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4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely Crafted Thriller, Aug. 2 2014
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Debra Purdy Kong (British Columbia) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Six Seconds (Kindle Edition)
When Maggie Conlin’s son and husband disappear, Maggie is frantic to find them but there are no leads. Meanwhile, RCMP officer Daniel Graham is in Faust’s Fork near Banff, Alberta, releasing his wife’s ashes and preparing to end his own life when he spots something pink in the rushing river below. A little girl is in trouble. Graham’s instincts kick in and he’s soon in the water trying to rescue the child. He almost doesn’t make it. After Dan’s revived, he learns that the girl has died. Although her brother and mother’s bodies have been found, the father is missing. This isn’t Dan’s case, yet the girl’s last words to him trouble Dan enough to start asking questions. Those questions come with dangerous consequences, especially after he meets Maggie Conlin and starts putting the puzzle together.

Six Seconds is a nicely crafted thriller that takes its time letting the story unfold, and this is a good thing. The reader is allowed to know the characters and their motives while the tension steadily builds. Like most thrillers, the stakes are huge, this time revolving around a jihadist assassination plot against the Pope while he’s visiting the U.S. And like most thrillers, some scenes are set in other parts of the world. The multiple points of view makes this a page turner as the reader knows the danger Maggie and Dan are heading toward. As I said, the attention to detail in pacing, backstory, logic, and descriptions set it above many other thrillers.
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4.0 out of 5 stars conventional thriller but a good time waster, March 21 2014
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This story about a mothers revenge through a suicide attack was quite by the numbers, but for a beach read not bad. The canadian references were interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Six seconds, March 9 2014
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Enjoyed reading it. Interesting plot, moves well. Good way to spend a few hours. Looking forward to seeing more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent writer. Keeps me interested and he is right ..., Aug. 4 2014
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Excellent writer. Keeps me interested and he is right up there with James Patterson, Sandra Brown, David Baldacci and Vince Flynn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Six Seconds is so taut with tension you won't be able to put it down, Oct. 14 2008
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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.

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.

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.

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 affect 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.

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.

Cheryl Kaye Tardif
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5.0 out of 5 stars As usual, an excellent page turner by Rick Mofina!, July 18 2014
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The plot is amazing and we cannot put our kindle down!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Six Seconds, March 2 2009
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Ted Feit (Long Beach, NY USA) - See all my reviews
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Corporal Daniel Graham, of the RCMP Major Crimes Unit's South District in Calgary, Canada, becomes involved in a search for additional victims, or perhaps survivors, of what seems to have been a wilderness accident after the body of a young boy is discovered floating in the river in Alberta. Further investigation uncovers the fact that the boy is the son of "an oddball reporter who believed in conspiracies." Graham [who at the time was at a personal crossroads in his own life resulting from the death of his pregnant wife in a car accident for which he holds himself to blame] is unable to find any trace of the reporter himself.

Maggie Conlin is the mother of a nine-year-old boy who has gone missing, apparently the victim of what is believed to be parental abduction by his father, a trucker who was behaving erratically ever since returning, traumatized, from a contract job driving convoys in Iraq.

Samara Ingram is a young woman whose adored husband and young son have been murdered in a horrific attack on all three in their home in Iraq, and whose life and psyche have been destroyed. She is now bent on revenge.

These otherwise ordinary people have all suffered great personal loss, and now become central players in a tale of tragedy played out on a much larger scale, and on an international stage.

From an intriguing beginning, the reader is led across the world and to American locales as varied as Washington, D.C., Seattle, Washington, and Lone Tree County, Montana, the site of a highly anticipated papal visit. The frighteningly real and scarily possible scenario pulled this reader along until, before I realized it, well over 300 pages had flown by. The action races along at a breakneck pace through the final 100 pages counting down to the time period of the title, and to the heart-pounding conclusion. The book is all about loss, grief, hope, and the possibility of redemption, and it is highly recommended. I have enjoyed all this author's books to date, and am delighted to learn that his new series, featuring reporter Jack Gannon, will make its debut in October, 2009.
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