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Two years after the murder of his daughter, Governor Duncan Cochrane must hunt down a sniper and a blackmailer.

[Crime Thriller, Political Thriller, Murder Mystery]

Two years have passed since the murder of Duncan Cochrane's daughter. As governor, he now holds the power to punish all criminals, yet he cannot prosecute her killer without destroying his political career.

Then t
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 15th 2016 by Evolved Publishing
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Judy Johnson
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although this is the second installment of the Duncan Cochrane thriller, it can absolutely hold it's own as a stand alone if you didn't read the first book, They Tell Me You Are Wicked. This is a great continuation of the story started in the first book, and finds Cochrane not only having to deal with so many circumstances he never bargained for, but having to intervene in areas where others are clearly non-caring and complacent! All this and having to deal with his own secrets and demons while ...more
Caroline
Jun 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Another really interesting book, following Duncan Cochrane as he is now governor.
Still battling with his demons over the death of his daughter, when a young man is killed on a housing estate, to show how seriously he takes it, Duncan moves in and tries to find the killer.
I'm not sure how accurate the depiction of 1970s America is, but many of the issues resonated today.
Great book, would recommend it wholeheartedly.
Look forward to reading the next in the series.
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Larry
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of political thrillers
Who'd have ever thought that a contemporary novel about 1970s Illinois state politics would be so engrossing? Imagine a David Baldacci novel, but with more depth of character.

On one level it's a complex political and psychological thriller interweaving three simultaneous plotlines: political shenanigans and backroom deals to get a prison funding bill passed, the search for a cold-blooded sniper who's been gunning down innocents in a Chicago public housing estate, and the Illinois Governor's fros
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P.S. Dobie
Sep 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Insomniac Duncan Cochrane, Governor of Illinois, wakes almost nightly at 2:34 a.m. It's 1970 and he's two years into his first term, still learning how to deal with pork barrel politics, initiatives stalled in committee, overcrowded prisons, insufficient funds, and a distant wife and children who don't seem to care what he wants. Then he starts getting anonymous letters about the past murder of his daughter. Somebody knows his secret.

Cochrane tries to find out who's sending the letters while he
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A mystery thriller with a governor trying to solve a mystery. Because it seems no one cares about the little town and it people.

Running as the governor can be tireding. And trying to find his daughters killer from two years ago don't help either. So when news that a sniper is killing people left and right. In a town called Cabrini. He decides somethimg must be done to help these people. He moves in, to live and gain their trust in stopping the killer. But
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Stories about crimes have always resonated with me, whether it was Crime and Punishment or The Quiet American. Maybe it’s because I started my career as a police reporter, or because I worked for a time as a teacher in the county jail.

More than a decade ago, when I decided to finally get serious about writing, I started with short stories based on real misdeeds I’d witnessed. I wrote one about my
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