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Resuscitation (Sami Rizzo #2)

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Two years ago, after narrowly escaping the clutches of a psychotic serial killer who held her hostage with intentions of crucifying her, San Diego homicide detective Sami Rizzo hung up her badge. Tortured by nightmares of her near death experience, Sami tries to convince herself that social work will fulfill her need to help and protect victims.But when a second serial kil ...more
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Published July 5th 2011 by Thomas & Mercer
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Sharon
Nov 11, 2011 Sharon rated it did not like it
This medical thriller was $5 as an Amazon Kindle version. It was seriously bad, so bad I had to get to the end to be sure there wasn't a plot twist that would redeem it. Nope, not redeemable. Really poor writing. I'll know to avoid Amazon's deal of the day in the future--you get what you pay for I guess. Aargh.
Cheryl
May 14, 2012 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Sami Rizzo used to be a really good detective until she went chasing after a serial killer and almost became his next victim. Now, Sami has nightmares about him and sees a shrink.

When a new serial killer appears and Sami's boyfriend and lead detective, Al, has to leave for a family emergency, it is up to Sami to become the hunter instead of the hunted.

This book had my attention the whole time. Of course, my down fall was that I took it to work with me. I would read it on breaks and lunches and
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Marilyn R.
Dec 21, 2015 Marilyn R. rated it really liked it
Resuscitation is the second of three books I am reviewing by this author featuring San Diego homicide detective Sami Rizzo. Each of the three offer truly creepy serial killers who off their victims in unique ways and are driven by strong personal motives. As a psychological thriller, this book is just over the line, enough to get your heart pounding but still let you fall asleep at night.

Two years have passed since Sami almost met her end at the hands of a serial killer. She has walked away from
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Jacqui
Nov 16, 2011 Jacqui rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller-mystery
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 basically revolves around an extremely competent heart surgeon who has recently had a
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Amy
I got about one-third of the way through before giving up. Accidentally borrowed it when I was testing out the Kindle's new lending library and decided to go ahead and read it.

This book in a word: embarrassing. Chock full of cliches. Silly, forced dialogue. Amateurish plot development (show, don't tell). Annechino apparently spent more time researching the technical details of cardiology than she spent on formulating an original or interesting thought.

And with nonsensical lines like: "He tasted
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Lou Gillies
Oct 15, 2013 Lou Gillies rated it really liked it
There's a part of me that wants to give this book five stars, but while it's fast paced and a great read, I'm not sure it can be called a truly brilliant book. I really enjoyed it, although the bit towards the end was obviously coming. Damn good read!
Connie
Dec 23, 2011 Connie rated it liked it
I usually really enjoy medical thrillers, But the writing was not that great and the plot was not very believable.
Dhivya Balaji
Feb 10, 2016 Dhivya Balaji rated it liked it
FIRST IMPRESSION:


There are benefits and disadvantages to reading a book that is part of a series. Especially for such series where each book can be treated as a standalone and therefore must have at least some form of conclusion for the current problem, the author has to get the attention of the reader in me to make me want to read the next one. As a reader, if the first impression of the first book fell flat or below my expectations, it gets a tad difficult for me to patiently look forward to t
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Jen La Duca
My So-Called Review:

Resuscitation is book #2 in the Sami Rizzo series by author, D.M. Annechino. When I signed on for this blog tour I requested to review all three published books since I don’t like to read books mid series, even if they can be read as stand alones. I’m not sure how or why (let’s blame it on the holidays!) but somehow I thought this was book #1 so I read it first. All three books can definitely be read on their own merit but I was a little confused when I started reading this

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Anna J. Golden
Dec 30, 2016 Anna J. Golden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clift hanger

I thought I had it figured out until the end. Kept me interested until I read the last word written.
Susan
Dec 12, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it
Resuscitation by D. M. Annechino Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, it works fine as a stand alone novel.
Sami Rizzo quit the force at the end of Book 1 (They Never Die Quietly) to go back to school. Now, two years later, things are different. She and Al are living together, Angelina (Sami’s daughter) is 4 years old, and Sami’s mother is ill with a heart condition. Also, Sami has discovered that she isn’t all that interested in becoming a social worker after all. Now, a new serial ki
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Susan
Dec 12, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: Even though this is Book 2 in the series, it works fine as a stand alone novel.

Sami Rizzo quit the force at the end of Book 1 (They Never Die Quietly) to go back to school. Now, two years later, things are different. She and Al are living together, Angelina (Sami’s daughter) is 4 years old, and Sami’s mother is ill with a heart condition. Also, Sami has discovered that she isn’t all that interested in becoming a social worker after all. Now, a new serial killer is loose in San Diego and Sa
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Butterblume
Ein guter Thriller mit sympathischen Ermittlern und einem guten Plot. Jedoch hätten ihm meiner Meinung nach etwas weniger Seiten gut getan.
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Ein geritzter und äußerst intelligenter Killer treibt sein Unwesen. Er sucht sich seine Opfer aus, setzt sie unter Narkose und führt Versuche an Ihnen aus. Speziell auf die Herzen seiner Opfer hat er es abgesehen. Nachdem immer mehr Leichen bzw.Opfer dieses Killers aufgefunden werden schrillen bei den Detectives Diaz und Rizzo die Alarmglocken.
Charakter
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Victor Gentile
Dec 17, 2015 Victor Gentile rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
D.M. Annechino in his new book, “Resuscitation” Book Two in the Sami Rizzo Series has been released in audiobook format by Brilliance Audio and is performed by Christina Traister gives us another adventure with Sami Rizzo.

From the back cover: Two years ago, after narrowly escaping the clutches of a psychotic serial killer who held her hostage with intentions of crucifying her, San Diego homicide detective Sami Rizzo hung up her badge. Tortured by nightmares of her near death experience, Sami tri
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Wendy Hines
Jul 02, 2013 Wendy Hines rated it really liked it
There's a serial killer running loose in the city. He opens his victims' chests and performs odd experiments on them that leave the police baffled. When the lead on the case, Diaz, is called away by a family emergency, Sami Rizzo approaches the police and asks them to reinstate her. Still healing from her narrow escape from a previous serial killer, can Sami catch the killer before he strikes again???


Oh where to start! Well, well done! Those who have read Annechino's first novel, They Never Die
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Katy
Nov 01, 2011 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of suspense/thrillers/mysteries
Recommended to Katy by: Amazon.com Vine
It has been two years since Sami Rizzo hung up her badge after the events outlined in “They Never Die Quietly.” However, a new killer is in town, and doing hideous things to his victims – performing medical experiments, mainly on their hearts, and the dressing them in designer clothes and leaving their bodies in public places. Al is originally lead on the investigation, but when a family emergency takes him out of town, Sami finds herself wanting to get back on the force. With the help of the ma ...more
Amie Gaudet
Dec 23, 2015 Amie Gaudet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Detective Sami Rizzo series and it is just as good as the first book.

I received a free copy of the audiobook on CD in exchange for an honest review.

RESUSCITATION takes place two years after THEY NEVER DIE QUIETLY. Sami Rizzo and Al are now a couple. Sami is going to school for Social Work and is working towards her dream. Why then does she feel so unsatisfied?

I think most people will be able to relate to Sami’s plight. She misses detective work and isn’t sure if sh
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Jeremy Gallen
Jan 13, 2016 Jeremy Gallen rated it really liked it
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Alaina
Jan 06, 2016 Alaina rated it liked it
This is a good book but a one time read.

This book is the second book and takes place two years after the first. Sami Rizzo has stopped being a detective due to the near death experience due to Simon, the serial killer in the first book. Even though a reader could probably read this book without reading the first but I highly recommend reading the first due to the fact that occasionally the author writes events from the first book.

This book was good. I loved the character development of Sami. Yo
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Teresa
Nov 16, 2015 Teresa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd book in the series by D. M. Annechino featuring lead Character Sami Rizzo. This book can be read as a stand alone but if you read the first book "They Never Die Quietly" it will add more to a few references in the book. The book is a very fast paced always something going on book and I really enjoyed it.
Sami Rizzo was a homicide detective in San Diago until she was kidnapped and nearly killed by a psychotic Killer. now she is going to school to become a social worker. She is liv
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Victoria
Aug 12, 2013 Victoria rated it really liked it
When I finished reading They Never Die Quietly, I knew it wouldn’t be long before I read Resuscitation, the second of his Sami Rizzo thrillers. And I devoured this book just as quickly as the first. I guess holidays really are made for reading books.

Just as in the first novel, Sami has to tackle a serial killer with his own twisted motives. But the shadow of her brush with death in the previous novel still looms over her. She has regular nightmares and is still in therapy to try and deal with th
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Leila
Dec 28, 2015 Leila rated it really liked it
Resuscitation is an addition following They Never Die Quietly; however, I do not feel you have to have read the first book to follow this one.

Resuscitation starts approximately two years after the end of They Never Die Quietly so the reader can really start fresh if they wanted. I, however, hate nothing more than not reading a series in order (which is why regardless of my long list of books to review, I started the third book last night!)

The one thing that turned me off about They Never Die Qui
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Angela Risner
Jul 07, 2012 Angela Risner rated it it was ok
The novel follows a cardiologist, whose research hinges on his ability to get another grant. He needs to provide more data to receive a grant and decides to take matters into his own hands by kidnapping people on whom to perform tests. On the chase is former Detective Sami Rizzo, who quit the force after nearly being murdered by a serial killer. Sami decides to step back in when her boyfriend, also a detective, has to leave town in order to attend to his ill sister.

The book leads you on somewha
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Dawn
Jan 14, 2016 Dawn rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of the audiobook for an honest review.

I listened to the first Sami Rizzo book, They Never Die Quietly, and was looking forward to listening to this one as well. Even though this is a part of a series, it does stand on its own. I enjoy a good murder mystery and Resuscitation doesn't disappoint. It is full of mystery, suspense, and drama.

Sami Rizzo, the main character, is still getting over being held by a serial killer a couple of years ago. All of a sudden, she has a lot o
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Margaret Tidwell
Dec 15, 2015 Margaret Tidwell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-books
Resuscitation by A Sami Rizzo Thriller by DM Annechino was a good book. I did at points in the book laugh because of how far fetched parts on this book was. Even with me saying that I still really enjoyed this story. This is the 2nd book in the series and you don’t have to read the first book if you don’t want to. I didn’t finish the first book because of the content and it made me super uncomfortable and I was able to understand this book. I would say though that if you want to read all the boo ...more
Joy Wilson
Heart stopping? Pun intended

I regret that I didn't know this was the second in a series. That knowledge probably would have helped me understand Sami and Al better, but it didn't really take away from the overall story. This book is of the fast-paced, serial killer on the loose variety and as such doesn't break a great deal of new ground; however, I personally enjoy this type of book and I did really the way the characters were written. I have already purchased book 1 of the series and look forw
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Breia
Dec 20, 2011 Breia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
While this wasn’t the worse book I’ve ever read, I am questioning my judgment in the decision to complete it. The writing is bad! Sometimes it was good and other times it felt like a 4th grader was writing it. And the conversations between the characters was very forced; you would never formally talk to a close friend or relative in that way – as if addressing the queen.

Aside from the writing, the book is one enormous cliché for what mystery novels should contain. But it shouldn’t contain all th
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Jason Poulsen
Dec 11, 2011 Jason Poulsen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Better than the first Sami Rizzo book. Overall the writing is average and the plot line is above average. It was fun as a doctor to read this book about the evil surgeon despite there being multiple inaccuracies about medical techniques and technology. This would be a great book for a long flight. One thing that did drive me a little crazy was the multiple repeats of lines from the "never die quietly" book. Sami is reported to be an amazing detective but I still felt like she was just in the rig ...more
Cas
Dec 23, 2012 Cas rated it did not like it
Oh dear. I was given this and am very glad I didn't pay good money for it. The writing is poor and the characters are weak, inconsistent and cliched. The plot is painfully thin and totally unbelievable. Another writer who thinks he can produce a credible novel without bothering with any serious research. The story is about a woman detective's attempts to catch a serial killer. In fact she does little detective work, or any of the routine work needed to solve crimes. The way she eventually identi ...more
Donald
Jun 19, 2013 Donald rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A pretty good thriller! A crazy doctor is trying to impress the medical field, and is using innocent, live victims for his research! Detective Rizzo chases him while trying to process her own trauma at the hands of a serial killer. I read this quickly, gobbling up the action and anxious to see what happened next! I only wish I could understand why the police in this book didn't look at cardio surgeons in the area first. Weird. And I was not a fan of the last chapter either. Still, a good, solid ...more
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