By Dean Koontz
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The pistol seemed in his hand the best way a dove seems to be within the hand of a great magician, as though it materialized out of skinny air. “You imagine I won’t do it here within the open. yet you’d be shocked. . . . You’ll drop ahead of you get the breath to scream.”
The truck motive force is decked out like a rhinestone cowboy, simply rather than a guitar he’s slinging a gun—and bizarre Thomas is at the fallacious finish of the barrel. although he narrowly dodges a bullet, unusual can’t outrun the stunning imaginative and prescient burned into his brain . . . or the future that would force him right into a harrowing showdown with absolute evil.
How do you are making definite against the law that hasn’t occurred but, by no means does? That’s the severe query dealing with unusual Thomas, the younger guy with a special skill to commune with stressed spirits and support them locate justice and peace. yet this time, it’s the living who desperately want peculiar on their aspect. 3 helpless innocents can be brutally carried out except strange can intrude in time. Who the capability sufferers are and the place they are often stumbled on stay a secret. the single factor atypical is familiar with evidently is who the killer may be: the homicidal stranger who attempted to shoot him lifeless in a small-town parking lot.
With the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock driving shotgun and a community of not likely allies supplying support alongside the way in which, extraordinary embarks on an interstate online game of cat and mouse along with his sinister quarry. he'll quickly research that his adversary possesses skills which can surpass his personal and operates in carrier to infinitely extra bold foes, with homicide a trifling prelude to a lot deeper designs. touring throughout a panorama haunted via portents of imminent disaster, unusual will do what he needs to and pass the place his course leads him, drawing ever towards the darkish center of his lengthy journey—and, might be, to the intense mild beyond.
Praise for Deeply peculiar and Dean Koontz’s unusual Thomas series
“Not because Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring personality as extraordinary Thomas. . . . certainly one of our modern masters.”—San Antonio Express-News
“[A] renowned sequence . . . Koontz asks actual questions about the character of fine and evil.”—The long island instances e-book Review
“Odd inspires the homespun knowledge of Forrest Gump amid the mind-spinning adventures of a Jack Bauer. . . . the last word Everyman . . . an avatar of wish and honor and braveness for all of us—the linchpin of a rollicking solid tale.”—BookPage
“There’s by no means something predictable approximately a strange Thomas experience. one other pleasing access during this wildly well known sequence. It’s Koontz, and it’s unusual. category dismissed.”—Booklist
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