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72 Hours [Kindle Edition]

Dietrich Stogner
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Michael Whiting is fresh out of the US Navy, and brought with him no direction, no purpose, and not a shred of motivation. His days are filled with pointless hobbies, his neurotic basset hound, and hanging out with his brilliant/insane friend Dave Lopez. But when Lopez volunteers their services in tracking down a rebellious 18-year-old girl, Whiting finds himself on a path he never could have imagined.

In the span of 72 hours, Whiting and Lopez spiral deep into a world of ruthless police and dangerous criminals. With blood on their hands and a price on their heads, the pair must decide how far they are willing to go to do what's right.

A thrilling neo-noir in the vein of Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly, 72 Hours is an intense and shocking look at the darkness that lives inside all of us.

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About the Author

Dietrich Stogner is a novelist and freelance writer living in Nashville, Tennessee. When he's not writing, he's an avid gamer, film buff, and family man. He also produces and co-hosts the weekly Library Police podcast.

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  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005X7I9V2
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic debut October 26, 2011
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This right here is a strong argument for the efficacy of self publishing. If the publishing houses of the world don't pick up on this the author at least has the option of getting it in readers' hands, which is precisely where it should be. This is a powerful debut from an author whose voice deserves to be heard.

Mike and Lopez are Navy buddies who find themselves adrift after leaving the service, live on a shoestring budget and have few prospects for cash. They decide to help a neighbor search for her normally straight-laced daughter whom she hasn't heard from in a week. They find their own not inconsiderable but previously undiscovered talents at self preservation become vital as their investigations lead them into situations they could never have imagined. As violence and the possibly callous disregard for their own hides shown by the police mounts up, underestimated by everyone, they find in themselves a purposeful drive they hadn't previously known and, perhaps, something even darker.

A witty, smart crime mystery that grows increasingly gritty and savage, this is the kind of story that pulls you along almost unwillingly and, yes, leaves you wanting more.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilariously Awesome October 20, 2011
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I'm not a reader, but I could not put this book down. I laughed out loud several times reading. The visuals described by Stogner were so vivid and real. The plot is unbelieveable; so many twists and turns, yet very easy to follow. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading, and even to those who don't.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars call him an artist with the pictures he paints. October 20, 2011
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Master Stogner is brilliant with words. You may as well call him Rembrandt with the pictures he was painting in my head. 72 hours will suck you in and not let go. I could go back and read this book over and over. You would be a sucker not to pick this book up.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Dietrich Stogner's debut novel owes a lot to the work of Dennis Lehane, but its solid writing, rich characters, and complicated plotting make it very much worth checking out for its own joys. 72 Hours follows two friends, both former Navy men, as they find themselves struggling to figure out a place for themselves in their post-military careers. Then a young girl goes missing, the men get involved, and they start to realize that they have talents beyond what they - and the reader - might have expected. The plot here is pure neo-noir - it's complex, filled with shootouts, colorful characters, and tons of great dialogue. But more than that, Stogner allows the darkness of the story to evolve naturally throughout, all leading to a final act that I was completely unprepared for and never saw coming, and yet I fully concede that it's a perfect ending for the book. If you're a fan of crime novels and neo-noir, 72 Hours is going to be right up your alley. It's well-written, carefully plotted, surprisingly funny, and it moves like a rocket. Check it out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, great characters October 23, 2011
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A thoroughly enjoyable book. Nice, tight writing with believable characters. The author maintains a good pace and always keeps you wondering about the future. The story is suspenseful and just generally well-written. The dialogue is well done and I look forward to the next book by this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MORE from this author! December 26, 2011
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More, more, more from this author! The only disappointment was when I realized there isn't a sequel--yet. Excellent storyline, complex characters and unexpected plot twists to keep us turning the pages until way past bedtime. Keep writing and give us MORE of the adventures of Mike and Dave. The only issue with Kindle editions is spelling and other errors that make each book seem like an edition that didn't pass its final edits. No matter. Buy/download this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting story with great dialog December 10, 2011
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I really enjoyed this book. It's a fast paced thrilling read, but what really makes it special is the conversations between the characters. To many books put people into a traditional mold defined by their job, this book doesn't. The author has a talent for creating individuals who are odd enough to seem real. Even people secondary to the main story line have a personality that is just off normal enough to be believable. I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys a good action book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The end is just the beginning. November 4, 2011
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I received an advance copy of 72 Hours and have been anticipating this chance to offer it the praise it deserves; even so, I'll be brief, because you need to stop reading reviews and just buy the book.

As a reader, it takes a lot for me to "get out of bed", so to speak; the most recent novel I had read before 72 Hours was American Gods, and that was shortly after its publication. While 72 Hours is definitely based in a less abstract, concrete universe, it doesn't disappoint in its aspirations to engage the audience from start to finish.

Admittedly, it might feel like it's slow-rolling its narrative at first, but you'll soon find that this pace is the roller-coaster dollying to the top of the track; once started it doesn't stop until an ending both surprising and fulfilling that provokes the reader to seek out Stogner's release schedule for the next book.

So, if you're still reading this, it's getting about that time: one click is all it takes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and Driving Novel
Mr. Stogner's book was a hit for me after the first few pages. Every event lead me wondering what would be next and how the two amazing main characters would deal with the... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rachel Stiles
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Read
I just finished reading this book and it was a fantastic ride from beginning to finish. He is such a wonderful writer with suspense, humor, and mystery that sucks you in and keeps... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Greg Hooper
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I've read in a long time.
The fact that this book is from a freshman author, and yet it is so good and such a page turner, should not go unstated. Read more
Published 20 months ago by K. R. Simms
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. Hope there's a sequel!
I could write this long and drawn out critique about aspects of the book, the excellent pacing, character development, etc... Read more
Published on January 18, 2012 by Brian
5.0 out of 5 stars 72 Hours by Dietrich Stogner
This powerful debut noir thriller is a winner.Stogner's characters, Mike and Lopez, two buddies who are ex-Navy grab you from the beginning with their credible dialog and... Read more
Published on January 8, 2012 by Sharon M. Hopkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every minute you spend reading it!
I really liked this book. The story is about a former Navy serviceman who is trying to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Read more
Published on December 31, 2011 by Chris
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great book. Once I started to read this I couldn't stop.
I want to know what comes next. Cant wait for your next book.
Published on December 29, 2011 by AbanaGWJ
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Mystery/Thriller...It's Got It All!
First off, I'm not much for mystery/thrillers. In fact, the last one that I read was "The DaVinci Code," and it left a really bad taste in my mouth. Read more
Published on November 24, 2011 by Robert Kristoffersen
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, Thriller and Moral Dilemma - Oh My!
I like crime novels. I like plot driven novels. And I like character driven novels. It is seldom that I have the pleasure of reading all three in one piece of work. Read more
Published on November 15, 2011 by nonadoc13
5.0 out of 5 stars Great debut novel!
Stogner's debut novel leaves me excited to see how he develops as he continues to write. Plotwise, he ranks among the best - twists that have a foundation in the world he created... Read more
Published on November 14, 2011 by boyd
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More About the Author

Dietrich Stogner was born in 1978, and spent the majority of his childhood in Logan, Utah. After graduating high school, he joined the US Navy and spent 7 years serving on submarines. He now works as a freelance writer, and has completed degrees in journalism and economics.

Dietrich began writing at a young age, and was inspired early on by science fiction writers and comic books. As he got older, he discovered Stephen King, and became a lifelong fan. Today, he spends his time in his Nashville, Tennessee home with his family. He's an avid gamer, and loves nothing more than fiddling with the latest gizmo or gadget.

Dietrich is also the producer and co-host of the weekly podcast The Library Police, where he discusses books and reading with his long time friend Josh Mauthe.

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