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, especially when accompanied by other worrisome symptoms: night sweats, tremors, muscle spasms, fevers. 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."
Falling into catatonic states where she freezes in the middle of a resuscitation and hears dead nuns talking to her? Not good. Maybe she should check herself into her own hospital...except a lost girl's life depends on Angela. Because the girl IS real. The threat to her is deadly. Aided by a police detective fallen from grace, Angela searches the midnight catacombs beneath the city, facing down a ruthless gangleader 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....
©2014 CJ Lyons, LLC (P)2014 CJ Lyons, LLC
This hate-filled political season (2016) has left me VERY intolerant of stories with stereotypically negative black male characters. And I tired of "white savior" stories long ago. Still, I was riveted to Dr. Lyon's tale of Angela Rossi. It had the perfect mix of science and drama that I look for in medical thrillers and to be fair, there were good guys and bad guys of different ethnicities. The narration was good; although I preferred Ms. Naughton's to Mr. Ruen's. The stereotypical "black dialect" irked me, but if the story demands it, at least get a black narrator to perform it! Nevertheless, I fully intend to look for more in the Fatal Insomnia series as well as other novels written by Dr. Lyons. I recommend you do the same!😊
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