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Sleepless by Charlie Huston
  

Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

A blisteringly powerful thriller set in a Los Angeles ravaged by a plague of sleeplessness. 'A stunningly original work of speculative fiction' NEW YORK TIMES

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Sleepless by Charlie Huston

Los Angeles has become the city that never sleeps: an insomnia epidemic is sweeping the town, causing psychosis. As people begin to lose their minds, the line between reality and nightmare blurs. LAPD officer Parker Haas can sleep, but he's wide awake. Going undercover to find the source of Dreamer - the black market drug that gives the afflicted the sleep relief they crave - he is plunged into a dark and restless world. But as he edges closer to the truth, Park must beware the enemies hiding in the shadows. Park's also battling a personal nightmare. His wife has been sleepless for months, and the final phase of the disease - 'the suffering' - is close. Soon, Park must decide what he'll do to save his loved ones, whatever the cost to himself...

About the Author

Charlie Huston is the author of the Henry Thompson trilogy, the Joe Pitt casebooks, and the bestsellers THE SHOTGUN RULE and THE MYSTIC ARTS OF ERASING ALL SIGNS OF DEATH. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Charlie Huston

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Author's Website

www.pulpnoir.com

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Format

Paperback

Categories

Horror - Fantasy - SF
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ISBN

9780753828977

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