The 13th Hour: Chaos delivers a roller coaster ride packed with plenty of twists and turns. Before you know it, you’ll be halfway through the book, thanks to the author’s smooth writing style.

5-STAR REVIEW: THE 13TH HOUR: CHAOS by Richard Doetsch

About The Book

A Nick Quinn Thriller; The 13th Hour Series: Book 2
Publication Date: May 3, 2022

A Mesmerizing Thriller Told in Reverse

On a warm Fourth of July in the quiet town of Byram Hills, Nick Quinn watches as his wife and daughter die in an unprecedented terrorist attack. Amid the disaster, Nick is approached by a dying friend who hands Nick an antique pocket watch.

Emotionally shattered and desperate, Nick takes the watch and is shocked to find himself propelled back in time to where he was an hour ago, before the attack on his town. Quickly stopping the course of events, his relief is shattered as life spirals in an even more tragic direction.

At the top of each hour, the watch sends Nick back two hours to live one hour again, a backwards march to relive each hour of his day. A twelve-hour journey providing precious but limited time to protect Julia and Katy and uncover the source of the ever growing threat.

But each time Nick thinks he’s solved the crime and secured the future, he uncovers new levels of deception, agony, and betrayal, ultimately revealing a far more sinister plot with unexpected players and grim, global consequences.

If Nick hasn’t set things right by the 13th hour, not only will his wife and daughter be lost forever to the chaos, but an even greater catastrophe will be unleashed upon the world.




The Review

Author Richard Doetsch takes readers on an unexpected journey in reverse with The 13th Hour: Chaos. As a stand-alone sequel to The 13th Hour, Doetsch describes it as a love story wrapped in a mystery bound within a thriller.

The premise itself is highly unusual. The main character, Nick Quinn, loses his wife, daughter, and hundreds of others in a terror attack. He’s approached by one of his friends who gives Quinn an antique pocket watch claiming it can save them all. When Quinn uses the watch, he’s sent back one hour before the mass tragedy. The catch? At the top of each hour, he gets thrown back two hours to relive each hour of his day again.

The tension practically drips off the page as Quinn must set aside his grief and find the answers before time runs out. His frustration is clearly evident as he tries to change the outcome. What he discovers is that every action he takes in the future will have consequences.

The political intrigue he discovers adds another layer of thrilling suspense. Quinn will do whatever it takes to save his family, but he has a limited window of time to get it right.

The 13th Hour: Chaos delivers a roller coaster ride packed with plenty of twists and turns. Before you know it, you’ll be halfway through the book, thanks to the author’s smooth writing style.

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About The Author

Richard Doetsch is the author of six international bestsellers published in twenty-eight countries, with several acquired for film and television. He is an adrenaline junkie with a passion for kitesurfing, skydiving, SCUBA diving, triathlons, and defying gravity in Zero G aircraft. He has served as CEO, president, and director in the real-estate industry, managing, creating, and preserving more than 50,000 units of affordable housing with an emphasis on social and community programs.

He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Virginia, who is the impetus and inspiration behind everything he writes.


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Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.


  1. Woohoo! Isn’t this a fantastic book? Thanks for the great review! I am all but done reading it and loving it so much I really don’t want to be working right now! LOL


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5-STAR REVIEW: THE 13TH HOUR: CHAOS by Richard DoetschThe 13th Hour: Chaos delivers a roller coaster ride packed with plenty of twists and turns. Before you know it, you’ll be halfway through the book, thanks to the author’s smooth writing style.