Divine Intervention

Divine Intervention

by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

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Overview

"Sci-fi and mystery fans will love this book." --Writer's DigestCFBI agent Jasmine McLellan leads a psychically gifted team in the hunt for a serial arsonist--a murderer who has already taken the lives of three people.Jasi and her team members--Psychometric Empath and profiler Ben Roberst and Victim Empath Natassia Prushenko--are joined by Brandon Walsh, the handsome but skeptical Chief of Arson Investigations. In a manhunt that takes them from Vancouver to Kelowna, Penticton and Victoria, they are led down a twisting path of sinister secrets.Sifting through ashes and clues, Jasi realizes that there is more to the third victim than meets the eye. Perhaps not all the victims were that innocent. The hunt intensifies when she learns that someone they know is next on the arsonist's list.Unleashing her gift as a Pyro-Psychic, Jasi is compelled toward smoldering ashes and enters the killer's mind--a mind bent on destruction and revenge. And in the heat of early summer, Jasi discovers that a murderer lies in wait...much closer than she ever imagined.Book 1 in the Divine series; same story text as 2004 edition"Para-psychic, Para-psychotic, Para-captivating!" --Yale R. Jaffe, author of Advantage Disadvantage"Believable characters, and scorching plot twists. Anyone who is a fan of J.D. Robb will thoroughly enjoy this one...Divine Intervention will undeniably leave you smoldering, and dying for more." --Kelly Komm, author of Sacrifice, an award-winning fantasy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926997018
Publisher: Imajin Books
Publication date: 02/25/2011
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

About the Author

Cheryl Kaye Tardif is an award-winning, bestselling Canadian suspense author. Her novels include The River, Divine Intervention, and Whale Song, which New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice calls "a compelling story of love and family and the mysteries of the human heart...a beautiful, haunting novel."

Her next thrillers, Children of the Fog and Divine Justice (book 2 in the Divine series), will be published in spring 2011, in ebook and trade paperback editions.

Cheryl also enjoys writing short stories inspired mainly by her author idol Stephen King, and this has resulted in Skeletons in the Closet & Other Creepy Stories (ebook) and Remote Control (novelette ebook).

In 2010 Cheryl detoured into the romance genre with her contemporary romantic suspense debut, Lancelot's Lady, written under the pen name of Cherish D'Angelo.

Booklist raves, "Tardif, already a big hit in Canada...a name to reckon with south of the border."

You can also find Cheryl Kaye Tardif on MySpace, Facebook, Goodreads, Shelfari and LibraryThing, plus other social networks

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Divine Intervention 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
ToReadPerchancetoDream More than 1 year ago
Divine Intervention blends murder and arson with psychic abilities and romance to come up with its own genre. I must admit I am a sucker for psychic stories, the ability totally fascinates me. The author, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, did a great job using the three psychics and their specific talents in the story. I liked how they each had their own strengths, thus were responsible for separate parts of the investigation. The story flowed smoothly and was well-paced. It kept my interest, so I read it quickly. The romance between Jasi and Brandon didn't overshadow the plot of the mystery, which is a huge plus for me. I would have liked even a little more fleshing out of the characters, but I thoroughly enjoyed each of the main ones. I hear Cheryl has a sequel to Divine Intervention coming out and I'm looking forward to reading it. In the meantime, I recommend you read this one! *Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author, I was not required to write a positive review.
FiveAlarmBookReviews More than 1 year ago
This is the second book I have read by Cheryl Kaye Tardif. The other was Children of the Fog, which was a favorite read for me. I am amazed at how different, but equally good, these two books are. Tardif has an amazing gift for creating amazing detail in things that would ordinarily be unbelievable to the minds eye. Divine Intervention is Book 1 in the Divine series and it is loaded with futuristic components that I found to be absolutely believable. Sci Fi, Mystery, Paranormal and Thriller fans love this book, but this one falls under the "Let Not Genre Be Closed" category.
abcarroll More than 1 year ago
Jasi McLellan is an agent in the CFBI with a specialty in arson investigations, in fact she is a Pyro-Psychic. The smoke gives her visions and often puts her inside the arsonist during the last moments as they set the fire. Jasi and her team have been assigned to a case of a serial arsonist, which at first glance have no ties to each other than the Gemini lighter left at both scenes. This investigation gets more complicated with each new clue that develops and if Jasi and her team don't solve the case in time, more lives are in danger. This is a great book, with some unforseen twists and great character development. Definitely recommended!
Icecream18 More than 1 year ago
This novel will grab the reader's interest with the intricate, unusual plot. The main character is spunky, tough and fun to follow through the book. The reader will constantly be bombarded with new developments to the mystery, the author keeps the reader guessing in this story. The characters are very intriguing; the main character pulls the novel together, but the secondary characters give it flavor. The author craftily creates the scene for when Jasmine enters the killer's mind; the reader will get a very different perspective, not one found in many novels. The ending is satisfying, the reader will be happy with it. This book is recommended for adults who enjoy intense mystery and action novels.
LauralynnElliott More than 1 year ago
The is the second book I've read by Cheryl Kaye Tardif, and I really liked it. I enjoy books about people with "talents" and this one was a little different than usual...which is good. This is definitely not going to be the last one I read by this author!
GypsyBiker22 More than 1 year ago
The character Jasmine McLellan is wonderfully complex and likable. I can easily see her "starring" in many sequels. Chery Kay Tardif is an amazing story teller and this is another page turner. I look forward to her new books more than any other author.
LilaPinord More than 1 year ago
Divine Intervention is one of those books you never want to end! And it takes place in the year 2012! So that tells us something ¿ which we will all still be here then! Readers will find these secret government investigators, with their different psychic abilities fascinating, to say the least.
The pyro-psychic, Jasi, ¿reads¿ fires and gets into the minds of its victims or the arsonist himself. Sometimes, it is difficult to bring her back to the present. She falls into a love/hate relationship with a man out of her past, the chief of Arson Investigations.
Natassia is a beautiful member of the team and a VE- Victim Empath who uncovers some horrible secrets. A PE, Psychometric Empath, Ben Roberts makes up the third member of the volatile investigators. He carries a ¿torch¿ for Natassia.
The latest serial killer thinks he has out-witted them all, but after a chase throughout British Columbia, Canada, he finds out more than he ever wanted to know about himself and his ¿missing¿ sister! A must-read for all mystery/crime addicts!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was fun to read and not your run of the mill story line. I can't wait to order the rest of this series and find out what happens with the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a mystery fan then Divine Intervention will definitely appeal to you. But this story is more than your average murder mystery. It is a futuristic mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat right until the very end wondering just who did it. Like a fly getting trapped in a spiders web this story will keep you entangled right until the very end. Whale song was great, but Cheryl Tardifs stories just keep on getting better. I cannot wait until her next one. Ian Lyon ¿ A poet, artist and soon to be author.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Finally, a Canadian novel by a Canadian author that captures Canadiana in its finest. Cheryl Kaye Tardif's most recent novel is comparative to Nora Roberts' 'In Death' series that is penned under the pseudonym of 'J.D. Robb'. In the first of Tardif's Divine series, Divine Intervention introduces the reader to an elite group of psychic government agents. The chemistry between Jasmine McLellan, the pyro-psychic who enters a serial killer's mind, and Brandon Walsh, the Chief of Arson Investigations, is hotter than a Florida heatwave. Cheryl Kaye Tardif successfully manipulates the characters, their emotions and actions, and takes you to a startling climax that will leave you suspended. The shocking twist at Divine Intervention's conclusion will rip your emotions bare as you enter the world of a serial arsonist bent on revenge. I enjoyed this novel immensely and will be awaiting Tardif's next book with hot, sweaty palms. Cheryl Kaye Tardif is destined to be a great Canadian author--and is the new 'Canadian J.D. Robb'.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Divine Intervention was a hugely pleasant surprise. Cheryl Tardif has definitely found her genre with this new crime novel set in the not-so-far future. The story is about Agent Jasmine McLellan, who works for a highly special branch of the Canadian Federal Bureau of Investigations. She is a Pyro-Psychic, one who can read crime scenes involving fires, telling what caused them, and sometimes who and why. The reader begins the novel as Jasi is coming off downtime from a huge case, and is abruptly thrown into a new one. Someone in B.C. has already murdered three people by fire, and the case is given to the PSI unit of the CFBI to find the killer. It is now up to Jasi and her colleagues, with the aid of the insufferably attractive Chief of Arson Investigations Brandon Walsh, to track down the murderer-before it¿s too late. I found Divine Intervention to be extremely hard to walk away from. I kept wanting to read just one more chapter. With the believable characters, and scorching plot twists, I was truly sorry to see the book end. Anyone who is a fan of J.D. Robb will thoroughly enjoy this one- especially any who have been waiting for an excellent voice to bring alive a genuinely Canadian crime novel. I, for one, am now itching to read more about Jasi and the rest of the PSI team. Divine Intervention will undeniably leave you smoldering-and dying for more.
CynDaVaz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked the premise of this story quite a bit, actually. The only reason I had to knock a star off was because it was unpolished in several areas. The romantic attraction between the protagonist and another person didn't flow naturally; it felt more formulaic than anything else. And at times the dialogue and narrative was stilted. A lot of snarling, whining, growling, head swiveling, etc. Overuse of those types of descriptive words can start to affect the overall work, and that happened in this case. But the general plot was pretty good - just wish the characters could have been fleshed out a bit more.
lesleymc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read, murder mystery with a little romance laced with a touch of the paranormal. All blended well resulting in a good story with likeable characters strong enough to make a sequel eagerly awaited.
cwaldrum on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Overall I enjoyed the book. The the psychic abilities to solve crimes and actual police work instead of a sole reliance on abilities. A tad bit of romance and passion tossed in and an arson serial killer made for an excellent story. It had a good pace and although a few details tweaked for me it was a very plausible story. ***My only real main complaint was the lack of editing. Every other paragraph had a ? instead of a comma or period. It was strange. Also incomplete sentences and some spelling mistakes. With a serious edit this would make a great story for all.***UPDATE - the author contacted me and informed me this was a formatting error and was thoroughly edited prior to publication. She is currently reformatting it now to correct this error. Therefore I have no real complaints!!!
cataryna on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fast-paced thoroughly enjoyable and exciting read with enough excitement, drama, action and romance to keep you hooked the whole way through. You'll definitely have a hard time putting it down. The characters are completely believable and the technology is something that is definitely a possibility in the not too distant future, if not now. I can't wait to read more Divine books.
AlexDraven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
It's an alternative 2012, and Agent Jasmine McLellan is using her fire-psychic skills to track down a serial arsonist in British Columbia... and we're launched into an unusual police procedural thriller with a personal twist.I didn't really 'gel' with Jasi, the main protagonist, and the romance element really didn't do anything for me, but the near-future setting (2012 as imagined from the early 2000's) and the low-key paranormal elements with the different psychic skills exhibited by Jasi and her team mates drew me in. Overall I found it enjoyable enough, but not sufficiently compelling that I'd seek out the rest of the series.
Icecream18 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This novel will grab the reader's interest with the intricate, unusual plot. The main character is spunky, tough and fun to follow through the book. The reader will constantly be bombarded with new developments to the mystery, the author keeps the reader guessing in this story. The characters are very intriguing; the main character pulls the novel together, but the secondary characters give it flavor. The author craftily creates the scene for when Jasmine enters the killer's mind; the reader will get a very different perspective, not one found in many novels. The ending is satisfying, the reader will be happy with it. This book is recommended for adults who enjoy intense mystery and action novels.
aparna_sethuraman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I received this book as part of the Member Giveaway and loved it. This story is set in the near future where the CFBI(a Canadian counterpart of the FBI) uses people with psychic and special abilities to crack cases. In some ways this story is based on the same premise as Kay Hooper's Bishop series. It is a weell-written novel which keeps you wanting to read more of it. Can't wait to get the next installment
lostinalibrary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Divine Intervention takes place in British Columbia in an alternate 2012 where an elite group of psychics investigate crimes. I enjoyed the mystery part of the story a great deal. It kept me guessing right up to the time the arsonist was revealed - always a good thing. However, as another reviewer stated the romance took over too much of the story. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good mystery laced with lots of romance.
bibliobeck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for member giveaway.My rating is purely based on my personal liking for the genre. I really liked the idea behind the story -that empaths and psychics are helping to solve crimes, in this case arson. If the novel had been grittier, my scoring would have increased. However, the romance element of the book makes it chick lit in my point of view and this just isn't for me. If you like that genre, I think you'll love this. It's a interesting take with a fluid story and plenty of scope for development of the characters within other books.
abcarroll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jasi McLellan is an agent in the CFBI with a specialty in arson investigations, in fact she is a Pyro-Psychic. The smoke gives her visions and often puts her inside the arsonist during the last moments as they set the fire. Jasi and her team have been assigned to a case of a serial arsonist, which at first glance have no ties to each other than the Gemini lighter left at both scenes. This investigation gets more complicated with each new clue that develops and if Jasi and her team don't solve the case in time, more lives are in danger. This is a great book, with some unforseen twists and great character development. Definitely recommended!
gbower on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable suspense novel. Interesting characters who have special gifts of dealing with fire situations.
asigg44 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I won this book from the Member Giveaways on Library Thing.I really enjoyed this book. It is about the Canadian FBI special team of psychic-type agents trying to solve a serial arsonist case. The team consists of Jasmine (Jasi) McClellan, Ben Roberts, and Natassia Prushenko. The three of them work for a man named Matthew Divine, who founded and is in charge of their specialized unit. They join forces with the Chief Arson investigator, Brandon, and begin trying to solve the case.This was a very good book that I recommend to those who like a bit of psychic subject material. To those who don't, this probably isn't the book for you. It was a fascinating read and made me wonder if quite possibly, there are actual units in the government who do this sort of thing. The author made the reading very believable and interesting. Nice book!
sewolf0310 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Based in Canada, it's a great read for those who like suspense, murder, drama and a touch of romance. A series of arsons has a special team of crime solvers with special talents called to help solve the "who-done-it". Plenty of twists and turns to keep you turning the pages until you reach the end.
NCRainstorm on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Divine Intervention blends murder and arson with psychic abilities and romance to come up with its own genre. I must admit I am a sucker for psychic stories, the ability totally fascinates me. The author, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, did a great job using the three psychics and their specific talents in the story. I liked how they each had their own strengths, thus were responsible for separate parts of the investigation. The story flowed smoothly and was well-paced. It kept my interest, so I read it quickly. The romance between Jasi and Brandon didn't overshadow the plot of the mystery, which is a huge plus for me. I would have liked even a little more fleshing out of the characters, but I thoroughly enjoyed each of the main ones.I hear Cheryl has a sequel to Divine Intervention coming out and I'm looking forward to reading it. In the meantime, I recommend you read this one!*Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author, I was not required to write a positive review.