The Death of Sleep Author:Anne McCaffrey, Jody Lynn Nye Return to the universe of the Planet Pirates and the dinosaur planet, Ireta... — Imagine that everyone you knew and the world on which you had grown up had suddenly disappeared... — Though it meant leaving her daughter, Fiona, behind, Healer Lunzie Mespil hired on as doctor for Descartes Mining Platform 6, figuring that in a few years she'd ea... more »rn enough for the two of them to settle down comfortably together. The asteroid that holed her outbound ship put an end to that dream. Fortunately, Lunzie was able to make it to a lifeboat and into cryogenic stasis. Unfortunately, the escape capsule she'd chosen had a malfunctioning beacon and she remained in cold sleep for 62 years.
Rescued at last, Lunzie discovered that the colony where she'd left Fiona no longer existed, having fallen to the pirates who were plaguing the Federation of Sentient Planets. It was a loss she simply could not accept. Determined to find her daughter, she embarked on a search...but one that seemed doomed to failure. For it led her ever further from the past, through many more years of cold sleep, and ultimately to a new life as an agent for Fleet Intelligence -- and a mission that would pit her against pirates and other deadly foes.« less