A Bishop Special Crimes Unit Thriller by Kay Hooper
Review: Noah Bishop and his Special Crimes Unit are on the hunt for a man, who escaped from custody after hiding $10 million from a bank robbery, in Hostage, the second in a trilogy of related thrillers within this long-running series by Kay Hooper.
Cole Jacoby is on the run after mysteriously escaping from the custody of two agents, who have no memory of how he might have disappeared. Hole up in his cabin in mountains of Tennessee, agent Luther Brinkman is shot in the leg trying to apprehend him. Found by fellow agent Callie Davis, the need to work together to figure out how to bring Jacoby to justice.
Separately, Hollis Templeton and Reese DeMarco of the SCU are on a special, non-crime related mission to interact with spirits without the pressure of chasing the bad guys. They go to an age old mansion in Tennessee at the request of Anna Hamilton to try to communicate the spirit of Anna's husband, who had died years ago. They are completely unprepared, however, for what they discover during their investigation.
Readers who enjoy FBI-centric investigative thrillers with a paranormal twist will certainly enjoy Hostage. It is creepy in a good way, filled with interesting characters with myriad talents that are brought to bear in their respective storylines … which do, not unexpectedly, merge towards the end. A suspenseful, entertaining entry in this series.
Special thanks to guest reviewer Betty of The Betz Review for contributing her review of Hostage.
Acknowledgment: Penguin Group provided a copy of Hostage for this review.
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Location(s) referenced in Hostage: Tennessee
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Hostage by Kay Hooper — A Bishop Special Crimes Unit Thriller
Publication Date: November 2013
List Price: $26.95
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