The First Prophet (Bishop Files Series #1)

The First Prophet (Bishop Files Series #1)

by Kay Hooper

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A woman with extraordinary abilities is drawn into a shocking conspiracy in the first thriller in the Bishop Files series—from the New York Times bestselling author of the Bishop/SCU novels.

Within the FBI, there exists a team of psychics whose powers cannot be denied. But these agents are feared—by a cabal of conspirators with only one weapon: to blind the psychics to the evils all around them.

Months ago Sarah Gallagher woke from a coma with psychic abilities she couldn’t control. They changed her life and cost her the man she loved. And now, someone is playing games with Sarah’s mind.

It begins with Sarah’s home being destroyed by fire—an act of arson that draws novelist Tucker Mackenzie into Sarah’s confidence. But he has other reasons for pursuing a woman who can see what others can’t. So does a mysterious enemy intent on eliminating Sarah, and everyone she cares about. Because it’s only a matter of time before her visions lead her and Tucker to a secret many will kill to hide...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515152883
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Series: Bishop Files Series , #1
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 126,859
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kay Hooper is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Bishop/Special Crimes Unit series and the Bishop Files series.

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“Kay Hooper…provide[s] a welcome chill on a hot summer's day.”—The Orlando Sentinel

“Filled with page-turning suspense.”—The Sunday Oklahoman

“Readers will be mesmerized.”—Publishers Weekly

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The First Prophet 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS The First Prophet is book 1 of the Bishop Files. I liked the story but it was confusing on who are the good guys and bad guys. Even with the first book read I am not totally sure of the answer. I was expecting to see more of Bishop and gang in this book than we did see. I liked the characters and thier journey they went through it should be interesting to see where the next two books reveal. Hopefully they will come out sooner than later. This was my book of the month selection. Lots of drama,action as they try and figure out who is following Sarah Gallagher around, what do they want with her. They already burned her house down and she barely made it out alive. Writer Tucker has been looking for a psychic for years to help him find someone. He really does not believe in them. In fact he has proved some were fakes. He arrives while her house is burning down and feels like he needs to watch over her when he finds out someone has been watching her and her house fire was arson.
VoraciousReaderDH More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of Kay Hooper's Bishop books and couldn't wait to read this one. I wish I had just checked it out at the library!  Big disappointment....plot lacked cohesiveness, Bishop had a small walk-on role, and after I finished the book I was left with the feeling of, "What just happened, why did I read this?"  My time was wasted.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Kay Hooper's Bishop series, I'm not sure what I was expecting but this wasn't it. It wasn't her usual smooth I had missed an earlier book. Even so, it doesn't disappoint. It takes a new direction from the Bishop books and takes the reader along with it. I will definitely read the next one in the series.
debbieaheaton More than 1 year ago
In Hooper’s novel, Sarah Gallagher came out of a coma with psychic abilities she couldn’t control. They changed her life and ended her relationship and now someone is playing with her mind. First her home is destroyed by fire—suspected arson no less—which draws novelist Tucker Mackenzie into her confidence. Together they seek answers and find a secret most would kill to protect. An interesting addition to the A Bishop Files Novel series.
LDPen More than 1 year ago
Once again Ms. Hooper had written an intriguing story. I recommend this thought provoking suspenseful book.
PilouMH More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this book. I am a big fan of the Bishop series and have read most of Kay Hooper’s books. I found this one lacking, very scattered. pieces of a puzzle I am not sure I am interested in doing. The heroin was for the most part of the book very negative, I was thinking that maybe she deserved to die?!?! It reminded me of Iris Johansen’s book a little. If I had not been a fan of Ms Hooper, I would have stopped reading it and would not have bothered getting any of her other books. As I am a fan, I kept on reading. At the end of it I still don’t know who, why, what, where and I am not sure I want to know. Bishop’s involvement was also a disappointment. He is - briefly - in the book but does not seem to want to get involved while innocent people are killed and children taken. I think I would have prefer not to see him at all than to see him doing nothing except gathering info. . In the last pages I could get a glimpse of why I like Ms Hooper’s books. I won’t definitely buy the next one right away but wait to see it at the library!
frogleed More than 1 year ago
I was so glad to see that there was going to be more along the line of the Bishop series or The Haven. It was a story that caught your interest right away. It will be interesting to see if there is going to be another story spinoff of this one especially with the Duran group and the things that they are planning to do. How will Bishop plan to defeat them?
mja1 More than 1 year ago
Great easy read. Hooper has done it again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The last two books by Kay Hooper have been very slow with little to recommend them to the reader. I am very disappointed.
DebsIN More than 1 year ago
It didn't grab me at first like a lot of her books, but I enjoyed the story the more I read. Kay Hooper writes suspenseful paranormal romance like no other. Like a lot of the reviews, I agree it does help if you have read previous Bishop/SCU books to understand some of the complexity of her writing in this series. That is not to say it is not a stand alone, because it is. It just gives you a better understanding of Hooper's writing into the world of the paranormal surrounding her characters. I am not sure how I missed this book as I have read almost all of her books. Glad I found it. 4 Stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by an awesome writer! I never get tired of Bishop /physic novels
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to follow. Didn't have a clue, as to who was who.. Very repetitive questions.. Hard to believe Kay Hooper authored this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loving the Bishop series! Just keeps getting better!
Rita_P More than 1 year ago
If you have followed any of the Bishop series, you can't miss this one! Psychics are dying and some of Bishop's folks might be involved. Check it out!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly like this book. I was a bit confused when I first started reading it as to the new people in the book. She is introducing a virtual new line of characters. I was expecting more of the Bishop folks to be involved but I truly enjoyed reading this book once I got past what I thought it was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though others were disappointed, I loved this book. It intrduces new characters, talks much more about Haven and suits the Bishop trilogies quite well. I have to think if anyone didn't like it, then they have not read all the books else they would have realized this trilogy is more about Haven and their operatives. Thanks for these books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a little thrown by the storyline and dissapointed that Bishop and his team were almost non existant in this story but I also understand the backstory and stage she was setting for the next two books. The story was entertaining full of twists and turns and suspense. I have read every Kay Hooper book and the bishop novel series twice now i will definetly wait anxiously for the release of what comes next. Diehard fan now and always! -RAVEN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By the numbers paranormal conspiracy "thriller". Strictly SyFy Channel quality. Would be fine in the $2 bin before a long flight, but don't waste a ten spot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Bishop Series and it follow true to her other books, full of suspense and adventure. Anyone who loves the paranormal will love this book and this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hooper did it again. I really enjoyed this first book in a new series. Was hoping Bishop would play a larger part but looking forward to the next book.
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