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The devil is awake in paradise . . .

Biochemist Emma Caldridge comes to a remote tropical island in the Caribbean in search of minerals believed to reverse the aging process. What she finds instead are the bloody remnants of a bizarre religious ritual. And here, where the local people speak in whispers about sea monsters, ancient voodoo curses, and rampaging evil, she discovers something far more real . . . and more terrifying.

One by one, the island’s innocent inhabitants are descending into a paralyzing sleep of the dead—victims of a long-dormant, terrifying, and incurable pandemic that could once again wreak unimaginable havoc if it escapes from the island to spread like wildfire across the globe. Trapped by a global quarantine, Emma must break through the fear and superstition to get to the truth and stop the real evil, before she herself succumbs to the death sleep . . . along with millions of others.

Because the evil here has an all-too-human face . . . and the deadly ingredients of the apocalypse are suddenly for sale to the highest bidder.

About the Author

Jamie Freveletti is a former trial lawyer, martial artist, and runner. She is the author of four books in her own Emma Caldridge series as well as Robert Ludlum's Covert One novel, The Janus Reprisal. She lives in Chicago.


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  • File Size: 1889 KB
  • Print Length: 419 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (October 30, 2012)
  • Publication Date: October 30, 2012
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007HB8GRE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jamie Freveletti is a trial attorney, martial artist and runner. Her debut thriller, Running from the Devil, was chosen as a "Notable Book" by the Independent Booksellers of America, awarded "Best First Novel" by the International Thriller Writers and awarded a Barry Award for "Best First Novel." It has been translated into three languages and was an international bestseller. Her second novel, Running Dark, hit both the Chicagoland and South Florida bestseller lists and her third, The Ninth Day was chosen as one of the "Best Thrillers of 2011" by Suspense Magazine. The fourth in her series, Dead Asleep, hit #1 on Amazon's kindle bestseller list.

In January, 2011, she was tapped by the Estate of Robert Ludlum to write the next in the Covert One series. That novel, The Janus Reprisal, released on September 11, 2012 and the next, The Geneva Strategy, released in February, 2015.

She is an avid runner and holds a black belt in aikido, a Japanese martial art. After law school she lived in Geneva, Switzerland while obtaining a diploma in International Studies. Back in Chicago, she represented clients in areas ranging from class actions for mass salmonella poisoning to securities fraud.

She lives in Chicago with her family.

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I so wanted to like Jamie Freveletti’s DEAD ASLEEP. She has a terrific reputation and a broad fan base. And certainly any writer who takes on Ludlum’s Bourne series must be very good.

The first of her thrillers I’ve read, DEAD ASLEEP hits all the right genre notes—break-neck pace, first-class heroine and hero (two of each!), villains who will stop at nothing, exotic ports of call, and a potentially world-changing threat at the plot’s core.

Yet it all fell flat for me due, I think, to too many easy explanations and a few opportune coincidences. The action all takes place in the Caribbean, but on several islands, and on many occasions characters seemed to be able to get from one to another quite easily, even by boat, as if they were only a few miles apart. When her secondary heroine, Carol Stromeyer, just happens to have a BMW M5 with a custom gun box on a different island from where her company Darkview has temporary Carib headquarters, my sense of disbelief, suspended by only threads at this point, began to loom in earnest. At another point an emergency landing spot is easily found for an aircraft in distress. Coincidentally, it’s so close the plane reaches it just minutes later without a course correction. And the subplot—the subject of the book’s title—though explained away at the end, was never resolved satisfactorily for me.

DEAD ALSEEP is worth a look, but have a chute packed in case you can’t suspend your disbelief either.
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I enjoyed this book so much. I love the heroine-she's super smart and athletic-no shrinking violet here. The mystery/suspense is so well written you find yourself holding your breath at times. I have to admit, I'm really enjoying the building (sexual) tension between the main characters. It's definately a slow build-taking place over the series as opposed to being resolved by the end of the book, but it's all the more fun for it. If you like smart mystery /suspense with a little science mixed in, great characters and writing this book and series is for you.
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I must say that I have been a fan of Jamie Freveletti ever since I was introduced to her first novel, Running From the Devil. Dead Asleep is the 4th in her Emma Caldridge series and as in the past, did not disappoint. I have come to expect non stop action, well developed and likeable characters, and exotic settings, and again, all were here for my enjoyment. Emma is one of the few strong female leads you will find in the action/adventure genre. She is a brilliant chemist, ultra marathoner and tough as nails. Went she gets into a tough spot, she is capable of getting herself out of it. In Dead Asleep, Emma is again teamed with Cameron Sumner, and together, they encounter international arms dealers, a medical epidemic, voodoo practioners, a huge tropical storm and an odd array of temporary residents on the Caribbean island of Terra Cay.
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I didn't finish this book because I have definitely lost my patience for stupid women. Emma sees a man trashing her work shop with a machete. Emma confronts him. He charges her swinging the machete. She takes off running. Now she knows someone wants to kill her. So she goes off by herself to an isolated location. Machete man shows up again. Again she runs. So next day she goes off again to an isolated location by her self and runs into a crazy woman who controls machete man. Now Emma has a gun but she never carries it. She doesn't even bring her cell phone. After two threats and two attempts on her life she is asked if she needs someone to come and give her support. She says no, not yet.

Also I think this book may be part of a series and this is not the first book. It feels like I should know some things about the characters that I don't.
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This is the 4th book in Jamie Freveletti's series about Emma Caldridge. Just like the last three, the action never stops. You'll want to space some time out for this book because you won't want to let it down. The characters that we have loved in the last books are back, and Ms. Freveletti does a wonderful job of developing the characters, really allowing us to root and cheer for Emma. If you enjoy action and want a clever plot different from anything you've read before, I highly recommend this book.
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I love this author and Emma Caldridge's adventures. I hope there are more to come. The story is easy to read the keeps your attention.
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This is quite possibly the worst book I've ever tried to read. I managed to get through only 25% of this book before I gave up. The heroine is an ultra-marathon runner in her spare time. Running 100+ miles for fun? Really? And a brilliant scientist to boot? And she's not scared of the zombie who tries to kill her in the first chapter? Oh yes, she's beautiful (of course), but independent, too. The only thing missing is the dark and stormy night. It's truly awful. I want my 99 cents back.
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Well! This book is certainly exciting. It will keep you on the edge of your seat with barely a moment to draw a calm breath. It also has all the credulity of those old weekly movie serials where the hero (heroine) is trapped in a pit full of poisonous vipers and the screen fades to black. Next week, the serial opens with a quick blurb announcing that Ms. (Mr.) So-and-so, having escaped from the vipers, is now on a jet to Australia. Hey, where was I when this happened?

While not exactly the same, Emma and her pals go through experiences with poisonous sap that falls from trees during the rain, a mysterious sleeping sickness with no cure that envelops a good portion of the Island's population, a mega-billionaire Russian arms dealer cum murdering nasty guy, a bout of having a yacht she's on nearly being dragged to the bottom of the Bermuda Triangle by a "force", and at the same time, being shot at by another murdering nasty guy. Whew! I still haven't figured out how Emma manages to get away from all these people out to kill her. One would think at least a single bullet shot from a gun wielded by professional hired killers would find its mark. But our Emma manages to outwit them all.

The book does manage to hold your attention, but certainly not your common sense. I understand Freveletti has written a few books with protagonist Emma, a chemist who also moonlights as an operative for an undercover outfit known as "Darkview". If they all follow this same pattern, I'm afraid I wouldn't want to read any of the others. I don't like having my blood pressure elevated while having my sensibilities fall asleep.
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