Sleepless by Charlie Huston
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What LAPD cop Parker Hass wants is a world both safe and just for his wife and infant daughter. But then a plague of insomnia strikes. Working undercover as a drug dealer in a Los Angeles ruled in equal parts by martial law and insurgency, Park is tasked with cutting off illegal trade in Dreamer, the only drug that can give the infected their precious sleep. After a year of lost leads, Park stumbles into the perilous shadows cast by the pharmaceutical giant behind Dreamer. Somewhere in those shadows a secret is hiding. Drawn into the inner circle of a tech guru with a warped agenda, Park delves deeper into the restless world. His wife has become sleepless, and their daughter may soon share the same fate. For them, he will risk everything. Whatever the cost to himself.
 

About Charlie Huston

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Charlie Huston is the author of Sleepless, the bestsellers The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death and The Shotgun Rule, the Henry Thompson trilogy, the Joe Pitt casebooks, and several titles for Marvel Comics. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.
 
Published December 2, 2009 by Ballantine Books. 370 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Thirty million Americans are sleepless, and it's killing them.

Apr 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Sleepless: A Novel

Publishers Weekly

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In Huston’s impressive, challenging thriller set in a postapocalyptic Los Angeles, a devastating illness renders the afflicted unable to sleep. In about a year, those with SLP (as the sleeple

Oct 05 2009 | Read Full Review of Sleepless: A Novel

Book Reporter

very rare disease --- fatal familial insomnia --- has jumped from.

Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Sleepless: A Novel

About.com Bestsellers

Huston switches narrators and characters from chapter to chapter.Huston gets a little lost in the details, making a difficult subject difficult to get into.The execution of this story might have been better served in a graphic novel.Description'Sleepless' by Charlie Huston was published in Januar...

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Bookmarks Magazine

With back-to-back hits in The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, a novel featuring a crime-scene cleanup crew, and Sleepless, Huston's audience keeps growing--with good reason.

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Spinetingler Magazine

As ever, Huston’s action scenes are unbeatable, and Jasper’s a fucking combat machine, able to assess any situation in seconds then bring down his fucking wrath in an eye blink.

Mar 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Sleepless: A Novel

Strange Horizons

Huston knows that anyone reading a novel of this stripe will expect Afronzo New Day Pharmaceuticals to be responsible for the sleeplessness plague, and when Haas confronts Cager's father in the requisite scene in which the detective narrates the crime to his prime suspect, he lists such an accusa...

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Houston Press

"It seems like every one of my books comes with some sort of caveat, whether the book is sad, or the book is violent, or profane.

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