A medical investigator tormented by secret guilt. A beautiful doctor with an illicit desire. A millionaire businessman indulging a passion for murder. And a human guinea pig who has been awake for seven straight weeks.
You’ll never sleep well again...
It's the pharmaceutical breakthrough of the millennium. DruTech Industries proudly presents N-SOM, a pill that completely replaces eight hours of sleep. Feel totally refreshed, both physically and mentally, in just 15 minutes a night. The profit potential is boundless. Mankind's productivity will go through the roof. One third of a person's life could be recovered, for only 10 dollars a dose. The FDA sends CDER agent Dr. Bill May to green light N-SOM for American use. The pressure, both political and monetary, is tremendous. But Bill soon harbors fears that N-SOM may not be as safe as early reports indicate... After meeting brilliant inventors Dr. Nikos Stefanopolous and his beautiful daughter Theena, Bill stumbles into an insidious cover-up that hinges on Emmanuel Tibbets, a human guinea pig who hasn't had a wink of sleep in over 50 days. Bill's investigation soon unearths a snarled tangle of extortion, conspiracy, taboo sex, hidden secrets, and murderous betrayal. When N-SOM's deadly side-effects are revealed, along with the shocking truth of how the drug is produced, Bill and Theena find themselves on the run from hired assassins, three letter government agencies, and a breed of psychopath unlike any ever known. Billions of dollars, and billions of lives, are at stake. Can Bill and Theena survive long enough to expose the truth? Or will the world succumb to an evil that may bring about the extinction of mankind? This audiobook version also includes the bonus horror short story, "Dear Diary," about a very special pom-pom girl.
©2010 J.A. Konrath and Jack Kilborn (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Yes. First time I listened to it I did it for 'background noise' the next time I will pay closer attention to it.
Manny/David. I love this narrator. He did an awesome job on "The List".
I became a Kilborn/Konrath fan after reading Afraid and have since read other books by him. I'm pretty sure I read this book years ago but don't remember it. It was humorous but not as much as some of his other books. Still a decent listen.
My taste vary. I love a good, blood stained horror, but also a well written kids story. Lots of Sci-Fi, but also Hist. Fiction. No boring!!!
I HAVE A HEAD IN THE BAG
Stephen King is one of my favorite writers. J.A. Konrath is my favorite horror/gore writer. All of his writings are full of blood and gore. This is no exception. It is fast paced and very entertaining. There is a wonderful twist in the story, that comes out in the end, that makes it even better. It is purely for entertainment, I guarantee you, six months from now I will remember very little from the book, only that it entertained. That was all I asked of the book and it did the job.
MURDER WAS THE ULTIMATE RUSH
If you have read Nancy Kress' Beggars in Spain, then you may want to get the other side of the coin. Both books are about abolishing sleep and the benefits or not. Kress's book is the deep thoughts side, this is the guilty pleasure side.
THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST
I love the narrator and I have heard him before. What I do find funny in a way, is that he has a slight lisp. He does several characters and he does them all very well, but they all have lisps (except the females).
YOU SURE ARE CAUTIOUS FOR AN OLDER GUY?
THAT'S HOW I GOT TO BE AN OLDER GUY!
I don't think so, to me without the humor it was very dry and honestly didn't make any sense.
The whole thing
Just did not like his voice
The story line is very interesting and so very possible. There are wonder surprises throughout the book, but the ending is the Very Best.
This book was interesting enough to keep me listening. The problem i had with this book was, i figure out a key point of the story fairly early,so in my opinion, it was too predictable. But, that being said, i would not let that keep anyone else from buying the book. The story itself was pretty original and pretty good.
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