The 13th Hour: A Thriller

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 29, 2009 - Fiction - 338 pages
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At 9pm on July 28th, Nick Quinn is given an extraordinary opportunity, a chance to rewrite history and save his wife Mary's life. With each hour that Nick journeys back in time, he finds more clues to the identity of Mary's real killer, but he also discovers that his actions in the past have unexpected repercussions on the future.

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13 hours of suspense.

User Review  - Anonymous - Borders

Please tell me there is a sequel and that it is coming out soon. I could read this book over and over and over and never get bored. I was at the edge of my seat the entire time and I really wish it ... Read full review

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The book "the 13th hour", by Richard Doetsch was a very thrilling book. Thematically, Richard shows the passion and determination through the character Nick Quinn as he tries to save his wife's life after she has already been murdered. He is approached by a man who gives him the tools to travel back in time for one hour increments.
The author uses tension to make the reader feel as if they are in the book trying so save a loved ones life. You can feel the pain and agony as Nick Quinn struggles to figure out the mystery of not only his wife's murder but how to prevent the loss of hundreds of others lives. The way the author uses climax near the end of the book forces the reader to wonder why each person did what they did, and how it can change the course of the future.
I agree with Kara Jorge's review about how the deeper he goes into the mystery, the more he realizes that the people he thought he could trust turned out to be the people behind the plot. Every time he thinks he is about to find the killer, he ends up making things worse.
"Nick Quinn finally in-hailed, as if he were taking his first breath in three hours. He did everything he could to hold in his emotions, tucking the news in the farthest corner of his mind, knowing that if he let it run about it would eat him from the inside out."(pg.3). I like how the author shows the all the emotions in one sentence, and how if he lets his emotions get to him, all will be lost and he will not be able to save his wife.
I would highly recommend this book to anybody who enjoys an exciting mystery book.

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Richard Doetsch is the international bestselling author of five previous thrillers, including The Thieves of Faith, The Thieves of Heaven, which is currently being developed for film by Twentieth Century Fox, The Thieves of Darkness, which Doetsch is co-adapting with Shane Salerno (Savages, Armageddon, Hawaii Five-0), The 13th Hour, which is being adapted by New Line Cinema, and Half-Past Dawn. Doetsch is a triathlete, adventure racer, and extreme sport enthusiast and lives in New York with his family. Visit to find out more.

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