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ISBN13: 9780553593174
ISBN10: 055359317x
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Dean Koontz’s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere more evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline. If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse-racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all. Get ready for the ride of your life.

Velocity

Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car. If you don’t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours.

It seems like a sick joke, and Bill’s friend on the police force, Lanny Olson, thinks so too. His advice to Bill is to go home and forget about it. Besides, what could they do even if they took the note seriously? No crime has actually been committed. But less than twenty-four hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered, and it’s Bill’s fault: he didn’t convince the police to get involved. Now he’s got another note, another deadline, another ultimatum…and two new lives hanging in the balance.

Suddenly Bill’s average, seemingly innocuous life takes on the dimensions and speed of an accelerating nightmare. Because the notes are coming faster, the deadlines growing tighter, and the killer becoming bolder and crueler with every communication—until Bill is isolated with the terrifying knowledge that he alone has the power of life and death over a psychopath’s innocent victims. Until the struggle between good and evil is intensely personal. Until the most chilling words of all are: The choice is yours.

About the Author

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.

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NanJ, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by NanJ)
I enjoyed reading Velocity. It has an unusual plot that keeps you guessing throughout the story. Just when you think you have it all figured out you find out you're in for a big surprise.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553593174
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
Various
Author:
Koontz, Dean R.
Author:
Dean Koontz
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20090623
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6.88x4.18x1.06 in. .52 lbs.

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Fiction and Poetry » Horror » General
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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