Deeply Odd

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Bantam Books, 2013 - Fiction - 335 pages
9 Reviews
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The pistol appeared in his hand the way a dove appears in the hand of a good magician, as if it materialized out of thin air. “You think I won't do it right here in the open. But you'd be surprised. . . . You'll drop before you get the breath to scream.”


The truck driver is decked out like a rhinestone cowboy, only instead of a guitar he's slinging a gun—and Odd Thomas is on the wrong end of the barrel. Though he narrowly dodges a bullet, Odd can't outrun the shocking vision burned into his mind . . . or the destiny that will drive him into a harrowing showdown with absolute evil.

DEEPLY ODD

How do you make sure a crime that hasn't happened yet, never does? That's the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it's the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be: the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small-town parking lot.

With the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock riding shotgun and a network of unlikely allies providing help along the way, Odd embarks on an interstate game of cat and mouse with his sinister quarry. He will soon learn that his adversary possesses abilities that may surpass his own and operates in service to infinitely more formidable foes, with murder a mere prelude to much deeper designs. Traveling across a landscape haunted by portents of impending catastrophe, Odd will do what he must and go where his path leads him, drawing ever closer to the dark heart of his long journey—and, perhaps, to the bright light beyond.

Praise for Deeply Odd and Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas series

“Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . One of our contemporary masters.”San Antonio Express-News

“[A] popular series . . . Koontz asks real questions about the nature of good and evil.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Odd evokes the homespun wisdom of Forrest Gump amid the mind-spinning adventures of a Jack Bauer. . . . The ultimate Everyman . . . an avatar of hope and honor and courage for all of us—the linchpin of a rollicking good tale.”—BookPage

“There's never anything predictable about an Odd Thomas adventure. Another satisfying entry in this wildly popular series. It's Koontz, and it's Odd. Class dismissed.”Booklist
 

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Review: Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas #6)

User Review  - Chrystalheart - Goodreads

The thing I really like about Odd Thomas novels is that they are paranormal thrillers, but they go about it in a an old school, let me paint the scene and tell it like I thought about it kind of way ... Read full review

Review: Deeply Odd (Odd Thomas #6)

User Review  - Andrew Olsen - Goodreads

In a World of Gods and Monsters Deeply Odd is the 6th book in the Odd Thomas series and up until now the books in the series have been novels more of a stand alone nature. Where as this book ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
22
Section 3
29
Section 4
35
Section 5
47
Section 6
54
Section 7
60
Section 8
76
Section 22
194
Section 23
208
Section 24
217
Section 25
226
Section 26
234
Section 27
242
Section 28
249
Section 29
257

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
108
Section 13
113
Section 14
121
Section 15
127
Section 16
136
Section 17
143
Section 18
152
Section 19
159
Section 20
174
Section 21
184
Section 30
265
Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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About the author (2013)

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

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