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Gifts & Deals
Jun 26, 2012
| ISBN 9780345533326
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May 29, 2007
| ISBN 9780307414243
May 29, 2007
| 559 Minutes
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Jun 26, 2012 | ISBN 9780345533326
May 29, 2007 | ISBN 9780307414243
May 29, 2007 | ISBN 9780739332948
Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work. But tonight is no ordinary night. Instead, Tim will face a terrifying decision: Help or run. For the jittery stranger sitting beside him at the bar has mistaken Tim for someone else—and passes him a manila envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman. “Ten thousand. The rest when she’s gone.” Now everything Tim thinks he knows—even about himself—will be challenged. For Tim Carrier is the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer as relentless as evil incarnate. But first he must discover resources within himself that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be the good guy.BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz’s The City.
Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend’s tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different—and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash.“Ten thousand now. You get the rest when she’s gone.”The stranger walks out, leaving a photo of the pretty woman marked for death, and her address. But things are about to get worse. In minutes another stranger sits next to Tim. This one is a cold-blooded killer who believes Tim is the man who has hired him.Thinking fast, Tim says, “I’ve had a change of heart. You get ten thousand—for doing nothing. Call it a no-kill fee.” He keeps the photo and gives the money to the hired killer. And when Tim secretly follows the man out of the tavern, he gets a further shock: the hired killer is a cop.Suddenly, Tim Carrier, an ordinary guy, is at the center of a mystery of extraordinary proportions, the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer far more powerful than any cop…and as relentless as evil incarnate. But first Tim must discover within himself the capacity for selflessness, endurance, and courage that can turn even an ordinary man into a hero, inner resources that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be The Good Guy.
Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirits of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.
“A thrill ride of a novel.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Dean Koontz is a master of his craft. . . . He creates . . . one of his trademark good guys [and] one of the most interesting serial killers ever to grace the printed page.”—The Times-Picayune “The suspense relentlessly mounts with each chapter. . . . Koontz writes thrillers that move so fast they make every other thriller writer seem to be standing still.”—The Denver Post “A thriller so compelling many readers will race through the book in one sitting . . . The novel’s breathless pacing, clever twists and adroit characterizations all add up to superior entertainment.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
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