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Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas is one of those rare literary heroes who have come alive in readers' imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is irresistibly drawn onward to a destiny he cannot imagine and to undreamed of places where the perils he will face and the stakes for which he fights will eclipse all that he has known.

The legend began in the obscure little town of Pico Mundo. A fry cook named Odd was rumored to have the extraordinary ability to communicate with the dead. Through tragedy and triumph, exhilaration and heartbreak, word of Odd Thomas's gifts filtered far beyond Pico Mundo, attracting unforgettable new friends — and enemies of implacable evil. With great gifts comes the responsibility to meet great challenges. But no mere human being was ever meant to face the darkness that now stalks the world — not even one as oddly special as Odd Thomas.

After grappling with the very essence of reality itself, after finding the veil that separates him from his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, tantalizingly thin yet impenetrable, Odd longed only to return to a life of quiet anonymity with his two otherworldly sidekicks — his dog Boo and a new companion, one of the few who might rival his old pal Elvis. But a true hero, however humble, must persevere. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems. Now the forces arrayed against him have both official sanction and an infinitely more sinister authority — and in this dark night of the soul dawn will come only after the most shattering revelations of all.

Burnishing Dean Koontz's stature as a master of suspense and one of our most innovative and gifted storytellers, Odd Hours illuminates a legacy of mystery and hope that will shine on long after the final page.

Review:

"Odd Thomas is another name for courage, truth, and devotion to your fellow man." Baton Rouge Advocate

Review:

"I can't wait for the next one." Mark Graham, Rocky Mountain News

Review:

"It starts with a bang and goes like a house afire straight through to the penultimate chapter.... Koontz forges the kind of sweeping melodrama, complete with screwball laughs, nail-biting moments, and surprises, that is the bedrock of American narrative entertainment." Booklist

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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553905014
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Koontz, Dean R.
Author:
Dean Koontz
Author:
Dean R. Koontz
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Suspense
Subject:
Fiction : Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Publication Date:
20080520
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Horror » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 352 pages Bantam Books - English 9780553905014 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Odd Thomas is another name for courage, truth, and devotion to your fellow man."
"Review" by , "I can't wait for the next one."
"Review" by , "It starts with a bang and goes like a house afire straight through to the penultimate chapter.... Koontz forges the kind of sweeping melodrama, complete with screwball laughs, nail-biting moments, and surprises, that is the bedrock of American narrative entertainment."
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