HALF-PAST DAWN by Richard Doetsch - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
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Between life and death, between the deepest dark of night and the
first rays of dawn, in that moment where we begin to drift from sleep to
wakefulness, is where anything is possible . . .
wakes up one bright June morning to the shock of his life. He gazes in
the mirror and sees a half-healed gash over his right eye and a hastily
stitched-together wound in his shoulder that looks suspiciously like the
result of a bullet. He also notices an intricately designed
tattoo—words written in a foreign script—covering the length of his
forearm. He’s alone, his house eerily silent without the delightful
chatter of his wife and two daughters. He has absolutely no memory of
how, when, or why he ended up in such gruesome physical condition.
gropes his way down to the kitchen to call his wife, Mia—an FBI
agent—and to find some answers. But before he can pick up the phone, his
eyes are drawn to the front page of that morning’s paper. He takes in a
large photo of a bridge, the guard rail missing, a skein of tire marks
on the roadway. Above the photo, in large black type, a headline that
simply reads NEW YORK CITY DISTRICT ATTORNEY JACK KEELER DEAD.
this mind-shattering opening scene, Richard Doetsch takes readers on a
twisting, turning adventure as Jack struggles to find out not only what
happened to him, but to his missing wife. As fragments of his memory
return, and with the help of a loyal friend, he reconstructs the events
of the previous night, which culminated in his being shot and Mia’s
abduction. He has only until dawn of the following day to uncover an
ancient mystery hidden in the depths of one of the country’s most
heavily guarded prisons. Just when Jack thinks he has put all the pieces
together and has saved Mia’s life, a final twist occurs that changes
A thriller spanning time, an Asian people out of
legend, an assassin who will stop at nothing to avenge his death
sentence, and a diary whose contents foretell the future, Half-Past Dawn
is a race through the borders of life and death, insanity and reason,
and dreams and reality. In the dim light of half-past dawn, nothing is
as it appears to be.