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HYPOCRISY by Daniel Annechino

* The author’s three previous thrillers, They Never Die Quietly, Resuscitation, and I Do Solemnly Swear have sold over 140,000 copies combined!

* I Do Solemnly Swear hit #1 in the Kindle store in both the US and UK!

* They Never Die Quietly hit a high of #28 on the Spiegel (Germany) mass-market paperback bestseller list!

About the book: 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. Now, two homicide detectives, Amaris Dupree and T.J. Brown, are assigned the task of trying to figure out who killed her and why. As the detectives dig deeper into the investigation, a terrifying story unfolds. HYPOCRISY is a medical thriller that takes place in New York City and examines the ongoing controversy over cancer research and the very real possibility that finding a cure may not be the ultimate goal of certain high-level and powerful people in the medical community.

About the author: Daniel M. Annechino 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 (AmazonEncore 2010). 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). 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. http://www.dmannechino.wordpress.com/

Why I love HYPOCRISY: What a dynamic duo in Dupree and T.J.! Dupree is a female detective who has scrambled to the top of her game despite discrimination against her curvy figure and an emotional past (she gave up her baby when she was 17, and her mom died of cancer). T.J. is an almost-Navy-SEAL turned detective, with his own tough past (his wife was raped and murdered). Together they form an unstoppable team hell bent on following the rabbit hole of evidence in a tricky murder case involving the Federal Drug Administration and some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. The hook here is ripped-from-the-headlines terrific: A brilliant scientist on the verge of finding an affordable cure for cancer is murdered. Why? Is it someone who wants to claim and sell her research or someone who wants to suppress it? The list of people involved is long and ugly. But thankfully Dupree and T.J. possess super interrogating powers. With clever tricks, reverse psychology, reverse reverse psychology, and plain old bargaining and threats, time and time again they get the bad guy to implicate a higher-up bad guy. But will they ever ferret out the king pin? I love the relationship between T.J. and Dupree; they’re relatively new partners (only 6 months), and over the course of the novel they get to know each other and like each other. And you’ll like them too. A solid, well-plotted, and exciting suspense!

Praise for the author’s previous work:

“Annechino delivers the required chills and thrills in a skillful manner. His novel is lifted above the ordinary by his insightful probing into the mind of the serial killer in search of the root causes behind the butchery. He does so in a manner both instructive and entertaining.” – San Diego Union Tribune, on Resuscitation

“Heart stopping, edge of your seat thriller. I couldn't stop reading, every second I had free I had to read a little more. Resuscitation had the perfect balance of story lines and characters. A medical thriller with a touch of romance, sexual abuse, therapy, good cop vs bad cop and at home heart surgeries. DM Annechino has created his own medical thriller that Tess Gerritsen fans will love.” – Tea Time with Marce

“Resuscitation is a thrilling mystery that runs hand-in-hand with suspense. The plot line is clear and intense. The necessary medical information makes my blood run cold, but is intriguing nonetheless. Sami and Al manage to run their private lives and still give all their attention to catching the serial killer. Resuscitation is a very good read.” – Book Loons

“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.” – Suspense Magazine

"This fast-paced and amazing story twists through the labyrinth of evil like a Ferrari. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time!” – Paula Brandes, guest reviewer for Mysterious Galaxy Books, on They Never Die Quietly

"D. M. Annechino’s They Never Die Quietly is a suspenseful thriller with all the right ingredients…The author blends all these ingredients into a story that keeps you turning the page…this story ranks right up there with some of Deaver’s and Patterson’s work." – Steven M. Moore, author of Survivors of the Chaos

"They Never Die Quietly is a gripping and gruesome commentary on religious fundamentalism…It feels like something John Sanford wrote and would make quite an exciting movie." – The Boogle.com

"They Never Die Quietly by D. M. Annechino is a great, scary story! …A page-turner that keeps you up well past midnight!" – Book Reader's Heaven.com

"Not for the faint of heart, Annechino offers well-written prose and likeable detectives in addition to knowing when to pull back the intentionally shocking descriptions…Fans of James Patterson should give They Never Die Quietly a chance to get under their skin." – Suite 101.com

"The writing style was excellent. The descriptions were clear. The dialogue was realistic. I would love to read a more planned out novel by this author." – Red Adept Reviews.com on They Never Die Quietly

"A thriller novel that will curdle your blood." – The Deepening World of Fiction.com on They Never Die Quietly

"They Never Die Quietly is a well-crafted mystery/thriller which will hold your attention beginning to end…First rate and well done!" – Cym Lowell blog

"They Never Die Quietly is chilling, horrific, and thrilling. Mr. Annechino has really researched about serial killers and it shines through his writing…Mr. Annechino writes so vividly, it's like a motion picture playing across your eyes. Definitely a must-read for thriller and mystery fans!! Highly recommend and I can't wait to read the next one!!" – Minding Spot .com

"This is a well crafted book. Dan Annechino has taken a bit of a risk by revealing the villain so early on, but it is a risk that pays off…They Never Die Quietly is a great read, and clearly Amazon is in agreement." – Blogger News.com

"I found I couldn't put it down. It is fast-paced and a true page-turner…I've read many thrillers in the past and can honestly say that this is one of the better ones I've read. If you love crime fiction, detective stories, or thrillers, make sure you add this one to your reading list. Annechino is writing a sequel to this book called, Resuscitation, and I'm really looking forward to reading that one as well. He promises it to be even better!!" – Just One More Paragraph.com on They Never Die Quietly

"A riveting tale." – Fascinating Authors.com on They Never Die Quietly

"The author has the talent to make you cringe, yet want to keep reading…Annechino is a talented writer who can pull emotion out of this reader." – The Cajun Book Lady.com on They Never Die Quietly

"If you want to read a truly chilling tale, come face to face with a demonical, psychopathic serial killer and a very determined... yet somewhat insecure... homicide detective whose mind is set on catching him...this is the book for you." – Another Foggy Notion.com on They Never Die Quietly

"I finished the book in one day. I could not put it down. There were a lot of twists and turns and a bunch of surprises…I recommend the book to anyone who likes a good thriller and mystery. I look forward the sequel, Resuscitation." – You Say Too.com on They Never Die Quietly