In this sequel to Resuscitation and the third in the series of novels starring homicide detective Sami Rizzo, a serial killer once again terrorizes San Diego, the third time in a five-year period. Given her accomplishments in dealing with the prior two cases, Sami is a natural pick to spearhead the investigation at the behest of Captain Davison. However, the new murderer whom she investigates is unlike the previous ones, defying criminal profilers, although the killer does target blood relatives of his initial victim. Sami realizes that the murders may have a link to those involved in the justice system, and ultimately confronts the killer himself.
A Piece of You opens with a prologue narrated entirely by the serial murderer himself, initially a good father, husband, neighbor, and friend to many, who had until the book’s time lived a relatively peaceful life, although he vows vengeance against a group of individuals whose marital status, where they live, the vehicles they drive, their phone numbers, and so forth, he knows. The third installment features many passages within the standard third-person structure narrated from his perspective, sometimes whole chapters but other times interspersed within the primary text, beginning with a woman named Theresa Westgate held at gunpoint.
The book quickly moves the action to homicide detective Sami Rizzo, who walks into her police precinct early in the morning, her husband Al at home afflicted by influenza, and picks up word on the initial murder, receiving the addresses of the victim’s siblings and beginning her investigation at their respective homes, with the subsequent story having decent denouement, and like its predecessors being a general enjoyable story, with the first-person segments taking readers into the mind of the main antagonist, and the third-person excerpts being just as good, gripping readers until the very end.
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 the UK and reached #26 in the USA. He is also the author of I Do Solemnly Swear (Thomas & Mercer 2012) and Hypocrisy. A Piece of You is his fifth novel, the third in the Detective Sami Rizzo series. 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.