Titolo: Snake Skin: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers, ...
Casa editrice: StoneGate Ink
Data di pubblicazione: 2012
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: Used
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Riassunto: 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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great FBI Story: "Very well researched with most details spot on. It is a compelling story. The characters were real, to the point of reminding me of an agent, who, was every bit as dedicated, smart, and fearless as Lucy Guardino. I highly recommend it." ~Mark B. Lewis, Former FBI Special Agent
When it comes to "breathtakingly fast-paced thrillers" (Publishers Weekly), New York Times Bestseller CJ Lyons is a "master of the genre." (Pittsburgh Magazine).
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child has called CJ's work "Everything a great thriller should be--action packed, authentic, and intense."
Just your average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock...
Lucille Teresa Guardino. A woman of many identities. Lucille to her doting mother, Lulu to her devoted husband, Mom to her pre-teen daughter, Lucy to her friends, LT to her co-workers, and Supervisory Special Agent Guardino to the criminals she captures for the FBI's Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement squad.
A loving mom and wife, dutiful daughter, consummate professional, and kick-ass federal agent, Lucy is living the perfect life.
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.
Here's what RT Book Reviews said about SNAKE SKIN: 4 1/2 Stars: Combine Dirty Harry with a loving wife and mother and you might end up with Lucy Guardino. Fans of Lyons' hospital-set series will love the change of setting and thrilling pace. One note: readers with a fear of snakes should pick up this story carefully. Regardless, you won't be able to put this one down.
You asked for "More Lucy, Please!" You got it! The sequel, BLOOD STAINED, is now available for Kindle and in Paperback!
Okay, I'm going to warn you all up front. SNAKE SKIN is NOT your typical FBI thriller.
Don't get me wrong, it's got all the edgy, "breathtakingly fast-paced," "adrenalin rush," twists and turns that my medical thrillers have. But SNAKE SKIN is different...
How? Because SNAKE SKIN features a very traditional woman, a mom with a happy, loving marriage who loves her job, as the book's Hero!!!
Shocking, I know! It's just not done! A thriller hero must be chased by demons, driven by angst, suffering from drug or alcohol or some other kind of addiction/obsession/affliction....
Sorry. You won't find that in Lucy Guardino, the protagonist of SNAKE SKIN. She's just your typical soccer mom who happens to also be an FBI agent working a job no one else wants to do--and she's very good at it.
I based Lucy on several real-life FBI agents facing the same dilemma that many professionals (especially women) face: juggling family and work.
One, a man who headed a crimes against children task force talked about leaving the office after viewing hours upon hours of mind-numbing child porn and driving to his daughter's soccer game, trying to use the time on the road to lock all those images away....until the next day when he went back to work and faced them again.
Another Supervisory Special Agent, who invited me to stay at her home while I was doing research at the FBI Academy in Quantico, had created a warm and welcoming home, complete with loving and very nice husband (who didn't mind a writer asking all sorts of crazy questions about their marriage) and two wonderful teen-aged kids.
She filled me in on some of the challenges of climbing the career ladder in the FBI (she's now a Special Agent in Charge) and the sacrifices she made. As well as some of the downright silliness that came along the way--like being unable to postpone a firearms proficiency test when she was eight months pregnant (wish I had copies of the pictures of her shooting the Remington shotgun and the M4 submachine gun to share with you--priceless!)
So you've been warned-- SNAKE SKIN is not your typical thriller....and Lucy Guardino is not your typical hero.
But for many of us, she's more than a hero--she's a real person trying very hard to protect both her family and do the job she loves.
And that job does take her to some pretty awful places. Working crimes against children means that Lucy pursues the worst of the worst. SNAKE SKIN is definitely NOT for the faint of heart!
Download the sample or buy SNAKE SKIN to see for yourself!
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