by Reita Pendry


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Sleepy LeBlanc suffers from a sleep disorder, narcolepsy, which causes him to sleep at the wrong times and in the wrong places. He falls asleep in the men's dressing room of a department store. After closing time, security guards find him, surrounded by clothing with price tags still on. He is arrested and charged with burglary. His uptown lawyer refuses to explain his condition at his trial, and he is wrongly convicted. In prison, he is assigned to the work crew. The crew boss allows him to sleep on the prison bus. One day he is awakened by a guard, who tells him that the crew boss has been murdered and the prisoners have all escaped. So begins his worst nightmare-the FBI agent assigned to investigate the prison guard's murder believes Sleepy knows about the crime. He is trying to make a career leap, and to use Sleepy to get up the ladder. Once the escaped prisoners are caught, they set about to enforce a code of silence with threats against Sleepy's family, and with attempts to burn his cell and poison him. Sleepy is ensnared in the political ambitions of the FBI agent and the fears of the prison gang of a murder prosecution. Sleepy's best friend in prison, his ex-wife, and a young prison psychologist work to save him. His sleep disorder proves to be both a curse and a tool to gain his freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983954323
Publisher: Laurel Springs Publishing
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 968,952
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Reita Pendry was born in the mountains of North Carolina and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Law and worked for three years in Winston-Salem before moving to the District of Columbia. She practiced law in Washington, D.C. for twenty-five years. For twenty of those years, she was a criminal defense attorney. She now lives and works in Charlotte, where her family resides. Reita is at work on her third novel.

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