Six Seconds Paperback – 2009
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.Read more ›
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The author leaves you wanting more with every book. He is able to tug on your emotions with his character portrayal. An excellent read overall!Published 11 months ago by Sandy T
From start to finish without a moment of down time, this book was great and very plausible. Keep up the great work.
Excellent writer. Keeps me interested and he is right up there with James Patterson, Sandra Brown, David Baldacci and Vince Flynn.Published 24 months ago by Amazon Customer
The plot is amazing and we cannot put our kindle down!Published on July 18 2014 by Caroline Plouffe