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Richard Doetsch

About The Author

Richard Doetsch is the author of seven 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.


His latest, The 13th Hour: Chaos is a mesmerizing thriller told in reverse.


“The story truly excels with its engaging, nonstop pursuit of the truth…

Genuinely intriguing whodunit... A fun and compelling thriller…

The taut, well-conceived plot unravels and reforms with twisty surprises and elements of politics, revenge, and Machiavellian villainy.”

Kirkus Reviews


“Ingenious. A jigsaw puzzle in book form. A love story, a political potboiler, and a thriller that upends expectations with every turn of the page. It carried me from heartbreaking opening to the razor edge of its ending in one sitting. My foot is already tapping as I wait impatiently for a third installment!”

James Rollins, #1 NY Times bestselling author


"Doetsch delivers another compelling and complex thriller. The twists and turns are non-stop"

Library Journal (Starred Review)


"The Thirteenth Hour: Chaos boasts a blistering original structure that propels the story along at a relentless pace...

A thinking man’s thriller...

With Doetsch driving, it’s a wild ride indeed..."

The Providence Journal


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Books by the Author

The Thieves of Heaven
The 13th Hour
The 13th Hour: Chaos
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