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….
- Publication Date: October 30, 2012
- Genres: Fiction, Suspense, Thriller
- Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
- Publisher: Harper
- ISBN-10: 0062025198
- ISBN-13: 9780062025197
Jamie Freveletti is a trial attorney, martial artist and runner. She has crewed for an elite ultra-marathon runner at 50-mile, 100-mile and 24-hour races across the country, 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. 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, awarded a Barry Award for “Best First Novel” by Deadly Pleasures Magazine, and nominated for a Macavity Award for” Best First Mystery” by the Mystery Readers International and “Favorite First Novel of 2009” by Crimespree Magazine. It has been translated into three languages and was an international bestseller.
Her second novel, RUNNING DARK, released in June 2010, hit both the Chicagoland and South Florida bestseller lists and the third novel in her series, THE NINTH DAY, released in September 2011 and was chosen as one of the “Best Thrillers of 2011” by Suspense Magazine.
In January, 2011, she was tapped by the Estate of Robert Ludlum to write the next in the Covert One series. That novel, ROBERT LUDLUM’S THE JANUS REPRISAL, released on September 11, 2012. The fourth in her series, DEAD ASLEEP, released on October 30, 2012.
She lives in Chicago with her family.