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Hypocrisy [Kindle Edition]

D.M. Annechino
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Book Description

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.

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Editorial Reviews


Praise for D.M. Annechino's books:
"Annechino has clearly taken the time to immerse himself in the ways of the modern day serial killer and in his debut novel, They Never Die Quietly, he adds his own bizarre twists. The vivid imagery is not for the faint of heart and with a gritty plotline and well-developed characters; I look forward to the sequel." 
-- Shannon Raab, Suspense Magazine 
"Annechino delivers the required chills and thrills in a skillful manner. Resuscitation is lifted above the ordinary by his insightful probing into the mind of the serial killer, in search of the root causes behind the madness. He does so in a manner both instructive and entertaining, pitting a psychopathic surgeon against a relentless police detective."
--San Diego Union Tribune 

"In his political thriller, I Do Solemnly Swear, Annechino's strong point is clarity. His narrative is anything but sterile, featuring wonderful similes and metaphors. There are also phrases of genuine eloquence and elegance which aerate the basic realism of the story. And when it comes to dealing with gore, the author successfully negotiates the line between pungency and vulgarity."
 --Gordon Osmond: Producer, award-winning playwright, and author

About the Author

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 the UK and reached #26 in the USA. 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.

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Product Details

  • File Size: 548 KB
  • Print Length: 295 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Create Space (March 13, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00J0BU3IY
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!! April 4, 2014
By tperez
I have read all of DM Annechino's books and this one was amazing!! I can only say how great it was in one word; WOW!!!!!! I started reading it yesterday and could not put it down. The story line was so real and it made me think of situations in real life that mirrored the book. Annechino has the ability to become one of the best writers of our time. I rate his works equal to or better than a lot of the very famous writers out there today. The only problem I have is this; When does the next book come out?


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intrigue to the nth degree March 18, 2014
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Not my usual genre. This book was recommended by a friend. I couldn't put it down. I'm eagerly anticipating a sequel. I want to read everything Mr. Annechino has written. Can't say enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hypocrisy! June 23, 2014
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A scientist is murdered and no one can figure out why this prominent researcher is dead. She was working on a cancer cure when her life was cut short. At first it was thought to be random but as detectives Amaris Dupree and T.J. Brown start investigating all who knew or worked with Dr.Lauren Crawford, they find that it is not as simple as a random killing. The story is suspenseful, intriguing and full of good guys and bad guys. This is a tale of how some entities can stop or prohibit a cure for a most devasting illness, all for money.I loved how, once I started to read the book, I could not put it down. I love a good detective story and one that keeps the readers interest until the end is a good one in my book. I highly recommend it!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this one March 24, 2014
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A page turner from the start. It drew me in and I could not put it down. Wish I could read another right now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must read novel!!! June 26, 2014
By Paola
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Daniel Annechino has done it again!! Another page turner. The way he develops the characters and the storyline grabs you from the start and it's hard to put down. The amount of detail shows that a lot of research had to be done in order for the storyline to be credible.

Cancer is an illness that effects many people and the search for a cure is the hope of many. I have often wondered myself if with all the research that has been done in regards to cancer why a cure has not been found before. What if in fact there was a cure and it was being kept secret because of all the money that could be made...READ THIS BOOK....and it will bring to life this conspiracy!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another good story by D July 31, 2014
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Another good story by D.M.Annechino!! Fast paced reading with a very believable story line, frightening really. I have sincerely enjoyed all his books and this is the first I have read on my tablet. Good character development, extremely realistic plot and a few twists and turns I didn't see coming.
Loved the dedication and was really surprised and said "bravo" in the epilogue. I recommend this to anyone who loves a whodunnit.
Now where's the next serial killer book Mr. Annechino???
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read June 20, 2014
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I would love to see this book a start to a new series. I loved the two main characters, I can see Kristin Lehman playing Dupree and This was a very good read! The story had strong characters and were a lot of fun to read about. I was able to read this book fairly fast and it was entertaining to where I did not want to put it down. The author was able to bring out the characters in a way that had me feel connected to them. The story has it all...good characters, a little mystery, action, etc. I would love to read the rest of his books because I enjoyed this one so much.

I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Medical Thriller June 19, 2014
By mmbear
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This is such a sad story. A very loving and good doctor is trying to do something great for cancer patients and it was all because her mother had gotten cancer and had to go out of the country for treatment that wasn't available here. So, she makes it her mission to help cancer patients. Sounds like a very caring and involved doctor, but someone didn't want her solving the cancer issue.

I guess it brings in big bucks and god forbid we stop helping doctors and hospitals along with insurance companies from making money off of us sick people! This book really hit a raw nerve as you all know I am Disabled and I have to admit that between the seniors and the disabled, we get treated pretty darn shabby. I used to get the best care and no tests were ever withheld from me if a doctor thought something might be wrong, but not anymore. No one hardly runs tests anymore. It's such a shame what we have become and this story just boiled my blood.

But, if you love medical drama/thrillers, then this is the book for you! Lots of action, lots of people who could be guilty and a very determined woman detective and her partner on top of the case from the get go! A little affair thrown in from the cheating ex-boyfriend of the dead doctor and you have a nice mess and plenty of people with motives.

It's a great crime/drama book and if you love the hunt and the chase that ensues, read this book to get your thriller fix!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars No, thanks
Didn't finish it. Poor writing, slow start, obviously heading for tangled scientific debates, dull.
Published 12 days ago by avidreader
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this author
Love this author. Its a great read. love the characters portrayed in this fiction. He makes it seem as if it were real life.
He is great. love his other great reads such as... Read more
Published 22 days ago by lucy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful fun mystery, with lots of suspense and moments of tenderness as well.
Published 1 month ago by H. Chasser
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
this story is all about the crimes that can happen to reachers during the resurce of finding cures and vaccines for debase.
Published 1 month ago by Marilyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great read likable characters, would like to see more.
Published 1 month ago by Jim Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable read
I was anxious to get to read this novel after having read another book by D.M. Annechino I truly enjoyed. My anticipation was on the mark, as Hypocrisy was absolutely outstanding ! Read more
Published 1 month ago by kenogal
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Great story, loved the characters and plot. Right up there with Stewart Woods.
Published 2 months ago by Robin Mahon
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read
I really enjoyed both the writing and the characters of Dupree and TJ Brown. Once I started reading I could not put this book down. Read more
Published 2 months ago by LoveToRead
4.0 out of 5 stars Grammatical errors aside
The book had a good plot and kept me reading. However, there was a confusion between "your" and "you're"; and conversations were not correctly separated between... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mary Reams
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More About the Author

It wasn't until I hit my 40's that I discovered my God-given talent for the written word. I'm not totally clear on how the first book came about. I wrote it in 1992. I think it was on a dare. I had been working as a General Manager in the retail automotive business, and a colleague suggested that someone should write an intelligent guide on how to buy a car and beat the dealer at his own game. It was a challenge that beckoned me, and for some reason the whole idea excited me. With pen in hand--I didn't own an early computer or word processor back then--I wrote the entire book longhand. I tackled this undertaking without an outline or even the most remote idea how this book would unfold. My approach was totally unorganized and unconventional. I just started writing, and the chapters poured out of my head. I could barely keep pace with my thoughts and ideas. For fear a fresh idea would fade to oblivion, I often had to stop writing long enough to scribble notes about a new idea that popped into my head.

I submitted this manuscript to a literary agent in New York. Less than two weeks later, she called me and told me that Penguin USA offered a $5,000 advance and that she wanted to represent me. In 1992, under the Signet name, Penguin printed this paperback book titled, How to Buy the Most Car for the Least Money, and it sold about 22,000 copies nationwide. Amazing how easy this was, or so I thought. I now decided to write a novel, cash in on it, and launch my career as a successful writer. Boy, was I in for a big surprise.

I really didn't have any compelling ideas for a novel, so I started with a very basic premise: I wanted to write a novel about twin brothers--one good and one evil. Not an original idea, but it was what my creative mind conjured up. The title came to me before I'd written a word: Divided by God. I felt the title was an ingenious play on words. The twins were divided because God had divided one egg into two. And they were divided because one was good and the other evil. Brilliant, I thought.

In spite of my efforts to market, Divided by God, it never got published. Nor did my next thriller, To Climb a Mountain. To say I felt discouraged was an understatement. I now clearly understood how difficult it was for a first-time novelist to break through the impenetrable fortress built around the world of publishing. I realized that I needed to write a truly unique novel; something that would catch the eye of an acquisition editor.

I had no preconceived notions or expectations, nor did I have an idea. But the one thing I knew for certain was that my next and potentially last novel had to be extraordinary and I had to find a way to distinguish it from other thriller novels. I did some research and discovered that the serial killer genre was very strong. But I couldn't imagine writing a serial killer novel. It was totally against my nature. And what I found even more disconcerting was knowing that my serial killer had to make Hannibal Lecter seem like a choirboy if I had any hope of getting noticed in the crowded publishing marketplace.
Well, I got lucky. As I write this bio in March of 2014, to date, Amazon Publishing has published three of my novels: They Never Die Quietly, Resuscitation, and I Do Solemnly Swear. The three books combined have sold 150,000 copies worldwide. I'm not yet hanging up there with the big guns--not even close--but for a skinny kid who nearly flunked English in high school, I think I've done pretty well.

Hypocrisy, my fourth novel was released March of 2014, and A Piece of You, novel number five, should be released later this year. The moral of the story? If you have a passion for writing, don't let rejection hold you back or discourage you. Persevere and remember that rejection is a prerequisite to success. Keep those fingers poised above the keyboard and write, write, write.

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