Book Title: Hypocrisy by Daniel M. Annechino
Category: Adult fiction
Genre: medical thriller
Published: March 2014
Available in: Print and e-book (mobi for Kindle)
Will send books to: US and Canada
Tour dates: May 12 to June 20, 2014
Content Rating: PG-13 Mature *Please scroll below for explanation of our content rating
Dr. Lauren Crawford is a brilliant research scientist who discovers a revolutionary treatment for cancer that not only extends life, but much improves the quality of life for terminal cancer patients. The treatment, in some instances, can even cure certain cancers. On the evening before Dr. Crawford holds a press conference to announce that the FDA has given preliminary approval of her new cancer treatment, somebody follows her to her car and puts three bullets in her head. Was it a planned murder with a motive, a mugging gone badly, or merely a random act of violence?
Two New York City homicide detectives, Amaris Dupree and T.J. Brown, are assigned to the investigation. The detectives evaluate the circumstances surrounding Dr. Crawford’s death, and follow a trail of clues that exposes a sequence of startling facts. One by one, the detectives carefully examine each suspect and piece together a puzzle with unimaginable implications. As the investigation gets more intense, and the detectives get closer to solving the murder mystery, someone threatens Dupree’s life. The detectives now realize that Dr. Crawford’s murder was much more than a homicide. And if they don’t arrest the murderer soon, Dupree might be the next victim.
I really liked this mystery thriller, it has all the right stuff to make you want to read more without giving away too much until the time is right. I loved that it was fast pace but we got to know the main characters and see them grow as a team. I found that the relationship between the two detectives was very interesting and I wanted to read more. I also liked the storyline and how everything came together and made sense in the end. I love strong written women characters, Amaris Dupree is that and more. She is smart and has the sense of who is being truthful and who is lying. She is as hard working and can take a beating being a female homicide detective. Her partner is just as hardworking and strong as her, but he can pick up a small detail like no ones business as well as being able to fill in the shortcomings of his partner. I seem to always know who the killer is way before the end of a book, movie or TV show, but with Hypocrisy I didn't know who the killer was until the very end. It has so many twists the you will keep guessing. I really enjoyed this book and I am giving it a 4 out of 5 stars.
Daniel M. Annechino, a former book editor specializing in full-length fiction, wrote his first book,How to Buy the
Most Car for the Least Money, in 1992 while working as a General Manager in the automobile business. But his passion had always been fiction, particularly thrillers. He spent two years researching serial killers before finally penning his gripping and memorable debut novel They Never Die Quietly. His second book Resuscitation (Thomas & Mercer 2011), a follow-up to his first novel, hit #1 in Kindle sales in both the USA and UK. He is also the author of I Do Solemnly Swear (Thomas & Mercer 2012). Hypocrisy, is Annechino’s fourth novel. A native of New York, Annechino now lives in San Diego with his wife, Jennifer. He loves to cook, enjoys a glass of vintage wine, and spends lots of leisure time on the warm beaches of Southern California.