Blood Ties - Blood, Bk 3 Author:Kay Hooper The elite Special Crimes Unit, the FBI's most controversial and effective team, is a group of mavericks and misfits trained to use their unique psychic abilities to hunt the worst monsters imaginable - human ones. Led by the enigmatic Noah Bishop, the SCU team has earned a reputation for pitting their skills and cunning against killers that ... more »other cops fear. But this time Bishop and his agents face an enemy who has them in his sights, a trained sniper with a deadly plan - and more than one ace up his sleeve.
It starts with an unspeakable series of grisly murders across three states, a trail of blood leading, finally, to the small Tennessee town of Serenade. There, two more brutal murders lure the SCU into what may be the ultimate trap.
One of the first investigators on the scene, Special Agent Hollis Templeton is willing to push herself as hard and as far as necessary. Risking more than her life to help and protect her fellow SCU members, Hollis is coping with psychic abilities that are evolving in unprecedented ways, an attraction to the most complex man she's ever known, and a serial murder investigation that has just turned very, very personal.
In her time with the SCU, Hollis has shown an uncanny ability to survive even the most deadly attacks. But what she doesn't count on is that this killer intends to destroy the team from within.
The clock is ticking. The body count is rising. And as Bishop and his agents race to uncover the identity of their true enemy, not even their special senses can warn them just how bloody, and how terrifyingly close, the truth will be.« less
In [book:Blood Sins|3630983] after the massive psychic explosion that ultimately killed Samuel (the bad guy), everyone at SCU who was involved in the incident felt their abilities change - some for the good and some not. The SCU team is involved in the continuing serial killer case that has dragged on for numerous books now. In this installment, the sniper and the serial killer mysteries are intense and suspenseful - you never know just what is going to happen next. The SCU team are all interesting characters who have evolved over the twelve books in the series and are still developing both mentally and psychically. It's a romantic suspense novel only in name as the characters develop romantic interests but never actually act on them. Just a good mystery and written in such a way that you don't really even have to know what happened in previous books.