Two years after the murder of his daughter, Governor Duncan Cochrane must hunt down a sniper and a blackmailer.
[Crime Thriller, Political Thriller, Murder Mystery]
Two years have passed since the murder of Duncan Cochrane’s daughter. As governor, he now holds the power to punish all criminals, yet he cannot prosecute her killer without destroying his political career.
Then two new threats emerge: a sniper begins targeting people in Chicago’s most notorious housing project, Cabrini Green; and a blackmailer plans to reveal his ruinous family secret.
To protect his own family and those he governs, he moves into the tenements and begins parallel manhunts for both enemies. Along the way, he faces menacing gangs, a mysterious layman, indifferent police, and self-serving politicians, all of whom impede his investigations.
"They Tell Me You Are Crooked" is the second in a trio of novels detailing Duncan’s rise to prominence and the personal cost of his public ambitions.
"THEY TELL ME YOU ARE CROOKED" by David Hagerty
Evolved Publishing presents the first book in the Duncan Cochrane series of crime mysteries detailing Duncan’s rise to prominence and the personal cost of his public ambitions.
PRAISE FOR BOOK 1 -- "THEY TELL ME YOU ARE WICKED":
"It works as a whodunit, but it’s Cochrane’s story and political life that’ll provide the fuel for this series." ~ Crime Thriller Hound
"...a compelling picture of the Windy City when it was still in thrall to the mob and its own unique political machine." ~ Shots Magazine
"...outstanding and it is so well-written and well-plotted that it is hard to believe it is a debut novel." ~ Theresa O'Loughlin
"This is one of those surprise-ending novels that are so tightly constructed that it’s hard to write synopsis without giving away an important detail. Hagerty makes a contemporary political point, but gently enough that you can just enjoy the story if you are not interested in the politics. If you are interested in modern American politics, he may help you understand how people come to take sides on a current issue." ~ Scott D. Saifer
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About the Author
EDITOR: We never read enough books in school, so I would remove the dust jacket from my mom's books and steal minutes during class to read. It always felt like I was getting away with something, or discovering a world few of my peers knew existed. I've been writing since middle school, doing it reasonably well for the last decade. While getting my masters in English from Arizona State, I worked at a daily newspaper as columnist and then opinion editor, and also as editor of the Phoenix Air Guard newspaper. Since living in Roanoke, Virginia, I've formed a weekly writers group and become active in the online peer review community. I published a non-fiction book on digital piracy in 2011, and have several short stories in print. I dabble in horror and YA, but feel at home in literary fiction. Some of my favorites include Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy, Kurt Vonnegut, and Stephen King, but I'm not a hard sell: I'll read anything. If I'm not reading, I'm listening. Audiobooks comprise at least half of what I consume, and offer a great excuse to go on long walks. I have narrated four commercially available titles and produced a dozen more. For me, editing is taking something I already love and helping it grow. I appreciate thick skin and an open mind. In writing, often both are necessary for success. After all, writing is rewriting.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved the first book in the series and couldn't wait for the second one. It is every bit as good as the first--a gripping tale that grabs and doesn't let go. Now I can't wait for the third book!
A thoroughly enjoyable and well written mystery. I look forward to his next installment!