Nerves of Steel: Hart and Drake Book 1

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Dr. Cassandra Hart is fighting a war. And losing. A deadly drug epidemic, a killer stalking her hospital. Meet the ER doctor who never gives up.
 
Cassie’s Pittsburgh ER has been deluged by young patients who have overdosed on a new drug, FX. After Cassie discovers that the source of the FX on the streets is her own hospital, her best friend is killed, and Cassie’s life is threatened. She is forced to place her trust in Detective Mickey Drake.
 
Drake’s irascible charm eventually penetrates the barriers Cassie has built around herself, and their relationship progresses from professional to passionate. After Cassie discovers the truth behind the thefts, she and Drake must confront a killer. In the end, their only weapons are their new-found love and the courage it gives them.
 
Written by a pediatric ER physician, NERVES OF STEEL combines gritty realism with the adrenaline rush of the ER. New York Times Bestseller CJ Lyons uses her insider’s knowledge of life behind the scenes to reveal the hidden truth of the medical world: No one is immune to danger.
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"Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak meets Kathy Reichs' Virals." —bookseller Jill Moore, Square Books Jr.

New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons makes her YA debut with a taut, riveting thriller hailed as "an intense page-turner" by April Henry, bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die.

WOULD YOU PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE TO BE NORMAL?

Diagnosed with a rare and untreatable heart condition, Scarlet has come to terms with the fact that she's going to die. Literally of a broken heart. It could be tomorrow, or it could be next year. But the clock is ticking...

All Scarlet asks is for a chance to attend high school—even if just for a week-a chance to be just like everyone else. But Scarlet can feel her heart beating out of control with each slammed locker and vicious taunt. Is this normal? Really? Yet there's more going on than she knows. And finding out the truth might just kill Scarlet before her heart does...

Praise for CJ Lyons:
"A great thriller-action packed, authentic, and intense." #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
"A pulse-pounding adrenalin rush!" #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner
"A high-stakes adventure with dire consequences." —New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry
"A compelling new voice in thrillers...the characters come alive." —New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver
"Harrowing, emotional, action-packed and brilliantly realized. CJ Lyons writes with the authority only a trained physician can bring to a story, blending suspense and friendship into an irresistible read." —New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs

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Publisher
NLA Digital LLC
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Published on
Nov 11, 2009
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Pages
470
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ISBN
9781939038050
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Medical
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CJ Lyons
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. 

CJ Lyons
“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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