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Inhaltsangabe: Join New York Times bestseller and real life ER physician CJ Lyons as she returns to her medical thriller roots with a heart wrenching tale of good and evil, despair and hope, and the unexpected gift of grace that comes with embracing our mortality.

FATAL INSOMNIA, Book #2

"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

I may be dying, but I'm finally choosing how to live...


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.

A RAGING DAWN is the second book in the FATAL INSOMNIA series following FAREWELL TO DREAMS and the books are best read in order.

 
Additional Praise for CJ Lyons' medical thrillers:
"CJLyons continues to mesmerize readers...pulse-pounding." ~Fresh Fiction
 
Lyons"is a master within the genre." ~Pittsburgh Magazine
 
"Thisexhilarating medical thriller gets the blood pumping ...This is a terrificthriller and fans of Michael Palmer will enjoy this fine tale." ~The MysteryGazette
 
"Apowerful and dramatic look into the frenzied world of emergencymedicine...Lyons' characters are dynamic and genuine.  Readers need only shut their eyes to imaginethis group on the big screen."~Suspense Magazine
 
"Sureto keep readers enthralled...a suspenseful and engaging tale that comes to anexciting conclusion.  Readers won't wantto miss this one." ~Romance Reviews Today
 
"Agreat fast-paced read....Not to be missed for fans of ER and Grey'sAnatomy." ~4 ½ Stars, Book Addict
 
"Lyonsdelivers a breathtakingly fast-paced medical thriller." ~Publishers Weekly
 
"Awinner!"  ~Romantic Times, Top Pick
 
"Simplysuperb...riveting drama...a perfect ten." ~Romance Reviews Today
 
"Characterswith beating hearts and three dimensions." ~Newsday
 
"Apulse-pounding adrenalin rush!" ~Lisa Gardner
 
"Packedwith adrenalin.  I can't recall ahospital novel that so thrilled me." ~David Morrell
 
"...Harrowing,emotional, action-packed and brilliantly realized.  CJ Lyons writes with the authority only atrained physician can bring to a story, blending suspense, passion andfriendship into an irresistible read." ~Susan Wiggs
 
"An intense, emotional thriller...(that) climbs to theedge of intensity." ~National Examiner
"Fantastic,fast-paced." ~Genre Go Round
 
"Thecharacters are real and I'm now addicted to this series.  Fivestars!" ~Readaholic
 
"Fast-paced& exciting, the characters are compelling." ~Jenn's Bookshelves

From the Author:

Dear Fellow Booklover,

I owe my love of books to my mother, who started me reading at an early age. I skipped “see Jane run” and went straight to Agatha Christie and Nero Wolfe, the books stacked around our house like Legos.

The best present my mother gave me was when I was eight or nine and had already devoured the entire children’s section of the library. She convinced the librarian to give me an adult library card, which meant I had a whole new universe of stories to traverse. There I discovered Ray Bradbury and Robert Heinlein and Ellery Queen along with characters like Horatio Hornblower, the Stainless Steel Rat, the Saint...The only limitation was how many books I could carry to the car by myself. I remember stretching my arms as long as they would go, balancing a teetering stack of books with my chin pressed down on the top one, inhaling that scent of well-worn paper and binding glue, thinking this was heaven.

A few years later, my mother began working for a local bookstore. First, at the cash registers, but she was quickly promoted until she became their Trade Fiction Buyer. I had no idea what that meant except that suddenly I was able to get books by my favorite authors BEFORE they came out! My friends, fellow bibliophiles, were so jealous! But I shared the wealth, sneaking them the ARCs my mom gave me. The bookstore became our favorite place to hang out after school and my mom would call us in when sales reps visited, letting us look at their catalogues and asking us our opinions. I’ll never forget the feeling of pride I felt when books I told her would be hits did indeed breakout and make it to that coveted display window at the front of the store!

Through her store, my friends and I got to meet visiting authors, including the wonderful and amazing Isaac Asimov. We only spoke for a few minutes, but he made such an impression on me―not because he was a genius or talented or a rock star of the SF world, but rather because he was so very normal. Even the fact that he had taken the train from New York because he hated to fly made him seem human.

That’s when I realized anyone could write a book, if they were willing to put in the work. I’d been writing all my life, it’s my way of understanding the chaos that surrounds us in this world, but at that moment I realized I could take my little stories and really do something bigger, create an entire world with people I brought to life...and I wrote my first novel. It was terrible, as most first novels are. I was fifteen at the time, still had not made the leap of logic from writing a book to actually publishing it for others to read, much less getting paid or making a career from writing. But it was a wondrous achievement and started me on the path I’m on today.

All thanks to my mom, who was a bookseller for over two decades before she finally retired, and her love of books.

I’m very grateful that you have chosen one of my books to read and appreciate your time and attention―both in short supply these days! I look forward to hearing any thoughts you have on it.

Thanks for reading,

CJ

CJLyons.net
CJLyons@CJLyons.net

(CJ LYONS)

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