The pistol appeared in his hand the way a dove appears in the hand of a good magician, as if it materialized out of thin air. "You think I won’t do it right here in the open. But you’d be surprised.... You’ll drop before you get the breath to scream." The truck driver is decked out like a rhinestone cowboy, only instead of a guitar he’s slinging a gun - and Odd Thomas is on the wrong end of the barrel. Though he narrowly dodges a bullet, Odd can’t outrun the shocking vision burned into his mind...or the destiny that will drive him into a harrowing showdown with absolute evil.
How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.
With the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock riding shotgun and a network of unlikely allies providing help along the way, Odd embarks on an interstate game of cat and mouse with his sinister quarry. He will soon learn that his adversary possesses abilities that may surpass his own and operates in service to infinitely more formidable foes, with murder a mere prelude to much deeper designs. Traveling across a landscape haunted by portents of impending catastrophe, Odd will do what he must and go where his path leads him, drawing ever closer to the dark heart of his long journey - and, perhaps, to the bright light beyond.
©2013 Dean Koontz (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity - and moral outrage." (USA Today)
This story, fantasy/ sci fi was not up to dean koontz's par. I continued and finished it, but the story could have been written in half the time. I usually enjoy Dean Koontz , but not this one!
There was way too much minutely descriptive passages. I skipped them. The overall plot was good, but I didn't have the patience to listen to the author describing the texture of walls or other inane things. This easily took up a third of the book. Maybe it should have been a short story.
Odd is one of my all time favorite characters. His supernatural adventures are always entertaining.
I can not even function knowing that a story like this exists. I went into a very common depression after finishing these books because I wanted more! at least with my other series there was an end. it was final. with this one my world still existed, but the characters were gone, so it wasn't the same!
I found refuge in the watchers.
not the same.
Too many supernatural characters for one story Too many questions left unexplained. The reader did a terrific job and over all kept my interest Who was eddy What was the diamond that Thomas was given
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