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 10-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.
Praise for CJ Lyons and her bestselling novels:
“Everything a great thriller should be—action packed, authentic, and intense.” —#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child
“Compelling…I love how the characters come alive on every page.” —New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver
“A pulse-pounding adrenaline rush.”—Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author
“The perfect blend of romance and suspense. My kind of read.”—Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A high-stakes adventure with dire consequences.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
“Packed with adrenaline.”—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author
“Tense, whip-smart medical scenes … gripping.”—Tess Gerritson, New York Times bestselling author
“Harrowing, emotional, action-packed and brilliantly realized … an irresistible read.”—Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author
“Exciting … engrossing, intriguing.”—Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author
“An adrenaline rush and an all-around great read.”—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author
“Breathtakingly fast-paced.”—Publishers Weekly
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels, former pediatric ER doctor CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart.
CJ has been called a “master within the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday).
Learn more about CJ’s Thrillers with Heart at www.CJLyons.net