They Tell Me You Are Wicked (Duncan Cochrane, #1)

They Tell Me You Are Wicked (Duncan Cochrane, #1)

by David Hagerty

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Overview

When Duncan Cochrane's daughter is murdered six weeks before election day, the candidate for governor realizes that his best shot at justice is the bully pulpit of the campaign trail, so he returns to the race and makes crime fighting his mantra.

Soon he discovers that his own ambitions may have caused her death, yet by then he knows that he must win the election or risk political and personal failure.

EVOLVED PUBLISHING PRESENTS the first book in the critically-acclaimed series detailing Duncan Cochrane's rise to prominence and the personal cost of his public ambitions. [DRM-Free]

Shots Magazine says: "...a compelling picture of the Windy City when it was still in thrall to the mob and its own unique political machine."

When Duncan Cochrane's daughter is murdered, the candidate for governor can only focus on finding her killer.

As the police investigation follows a trio of unlikely leads, Duncan realizes that his best shot at justice is the bully pulpit of the campaign trail, so he returns to the race and makes crime fighting his mantra.

Soon he discovers that his own ambitions may have caused her death, yet by then he knows that he must win the election or risk political and personal failure.

Crime Thriller Hound says: "It works as a whodunit, but it's Cochrane's story and political life that'll provide the fuel for this series."

Scott D. Saifer says: "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."

The "Duncan Cochrane" Series by David Hagerty:

  • Book 1: They Tell Me You Are Wicked
  • Book 2: They Tell Me You Are Crooked
  • Book 3: They Tell Me You Are Brutal
  • Book 4: They Tell Me You Are Cunning

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940152300833
Publisher: Evolved Publishing LLC
Publication date: 08/22/2015
Series: Duncan Cochrane , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 396,696
File size: 951 KB

About the Author

Stories about crimes have always resonated with me, whether it was Crime and Punishment or The Quiet American. Maybe it’s because I started my career as a police reporter, or because I worked for a time as a teacher in the county jail.

More than a decade ago, when I decided to finally get serious about writing, I started with short stories based on real misdeeds I’d witnessed. I wrote one about my next door neighbor, who’d been murdered by a friend, another about an ambitious bike racer who decides to take out the competition, and a bunch of others based on characters I met in jail.

Over time these got picked up by various magazines online and in print. More than a dozen now exist, with most of the latest in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and Big Pulp.

For my debut novel, They Tell Me You Are Wicked, I drew inspiration from the most infamous event in the history of my hometown: the real life killing of a political candidate’s daughter (though I made up all the details). Now I am at work on a second volume in the series, set two years later, after my hero, Duncan Cochrane, has become governor. He’s haunted by the family secret that got him elected, and fighting a sniper who’s targeting children in Chicago.

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