Half-Past Dawn: A Thriller

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 31, 2012 - Fiction - 464 pages
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From the mind-shattering opening scene, internationally bestselling author of The Thieves of Darkness, Richard Doetsch takes readers on a twisting, turning adventure.

Jack Keeler wakes up one bright June morning to the shock of his life: a half-healed gash over his right eye, a hastily stitched together bullet wound in his shoulder, an intricate tattoo in a foreign script covering the length of his forearm, and a front-page headline that reads NEW YORK CITY DISTRICT ATTORNEY JACK KEELER DEAD.

He has until dawn to piece together what happened and to find his missing wife Mia, an FBI agent. The ensuing race is a twisting, turning, adrenaline-charged hyperspeed adventure that uncovers an ancient people lost to legend, an assassin who will stop at nothing to avenge his death sentence, a diary whose contents foretell the future, and a curious mystery hidden deep inside the country’s most dangerous prison.

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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

This thriller reminded me of Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island, with a bit of Michael Koryta's Cypress House thrown in to add some paranormal flavor. It is hard to know who is telling the truth, which ... Read full review

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User Review  - mikedraper - LibraryThing

The story opens as a man comes downstairs for his morning paper and sees the headlines that both he and his wife are dead. After attending an event in honor of former FBI director, Sam Norris, his ... Read full review

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Richard Doetsch is the bestselling author of several thrillers, including The Thieves of Heaven, The Thieves of Faith, Thieves of Darkness, and The 13th Hour. He lives in New York with his family.

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