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I Do Solemnly Swear

Book By: dmannechino
Thrillers



After only eight months on the job, President David Rodgers dies from an apparent heart attack, and Katherine Ann Miles, Rodgers’s VP, becomes the first woman to occupy the Oval Office. As she tries to calm a grieving nation and adjust to her new role, Katherine must also contend with an unrelenting power struggle with Congress—the ultimate boys’ club.

With Iran making grave threats against Israel, their troops positioned on the Israeli border, poised to attack, the new president faces her first test in quelling the explosive situation without resorting to major military options. Yet it seems danger lurks closer to home: Clues emerge, suggesting President Rodgers’s death wasn’t so natural. And whoever wanted him dead has Madam President in the crosshairs—and at close range.

A traitor lies in wait as a widespread conspiracy infiltrates the highest level of government in D.M. Annechino’s third novel, a bold, fast-paced political thriller.


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I Do Solemnly Swear

By D.M. Annechino

Excerpt

"The President is…dead."

Kate recognized the voice on the phone; she spoke to the Chief of Staff regularly. She could even see Charles McDermott's squinty eyes and that nervous twitch. But his shocking announcement didn't immediately register. It was almost as if he were speaking a foreign language.

Gripping her stomach, she shuffled across the room and glanced out the third story window, the cordless phone pressed to her ear. Except for the faint whine of a distant siren, the streets were still. There was a heavy fog in the air, and the halogen streetlights looked out of focus, like pale‑yellow balls of cotton. Kate's legs were trembling, and her stomach-always subject to an unwelcome assault-felt as if it were ablaze. Her voice, barely a whisper, broke the early morning quiet. "What happened, Charles?"

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D.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.

Learn more by visiting http://DMANNECHINO.WORDPRESS.COM/





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