Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy

by Daniel Annechino

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495931246
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/11/2014
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Praise for D. M. Annechino's novels:

"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

"A thriller novel that will curdle your blood."

- The Deepening World of Fiction.com on They Never Die Quietly

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Hypocrisy 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
In a world where technology is evolving at an exponential rate, it will only be a matter of time before diseases like cancer finally find a cure and find that it is as treatable as polio. "Only in light of the fact cancer research, cancer treatment, cancer prevention is a multi-billion dollar enterprise. Do you have any idea how many people are employed just because there is no real cure for cancer? Do you have any idea how much the pharmaceutical industry makes treating cancer patients with chemotherapy drugs? Ca you even begin to imagine how many hundreds of research centers there are worldwide that are funded by the American Cancer Society, The National Cancer Institute, and other non-profit organizations, and private investors? How about radiology, oncology, surgery? What if Dr. Laura Crawford's clinical research validated her theories, if she had developed an effective treatment for cancer, the entire landscape of cancer research and treatment would dramatically change. So is murder the justification to keep things as they have always been or is there another motive for her death?" (pg 57). Those are just a handful of the questions that New York City homicide detectives Amaris Dupree and T.J. Brown are trying to find answers for. Not only has the murder of Dr. Crawford cost her her own life but possibly the lives of millions who could have been saved by her research findings. She was on the cusp of announcing a discover that would change cancer once and for all and was about to get approval from the FDA to begin using it as treatment for cancer patients everywhere. Is is possible that there are companies willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that that doesn't happen, or even worse that greed has become the sole motivator for companies to take risks like murder to prevent them from losing the potential billions if this drug finding was approved? As the two detectives interview countless suspects, they also deal with the fact after six months on the job neither of them knows much about the other, and that is what's possibly keeping them from working so well together. As partners, you need to understand the dynamics of what one works and thinks the way they do, and until these two have a true heart to heart, holding nothing back conversation, it may in fact hinder the amount of detective work that they can accomplish. However the closer they get to the truth, one of them will find their own life is at stake and thus upping the ante to find the answers out before there is another murder. I received Hypocrisy by D.M. Annechino compliments of iRead Book Tours for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are my own unless otherwise notated. This is the first time reading one of D.M. Annechino's novels and while the premise behind the novel is initially what drew me in, the constant description of how well endowed naturally Dupree's assets were in light of her working with her other male counterparts was something that I felt detracted me away from the novel. There is a toggling of parallel storylines, the one in which initially drew me to want to read this book, and the conflict in the relationships between the two detectives that had no real purpose in the novel for me. It almost felt like two books in one but with no apparent meaning in moving the story along. I'd have to say for me, this one rates a 3.5 out of 5 stars. There is a fair amount of profanity laced throughout the novel which for most of my readers they may find offensive but overall the storyline is enough to keep you moving through the novel to see how it turns out in the end.
ebomb143 More than 1 year ago
I wish i could give this novel ten stars! I was engaged throughout the entire book. The main characters are detectives Amaris Dupree and T.J. Brown. They are put on a case to investigate the murder of a brilliant research scientist, Dr. Crawford, who was on the verge of a treatment for cancer. Hypocrisy has so many twists and turns, and definitely does not disappoint in any way. Dupree and Brown have only been working together for 6 months, but by the end of the book they are an amazing team. As I was reading Hypocrisy I felt like I could see the scenario on Law and Order or CSI, which are two of my favorite tv shows so this book was right up my alley. I wish all crime novels were as captivating as Hypocrisy. Thanks D.M Annechino for an incredible novel!
brookeblogs More than 1 year ago
Hypocrisy by D.M. Annechino is a fast-paced, top notch mystery/thriller. The concept of the story is so rich with possibilities, I couldn't wait to see where the author took the story. The characters are strongly developed and I felt I could easily relate with Amaris Dupree and T.J. Brown, the two detectives in the case. They're both struggling with serious inner demons, but still work each day to try to stop the bad guys from winning. I liked the medical aspects to the story as well as the trip into forensics and the work involved in investigating a murder. Once I started reading the story, it was one I didn't want to put down. Maybe it has to do with my interest in criminal justice, plus the fact that the story is entertaining and flows well. I just really enjoyed Hypocrisy by D.M. Annechino, and I definitely want to read his other books! He has a gift for writing a mystery that builds upon itself throughout the book. I received a complimentary copy for review purposes.
KMH3030 More than 1 year ago
Hypocrisy is a solid detective novel. The plot centers around detectives Amaris Dupree and T.J. Brown as they try to figure out who murdered a scientist who was on the verge of discovering a cure for certain forms of cancer. As the investigation unfolds the circumstances around the murder become more and more complicated. Instead of having a difficult time finding suspects, there seems to be quite a few people who could have killed the scientist, whether for personal jealousy or greed over trying to make money from the scientist’s discovery. Then, for Amaris Dupree, the investigation becomes personal when the murderer begins to send her threats as well. This was a very good detective/crime procedural novel. The author does a great job of bringing the investigation to life and keeping things interesting. He does a good job of letting you into the mind of Amaris Dupree as she thinks her way through the clues and brings the reader into the investigation, which I really liked. His straight forward writing style keeps the story going at a steady pace. I read this pretty fast, definitely kept my interest. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
sharris0 More than 1 year ago
Hypocrisy is a really well written crime drama that follows a female homicide detective, Dupree, and her partner TJ on a case in New York. Both main characters are well rounded, have their good quirks and their dark secrets and I became attached to both of them quickly in the book. The murder that they are trying to solve is of a scientist that had been researching a cure for cancer. This topic is such an interesting one that engaged me from the beginning and really makes you think about the many layers of the drug industry and how a cure to cancer would affect it. I will say that Dupree and TJ might have had too easy of a time getting the stories out of all of their culprits, that might have been the only thing that wasn’t totally believable. It was definitely a great read though and I would totally read more books by D.M. Annechino. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, couldn't put it down! This was my first D.M. Annechino book, but I will definitely read the others now. The plot is very plausible and I found myself gasping with each new twist. I have read my fair share of murder mysteries and I can't remember the last book that I would actually rate with 5 stars. Great Book! "I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review."
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
A wonderful murder mystery. Did I enjoy this book: 100% yes! Mr. Annechino writes a wonderful murder mystery. He sticks close enough to the formula to make the mystery flow, but spices it up nicely with unique and interesting characters and plots/subplots. The main character is a detective named, Amaris Dupree. It’s refreshing to see a protagonist in a mystery that’s not old, male, washed-up, or emotionally stunted. She feels like a real person in the story. I love that. Her partner is equally likable and interesting. I kind of picture him as a young version of L.L. Cool J. Sexy, sensitive, smart, and harboring a secret crush on a very sympathetic main character – doesn’t get any better than that. As you may have gathered, I’m a sucker for strong character development. But, of course, you have to have a strong story too. I didn’t figure out whodunit until the end, so thumbs up in that area as well. Would I recommend it: Yes, it’s a quick, easy, entertaining story. As reviewed by Belinda at Every Free Chance Book Reviews.  (I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
avidreader85 More than 1 year ago
This book was very difficult to put down. The author, D.M. Annechino, did an incredible job at keeping the reader guessing at what was going to happen all the way to the very last page. I am an avid reader of anything dealing with medical research and nontraditional healing modalities and have read a lot about Hulda Clark, who is mentioned in this book, which made it especially interesting to me. What I really liked about this book was that it wasn't too complicated to follow. If you love conspiracy theories and murder mysteries, then you will enjoy this book. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to read a good story that keeps you guessing. I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
DinaGG More than 1 year ago
A page turner from the very beginning. Could not put it down. The characters and plot make you want to finish in one reading.. Definitely the best book I have read this year.