Snake Skin

Author: CJ Lyons
Publisher: EdgyReads
ISBN: 1939038006
Format: PDF
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An average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock... From New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons comes an irresistible read that's "everything a great thriller should be—action packed, authentic, and intense" (Lee Child). With over 400 five-star reviews! A loving mom and wife, dutiful daughter, consummate professional, and kick-ass federal agent, Lucy is living the perfect life as a Supervisory Special Agent running the FBI's Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement squad. Until the day she comes up against a predator more vicious and cunning than any she's ever tackled before, one who forces Lucy to choose between the life of the young victim she is fighting to save and her own daughter's....and Lucy's dream life is shattered. WARNING: the Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers are NOT for the faint of heart! They depict adult situations, realistic violence with consequences, and delve deep into the darkness of the human heart and mind. SNAKE SKIN is the first novel in the Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers series. If you enjoy captivating suspense, intelligent storytelling, strong and vulnerable characters, and a freight-train pace, then you'll love this adrenaline rush of a heart-pounding thriller. *** 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

Blood Stained

Author: CJ Lyons
Publisher: Edgy Reads
ISBN: 9781939038555
Format: PDF
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For readers of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, and James Patterson: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers Book #2 Just your average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock... Until recently Supervisory Special Agent Lucy Guardino was a shining star in the FBI's roster. But after killing a man and disobeying orders, Lucy's been sidelined, chained to her desk. When a mysterious letter arrives hinting that, thanks to Lucy, the wrong man was blamed for a string of serial rapes, kidnappings, and killings four years ago, Lucy jumps at the chance to re-open the case--despite orders to leave well enough alone. Her unofficial investigation takes her back to the small town that thrust her into the spotlight four years ago when she saved the killer's last victims--before the killer took his own life and the life of one final victim, a mother who left a ten year old son and loving husband behind. What Lucy doesn't know is that what happened four years ago was all a lie, fueled by sacrifice and betrayal, designed to shield the real killer. With the lives of her family, a group of innocent children, and the future of one desperate boy at risk, Lucy races to stop an innocent from killing and a killer from butchering more innocents. Other books in the series: Snake Skin (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers Book #1) Kill Zone (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers Book #3)

Kill Zone

Author: CJ Lyons
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1910859672
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The brutal murder of a teenage girl... The violence is the worst Lucy Guardino has ever seen, the stakes are higher than ever... and things get personal. It’s a vicious crime: the brutal killing of a teenaged girl. When detectives call FBI Agent Lucy Guardino to the scene, their focus is on who and why? Was it the girl’s Afghan father? Her Jewish boyfriend? Someone from Afghanistan settling an old grudge? Or one of the drug cartels the father helped bring down seeking revenge? Meanwhile former Marine Sergeant Andre Stone has been home a month, but has yet to leave the safe haven of his grandmother’s house. Andre’s disfiguring physical scars are the least of his worries. The emotional wounds of seeing his men massacred in a raid gone wrong have left him numb. All he can think about is revenge on Rashid Raziq, the man behind the raid. When Andre is offered a chance at vengeance, the only question is: How far will he go to get it? As Lucy’s hometown is engulfed in flames, a violent narco-terrorist turns the city into a kill zone...In the dark of night Lucy and Andre both learn that secrets hide in shadows. This gripping thriller from CJ Lyons is perfect for readers of Lee Child, Jeffrey Deaver and Lisa Gardner. Filled with heart-stopping suspense, it is a crime thriller that won’t let go. Watch out for more Lucy Guardino Lucy Guardino will do whatever it takes to stop violent predators Snake Skin Blood Stained Kill Zone After Shock Hard Fall Bad Break Beacon Falls Mysteries featuring Lucy Guardino Last Light Devil Smoke Open Grave What people are saying about Kill Zone and CJ Lyons ‘A pulse-pounding adrenalin rush!’ – Lisa Gardner ‘Highly engaging characters, heart-stopping scenes... one great rollercoaster ride that will not be stopping anytime soon.’ – Bookreporter.com ‘Packed with adrenalin.’ – David Morrell ‘In true CJ Lyons fashion, this book pulls no punches. It's an in-your-face, no-holds-barred story depicting the cruel world of murder and drugs. As with all of her other books, CJ Lyons never disappoints. She is a brilliant writer and storyteller both, which is not often found in an author.’ – BookingIt.net ‘CJ Lyons has done it again. This is the latest in the Lucy Guardino mysteries... and I have to say this is the most intense and action packed of all.’ – Carol Hoefs ‘One of the best books I have read in recent years.’ – Marilyn Hiliau ‘Another awesome read, very exciting and full of twists and turns. Keeps you on the edge of your seat from page one!’ – Sheila Faulk ‘Lyons has a fascinating premise: a city taken over by gangs and dope dealers--and she plays it out beautifully. The characters we're come to be intrigued by in previous work are back, but in unexpected ways. Just when I think I'm sure what one will do, he or she surprises me with a move I didn't see coming. Buy it! You won't be sorry.’ – Jerry Harber

Last Light A Beacon Falls Novel featuring Lucy Guardino

Author: CJ Lyons
Publisher: EdgyReads
ISBN: 1939038413
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons. After leaving the FBI, life should be easy, right? Wrong—not if you’re Lucy Guardino. Lucy has always seen herself as a normal Pittsburgh soccer mom who happened to have a job chasing the worst of the worst. But after a violent predator targets her family and she’s injured, Lucy sacrifices her career with the FBI in order to keep her family safe. What is she now that she’s no longer a FBI Special Agent? she wonders as she begins her new job with the Beacon Group, a private consulting firm that specializes in cold cases and bringing justice to forgotten victims. Lucy fears she’s traded being a kick-ass law enforcement officer for being a civilian mother hen shepherding a team of amateurs. Her fears appear justified when she’s partnered with TK O’Connor, a former Marine MP struggling with her transition to life back home, and sent to rural Texas to investigate a case that’s more than cold, it’s already been closed with the killers behind bars for the past twenty-nine years. But…who really killed Lily Martin, her infant daughter, and husband? Why was an entire family targeted for annihilation? What price will Lucy pay when she fights to expose a truth people will kill to keep buried? LAST LIGHT is the seventh Lucy Guardino novel, but they can be read out of order. If you enjoy captivating suspense, intelligent storytelling, strong and vulnerable characters, and a freight-train pace, then you'll love this adrenaline rush of a heart-pounding thriller. *** 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

Hard Fall

Author: CJ Lyons
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781939038258
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons, a Special Edition containing her Thriller Award winning novel, HARD FALL, and a Bonus novella, AFTER SHOCK. Books 4 and 5 of her Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller series.

Lost in Shadows

Author: CJ Lyons
Publisher: EdgyReads
ISBN: 1939038049
Format: PDF, ePub
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They hide in the shadows to protect our country…can they protect their hearts? New York Times Bestseller CJ Lyons has been praised as a "Master of the Genre" (Pittsburgh Magazine) for her romantic thrillers. Join CJ in her sexy, fun-filled, adrenaline rush of a new series: Shadow Ops. LOST IN SHADOWS (Shadow Ops Book #2): A West Virginia mountain, the middle of a blizzard, killers on his trail...no place for a city boy like Lucky Cavanaugh, an ATF explosives specialist. Out-manned, out-gunned and shot, he takes Forest Service Wildlife Biologist Vinnie Ryan hostage until he convinces her that he's one of the good guys. Vinnie heals not only his injuries but also his broken heart. But when they uncover a terrorist plot, Lucky is forced to choose between duty and passion, risking the life of the woman he loves in order to save the lives of thousands. *** 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

Trip Wire

Author: CJ Lyons
Publisher: Edgy Reads
ISBN: 1939038723
Format: PDF, Kindle
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NEW from New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons: Heartless killer…or helpless victim? It’s perfectly normal to be a little shaky on your first day back to work. Especially if you’re Morgan Ames, returning to work after killing her serial killer father, waking up from a coma, fighting back through rehab…and, with the help of her boyfriend, keeping her vow never to kill again. Except when Morgan walks into the Galloway and Stone offices, she finds her boss holding a bomb. Definitely no time for the shakes as Morgan jumps right back into her old life and saves the day. But the bomber has other ideas, igniting a killing spree targeting those Morgan holds most dear. Morgan must decide what to sacrifice: her promise to never kill again or the lives of everyone she loves. A note to those who are also fans of the Lucy Guardino Thrillers: the Renegade Justice stories take place in the year between Lucy’s adventures in KILL ZONE and AFTER SHOCK. The complete chronology for those who enjoy reading in order is: SNAKE SKIN: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #1 BLOOD STAINED: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #2 (Morgan and Jenna are introduced as well as Clinton Caine) KILL ZONE: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #3 (features Morgan and Jenna; Andre is introduced) FIGHT DIRTY: Renegade Justice Thrillers, featuring Morgan Ames #1 RAW EDGES: Renegade Justice Thrillers, featuring Morgan Ames #2 ANGELS WEEP: Renegade Justice Thrillers, featuring Morgan Ames #3 LOOK AWAY: Renegade Justice Thrillers, featuring Morgan Ames #4 TRIP WIRE: Renegade Justice Thrillers, featuring Morgan Ames #5 AFTER SHOCK: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #4 HARD FALL: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #5 BAD BREAK: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers #6 LAST LIGHT: Beacon Falls Mysteries, featuring Lucy Guardino #1 DEVIL SMOKE: Beacon Falls Mysteries, featuring Lucy Guardino #2 OPEN GRAVE: Beacon Falls Mysteries, featuring Lucy Guardino #3 GONE DARK: Beacon Falls Mysteries, featuring Lucy Guardino #4 BITTER TRUTH: Beacon Falls Mysteries, featuring Lucy Guardino #5 Want to read Book #1, SNAKE SKIN? Sign up for CJ’s Thrillers with Heart newsletter at CJLyons. net and claim your copy of SNAKE SKIN! Praise for CJ Lyons’ Thrillers: "A high stakes adventure with dire consequences." ~New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry "A compelling new voice in thriller writing…I love how the characters come alive on every page." ~New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver "Everything a great thriller should be—action packed, authentic, and intense." ~#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child "Highly engaging characters, heart-stopping scenes…one great rollercoaster ride that will not be stopping anytime soon." ~Bookreporter "Storylines as hypnotic as the characters are magnetic...(Lyons) delights and satisfies." ~National Examiner 5 out of 5 stars: “CJ Lyons imparts such realism, it is hard not to become emotionally invested. Intense. Edgy. Believable. Highly recommend!” ~Best Fiction Books Google 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

The Sleepless Stars

Author: CJ Lyons
Publisher: EdgyReads
ISBN: 1939038510
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Blind Faith

Author: C. J. Lyons
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250015332
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Sarah Durandt knows the killer is dead. She watched him die from a lethal injection in the execution chamber. But Sarah finds little comfort in knowing that the deranged psychopath who murdered her husband and son will never kill again. Since he never revealed the location of their bodies, she never found a sense of closure. So now, Sarah has decided to return to her home in the Adirondacks, to search for whatever remains of her loved ones. An unmarked grave. An article of clothing. Anything to make this terrible dream seem real. But what Sarah uncovers is far more unnerving—and much too horrifying—to even consider... Maybe they executed the wrong man. Maybe the killer is still out there. Maybe, for Sarah, the nightmare is just beginning.

Hurt Machine

Author: Reed Farrel Coleman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440532001
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At a pre-wedding party for his daughter Sarah, Moe Prager is approached by his ex-wife and former PI partner Carmella Melendez. It seems Carmella's estranged sister Alta has been murdered, but no one in New York City seems to care. Why? Alta, a FDNY EMT, and her partner had months earlier refused to give assistance to a dying man at a fancy downtown eatery. Moe decides to help Carmella as a means to distract himself from his own life-and-death struggle. Making headway on the case is no mean feat as no one, including Alta's partner Maya Watson, wants to cooperate. Moe chips away until he discovers a cancer roiling just below the surface, a cancer whose symptoms include bureaucratic greed, sexual harassment, and blackmail. But is any of it connected to Alta's brutal murder?