Sleight of Hand: Hart and Drake Book 2

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“There’s an oath doctors take,” Detective Mickey Drake said.
“Primum non nocere,” the shrink supplied. “First do no harm.”

Two months ago Dr. Cassandra Hart was forced to kill a man. The man who murdered her best friend, almost killed Drake and seriously wounded her. Now she’s back at work in her Pittsburgh ER, but nothing seems the same.
 
When she fears that a young boy is being abused by his “perfect” mother, her friends and colleagues worry that she’s returned to work too soon, imagining dangers that don’t exist. Others accuse her of trying to cover up her own alleged mistakes in the boy’s treatment by making a false report of abuse.
 
Drake’s facing problems of his own, trying to cope with the aftermath of the night two months ago when his passion for Cassie led to a confrontation with a killer. He’s on desk duty, reviewing cold cases, and delves into the homicide case that killed his father seven years ago. But after so long, what good can he do, a cop without a gun?
 
The stakes escalate when Cassie is almost killed and Drake finds evidence that the killer his father was tracking might be planning to strike again–this time targeting a young boy.
 
With the lives of two children at stake, how can they walk away?
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CJ Lyons
"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
Mar 3, 2010
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Pages
426
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ISBN
9781939038067
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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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Book 24
#1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns with the remarkable twenty-fourth thriller in her popular high-stakes series starring medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

In the quiet of twilight, on an early autumn day, twenty-six-year-old Elisa Vandersteel is killed while riding her bicycle along the Charles River. It appears she was struck by lightning—except the weather is perfectly clear with not a cloud in sight. Dr. Kay Scarpetta, the Cambridge Forensic Center’s director and chief, decides at the scene that this is no accidental Act of God.

Her investigation becomes complicated when she begins receiving a flurry of bizarre poems from an anonymous cyberbully who calls himself Tailend Charlie. Though subsequent lab results support Scarpetta’s conclusions, the threatening messages don’t stop. When the tenth poem arrives exactly twenty-four hours after Elisa’s death, Scarpetta begins to suspect the harasser is involved, and sounds the alarm to her investigative partner Pete Marino and her husband, FBI analyst Benton Wesley.

She also enlists the help of her niece, Lucy. But to Scarpetta’s surprise, tracking the slippery Tailend Charlie is nearly impossible, even for someone as brilliant as her niece. Also, Lucy can’t explain how this anonymous nemesis could have access to private information. To make matters worse, a venomous media is whipping the public into a frenzy, questioning the seasoned forensics chief’s judgment and "a quack cause of death on a par with spontaneous combustion."

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. 

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