BLOOD STAINED: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller

BLOOD STAINED: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller

by C. J. Lyons
4.5 21

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BLOOD STAINED: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller by C. J. Lyons

Lucy Guardino, your average Pittsburgh soccer mom, baking brownies and carrying a loaded forty-caliber Glock, is back!

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons, Book #2 in the critically acclaimed, international bestselling Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller series.

Once a shining star in the FBI's roster, Lucy finds herself sidelined, chained to a desk, until a mysterious letter forces her to return to the crime scene where she almost died at the hands of a serial killer, a killer she killed...or did she?

BLOOD STAINED is the second novel in the Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers series. If you enjoy captivating suspense, intelligent storytelling, strong and vulnerable characters, and a freight-train pace, then you'll love this adrenaline rush of a heart-pounding thriller.

Join the millions of readers who've fallen for CJ's Thrillers with Heart and grab your copy of BLOOD STAINED today! 

Want to read Book #1, SNAKE SKIN for FREE? Sign up for CJ's Thrillers with Heart newsletter at and receive a FREE copy of SNAKE SKIN!

Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers in order:
KILL ZONE (a Suspense Magazine Best Novel of the Year!)
HARD FALL (a Thriller Award winner!)

Praise for CJ Lyons and her Thrillers with Heart:
"Everything a great thriller should be--action packed, authentic, and intense." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child

"Compelling...I love how the characters come alive on every page." --New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Deaver

"A pulse-pounding adrenaline rush."--Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author

"The perfect blend of romance and suspense. My kind of read."--Sandra Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A high-stakes adventure with dire consequences."--Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

"Packed with adrenaline."--David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author

"Tense, whip-smart medical scenes ... gripping."--Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author

"Harrowing, emotional, action-packed and brilliantly realized ... an irresistible read."--Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

"Exciting ... engrossing, intriguing."--Heather Graham, New York Times bestselling author

"An adrenaline rush and an all-around great read."--Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author

"Breathtakingly fast-paced."--Publishers Weekly

"Delves deep into the human soul." ~RT Book Reviews

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013952423
Publisher: Legacy Books
Publication date: 02/17/2012
Series: Lucy Guardino FBI Thrillers , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 54,740
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

As a pediatric ER doctor, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart.

CJ has been called a "master within the genre" (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as "breathtakingly fast-paced" and "riveting" (Publishers Weekly) with "characters with beating hearts and three dimensions" (Newsday).

Learn more about CJ's Thrillers with Heart at

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BLOOD STAINED: A Lucy Guardino FBI Thriller 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
MickTolley More than 1 year ago
"Blood stained" is the eagerly awaited sequel to "Snake Skin" featuring Special Agent Lucy Guardino. Following the events depicted in the opening novel, agent Guardino is forced to take a more traditional supervisory role, assigning most of the field work to her subordinates. Being the dogged, determined agent that she is, this is always going to be a real challenge. When she receives a potentially threatening letter, casting doubt over a case that she investigated 4 years earlier, Lucy simply has to personally look into the matter. Lucy suspects that she may know who has sent the letter and together with new member of the team - Postal services agent Jenna Galloway she heads back to New Hope to re-examine the old case. The pace is electrifying, as Lucy is forced to delve back into her past, at the case that marked the start of her meteoric rise through the ranks of the FBI. The reader is taken on an intense, emotional roller coaster of a ride as we are offered a tantalising glimpse at what makes our intrepid heroine tick. You'll experience the whole gamut of human emotion throughout the book. At times you'll be biting your nails at the edge of your seat. At others you'll want to cry or laugh or simply breathe a sigh of relief. One thing that is certain is that you won't want to put the book down until the very end. This really is an exceptional novel, delivering so much more than just an intriguing crime thriller. There is a wonderful depth to the characters that draws you in and leaves you feeling that you have actually lived and experienced the story rather than simply read it. The opening book in the series "Snake Skin" was outstanding and fully deserved the 5 star rating that I gave it, but with this second volume the author, C.J. Lyons has really raised the bar and left us salivating, desperate for the next instalment. This is certainly the best crime thriller of the year and arguably the millennium - well at least until the next Lucy Guardino novel. Let's just hope and pray that we don't have to wait too long.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It normally takes awhile for me to warm up toa good thriller and especially to a new author but I couldn't put this book down. Great author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the way you are kept intrigued till the end. Fast paced read. Well defined story line. Loved the main character.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was such a good book. I had to force myself to put it down so I could do other things. This book captivated me from beginning to end; the story kept you wanting to read more and once I reached the end, I am now looking forward to reading the next book in this series. One thing that really struck me as unique among e-books is that this book contained no mistakes. What a treat it is to read a correctly formatted book with no spelling/grammatical errors. For me, that made this book a real treasure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it thoroughly. Never a dull moment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great book! I just started reading this author last weekend and have now read all of the Lucy Gardino series....ready for more to be written!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great second book with Lucy Guidino as the heroin. Ms. Lyons keeps the reader intrigued as you can't wait to find out how Lucy will be able to solve the case before more people are hurt. Ms. Lyons has a great way of writing characters that you can't help but relate to. I can't wait to read more adventures of Lucy.
Martie0 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story line. Will be reading more of Lucys books.
Maijaquips More than 1 year ago
A great story by this author involving a kidnapper, rapist, torturer and murderer who uses children to get his victims. He then hides them away to do his dirty deeds until he is done with them and murders them. There is a boy who takes children from families who are unable to gie the children their support, care and guidance. FBI Agent Lucy Guardino is in charge of finding the perpetrator and bringing him to justice. I recommend this book to all mystery readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Lucy, but this wasn't my fav Lucy book. Ran a little long, I had to make myself finish it. I'm glad I did tho.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanna read this book just for the halibut
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm excellent writing style. Edge of Your seat, stay up all night plot. Can a child overcame the Evil he has been raised to consider normal? Or will he backslide to win his father s approval? Warning. Don't think you can put this book down before you reach the end. ;-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was better than any crime show.
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Another outstanding read from an outstanding author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy her books, and they are not very expensive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of fbi books but this was a can't put it down book.
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deesy58 More than 1 year ago
Unlike her first book, this continuation of the Lucy Guardino FBI series is clearly of the Young Adult genre. The story begins slowly, then picks up the pace about half-way through. Unfortunately, the action sequences are improbable and simplistic. The story ends abruptly with dangling loose ends. Not the author's best work, IMO.