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6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

fast-paced thriller

Six Seconds was a fast-paced thrill ride. The whole story hinged on what one mother would do to avenge her child's death and what another mother would do to save her child's life.

posted by mrsgodiva on February 23, 2009

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Six Seconds

There's much to like in this action thriller, but the plot is a bit hard to take. I'd like to believe all of the coincidences that were needed to make Six Seconds work, but it doesn't carry the tightness of a classic thriller. Good effort though.

posted by KenCady on January 1, 2009

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    fast-paced thriller

    Six Seconds was a fast-paced thrill ride. The whole story hinged on what one mother would do to avenge her child's death and what another mother would do to save her child's life.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2008

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    Six Seconds is so taut with tension you won't be able to put it down

    (Read the ARC from MIRA)<BR/><BR/>Hold your breath while reading the latest thriller by Canadian author Rick Mofina. The opening prologue of Six Seconds will give you chills and sets up the novel for a relentless, mind-blowing resolution. <BR/><BR/>Samara is an Iraqi nurse who witnesses the brutal slaying of her husband and young son. Overwrought with grief, she is easily influenced by a terrorist group and becomes a willing pawn in an assassination plot. Samara manipulates Jake Conlin, an America contract driver suffering from post-traumatic distress, and convinces him to leave his wife and take his son to start a new life with her in Montana. Little does anyone know, she's planning on "going out" in a blaze of glory--and she plans to take others with her.<BR/><BR/>When Maggie Conlin discovers her husband and son have disappeared, she teams up with Corporal Daniel Graham of Canada's RCMP. He's investigating the strange disappearance and subsequent murder of an American family holidaying near Banff, Alberta. Clues lead him to the small town of Blue Rose Creek, California, where the Conlins reside and where he meets Maggie. Fighting his own dark shadows from the past, Graham decides to help Maggie locate her missing husband and son.<BR/><BR/>In a terrifying novel that sweeps across countries and continents, Six Seconds is a story of war, vengeance and terrorism. It explores the war in Iraq and its damaging effect on everyone involved--from soldiers to terrorists to the innocent--and the repercussions that are felt long afterward. It's also the story of painful loss, guilt and redemption sought by people who are worlds apart and separated by culture and personal beliefs. <BR/><BR/>I¿d recommend Six Seconds to anyone who enjoys rollercoaster-like suspense thrillers. Reading this novel is like watching a ticking time bomb. You know it's going to blow; you even know where and when, but all the while you're praying for some form of divine intervention. Rick Mofina has chosen a timely topic and added intriguing characters to the mix, creating a novel that is taut with tension, complex and disturbingly convincing. <BR/><BR/>Cheryl Kaye Tardif, <BR/>critically acclaimed author of The River

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Good read

    Want a good reading book. Get this. Very very good book.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Great thriller

    Great thriller, very much like Tom Clancy. And I did not find a single typo in the whole book!! Unbelievable these days! (Great job, editor.) It was hard to put this book down to do mundane tasks such as eating and sleeping. I finished it in less than two days. A new favorite author for me.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Great read

    Page turner with lots of action and suspense

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2008

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    Rick Mofina is a great thriller writer.. Mofina is at his best with the superb character driven SIX SECONDS

    In Blue Rose Creek, California Maggie Conlin arrives at her son Logan¿s school to pick him up only to learn her husband Jake already did; when she cannot find either of them, she learns he took their child and went into hiding. She is extremely anxious because Jake since his return home from Iraq where he was a contract employee has not bee the same as he was before he left. He has become paranoid with loud public outbursts including accusing Maggie of having an affair with Logan¿s soccer coach.<BR/><BR/>Jake is in Cold Butte, Montana with Samara, a nurse who saved his life in Iraq. She contacted him when she came to the States and is using father and son as a cover while completing her mission. She seeks vengeance ever since the despicable West murdered her husband and son.<BR/><BR/>Near Banff, Alberta, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Corporal Daniel Graham fishes out of the river Emily Tarver; before she dies she whispers: ¿don¿t hurt his daddy¿. He finds the bodies of her brother and mother. The father Ray is a free lance journalist working on a story of international scope. Due to bizarre circumstances Graham meets Maggie and they fly to Montana to retrieve her son and prevent a terrorist attack on the Canadian-American heartland.<BR/><BR/>Rick Mofina is a great thriller writer. His latest work is full of action and yet the main characters are fully developed even as the third person point of view changes from the distraught mom to the despondent RCMP officer to the PTDS suffering Jake to the embittered Samara. Thus the fast-paced story line enables the audience to understand what motivates the adults. Ironically though Maggie and Samara are antagonists, they share much in common especially as moms; many readers will conclude that if the American¿s child was brutally murdered she would be the victim turned terrorist. Thus the key to this strong work is making Samara an empathetic character doing wrongs because she has been wronged. Mr. Mofina is at his best with the superb character driven SIX SECONDS; as that is all it takes to destroy a person¿s world.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Intense plot

    This book is an awesome read!!! Good story, well written and researched, i will read more books by this author!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    this is a spell-binder

    This book will keep you on the edge of your seat! It is rather involved; but very interesting.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Could not put down

    This book was easy to read although it was full of details. I really enjoyed it and will be looking at other books by this author.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Great action/thriller!

    I really loved this book. It is accurate, well researched , well written and totally engrossing and believable. I like the way the characters are written eithgreat compassion and undertanding. It gives them great depth. I will be reading the redt of this author's works .

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Thrilling read!

    I wasn't expecting much to tell you the truth. Wow was I wrong! Great job getting the background on characters without going overboard. Then throwing all of them together to make the story. I was so enthralled I forgot my 4 legged family! Now I can sleep. I will look for more of this authors books!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Excellent

    Could not stop reading. Finished in less than a day!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Great book

    Excellent could not put it down

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    GREAT READ WILL LOOK FOR MORE OF THIS AUTHOR

    Very, very good thriller

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2014

    Great

    Excellent

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2014

    Excellent book

    Very good story. A bit difficult to follow in the beginning but comes together nicely in the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Silver

    *The stallion knocked on her door.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Great read .... didn't want to put it down!!

    Great read .... didn't want to put it down!!

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  • Posted April 5, 2014

    Great Thriller

    I'm now a fan of Rick Mofina. How good was Six Seconds? I just bought two more of Rick Mofina's books. Excellent writing. This might not be a selling point for some, but I'm grateful that he doesn't get mired in gratuitous sex.

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  • Posted March 31, 2014

    Unexpectedly Good. International Intrigue with a modern twist.

    Mr. Mofina takes you on a world wide tour that leaves you wondering just how safe anyone could be in this modern world.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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