Monday, June 16, 2014

Hypocrisy Book Review

Book Title: Hypocrisy by Daniel M. Annechino
Category: Adult fiction
Genre: medical thriller
Publisher: CreateSpace
Published: March 2014
Available in: Print and e-book (mobi for Kindle)
Will send books to: US and Canada
Tour dates:  May 12 to June 20, 2014
Content Rating: PG-13 Mature 
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.
This is such a sad story. A very loving and good doctor is trying to do something great for cancer patients and it was all because her mother had gotten cancer and had to go out of the country for treatment that wasn't available here. So, she makes it her mission to help cancer patients. Sounds like a very caring and involved doctor, but someone didn't want her solving the cancer issue.

I guess it brings in big bucks and god forbid we stop helping doctors and hospitals along with insurance companies from making money off of us sick people! This book really hit a raw nerve as you all know I am Disabled and I have to admit that between the seniors and the disabled, we get treated pretty darn shabby. I used to get the best care and no tests were ever withheld from me if a doctor thought something might be wrong, but not anymore. No one hardly runs tests anymore. It's such a shame what we have become and this story just boiled my blood.

But, if you love medical drama/thrillers, then this is the book for you! Lots of action, lots of people who could be guilty and a very determined woman detective and her partner on top of the case from the get go! A little affair thrown in from the cheating ex-boyfriend of the dead doctor and you have a nice mess and plenty of people with motives.

It's a great crime/drama book and if you love the hunt and the chase that ensues, read this book to get your thriller fix!

Happy Reading!

About the Author:

Daniel M. Annechino, a former book editor specializing in full-length fiction, 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. 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). Hypocrisy, is Annechino’s fourth novel.

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.
I thought this was a really good book and wanted to share it with one of you, so I will be giving away my hard copy book to one winner. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!


Linda Romer said...

Yes I like reading medical thrillers. I like all books.

Laura Fabiani iRead Book Tours said...

I agree that the pharmaceutical companies would not be happy if there was a cure for cancer. So much greed even in the medical field! Thanks for taking part in this tour Mary.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the awesome review and for taking the time to read Hypocrisy. I empathize with the health issues you're dealing with. I, too, have several medical issues that have dramatically changed my life. As you might suspect, I am not pleased with our healthcare system and hope that one day soon, the patient will come first. Again, thank you for reviewing my book.
Warm Wishes,
D.M. Annechino

Anita Yancey said...

I do like to read medical thrillers. But then I love all thrillers. Thanks for having the giveaway.


samke23 said...

Love all thrillers, thanks for the chance to win!