Duncan Cochrane wanted to be governor... until the murder of his daughter six weeks before election day.
[Crime Thriller, Political Thriller, Murder Mystery]
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.
"THEY TELL ME YOU ARE WICKED" 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 "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.