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Nick Quinn is being held in jail, accused of the murder of his beloved wife, Julia. He knows she's dead; he saw her bloody corpse, shot in the head at point-blank range. The police tell him they found the murder weapon with his fingerprints on it in the trunk of his car. Nick is confused, grief-stricken -- and completely innocent.
At 9 p.m. on July 28, a gray-haired gentleman visits Nick in the police interrogation room and asks him a simple question: "If you could get out of here, if you could save her, would you?" He hands Nick a golden talisman that allows Nick to go back in time, one hour at a time, for a total of twelve hours. With each hour that Nick travels back, he finds more clues to the identity of Julia's real killer, but he also discovers that his actions in the past may have unexpected repercussions in the future.
In his race against time to save the woman he loves most in the world, Nick will find that friends become enemies, old loyalties are tested, and Julia's murder is part of a larger scheme that has its roots in greed and vengeance. Nick has the ability to save Julia, the chance to put his own world in balance, but he is venturing down a precarious route. If he hasn't set things right by the thirteenth hour, his desperate attempts to save Julia's life may lead to a far greater catastrophe than he could have ever imagined.
A surprising and utterly original thriller, The 13th Hour is pure page-turning suspense -- full of double crosses, cliffhangers, and shocking revelations.
©2009 Richard Doetsch; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
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3 out of 5 stars
By Carl on 01-25-10

So So

Fun thriller but not the best writing or pacing. The main hero and his wife are very cutout, simplistic, and "perfect". The story involves traveling back in time a hour at a time. The flaw with this is that (like on the TV show 24) more things often happen in a hour than is possible.

The story is kinda fun but it doesn't hold you or make you care about what happens next to the extent a thriller should. The reader also seemed a bit dull but this may have had more to do with the material he had to work with.

Not a bad choice if you can find anything else.

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Anthony Thompson on 02-19-18

Engaging Story

The narrator could have been more versatile. However, for the most part I enjoyed the book.

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