He's a killer without boundaries, conscience, or fear of being caught. His latest victim is terrifying proof that no one is safe: the daughter of a U.S. senator. With the media calling for justice and a father seeking vengeance, Bishop and his FBI Special Crimes Unit find themselves in a unique situation.
He's a killer without boundaries, conscience, or fear of being caught. His latest victim is terrifying proof that no one is safe: the daughter of a U.S. senator. With the media calling for justice and a 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 civilian organization of unorthodox crime stoppers. Operating outside of any government oversight, they are comprised of a membership every bit as talented and eccentric as Bishop's SCU. And that is no coincidence. For Bishop helped launch this organization barely two years before. Dani Justice knows all about monsters. But she never expected to find herself on the trail of a real flesh-and-blood predator so cunning, he's eluded the best law enforcement could send up against him. Dani doesn't want to hunt this killer or risk the life she's made for herself, but she doesn't have a choice. 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. What she doesn't know is who will survive.
Tessa Gray made the perfect victim. Which was why Noah Bishop of the FBI's Special Crimes Unit recruited her to play the role of grieving widow. As the supposed new owner of property coveted by the Church of the Everlasting Sin, she'd be irresistible bait for the reclusive and charismatic Reverend Samuel. His fortified compound had been the last known residence of two women murdered in ways that defied scientific explanation. Tessa knows she has a lot to learn about using her unique gift. She also knows that Bishop and the SCU have to be desperate to rely on an untried psychic agent in an undercover operation so dangerous. The killer they're hunting is the most terrifying they've ever faced: a megalomaniacal cult leader who can use their own weapons, talents, and tactics against them. By entering the cult's well-guarded compound, Tessa will be exposing herself to the dark magnetism of a psychopath on an apocalyptic crusade of terror that spares no one. And Samuel has protected himself within a fanatically loyal congregation, many of whom occupy surprising positions of power within the community. Even Grace's chief of police, Sawyer Cavenaugh may be unable to protect her. Because no one can guarantee she's strong enough to resist - or powerful enough to battle - a killer who's less than human.
The FBI's Special Crimes Unit is a group of mavericks and misfits trained to use their unique psychic abilities to hunt the worst human monsters imaginable. Led by Noah Bishop, the SCU team has earned a reputation for pitting their skills against killers that other cops fear. This time Bishop and his agents face an enemy who has them in his sights. It starts with a series of grisly murders across three states, a trail leading to the small Tennessee town of Serenade. There, two more brutal murders lure the SCU into the ultimate trap. 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 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. 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.