A Deadly Web (Bishop Files, Book 2) by Kay Hooper

By Kay Hooper

The recent Bishop documents novel by way of the hot York occasions bestselling writer of the 1st Prophet and the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit novels.

John Brodie is a father or mother, a member of a secretive community dedicated to profitable a battle only a few even comprehend exists: retaining the susceptible psychics in his cost from a perilous, ruthless — and almost invisible enemy.
Tasha Solomon is a talented psychic whose talents have stored her greater than as soon as from events as harmful as they're baffling. She doesn’t think she wishes support, and he or she doesn’t even comprehend that Guardians exist — till Brodie saves her life.
Unaccustomed to looking on somebody for whatever, Tasha now unearths herself embroiled in lethal online game the place the final word target is a destiny some distance worse than any nightmare. the single individual she will belief is Brodie to steer her via a maze of threat and deception, lies and treachery, neighbors and enemies, till they achieve secure harbor.
in the event that they achieve secure harbor.

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Behind me, he dropped his hands. I felt slightly adrift. The only thing keeping me from running or fainting was the warmth emanating from his body, that’s how close we stood. And I didn’t move. From the distance came the opera. Mengmei and Liniang continued to meet. Always he asked her name; always she refused to give it. ” And always Liniang admitted that it was true she left no footprints in the dust. Finally, one night, the poor ghost girl arrived, fearful and trembling, because at last she was going to tell him who and what she was.

Willow put me into my clothes, combed my hair, washed my face, and applied powder and rouge to my cheeks. I was hopelessly lost in thoughts of love, but I still had to make offerings to my ancestors on Double Seven. I was not the first in my family to go to the ancestral hall this morning. We all wish for wealth, good harvests, and offspring, and already offerings of food had been made to encourage reciprocal gifts of fecundity from our ancestors. I saw whole taro (41) roots—a symbol of fertility—and knew that my aunts and the concubines had been here to ask my ancestors to bring sons to our line.

Quite by accident—except that it had to be fate interfering—he found the box with Liniang’s rolled-up self-portrait scroll. He believed he’d found a painting of the goddess Guanyin. He took the scroll back to his room and burned incense before it. He delighted in Guanyin’s soft mist of hair, her tiny mouth shaped like a rosebud, and the way love’s longing seemed to be locked between her brows, but the closer he looked, the more convinced he became that the woman on the silk couldn’t be the goddess.

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