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Dead Asleep [Kindle Edition]

Jamie Freveletti
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"One of the top thriller writers working today….A master."
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key

A former Chicago trial lawyer-turned-critically acclaimed thriller writer, Jaime Freveletti hit the ground running with her debut novel, Running from the Devil—winning a Thriller and a Barry Award and nominations for the Macavity and Crimespree Awards as well. With her fourth novel, Dead Asleep, Freveletti proves she hasn't let up for an instant, plunging her brilliant, tough-as-nails series protagonist, biochemist Emma Caldridge, into a Caribbean island nightmare of voodoo superstition, terrorist plots, and deadly plague. Dead Asleep is intelligent, action-packed suspense fiction—rich in invention and frightening scientific plausibility—that will enthrall fans of Lee Child and Daniel Silva, and Kathy Reichs and Tess Gerritsen readers equally.

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From the Back Cover

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1889 KB
  • Print Length: 419 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (October 30, 2012)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007HB8GRE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,066 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth A Look February 22, 2013
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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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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute reading pleasure December 29, 2012
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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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this series! November 15, 2012
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Stupid heroine March 1, 2013
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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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fast pace action packed November 16, 2012
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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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another success December 7, 2012
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Did it end? April 12, 2013
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As I was read this book on my Kindle, I thought the book skipped a chapter or two towards the end. But just if the author decided to continue in a sequel in the next sentence.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead Asleep
A full force thriller but a little to heavy on the drugs, chemicals, and occult side. Emma is one tough gal and worth revisiting!
Published 2 months ago by William H. Potter, Jr.
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh...
Not my kind of book. A shallow thriller with characters I won't even remember after a few days. It's not actually terrible and maybe it could be put into a nice action movie.
Published 2 months ago by Ana Campanha
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead asleep
Dead asleep good read once you are into it. Not something in my line of reading interests but readable all the same.
Published 4 months ago by Debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book series, can't wait for the next one.
Published 4 months ago by amy price
4.0 out of 5 stars Exciting
Fast reading,many twists in the plot, made for a fun, interesting read. Unusual subject material. Would highly recommend book to anyone.
Published 5 months ago by Linda Bergendorff
3.0 out of 5 stars Good characters lot of action
The plot seems a little far-fetched, but with interesting characters and lots of action, the story keeps one reading until the edge of your seat finish.
Published 7 months ago by Avid Reader K
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very descriptive & holds your interest.
Published 7 months ago by Barbara A. Brtva
5.0 out of 5 stars very entertaining
Thoroughly enjoyed the suspense and the storyline. Author has an excellent way of keeping ones attention and is a page turner
Published 9 months ago by Doodles
4.0 out of 5 stars Want to see more!
I love the characters the story moves, but I missed the final outcome !
Published 9 months ago by Jim Ashby
1.0 out of 5 stars Not too good
I am an avid reader and it took me over 3 months to read it. Lots of questions at the end with no answers. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Angela
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More About the Author

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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