Author(s): Dean Koontz
The international Number One bestseller Dean Koontz's most-loved character, Odd Thomas, is back. A gripping and powerful thriller - full of suspense, mystery and horror. Evil never backs down, so neither can he. Odd Thomas, that unlikely hero, once more stands between us and our worst fears. Odd never asked to communicate with the dead - they sought him out, in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, which he can never leave. He has already lost the love of his life; and now a childhood friend has disappeared and the worst is feared. But as Odd applies his unique talents to the task of finding his friend, he discovers something far worse than a dead body. Evil personified has come to visit this desert community of souls both living and dead...
'A page-turner - a read-at-a-sitting novel -- with a terrific final twist' - Observer on Odd Thomas 'Koontz hits the bullseye here. There's surprise after surprise, including a killer finale! A read-in-one-go novel' - Independent on Sunday on Velocity 'Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler' - The Times 'Koontz has near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match' - Los Angeles Times 'A modern Swift ! a master satirist.' - Entertainment Weekly 'If Stephen King is the Rolling Stones of novels, Koontz is the Beatles.' - Playboy 'Dean Koontz writes page-turners, middle-of-the-night sneak-up-behind-you suspense thrillers. He touches our hearts and tingles our spines.' - Washington Post Book World 'Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. Serious writers might do well to study his technique.' - New York Times Book Review 'Fast-paced and dark ! Koontz knows we live in a world where evil delights in justifying itself ! Classic literature that deserves a place on the bookshelf beside Orwell's 1984 and Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.' - California Literary Review 'Koontz is writing right where popular culture swells into something larger, just as it did for Homer, Shakespeare, and Dickens. He's got the gift.'- Australian 'Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.' - USA Today 'Inspires both chills and serious thought ! has the power to scare the daylights out of us.' - People 'The poet laureate of paranoid pop fiction.' - Denver Post 'Koontz achieves a literary miracle ! stunning physical description, unique turns of phrase.' - Boston Globe 'Near Dickensian powers of description.' - Los Angeles Times
Dean Koontz is an international household name whose hugely entertaining parables for our times have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna, and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California