Richard Doetsch

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Richard Doetsch is the international bestselling author of five previous thrillers, including The Thieves of Faith, The Thieves of Heaven, which is currently being developed for film by Twentieth Century Fox, The Thieves of Darkness, which Doetsch is co-adapting with Shane Salerno (Savages, Armageddon, Hawaii Five-0), The 13th Hour, which is being adapted by New Line Cinema, and Half-Past Dawn. Doetsch is a triathlete, adventure racer, and extreme sport enthusiast and lives in New York with his family. Visit to find out more.

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Books by this Author

The 13th Hour
Half-Past Dawn
The Thieves of Darkness
The Thieves of Legend


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Nothing is impossible

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting (Elton John), Hots on for Nowhere, The Rain Song (Zeppelin), Layla (Clapton), Second Wind (The Swag Hooks)

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Reality: To fly fighter jets Fantasy: Super powers (Superman's would be nice)

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Laziness and people who look to blame others for their life's troubles.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Nothing. We need to fail, make mistakes, and have regrets in order to succeed in life.

Author Voices

August 22, 2011


Some people only experience it a few times in life: those times when everything is going your way. But, in point of fact, the experience occurs much more often than we realize, we are just too distracted by e-mail, blackberries, cell phones, thinking of tomorrow, next week, next year to realize it.

What I call Perfection of Moment is when all of your senses are firing with pleasure—Sight, Sound, Touch, Smell—and being fully aware in that moment, allowing the experience to wash over you, to fill your mind, to populate your memory.

It could be riding your bike at high speed down a hill... see more

March 19, 2010

"If you're going through hell, keep going." I always loved that quote from Winston Churchill, it's so applicable to life no matter how old we are. As you may or may not know, The 13th Hour is about a man stepping back in time in one hour increments to find the single moment that will save his wife from death. So, ironically, last month, I stepped back in time not in one hour increments but by decades. I had my high school reunion (not saying which year but be it suffice to say it was more than 20). I walked in without expectation and walked out four hours later with one of the life's greatest experiences. Passing through the doorway into the reunion was... see more

March 19, 2010

1. I have a huge vocabulary but can't spell, my grammar is weak, and English was my
weakest subject in school. So, for such obvious reasons, I sold my company and became
an author.

2. I have been passionately in love with the same woman for over 30 years.

3. I'm amazed that my 21 year old son and I go to concerts such as Velvet Revolver, AC/DC, Breaking Benjamin, Fuel, Theory of a Deadman, Chicken Foot, Journey, Def Leppard, Aerosmith et al... and he is not embarrassed by my presence.

4. I'm a republican but have made far more political donations to democrats.

5. My family is extremely close

6. My wife,... see more

September 03, 2009

While the excitement has been building for the December 29 release of my new novel, The 13th Hour, and with the screenplay done and a movie version getting closer to reality, people have asked me what I’ve been doing in the meantime to keep busy.  Well, I give them a one word answer:  Vook.

Vook? They think they misheard me. I tell them again, Vook.

So what is a Vook?  Actually it's a whole new concept of combining the intimate experience of reading with the visual sensation of sight and sound. A Vook combines the best parts of a book with video vignettes that illustrate the story in visceral,... see more


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