The 13th Hour: Chaos by Richard Doetsch
September 5 - 30, 2022 Virtual Book Tour
A Mesmerizing Thriller Told in Reverse
On a warm Fourth of July in the quiet town of Byram Hills, Nick Quinn watches as his wife and daughter die in an unprecedented terrorist attack. Amid the disaster, Nick is approached by a dying friend who hands Nick an antique pocket watch.
Emotionally shattered and desperate, Nick takes the watch and is shocked to find himself propelled back in time to where he was an hour ago, before the attack on his town. Quickly stopping the course of events, his relief is shattered as life spirals in an even more tragic direction.
At the top of each hour, the watch sends Nick back two hours to live one hour again, a backwards march to relive each hour of his day. A twelve-hour journey providing precious but limited time to protect Julia and Katy and uncover the source of the ever growing threat.
But each time Nick thinks he’s solved the crime and secured the future, he uncovers new levels of deception, agony, and betrayal, ultimately revealing a far more sinister plot with unexpected players and grim, global consequences.
If Nick hasn’t set things right by the 13th hour, not only will his wife and daughter be lost forever to the chaos, but an even greater catastrophe will be unleashed upon the world.
Praise for The 13th Hour: Chaos:
"The story truly excels with its engaging, nonstop pursuit of the truth… Genuinely intriguing whodunit... A fun and compelling time-travel thriller… The taut, well-conceived plot unravels and reforms with twisty surprises and elements of politics, revenge, and Machiavellian villainy."
"Doetsch delivers another compelling and complex thriller. The twists and turns are non-stop"
Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Ingenious. A jigsaw puzzle in book form. A love story, a political potboiler, and a thriller that upends expectations with every turn of the page. It carried me from heartbreaking opening to the razor edge of its ending in one sitting. My foot is already tapping as I wait impatiently for a third installment!"
James Rollins, #1 NY Times bestselling author
"The 13th Hour: Chaos boasts a blistering original structure that propels the story along at a relentless pace... A thinking man’s thriller... With Doetsch driving, it’s a wild ride indeed..."
The Providence Sunday Journal
"I haven’t read a race against time this intense… The 13th Hour: Chaos is a time-bending adventure of epic proportions and scary consequences."
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Read an excerpt:
Richard Doetsch is the author of six international bestsellers published in twenty-eight countries, with several acquired for film and television. He is an adrenaline junkie with a passion for kitesurfing, skydiving, SCUBA diving, triathlons, and defying gravity in Zero G aircraft. He has served as CEO, president, and director in the real-estate industry, managing, creating, and preserving more than 50,000 units of affordable housing with an emphasis on social and community programs.
He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Virginia, who is the impetus and inspiration behind everything he writes.
Catch Up With Richard:
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Sometimes books are meant to be read carefully and intently, paying attention to every little detail of the puzzle. And that’s what this book was for me. I wanted to read every single word so that I didn’t miss anything.
I have read some really brilliant books, but this one takes the cake. I honestly don’t know how an author can write such a complex storyline… He must’ve had a lot of index cards!
Going back in time hour by hour, first 5:00, then back to 4:00, then 3:00. Each time you go back and change anything, the future that you keep reliving is a little bit different, depending on what you’ve changed. Will it ever end, will it ever be perfect, can you stop horrible things from happening? That is the real question. The catch- you only get to go back 12 times.
This book is like a puzzle that you have to put together chapter by chapter. I know, you’re thinking that all suspense books are like that right? But this one is really like that! I was collecting all the puzzle pieces in my head.
The ending - I read the last two chapters with my hand over my mouth.
For those who love time travel books this one is truly unique. Gripping from beginning to end!
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