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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2008


    I just want to scream out loud how great, and scary and brilliant this book was!! AAAhhhh! From page to page I was right there behind Jason Wade.Its non-stop action had me hushing people around me so I could concentrate on every page. ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

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    An OK Thriller

    There is nothing new that we haven't seen before. A woman's (Karen Harding) car breaks down and she is abducted by a serial killer. She then needs to stay alive while an investigative reporter obtains enough information to be able to find her. Jason Wade is that reporter. His father is a drunk that worked his entire life at a brewery. Jason is trying not to be like his father and his reporter career is his ticket out of the brewery business.

    Jason slips up a few times and is on real thin ice with his bosses at the newspaper. He knows that if he messes up then it is back to the brewery for him to join his father. Jason seems to be the only one interested in Karen Harding's disappearance. The police are investigating a "ritualistic" murder of a woman and Jason thinks that the same murderer has taken Karen. The police see no aspect of foul play and consider Karen only a "missing person."

    What also seemed to bother me about the tale is that the police seem to share too much info with Jason about their murder investigation. Also, even with the FBI involved in the investigation Jason seems to be the only one seriously investigating an "obvious" suspect.

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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    Great story and writer

    I discovered Rick Mofina over the Christmas holidays and despite having my favorite authors that I "stick" with, decided on a hunch to try one of Mofina's novel. Within the space of a chapter or two, I decided that I needed to add him to my list of favorites. Since the first one, I have rread three additional novels of his and look forward to reading the rest of his works. I like his style and his stories.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Teriffic thriller

    After an argument with her boyfriend, Karen Harding packs her suitcase and heads for her sister¿s home in Vancouver for some emotional comfort. The weather is bad, forcing Karen to stop at a truck stop for some food and coffee. She notices a reverend who is sitting quietly reading a book and drinking a cup of coffee. When she starts driving again, her car goes a few miles before it sputters to a stop. --- The reverend, who is driving an R.V. offers to call the auto club and takes her to shelter in his RV to dry off which she gladly accepts. The next thing she knows she is tied up and the reverend is driving to an unknown location. Jason Wade, an intern working for a Seattle paper, wants to beat out the other five interns for a job as a junior reporter. He sees the Karen Harding story as his ticket into a permanent job and his tenacity bears fruit as he comes face to face with the Evil wearing the face of an ordinary man. --- The story is told from the viewpoints of Jason and Karen, one who sees the story as his ticket out of working at the beer company for the rest of his life and the other who witnesses the depravity of a sick mind and the perverted things he does to his victims. Karen¿s innocent belief in goodness, the product of missionary parents who performed work in Africa, is a stark contrast to her twisted captor. Jason¿s resolve and unwillingness to give up the story is Karen¿s only chance for rescue. Rick Mofina is a brilliant thriller writer on a par with Dean Koontz.--- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2005

    Another fantastic thriller from Rick Mofina!

    Do you like a great thriller that grabs your attention from the very first page and keeps you on the edge of your seat to the very end? Or one that truly scares you out of your wits? If the answer is yes, then I suggest you read THE DYING HOUR as soon as you can because it's definitely one that you DO NOT want to miss! Jason Wade is a rookie reporter trying to make a name for himself at the Seattle Mirror, and needs a big story to help him do this. Then Karen Harding's car is found abandoned on a stretch of highway with no sign of her and despite the fact that her sister says she's okay, he feels something just isn't right with this case. He becomes determined to find out for himself what happened, so he goes off searching for answers no matter what it costs, even if it's his job. What he and the police discover is just too horrible for me to put into words so you'll just have read it and find out for yourself. Rick Mofina is one of the hottest new authors around today and he just keeps getting better and better with each new book. He's on the top of my favorites! His characters are people you will surely connect with and find yourself caring for to the point where you're cheering them on through it all. So do yourself a favor and find out for yourself just how great he is, if you haven't already done so. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

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