Book Reviews of Touching Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Bk 4)

Touching Evil (Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Bk 4)
Touching Evil - Bishop/Special Crimes Unit, Bk 4
Author: Kay Hooper
ISBN-13: 9780553583441
ISBN-10: 0553583441
Publication Date: 8/28/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 371 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Unusual mystery with supernatural undertones. Keeps you guessing.
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Great book. A page turner that kept me wondering and guessing. Finished it in one day!
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Helpful Score: 5
If I had a dollar for every use of the word "bastard" in this book, I'd be a rich woman. Not that I mind the word, but it made her seem just lazy. Lots of explanation about psychics, not enough plot.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is the first book in the "Evil" trilogy.
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Helpful Score: 3
excellant read, kay hooper is one of the FEW women authors we enjoy, and this book doesnt disappoint!
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Helpful Score: 3
if you enjoy Kay Hooper...this is a must read!! I couldn't put it down
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a great read. There are 3 in this series and I am reading them all!! I love Kay Hooper's books.

Gloria
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Helpful Score: 3
Good but a series need to read them all
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Helpful Score: 3
These mysteries are really great.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great authorship in a series of "Evil" books.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another good book by Hooper. I read for entertainment only and really enjoyed this book (which I read in one sitting) I wouldn't give this book a 9 or 10 because only great books (Ludlam, Clancy, DeMille) would receive that rating. It was suspenseful and interesting.
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Helpful Score: 2
Her books defy praise!
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Maggie is an artist that works independently with the police as a sketch artist. She has the amazing ability to talk to a victim, walk a crime scene and produce a drawing that is a perfect likeness of the criminal. Seattle women are currently being hunted by a serial rapist. He is abducting the women, blinding them, and raping them leaving them for dead in abandon buildings. Maggie has been unable to get a feel for this animal and is unable to assist the police since all of the victims have been unable to give any details except that he smells like Ivory soap and that he has a spearmint scented breath.

John is the brother of one of the victims of the blindfold rapist. His sister Christine is dead by her own hand or so the police think. John thinks otherwise and comes to Seattle to follow the investigation and bring in a few friends (Shadow Series) to help tract down the rapist before he starts killing as well.

The police have no clues as to who the rapist is and who he will strike next. Their investigation takes them in all kinds of directions including the fact that these crimes are real similar to crimes that were unsolved from 1934. The victims of the 1934 rapist look almost like twins to the present day victims. What is the link?
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book. It was not what I expected, but it kept me entertained and wanting to turn the pages.
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Helpful Score: 2
Awesome book, like all of Kay Hooper's!
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent.
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A serial killer is loose and the paranormal branch of the FBI is trying to help the local police and its own empath catch the killer. Very good book
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Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals--and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims' minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent--and she isn't telling. But her secret may be exposed when a madman seizes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive. The police have one hope: the lone victim who might recover her sight. But they don't know that Maggie has her own dark connection to the monster--an eerie link that may stretch back to a string of unsolved murders. To stop the escalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to the breaking point--even if it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds.
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First book in the "evil" trilogy started off with a bang and kept me glued to the pages. Excellent.
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This is the story of Maggie, a psychic empath who listens to crime victims horrible experiences and creates an exact sketch of the criminal. She's very successful up until she begins to help the police with their hunt for a serial rapist who wears a plastic mask and blinds his victims by gouging their eyes out.
John, a wealthy business mogul, joins the cast of characters in this story after his sister is victimized by the killer. After healing from the attack she commits suicide - at least that's what the police think - Maggie and John know better.

Enter the plot points that spoiled the story: Maggie's brother is also psychic and talks to someone who isn't named during the course of the story at all. Then John brings in two friends from an FBI special unit to help with the investigation. They are also psychic.
The first in the Evil trilogy. I really enjoyed this book and it isn't neccessary to read them in any order to understand what is going on. Each book has a new main character and only a few of the other characters come to "visit" in them. A must read!
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"Sometimes evil lingers so close, you can feel it..." And Hooper almost lets you feel it in this, her first of three books in the Evil series. Not for the faint-hearted.
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A good book for a quick read. Suspenseful and a new twist to the ending. I will request the two following this one.
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I like paranormal mysteries a lot more than the traditional murder mystery so I thought this was a good book. It was pretty suspenseful & kept me reading to see what happened next.
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very good book
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awesome book- this is the first book by kay hooper i have read and i plan to read everything she has written! need i say more?
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liked this book
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great book can stand alone
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I enjoyed reading this book. It kept me quessing.
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This ISBN refers to softcover even though it comes up hardcover
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Wonderfull book. Could not put it down.
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Kind of gory, but good. If you like murder mysteries, this one has some twists in it.
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From the back cover:
Seattle police sketch artist maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals-and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggis telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims' minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent...and she isn't telling.

But her secret may be exposed when a madman seizes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive. The police have one hope: the lone victim who might recover her sight. But they don't know that Maggie has her own dark connection to the monster--an eerie link that may stretch back to a string of unsolved murders. To stop the escalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to the breaking point-even if it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds...
Earl H., Meldrim, Ga.
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great thriller, FIRST IN THE EVIL SERIES
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This was ok. Started out interesting, but then was getting too much into the seer/pyscic stuff for me. Can't win 'em all! LOL!
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Very good book-surprise ending.
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I love Kay Hooper. This book was just as good as all the rest!

Seattle police sketch artis Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals -- then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims' minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent...and she isn't telling.

But her secret may be exposed when a madman seizes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive. The police have one hope: the lone victim who might recover her sight. But they don't know that Maggie has her own dark connection to the monster -- an eerie link that may stretch back to a string of unsolved murders. To stop the escalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to the breaking point -- even if it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds.
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Involves psychic detectives. One of my favorite series.
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A great thrilling, quick read!
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A good mystery with the interesting plot twist of a psychic investigator. A good read!
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If you love a great plot, scary, suspenseful books. This one will give you goosebumps.
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Great book!!
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I really enjoy reading this series by Kay Hooper. Will definitely be reading more. This is the third book of hers that I have read.
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Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals--and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims' minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent...and she isn't telling.

But her secret may be exposed when a madman seizes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He aducts women and blinds them, leaving them baarely alive. The police have one hope: the lone vitim who might recover her sight. But they don't know that Maggie has her own dark connection to the monster--an eerie link that may stretch back to a string of unsolved murders. To stop the escalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to thebreaking point--even if it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds....
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Kay Hooper is WONDERFUL author as this book will prove
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Seattle police sketch artist, Maggie Barnes, draws dead-on sketches of assailants based on crime victims description of their ordeal.
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Kay Hooper at her best! Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as victims describe their ordeals-and then uses those recolections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims minds. Only Maggie knows the truth and she isn't telling.
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Seattle polich sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens to victims describe their ordeals and then draws sketches. Some police think she is telepathic. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent - and she isn't telling.
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" Seattle Police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as crime victims describe their ordeals--and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic; that she can actually enter the victim's minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent...and she isn't telling."
Excellent read! Book in VG cond.
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Danger waits where no one can see. A madman siezes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive. Police have one hope: the lone victim who might recover her sight.
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Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent ... and she isnt telling.

But her secret may be exposed when a madman seizes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive. The police have one hope: the lone victim who might recover her sight. But they dont know that Maggie has her own dark connection to the monster an eerie link that may stretch back to a string of unsolved murders.

To stop the escalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to the breaking point even if it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds....
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Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals--and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims' minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent--and she isn't telling. But her secret may be exposed when a madman seizes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive. The police have one hope: the lone victim who might recover her sight. But they don't know that Maggie has her own dark connection to the monster--an eerie link that may stretch back to a string of unsolved murders. To stop the escalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to the breaking point--even is it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds....
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Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has and extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals-and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims' minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent...and she isn't telling.
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Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims' minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent ... and she isn't telling.

But her secret may be exposed when a madman seizes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive. The police have one hope: the lorders. To stop the escalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to the breaking point even if it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds ...
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Seattle police sketch artist Maggie Barnes has an extraordinary gift. She listens as traumatized crime victims describe their ordeals and then uses those horrifying recollections to draw dead-on sketches of the assailants. Some cops think Maggie is telepathic, that she can actually enter the victims minds. Only Maggie knows the truth behind her rare talent...and she isn't telling.
But her secret may be exposed when a madman seizes Seattle in his terrifying grip. He abducts women and blinds them, leaving them barely alive. The police have one hope: the lone victim who might recover her sight. But they don't know that Maggie has her own dark connection to the monster-an eerie link that may stretch back to a string of unsolved murders. To stop the excalating terror, Maggie will have to push her abilities to the breaking point-even if it means confronting a predator whose powers seem to have no bounds...