile in visual appeal, she didn’t glance as though she may well throw a guy greater than two times her measurement over her shoulder with little obvious attempt. huge grey eyes that have been deceptively childlike, watching innocently out of an elfin face that was once quirky and interesting and infinitely memorable with out being whatsoever attractive. attention-grabbing that the sort of face belonged to a chameleon. “Why me? ” she demanded, directly to the purpose. Bishop liked the directness, and spoke back matter-of-factly. “Aside from the required talents as an investigator, you own targeted skills I count on will end up hugely invaluable in our paintings. you could healthy your self into any scenario and be a person you opt to be at any given time, and you’re clairvoyant. ” Riley didn’t trouble to protest. She simply stated, “I like enjoying dress-up. taking part in Let’s faux. if you reside on your mind's eye as a child, you get reliable at stuff like that. As for the opposite, due to the fact I haven’t long gone out of my option to advertise—just the other, in fact—how did you discover out? ” “I retain my ear to the ground,” Bishop responded with a shrug. “Not more than enough. ” “I’m construction a unit round brokers with paranormal talents, and I’ve spent loads of time those previous few years…casting out strains. Quietly alerting humans I belief, inside of legislations enforcement and out of doors it, as to this kind of power brokers I’m trying to find. ” “Psychics. ” “Not simply any psychics. i want particularly robust those who can deal with either their talents and the emotional and mental hardships of the paintings we do. ” He nodded to the scene simply previous her. “It turns out relatively seen that you should deal with this kind of severe tension I’m conversing approximately. ” Riley glanced again over her shoulder, the place the remainder of her crew used to be operating within the rubble of what may well or will possibly not were a planned explosion. The sufferers were situated and carried—on stretchers or in physique bags—from the scene hours in the past; now the military investigators have been looking for proof. “I haven’t been doing this actual kind of factor for long,” Riley acknowledged. “I have a tendency towards investigative paintings, certain, yet my final task handled base protection. i am going anyplace I’m despatched. ” “So your CO advised me. ” “You spoke to him? ” Bishop hesitated in basic terms lengthy adequate to make it visible, then stated, “He’s the person who bought in contact with me. ” “So he’s a type of relied on humans you pointed out? ” “He is. The good friend of a pal, roughly. And open-minded to the probabilities of the magical, a trait no longer extraordinarily universal within the army.

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