Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Read All About it: Six Seconds by Rick Mofina

I recently read "Six Seconds" by Rick Mofina. I had heard of him before, but this is the first book I've read by him. 

Here's the synopsis from Goodreads: 
"A vengeful woman who aches for her place in paradise...
In Iraq an aid worker who lost her husband and child in a brutal attack saves the life of an American contractor. Believing he can help her avenge her family's deaths, she follows him back home to the United States.

An anguished mother desperate to find her child...
In California a soccer mom arrives to pick up her son from school, only to discover that her husband has taken their child and vanished without a trace.

A detective who needs to redeem himself...
In the Rocky Mountains an off-duty cop rescues a little girl from a raging river moments before she utters her final words in his arms. Haunted by failure, he launches an investigation that leads him to a Montana school where time is ticking down on an event that will rewrite history....

Three strangers entangled in a plot to change the world in only six seconds..."

BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): 4 out of 5 stars. 

I really like when multiple storylines that are seemingly unrelated come together. It's always interesting to follow the journeys of the characters involved and see how their lives intertwine. 

You can probably make an educated guess from reading the synopsis that this book involves the threat of a terrorist act.  And when you read it, you will know very early on who is organizing the threat. But for me, the book really excelled in the journey from point A - OK, we know there's a threat; to point B - why are they doing it, what are they doing, and how do we find them before it's too late? 

I'm no scientist, but the technology involved with the terrorist threat really adds to the intensity of the story. It definitely sounds like something that could be possible in the [near] future. It gave me the chills. 

My favorite character is Daniel Graham, an off-duty Canadian Mountie who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and gets sucked into the investigation. He faces many obstacles in his quest to unravel the mystery, but he never gives up, even when everyone else thinks the matter is closed and thinks he's crazy for not letting it go. 

Anyway, I can't tell you much more than that without giving away some key plot points, but I will tell you this - go read it. It's equal parts thrilling, heart-wrenching, and hopeful. 

Favorite Quotes from the Book:

  • "Truth is often a fugitive in D.C. and searching for it can be damaging to your career."
  • "We only have the life of this world. We die and we live, and nothing destroys us but time."

Have you read any good books lately? Share some recommendations in the comments, I'd love to check them out! 



  1. I've been searching for another book to read! Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.
    I recently read The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult, definitely recommend that one if you haven't read it yet.

  2. I've gotten out of reading this summer just with the lack of time but just picked up The Cuckoo's Calling at the library yesterday. I am hoping that it is good!

  3. I actually have read books by Rick Mofina before, and enjoyed every one of them. I didn't realize he had come out with another book--this definitely goes on my TBR list!


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