Sarah Gallagher's mugging six months ago in put her in a
coma. When she finally came out of it, she started having
what she refers to as waking nightmares. And what she's
seen in those visions makes her sure someone is going to
kill her -- soon. When her home burns to the ground, she's
lucky not to have been there at the time, but it confirms
her fears. For some reason, she can now predict the future.
This has brought Sarah to the attention of several people
with differing views on how to exploit her psychic powers.
The question now is whether she's resigned to dying next
month, as she sees in her mind, or is she willing to defy
fate and mold her own destiny?
Novelist Tucker Mackenzie is a bit skeptic where psychics
are concerned, but he still continues to seek them out
whenever he hears of one. His research isn't for a book
he's writing, it's more personal. He meets Sarah as she's
surveying her burning home, and his comforting persona puts
her at ease enough to trust him a little. When a stealthy
stranger is noticed by Tucker at the burn site and
elsewhere, and the fire is ruled arson, he agrees that
Sarah is in danger. Not yet convinced that Sarah is a
genuine psychic, Tucker is intent on doing further
investigation into her situation. He knows they have to
leave to find the answers -- and to keep Sarah safe. She
insists they must travel north. It soon becomes apparent
that whatever destiny has in store for them, one thing is
certain -- they are definitely meant to be together.
What Tucker discovers is that over the past 10 years, in
every major city he checked, at least a dozen psychics have
either been killed or gone missing. Most of the deaths were
violent and to psychics under the age of 50, but the ones
who vanished were younger than those who died. Who's behind
all these events, what are they trying to attain and what
do they want with Sarah?
Though at times a bit confusing as to who, good or bad, is
behind some of the events, Kay Hooper's THE FIRST
PROPHET is a chilling psychological thriller with an
exciting and imaginative plot. It's a great companion
series to her novels involving the Special Crimes Unit lead
by the enigmatic Noah Bishop.
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. Only then will they begin to discover the scope of
a terrifying conspiracy so deep and complex they can trust
almost no one.