Derek Ciccone is an avid fiction writer. Painless is the first one to be published, followed by The Trials of Max Q and The Truant Officer in 2011. Derek grew up in Connecticut and attended Arizona State University, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. He now resides back in Connecticut and works as a Marketing Analyst for an advertising agency.
Derek’s stories are fast paced mystery/thrillers filled with suspense, humor and romance. But at their core are memorable, layered characters who take you into their world and make you not want to leave. The consistent trait of these characters is they are seemingly regular people who are placed into unthinkable situations.
When Derek’s not working or writing, he enjoys movies, playing basketball, and spending time with my family & friends. He also likes to read the writing of others, in which he really admires the character development of Nelson DeMille, the fast pacing of James Patterson, and the inventive plot twists of Harlan Coben.
For more information on Derek and his writing you can go to his website www.derekciccone.com or follow the progress of Painless or his other work by joining his interactive book club on Facebook.
on Feb. 13, 2011 :
I downloaded this book because it was free and I had just got my kindle. Well it was a great book it was a little confusing in the beginning but keep with it because it gets to the point where you don't want to put the book down. I hope you enjoy it as much as i did.
(review of free book)
on Aug. 20, 2010 :
I downloaded a lot of books from here (Smashwords) in March, thanks to e-book week. I've been steadily working my way through them. I could not finish most of them.
This one was different. The plot was believable, the storyline was well-crafted and the dialogue was realistic.
I think the scariest part about this book is its believability. I can see how a secret agency could take advantage of Carolyn Whitcomb and others like her.
Take a look at this book. The author does a great job in building the characters and making you care what happens to them.
(reviewed long after purchase)