Special Agent Vera Taggart walked away from a promising career as an artist to join the FBI, and she impresses her new colleagues with her eerie ability to divine conclusions from the grisliest crime scenes. Taggart’s first assignment is a decades-old cold case centered on a cult of suicide bombers known as the Sons of Elijah who believe they’ve been reborn hundreds of times. It seems like a low-risk assignment until a bomb tears apart a crowded restaurant.
The Sons of Elijah have returned – and now it’s up to Taggart to stop their modern-day reign of terror. Taggart’s investigation begins with Dr. Seth Jacobson, a renowned psychiatrist who claims to help people remember past lives through hypnotherapy. Jacobson had treated two of the Sons of Elijah’s founders before they’d gone on to commit a series of horrific murders. Desperate to understand how these ordinary patients could have taken such a violent path, Taggart agrees to undergo similar treatment with Jacobson. Through her hypnosis sessions, Taggart comes to suspect the Sons of Elijah are targeting a high-tech government laboratory that could expose the group’s greatest secret with a controversial experiment. To save millions of innocent lives, she must come to grips with the shocking truth about the cult and her own puzzling role in its timeless mission.
The fate of humanity rests on her ability to determine which threats are real and which exist only in her mind – and to decide whose side she’s really fighting for.
FBI Agent Vera Taggert is on the trail of a domestic terrorist group called the Sons of Elijah. The investigation leads her to a famous psychiatrist, Seth Jacobson. She is intrigued in more ways than one. She decides to let him hypnotize her. What she discovers is not exactly what she expected.
Being a person who very seldom reads a blurb, I am a judge a book by it’s cover girl, this story took me by surprise. I expected more of an FBI thriller/mystery tale. And, it is that…but, it is a bit more complicated. This novel delves into the supernatural/reincarnation arena. So…SURPRISE! At first, I was like…hmmm, what have I gotten myself into. But, the story continued to capture my imagination and attention, especially the historical flashbacks. I loved the Montségur sections. Very well researched!
Now, it did get a little “out there” toward the end, especially the part about the way the FBI recruited Vera But, that is the genre. So, I was pleasantly surprised by this novel. It is definitely unique and entertaining.
Kristin Price is the narrator and she is perfect for this book!
Need a good, unique thriller…THIS IS IT! Grab your copy today!
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.