The Dying Hour
by Rick Mofina
‘Jason Wade’ series Book #1
THE DYING HOUR, launches a new suspense series by award-winning author Rick Mofina. THE DYING HOUR, introduces Jason Wade, a rookie crime reporter with The Seattle Mirror, a loner who grew up in the shadow of a brewery in one of the city’s blue-collar neighborhoods. At The Seattle Mirror, he is competing for the single full-time job being offered through the paper’s intense intern program. But unlike the program’s other young reporters, who attended big name schools and worked at other big metro dailies, Wade put himself through community college, and lacked the same experience. Wade struggles with his haunting past as he pursues the story of Karen Harding, a college studen whose car was found abandoned on a lonely stretch of highway in the Pacific Northwest. How could this beloved young woman with the altruistic nature simply vanish? Wade battles mounting odds and cut-throat competition to unearth the truth behind Karen Harding’s disturbing case. Her disappearance is a story he cannot give up, never realizing the toll it could exact from him. THE DYING HOUR is a bone-chilling, mesmorizing page-turner that introduces readers to an all-too-human young hero who journeys into the darkest regions of the human heart to confront a nightmare.
Review: Finished Sunday, March 11th, 2007. Not a bad book! I liked Jason as the main character. Not without his flaws, he was still a realistic, down-to-eart character. The plot was excellent – something that hasn’t been in very many books, with its own little twists. I liked how all the details of the case came together, and if it hadn’t been Jason who pushed, it wouldn’t have happened that way. Jason was just as relentless in seeking the truth, like any good detective would. Can’t wait for the next one.