By Kay Hooper

What when you can input a madman's merciless brain as he plans his vicious crimes? What for those who can see the terrified face of his prey as he strikes in for the kill—but you cannot cease his frenzy as soon as he strikes?

Psychic Cassie Neill is helping the L.A. police seize killers—until she makes a bad mistake and an blameless baby dies. Cassie flees to a small North Carolina city, hoping quiet existence will silence the voices that invade her unwilling brain. yet Cassie's talents understand few limitations. And she's turn into certain—as not anyone else can be—that a assassin is stalking Ryan's Bluff.

It's his fury that Cassie senses first, then his foul techniques and perverse pleasure. but she does not understand who he's or the place he'll strike. The sheriff will not even take heed to her—until the 1st physique is located precisely the place and the way she estimated. Now a suspect herself, she races desperately to unmask the killer within the merely means she is familiar with: by means of coming into his twisted brain. Her each step is loaded with worry and uncertainty...because if he senses her inside of him, he will capture her there, so deep she'll by no means locate her means out.

In Stealing Shadows, Kay Hooper introduces FBI agent Noah Bishop, whose infrequent reward for seeing what others don't is helping him remedy the main complicated instances. Now, Bishop's adventures proceed in new electrifying stories of psychic suspense.

Beware of what you notice. it truly is sunrise while the police arrive on the homicide scene. The sufferer is propped opposed to a tree, her eyes nonetheless open, her head tilted, her lips parted in a silent cry. simply as Cassie Neill estimated. simply as she observed whereas she was once contained in the killer's brain. The killer knew she was once there. And subsequent time he will not permit her break out.

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What, killers should have muscle mass? you recognize greater, Ben. ” “I simply intended she’s too… fragile to have that during her. ” The sheriff cocked an eyebrow. “Fragile? ” “Don’t even begin with me. ” Ben may think warmth upward thrust in his face, as conscious of his uncharacteristic credulity as his buddy used to be yet unwilling to check it for the time being. Matt concealed a smile. “Okay, ok. It’s simply I’ve by no means heard you utilize that be aware prior to. ” “Never brain my phrases. What are we going to do approximately this, Matt? ” “Wait. not anything else we will be able to do. in the event that your fragile psychic comes up with whatever necessary, nice. If not—I bet we twiddle our thumbs and look forward to a physique to show up. ” FEBRUARY 18, 1999 “He’s performed it. ” Ben driven himself up onto an elbow and grew to become at the lamp beside his mattress. The clock instructed him it was once five-thirty. within the morning. Christ, it was once nonetheless darkish. He wedged the telephone among ear and shoulder. “Who’s performed what? And are you aware what time it's? ” “He’s killed her,” Cassie Neill acknowledged softly. Starkly. Ben awakened. He shoved the covers apart and sat up at the fringe of the mattress. “Are you convinced? ” “Yes. ” She drew a breath. “It occurred hours in the past. there has been not anything a person may well do, so—so I waited to name you. so long as i'll. ” Ben puzzled what it used to be wish to be conscious and by myself in the course of the lengthy, darkish hours of the night—and conscious of horrors. the pro a part of him driven that apart to claim, “You must have referred to as me instantly. Evidence—” “Won’t be replaced via the passing of some hours. now not what little he left at the back of. ” Cassie sounded impossibly weary. “But you’re correct, I must have known as instantly. I’m sorry. ” Ben drew a breath. “Do you recognize the place? ” “Yes, i believe so. There’s an previous deserted barn at the north finish of city, approximately 5 miles out. ” “I are aware of it. was once a stockyard there. ” “She’s… he left her within the woods at the back of that barn. He didn’t kill her there, yet it’s the place he left her. i believe… i feel she’ll be effortless to discover. He didn’t bury the physique or try and disguise it by any means. in truth… he posed her in some way. ” “Posed her? ” “Sat her up along with her again opposed to a tree. He was once very cautious to get the glance ultimate. It needs to suggest anything. ” Cassie’s voice pale at the final phrases, and he or she sighed. “I don’t comprehend what. I’m sorry. I’m drained. ” Ben hesitated, then stated, “I’ll move have a look. ” “Before you name the sheriff? ” there has been wry realizing in her tone. Ben was once unwilling to confess that he didn’t are looking to seem like a good extra gullible idiot if this grew to become out to be a fake alarm. So he only acknowledged, “I’ll will want to consult you later. ” “I’ll be the following. ” Cassie hung up quietly. sunrise was once simply lightening the sky while Ben parked his Jeep on the previous Pittman stockyard. He became at the flashlight he’d introduced alongside for you to decide his approach round the barn and during a ragged hole in what was once left of the fence to the woods in again of where. It used to be quiet. Too quiet. He didn’t cross very a long way into the woods ahead of halting and directing the flashlight in a sluggish arc forward. those have been hardwood bushes, naked of leaves in February, the undergrowth scant, so he might see rather good.

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