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Fatal Insomnia Medical Thrillers

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“A heroine you'll never forget and a story that whips by at bullet speed." ~Tess Gerritsen, NYT bestselling author
 
“CJ Lyons scores a major triumph with FAREWELL TO DREAMS. Totally absorbing and impossible to put down.” ~Douglas Preston, #1 NYT bestselling author
 
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons, the second in her Fatal Insomnia Medical Thriller series.
 
I may be dying, but I’ve finally found someone to live for…
 
It’s been a sleepless month since Dr. Angela Rossi was diagnosed with Fatal Insomnia after a not-quite-dead nun reached out directly to Angela’s mind and set her on the path to hunt down a serial killer.
 
After learning she only has a few months left to live, Angela has left the ER and has one final case to testify at for the Advocacy Center. As soon as she brings justice to her last victim, a woman who was raped and brutalized seven months ago, Angela plans to take control of what little time she has left by escaping the sullen Pennsylvania December to a remote tropical island and ending it all on her terms. Her one regret is leaving Detective Matthew Ryder—he’s been her solace in the midst of the chaos her life has deteriorated into.
 
When the rape victim is murdered on the day she’s scheduled to testify and the rapist goes free without naming his accomplices, Angela makes it her mission to bring him to justice…one way or the other.
 
She’s helped by streetwise Devon Price, who doesn’t care about the law but does care about justice. He argues that Angela could be the perfect vigilante if she wanted, given that she no longer has anything to lose or to fear.
 
When a loved one is targeted, Angela is forced to betray everything she holds dear in an effort to stop the killers. Unfortunately, there’s a thin line between justice and vengeance. 

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Keywords: CJ Lyons, Lyons, Lucy Guardino, Beacon Falls, FBI Thrillers, Hart and Drake, Renegade Justice, Morgan Ames, medical thriller suspense crime novel series, homicide detective alpha hero action romance, emergency hospital doctor physician woman sleuth, serial killer dark edgy intense police procedural, FBI kidnapping murder, historical Munchausen Nazi French Resistance, uplifting romantic Christmas holiday wedding, military navy marine army soldier, spies espionage CIA FBI ATF covert action, adventure wilderness survival intrigue, exciting alpha hero pulp terrorism, strong heroine doctor ranger SEAL, uplifting romantic action-adventure Force Recon, medical wedding wounded warrior Delta, dark edgy disturbing crime fiction suspense, FBI police female detective, edge seat terrific serial killer kidnap, vigilante fast action adventure pulp, terror ATF DEA spies Pittsburgh intrigue, intense thrill gripping authentic, cyber adrenalin great summer read, Thrilling kick ass fast-paced, hero serial killer crime fiction, strong female gripping high stakes adventure, compelling action packed authentic intense, page turner stayed up all night, great story hooked twist adrenaline rush, vivid quick summer beach read, believable not to be missed five stars, intelligent powerful dark edgy action thrill ride, keeps you guessing edge of the sear terrific, genetic mutation, serial killer, paranormal psychic telepathy, police detective, female protagonist woman sleuth, dark disturbing edgy moody noir, hard-boiled mystery thriller suspense, medical sociopath psychopath, lethal dying death, romance romantic love story, disease supernatural, homicide murder, ER emergency room doctor physician, conspiracy, bestseller, thrillers with heart, Lee Child, Stephen White, Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Tess Gerritsen, Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Palmer, Lisa Scottoline, Catherine Coulter, JT Ellison, Debra Webb, Lisa Jackson, Douglas Preston, Karin Slaughter, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Unger, Tami Hoag, Robin Cook, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Cathy Reichs, JD Robb

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Praise for CJ Lyons:
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"A high-stakes adventure with dire consequences." —New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons, the finale of her Fatal Insomnia Medical Thriller trilogy, a series that explores what can go wrong when cutting edge technology and an ancient plague are in the hands of the wrong people.
 
When you have no time left, you realize what you’re really living for…
 
For Dr. Angela Rossi the past holds only pain and the future promises only an early death as Fatal Insomnia consumes her.
 
But Angie will never stop fighting. Especially now that she’s learned that her disease—and the disease she’s discovered in dozens of young children—isn’t a quirk of heredity but rather the creation of an unknown cabal.
 
While Angie explores the betrayals and lies that led to the Fatal Insomnia epidemic, Devon Price, whose daughter is also infected, uses his street skills to hunt those responsible. He’ll do anything to save his daughter. Lie, cheat, steal, kill…it doesn’t matter. Not as long as Esme is saved.
 
In the end, their only hope might be a desperate deal with the devil: the cabal behind the man-made Fatal Insomnia epidemic. A deal paid with blood. A deal not everyone will survive.
 
THE SLEEPLESS STARS is the finale of the Fatal Insomnia trilogy. The books are meant to be read in order beginning with FAREWELL TO DREAMS and A RAGING DAWN. 

***

Keywords: CJ Lyons, Lyons, Lucy Guardino, Beacon Falls, FBI Thrillers, Hart and Drake, Renegade Justice, Morgan Ames, medical thriller suspense crime novel series, homicide detective alpha hero action romance, emergency hospital doctor physician woman sleuth, serial killer dark edgy intense police procedural, FBI kidnapping murder, historical Munchausen Nazi French Resistance, uplifting romantic Christmas holiday wedding, military navy marine army soldier, spies espionage CIA FBI ATF covert action, adventure wilderness survival intrigue, exciting alpha hero pulp terrorism, strong heroine doctor ranger SEAL, uplifting romantic action-adventure Force Recon, medical wedding wounded warrior Delta, dark edgy disturbing crime fiction suspense, FBI police female detective, edge seat terrific serial killer kidnap, vigilante fast action adventure pulp, terror ATF DEA spies Pittsburgh intrigue, intense thrill gripping authentic, cyber adrenalin great summer read, Thrilling kick ass fast-paced, hero serial killer crime fiction, strong female gripping high stakes adventure, compelling action packed authentic intense, page turner stayed up all night, great story hooked twist adrenaline rush, vivid quick summer beach read, believable not to be missed five stars, intelligent powerful dark edgy action thrill ride, keeps you guessing edge of the sear terrific, genetic mutation, serial killer, paranormal psychic telepathy, police detective, female protagonist woman sleuth, dark disturbing edgy moody noir, hard-boiled mystery thriller suspense, medical sociopath psychopath, lethal dying death, romance romantic love story, disease supernatural, homicide murder, ER emergency room doctor physician, conspiracy, bestseller, thrillers with heart, Lee Child, Stephen White, Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Tess Gerritsen, Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Palmer, Lisa Scottoline, Catherine Coulter, JT Ellison, Debra Webb, Lisa Jackson, Douglas Preston, Karin Slaughter, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Unger, Tami Hoag, Robin Cook, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Cathy Reichs, JD Robb

Dean Koontz, Liliana Hart, Suzanne Brockmann, Carla Neggers

Without sleep, her life became a living nightmare.  
 
Fatal. Insomnia.
 
From New York Times bestselling and Thriller Award-winning author CJ Lyons an explosive medical thriller with a dark and edgy twist, “a heroine you'll never forget and a story that whips by at bullet speed" (Tess Gerritsen).  
 
“CJ Lyons scores a major triumph with FAREWELL TO DREAMS. Totally absorbing and impossible to put down.” ~Douglas Preston, #1 NYT bestselling author
 
In the chaos of the ER, functioning without sleep is a prized skill. But even Dr. Angela Rossi will admit that five months is far too long. Then a dead nun speaks to her while Angela is holding the nun’s heart in her hand.
 
“Find the girl,” the nun commands—although no one else in the trauma room can hear, the words drilling directly into Angela’s brain. “Save the girl.”
 
Aided by a police detective fallen from grace, Angela searches the midnight catacombs beneath the city, facing down a ruthless gang leader and stumbling onto a serial killer’s lair. Her desperate quest to save the girl leads her to the one thing she least expected to find: a last chance for love.
 
As her symptoms escalate in bizarre and disturbing ways, Angie realizes exactly how serious her illness is. She might be dying, but she’s finally choosing how to live…
 
FAREWELL TO DREAMS is the first installment in a new series of medical thrillers with a sci-fi twist that features non-stop action, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and a surprise ending you won't see coming.
 
Join the millions of readers who have already fallen in love with CJ’s “Thrillers with Heart” and grab your copy of FAREWELL TO DREAMS today! Be ready for more twists as the story continues in Book #2, A RAGING DAWN. 

***

Keywords: CJ Lyons, Lyons, Lucy Guardino, Beacon Falls, FBI Thrillers, Hart and Drake, Renegade Justice, Morgan Ames, medical thriller suspense crime novel series, homicide detective alpha hero action romance, emergency hospital doctor physician woman sleuth, serial killer dark edgy intense police procedural, FBI kidnapping murder, historical Munchausen Nazi French Resistance, uplifting romantic Christmas holiday wedding, military navy marine army soldier, spies espionage CIA FBI ATF covert action, adventure wilderness survival intrigue, exciting alpha hero pulp terrorism, strong heroine doctor ranger SEAL, uplifting romantic action-adventure Force Recon, medical wedding wounded warrior Delta, dark edgy disturbing crime fiction suspense, FBI police female detective, edge seat terrific serial killer kidnap, vigilante fast action adventure pulp, terror ATF DEA spies Pittsburgh intrigue, intense thrill gripping authentic, cyber adrenalin great summer read, Thrilling kick ass fast-paced, hero serial killer crime fiction, strong female gripping high stakes adventure, compelling action packed authentic intense, page turner stayed up all night, great story hooked twist adrenaline rush, vivid quick summer beach read, believable not to be missed five stars, intelligent powerful dark edgy action thrill ride, keeps you guessing edge of the sear terrific, genetic mutation, serial killer, paranormal psychic telepathy, police detective, female protagonist woman sleuth, dark disturbing edgy moody noir, hard-boiled mystery thriller suspense, medical sociopath psychopath, lethal dying death, romance romantic love story, disease supernatural, homicide murder, ER emergency room doctor physician, conspiracy, bestseller, thrillers with heart, Lee Child, Stephen White, Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Tess Gerritsen, Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Palmer, Lisa Scottoline, Catherine Coulter, JT Ellison, Debra Webb, Lisa Jackson, Douglas Preston, Karin Slaughter, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Unger, Tami Hoag, Robin Cook, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Cathy Reichs, JD Robb

Dean Koontz, Liliana Hart, Suzanne Brockmann, Carla Neggers

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons, the finale of her Fatal Insomnia Medical Thriller trilogy, a series that explores what can go wrong when cutting edge technology and an ancient plague are in the hands of the wrong people.
 
When you have no time left, you realize what you’re really living for…
 
For Dr. Angela Rossi the past holds only pain and the future promises only an early death as Fatal Insomnia consumes her.
 
But Angie will never stop fighting. Especially now that she’s learned that her disease—and the disease she’s discovered in dozens of young children—isn’t a quirk of heredity but rather the creation of an unknown cabal.
 
While Angie explores the betrayals and lies that led to the Fatal Insomnia epidemic, Devon Price, whose daughter is also infected, uses his street skills to hunt those responsible. He’ll do anything to save his daughter. Lie, cheat, steal, kill…it doesn’t matter. Not as long as Esme is saved.
 
In the end, their only hope might be a desperate deal with the devil: the cabal behind the man-made Fatal Insomnia epidemic. A deal paid with blood. A deal not everyone will survive.
 
THE SLEEPLESS STARS is the finale of the Fatal Insomnia trilogy. The books are meant to be read in order beginning with FAREWELL TO DREAMS and A RAGING DAWN. 

***

Keywords: CJ Lyons, Lyons, Lucy Guardino, Beacon Falls, FBI Thrillers, Hart and Drake, Renegade Justice, Morgan Ames, medical thriller suspense crime novel series, homicide detective alpha hero action romance, emergency hospital doctor physician woman sleuth, serial killer dark edgy intense police procedural, FBI kidnapping murder, historical Munchausen Nazi French Resistance, uplifting romantic Christmas holiday wedding, military navy marine army soldier, spies espionage CIA FBI ATF covert action, adventure wilderness survival intrigue, exciting alpha hero pulp terrorism, strong heroine doctor ranger SEAL, uplifting romantic action-adventure Force Recon, medical wedding wounded warrior Delta, dark edgy disturbing crime fiction suspense, FBI police female detective, edge seat terrific serial killer kidnap, vigilante fast action adventure pulp, terror ATF DEA spies Pittsburgh intrigue, intense thrill gripping authentic, cyber adrenalin great summer read, Thrilling kick ass fast-paced, hero serial killer crime fiction, strong female gripping high stakes adventure, compelling action packed authentic intense, page turner stayed up all night, great story hooked twist adrenaline rush, vivid quick summer beach read, believable not to be missed five stars, intelligent powerful dark edgy action thrill ride, keeps you guessing edge of the sear terrific, genetic mutation, serial killer, paranormal psychic telepathy, police detective, female protagonist woman sleuth, dark disturbing edgy moody noir, hard-boiled mystery thriller suspense, medical sociopath psychopath, lethal dying death, romance romantic love story, disease supernatural, homicide murder, ER emergency room doctor physician, conspiracy, bestseller, thrillers with heart, Lee Child, Stephen White, Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Tess Gerritsen, Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Palmer, Lisa Scottoline, Catherine Coulter, JT Ellison, Debra Webb, Lisa Jackson, Douglas Preston, Karin Slaughter, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Unger, Tami Hoag, Robin Cook, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Cathy Reichs, JD Robb

Dean Koontz, Liliana Hart, Suzanne Brockmann, Carla Neggers

Without sleep, her life became a living nightmare.  
 
Fatal. Insomnia.
 
From New York Times bestselling and Thriller Award-winning author CJ Lyons an explosive medical thriller with a dark and edgy twist, “a heroine you'll never forget and a story that whips by at bullet speed" (Tess Gerritsen).  
 
“CJ Lyons scores a major triumph with FAREWELL TO DREAMS. Totally absorbing and impossible to put down.” ~Douglas Preston, #1 NYT bestselling author
 
In the chaos of the ER, functioning without sleep is a prized skill. But even Dr. Angela Rossi will admit that five months is far too long. Then a dead nun speaks to her while Angela is holding the nun’s heart in her hand.
 
“Find the girl,” the nun commands—although no one else in the trauma room can hear, the words drilling directly into Angela’s brain. “Save the girl.”
 
Aided by a police detective fallen from grace, Angela searches the midnight catacombs beneath the city, facing down a ruthless gang leader and stumbling onto a serial killer’s lair. Her desperate quest to save the girl leads her to the one thing she least expected to find: a last chance for love.
 
As her symptoms escalate in bizarre and disturbing ways, Angie realizes exactly how serious her illness is. She might be dying, but she’s finally choosing how to live…
 
FAREWELL TO DREAMS is the first installment in a new series of medical thrillers with a sci-fi twist that features non-stop action, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and a surprise ending you won't see coming.
 
Join the millions of readers who have already fallen in love with CJ’s “Thrillers with Heart” and grab your copy of FAREWELL TO DREAMS today! Be ready for more twists as the story continues in Book #2, A RAGING DAWN. 

***

Keywords: CJ Lyons, Lyons, Lucy Guardino, Beacon Falls, FBI Thrillers, Hart and Drake, Renegade Justice, Morgan Ames, medical thriller suspense crime novel series, homicide detective alpha hero action romance, emergency hospital doctor physician woman sleuth, serial killer dark edgy intense police procedural, FBI kidnapping murder, historical Munchausen Nazi French Resistance, uplifting romantic Christmas holiday wedding, military navy marine army soldier, spies espionage CIA FBI ATF covert action, adventure wilderness survival intrigue, exciting alpha hero pulp terrorism, strong heroine doctor ranger SEAL, uplifting romantic action-adventure Force Recon, medical wedding wounded warrior Delta, dark edgy disturbing crime fiction suspense, FBI police female detective, edge seat terrific serial killer kidnap, vigilante fast action adventure pulp, terror ATF DEA spies Pittsburgh intrigue, intense thrill gripping authentic, cyber adrenalin great summer read, Thrilling kick ass fast-paced, hero serial killer crime fiction, strong female gripping high stakes adventure, compelling action packed authentic intense, page turner stayed up all night, great story hooked twist adrenaline rush, vivid quick summer beach read, believable not to be missed five stars, intelligent powerful dark edgy action thrill ride, keeps you guessing edge of the sear terrific, genetic mutation, serial killer, paranormal psychic telepathy, police detective, female protagonist woman sleuth, dark disturbing edgy moody noir, hard-boiled mystery thriller suspense, medical sociopath psychopath, lethal dying death, romance romantic love story, disease supernatural, homicide murder, ER emergency room doctor physician, conspiracy, bestseller, thrillers with heart, Lee Child, Stephen White, Lisa Gardner, Sandra Brown, Allison Brennan, Heather Graham, Tess Gerritsen, Steve Berry, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Palmer, Lisa Scottoline, Catherine Coulter, JT Ellison, Debra Webb, Lisa Jackson, Douglas Preston, Karin Slaughter, Patricia Cornwell, Lisa Unger, Tami Hoag, Robin Cook, Harlan Coben, Iris Johansen, Cathy Reichs, JD Robb

Dean Koontz, Liliana Hart, Suzanne Brockmann, Carla Neggers

 

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