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Snake Skin (Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

CJ Lyons
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Think you can handle Lucy?


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.

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 praised CJ's work as “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.

Praise for CJ's Thrillers with Heart:

“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

"Delves deep into the human soul." ~RT Book Reviews

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of twenty-one novels, former pediatric ER doctor CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart. Winner of International Thriller Writers' prestigious Thriller Award, 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

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1249 KB
  • Print Length: 438 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Legacy Books; 3 edition (16 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GKMY7C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,114 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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As a pediatric ER doctor, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller 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


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars tense and exciting 20 Mar 2012
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Lucy Guardino has one of the most difficult jobs in law enforcement. As a lieutenant in the sexual assault felony enforcement squad, it is up to her to co-ordinate the tracking down of paedophiles, the search for abducted and abused children as well as the perpetrators of many other equally heinous crimes. She could do this from behind her desk but Lucy is a hands on cop and likes to get out in the field. Therefore when 14 year old Hayley goes missing, she is at the heart of the investigation. However, this case is not as straightforward as it first appears. Plus Lucy has to deal with the sudden illness of her 12 year old daughter at the same time. Will it prove to be too much for her?

I really enjoyed this book and thought Lucy was a great character. I have to admit though, that I found it hard to keep track of all the different police depts and their acronyms. I also have to admit that as a 40 something, my knowledge of video games is limitted to Tetris so the idea of the role playing games was somewhat over my head. Nevertheless, it did not spoil the story for me and I look forward to Lucy's next case.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Crime thrillers show the fraught face of American society.

In Los Angeles one day a film maker told me: "The trouble with you non-Americans is that you don't realise that most of our movies are documentaries at heart."

He was right, of course. Movies reflect American society in its vast sweep of ethnic, cultural and behavioural variety. They are not simply make believe.

In contemporary literature, American crime thrillers do the same. They document society. And it is not a pretty picture which they unveil.

Take Snake Skin, for example. Anxiety and its big brother, fear, stalk the pages of this taut and tightly written thriller.

And it is not just the terror which grips the unhappy young girl who is abducted by a maniac, shackled to a post in pitch darkness and left to shriek as snakes crawl all over her.

The heroine, Lucy Guardino, is a Supervisory Special Agent for the FBI's Sexual Felony Assault Enforcement squad. She carries a loaded 40-calibre Glock, is a soccer Mom and bakes cakes.

But she too is nagged by various fears - fear that she is losing touch with her teenage daughter who treats her with the scornful impatience which American teenagers seem to reserve for their parents. Fear that she will fail in trapping the monstrous men who want to have group sex with blonde little girls of four. (She keeps a lifelike dummy of a blonde child in her car to lure the beasts into her ambit). Fear that because of the demands of her impossible job she is letting down both her daughter and her husband, a psychologist who is a joyful recipient of and responder to her love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars enthralling thriller 28 Jan 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Read via local elibrary. Really enjoyed this complex thriller. Loads twists turns. Good characters and very good storyline. Loved strong Lucy. Glad a woman is shown as so strong in law enforcement. This is not a romance. There is small amount of interactions with her husband but that is her life. Even Wilbur smith has what I call romance in his stories but they arent called romance.
This is a powerful story with some gruesome bits so not for the fainthearted.
Thoroughly enjoyed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Snake Skin by C.J. Lyons is an incredible, fast paced thriller. We are introduced to Special Agent Lucy Guardino - a tough, determined,uncompromising, no nonsense kind of agent working in the sexual assault felony enforcement squad.

Driven by her loathing of child sex offenders and her desire to save all victims, Lucy finds it difficult to balance her work commitments with the needs of her family and when a 14 year old child is kidnapped, this becomes all the more difficult. Lucy knows that the first few hours are crucial and the victim's life may very well depend upon how quickly they can establish leads and process evidence.

The pace is relentless, with plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing to the very end.

A truly incredible novel, with all the action and excitement you can handle and a wonderful new heroine.

Although this was the first work that I have read by the author, it certainly won't be the last (I have just bought Blood Stained).

Take advantage of the fantastic, great value price and buy this book NOW!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars C J Lyons 27 Jan 2014
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First one iI have read but will read more, similar to Lynda La Plante and some of Vince Flynns books
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Great read, a book you can't put down. You just want to get to the end to find out what happens.
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4.0 out of 5 stars This story is a good page turner. 18 Mar 2013
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Although not a new concept, (FBI child abduction etc.), the story is quite a page turner and Lucy Guardino appears very human, with her frailties comming to the surface when she does not want them too. There is also a certain amount of humour, which I suppose she has to have doing the job she does. She also has a family life which does not always go the way she wants, but as she says,' thats life'.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
It was easy to get into and kept me interested right to the end. If you like detective stories you will love this.
Published 16 months ago by ghost whisperer
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit above the ordinary
This book looks at first sight to be a pretty standard story of a woman FBI agent, her struggles to be accepted and how she has to keep a balance between her home and work lives. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars really good read
loved this book. it keeps you enthralled all the way through. just started 2nd book now. fab. would definatley recommend.
Published 18 months ago by pauliepie
4.0 out of 5 stars very good read
I really enjoyed this book. Action from start to finish and well written. I will definitely buy more from this author although was unfamiliar before reading this book.
Published 18 months ago by Margaret
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I hoped for
I like this genre, but I've tried to branch out from familiar authors. After reading reviews I decided to give Snake Skin a try. Read more
Published 22 months ago by wessexboy
1.0 out of 5 stars A Kitchen Sink Thriller
An avid thriller fan, I wanted to branch out from familiar authors and, after reading reviews from Lee Childs and others, I decided to give Snake Skin a try. Read more
Published on 5 May 2012 by kmlm
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I have just finished reading Snake Skin by CJ Lyons, this is one of the best books I have read for a long time had a great story line and lots of suspense and found that it was a... Read more
Published on 3 April 2012 by Kimmy58
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