Resuscitation by D.M. Annechino

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Two years ago, Detective Sami Rizzo narrowly escaped a brush with death at the hands of a serial killer. After apprehending the killer and bringing him to justice, this life-changing event compels her to resign from the police force. In her heart of hearts, however, she struggles with the decision. But a second serial killer—a well-respected doctor gone astray—uses his charm to seduce his victims and then performs horrific surgical experiments on them. In a final act of depravity, he scatters their mutilated bodies throughout San Diego County.

Feeling a sense of duty and obligation, Sami Rizzo appeals to the police chief and mayor, and they reinstate her as a homicide investigator. As the body count grows and the killer’s experiments become more and more brutal, Sami follows one dead-end lead after another, while trying to deal with a sickly mother and a turbulent relationship with her lover. But then the killer makes a crucial mistake: one of his victims survives. Sami does everything to protect the barely alive victim, but the killer has a different plan…

About D.M. Annechino

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Daniel M. Annechino wrote his first book, How to Buy the Most Car for the Least Money, in 1992, while working as a general manager in the automotive business. But his true passion has always been fiction, especially thrillers. He indulged his taste for suspense during his former career as a book editor specializing in full-length fiction. He spent two years researching serial killers before finally penning his gripping and memorable debut novel, They Never Die Quietly. He went on to publish Resuscitation, a follow-up thriller. His third novel, I Do Solemnly Swear, is a political thriller. A native of New York, he lives today in San Diego with his wife, Jennifer. When not writing, he enjoys cooking, drinking vintage wines, and spending time on the warm beaches of Southern California.
Published October 11, 2011 by Thomas & Mercer. 456 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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You’ve got: Existential crisis-having ex-detective who can’t hack civilian life Macho Latin detective (her lover) who is afraid of commitment Genius research doctor who goes off the rails when his grant is denied (and who spouts a rationalizing motto that even HE doesn’t believe in after the f...

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After being sexually abused and manipulated by his cousins and consequently disowned by his parents, the doctor we come to know as Julian becomes the textbook profile of a serial killer.

Oct 11 2011 | Read Full Review of Resuscitation

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