My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Note to readers: This review was written as part of my Amazon Vine Voice program
I have just had the opportunity to read an advanced copy of “Resuscitation” by Mr. D.M. Annechino. Mr. Annechino has written a previous thriller titled “They Never Die Quietly” which carries on with the same central character Detective Sami Rizzo. This is a novel about a vicious serial killer, a crime which Ms. Rizzo has demonstrated considerable expertise and brilliance in bringing killer/s to justice
The plot revolves around an extremely competent heart surgeon who has recently had a government grant rejected for further research into the medical problem of atrial fibrillation, the evaluation committee felt there wasn’t enough germane data. The surgeon Dr. Julian is extremely disappointed and determines to solve the problem by abducting innocent people and performing experimental operations on them all designed to result in their death, in order to obtain the required data for the grant. Yet one survives, giving Ms. Rizzo the hook she needs to reel him in (no spoiler).
This is truly Jack the Ripper “light” minus the government grant. The novel is brutal and gory, certainly a fast paced page turner. There are some parts that may be a little much for the squeamish amongst us, I encourage you to persevere. I look forward Mr. Annechino”s next novel, I think, you will too.
Jacqui Murray is the editor of a technology curriculum for K-fifth grade and creator of two technology training books for middle school. She is the author of Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy midshipman. She is webmaster for five blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a columnist for Examiner.com, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, IMS tech expert, and a weekly contributor to Write Anything. Currently, she’s seeking representation for a techno-thriller that she just finished. Any ideas? Contact Jacqui at her writing office or her tech lab, Ask a Tech Teacher.