NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER I see dead people. But then, by God, I do something about it. Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability. He’s just an ordinary guy trying to live a quiet life in the small desert town of Pico Mundo. Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death. But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning. In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.
Der zweite Roman um Odd Thomas Als sein kranker Freund entführt wird, macht sich Odd Thomas fieberhaft auf die Suche nach ihm. Die Spur führt Odd in ein ausgebranntes Indianercasino in der kalifornischen Wüste. Eine mörderische Falle, wie sich bald herausstellt. Denn dort erwartet ihn Dattura, die selbst ernannte Schamanin eines Kultes, der Odd das Blut in den Adern gefrieren lässt.
His life unfolds with adventure, humor, and roller-coaster suspense. He’s the “most likable creation” (The New York Times) of “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune). And he’s got one hell of a hidden talent. If you don’t know his name by now, you’re the odd one out. Now all eight novels of Dean Koontz’s beloved series are together in one convenient ebook bundle: ODD THOMAS FOREVER ODD BROTHER ODD ODD HOURS ODD APOCALYPSE ODD INTERLUDE DEEPLY ODD SAINT ODD “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, a gallant young sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who has won hearts on both sides of the divide. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times
His life unfolds with adventure, humor, and roller-coaster suspense. He’s the “most likable creation” (The New York Times) of “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune). And he’s got one hell of a hidden talent. If you don’t know his name by now, you’re the odd one out. Now catch up with the first six novels of Dean Koontz’s beloved series in one convenient eBook bundle: ODD THOMAS FOREVER ODD BROTHER ODD ODD HOURS ODD APOCALYPSE ODD INTERLUDE Contains a preview of the next thrilling addition to the Odd Thomas series, Deeply Odd! “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, a gallant young sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who has won hearts on both sides of the divide. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas. ACCLAIM FOR DEAN KOONTZ AND HIS ODD THOMAS NOVELS “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times
The singular journey of Odd Thomas is approaching its unforgettable conclusion in Saint Odd. But before Odd’s destiny is revealed, this exclusive eBook short story looks back—way back—to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever. Amid the dizzying rides, tantalizing games of chance, and fanciful attractions of a state fair, two teenage sweethearts on the cusp of life and love’s pleasures find their way to a shadowy carnival tent brimming with curiosities. There, from the bizarre and enthralling Gypsy Mummy, a mechanized merchant of dreams and prognosticator of tomorrows, the young couple learns what fate promises for them. But fate, for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, is something altogether different: full of dark corners, sharp edges, and things no seer or soothsayer could ever anticipate. And for Odd Thomas, a gallant fry cook from a sleepy California desert town, the future beckons—to listen to unquiet spirits, pursue unsettling mysteries, and learn shocking truths . . . for a purpose far greater than himself. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontz’s most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Suspense, tension, and surprising plot twists . . . Characters and the search for meaning, exquisitely crafted, are the soul of his work. . . . One of the master storytellers of this or any age.”—The Tampa Tribune
Die dunkelste Nacht des Lebens beginnt Odd Thomas ist ein bescheidener, freundlicher Grillkoch mit besonderen Gaben. Wie von einer unsichtbaren Kraft gezogen, gelangt er in ein scheinbar beschauliches Küstendorf. Hier sucht ihn ein ständig wiederkehrender Alptraum heim: Ein blutrotes Meer verschlingt alles Lebendige. Doch zunächst sind es Menschen, die ihm nach dem Leben trachten – gnadenlos und unendlich böse. Odd Thomas hat seine Freundin bei einem grausamen Attentat verloren, sein bester Freund wurde entführt, und selbst in einem verlassenen Kloster suchte ihn das Böse heim. Die ruhigen Zeiten, da er noch als zufriedener Grillkoch lebte, der manchmal den Toten helfen konnte, scheinen für immer vorbei zu sein. Wieder zerrt eine übermenschliche Kraft an ihm, und als er ihr folgt, landet er in einem kleinen, scheinbar ruhigen kalifornischen Küstenort. Schon kurz nach seiner Ankunft quält ihn ein Alptraum: Eine blutrote, apokalyptische Flut vernichtet alles Lebende. Bei einem Abendspaziergang auf dem Pier überkommt ihn eine ähnliche Vision – und schon kurz darauf bricht das reale Grauen aus. Drei finstere Gestalten machen gnadenlos Jagd auf ihn. Ein Großteil der Bevölkerung und der Polizeichef stecken offensichtlich mit ihnen unter einer Decke. Und ihr Ziel ist keinesfalls der Tod nur eines einzelnen Mannes. Sie haben Millionen von Opfern im Visier.
His life unfolds with adventure, humor, and roller-coaster suspense. He’s the “most likable creation” (The New York Times) of “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune). And he’s got one hell of a hidden talent. If you don’t know his name by now, you’re the odd one out. Now catch up with the first seven novels of Dean Koontz’s beloved series in one convenient eBook bundle: ODD THOMAS FOREVER ODD BROTHER ODD ODD HOURS ODD APOCALYPSE ODD INTERLUDE DEEPLY ODD Also includes an excerpt from Dean Koontz’s riveting, soul-stirring novel, The City. “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Meet Odd Thomas, a gallant young sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who has won hearts on both sides of the divide. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas. Acclaim for Dean Koontz and his Odd Thomas novels “This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post “One would be hard-pressed to find a more satisfying read. . . . Not since Watchers has Dean Koontz created such an endearing and enduring character as Odd Thomas. . . . A superb story from one of our contemporary masters.”—San Antonio Express-News “An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post “Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times
Das Böse lauert in einem einsamen Kloster Eine windumtoste Abtei, verlassen in den Bergen der Sierra Nevada: Dies scheint Odd Thomas nach dem gewaltsamen Tod seiner Freundin der ideale Zufluchtsort zu sein. Hier will er Ruhe finden. Doch dann verschwindet ein Mönch spurlos. Und Bodachs tauchen auf, bösartige Schattenwesen und Vorboten blutiger Katastrophen.
Nie war das Grauen bedrohlicher ... Ein merkwürdiger Fremder kommt in den kleinen Wüstenort Pico Mundo. Ihn umgeben hyänenartige Schatten, Vorboten eines fürchterlichen Todes. Doch nur der etwas einfältige Odd Thomas erkennt sie. Kann er das drohende Massaker verhindern? Odd Thomas lebt bescheiden und zufrieden als Koch in einem kleinen amerikanischen Provinznest. Hochgeistiges ist ihm fremd, doch er hat eine besondere Gabe: Er sieht die Toten und kann mit ihnen kommunizieren. Und er sieht Bodachs, lebende Schatten, die sich von Leid und Verderben nähren. Als ein merkwürdiger Fremder, umflirrt von diesen Schatten, das Restaurant betritt, in dem Odd arbeitet, weiß er, dass Fürchterliches droht. Trotz der Warnungen seiner impulsiven Freundin Stormy wagt er es, dem Mann nachzuspüren und in sein Haus einzudringen. Was er in einem Geheimzimmer findet, lässt ihm das Blut in den Adern gefrieren: einen Schrein, der all den Massenmördern dieser Welt gewidmet ist ...
When things get scary, it’s nice to know that Odd is on our side. The one and only Odd Thomas is back—in his second edgy and enthralling graphic-novel adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling suspense master Dean Koontz. It’s Halloween in Pico Mundo, California, and there’s a whiff of something wicked in the autumn air. While the town prepares for its annual festivities, young fry cook Odd Thomas can’t shake the feeling that make-believe goblins and ghouls aren’t the only things on the prowl. And he should know, since he can see what others cannot: the spirits of the restless dead. But even his frequent visitor, the specter of Elvis Presley, can’t seem to point Odd in the right direction. With the help of his gun-toting girlfriend, Stormy, Odd is out to uncover the terrible truth. Is something sinister afoot in the remote barn guarded by devilish masked men? Has All Hallows Eve mischief taken a malevolent turn? Or is the pleading ghost of a trick-or-treater a frightening omen of doom?
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a profound, funny, and beautifully rendered portrait of a beloved companion, bestselling novelist Dean Koontz remembers the golden retriever who changed his life. A retired service dog, Trixie was three when Dean and his wife, Gerda, welcomed her into their home. She was superbly trained, but her greatest gifts couldn’t be taught: her keen intelligence, her innate joy, and an uncanny knack for living in the moment. Whether chasing a tennis ball or protecting those she loved, Trixie gave all she had to everything she did, inspiring Dean and Gerda to trust their instincts and recapture a sense of wonder that will remain with them always. Trixie lived fewer than twelve years; in this wide world, she was a little thing. But in every way that mattered, she lived a big life. CBS Sunday Morning featured A Big Little Life in a rare interview with Dean Koontz that focuses on his philanthropic efforts with and affection for dogs. View it here: http://youtu.be/40bWUc6k_J8 From the Trade Paperback edition.
Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz’s dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours. “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it’s different. A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by his soul mate, Stormy Llewellyn, and an unlikely community of allies that includes the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Odd will race against time to thwart the gathering evil. His account of these shattering hours, in which past and present, fate and destiny, converge, is a testament by which to live—an unforgettable fable for our time destined to rank among Dean Koontz’s most enduring works.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. With each of his #1 New York Times bestsellers, Dean Koontz has displayed an unparalleled ability to entertain and enlighten readers with novels that capture the essence of our times even as they bring us to the edge of our seats. Now he delivers a heart-gripping tour de force he’s been waiting years to write, at once a love story, a thrilling adventure, and a masterwork of suspense that redefines the boundaries of primal fear—and of enduring devotion. Amy Redwing has dedicated her life to the southern California organization she founded to rescue abandoned and endangered golden retrievers. Among dog lovers, she’s a legend for the risks she’ll take to save an animal from abuse. Among her friends, Amy’s heedless devotion is often cause for concern. To widower Brian McCarthy, whose commitment she can’t allow herself to return, Amy’s behavior is far more puzzling and hides a shattering secret. No one is surprised when Amy risks her life to save Nickie, nor when she takes the female golden into her home. The bond between Amy and Nickie is immediate and uncanny. Even her two other goldens, Fred and Ethel, recognize Nickie as special, a natural alpha. But the instant joy Nickie brings is shadowed by a series of eerie incidents. An ominous stranger. A mysterious home invasion. And the unmistakable sense that someone is watching Amy’ s every move and that, whoever it is, he’s not alone. Someone has come back to turn Amy into the desperate, hunted creature she’s always been there to save. But now there’s no one to save Amy and those she loves. From its breathtaking opening scene to its shocking climax, The Darkest Evening of the Year is Dean Koontz at his finest, a transcendent thriller certain to have readers turning pages until dawn.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER We have your wife. You get her back for two million cash. On an ordinary afternoon, an ordinary man, a gardener of modest means, gets a phone call out of his worst nightmare. The caller is dead serious. He doesn’t care that Mitch can’t raise that kind of money. If she’s everything to you, then you’ll find a way. Mitch loves his wife more than life itself. He’s got sixty hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he’ll pay a lot more. He’ll pay anything.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you don’t take this note to the police . . . I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. . . . If you do . . . I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have six hours to decide. The choice is yours. The typewritten note under his windshield seems like just a sick joke. But in less than twenty-four hours, Billy Wiles, an ordinary, hardworking guy, is about to see his life take on the speed of a nightmare. Because a young blond schoolteacher is murdered—and now Billy has another note. And another deadline. This time he knows it’s no joke. He’s racing a killer faster than evil itself. And Billy must accept his terrifying challenge: The choice is yours. Think fast. Fear never slows down. . . .
If you've ever had a question about your body (maybe one you're afraid to ask?), this book is for you. Things like why we yawn, why skin wrinkles after a bath, or even whether it's possible to keep a severed head alive: The Odd Body explains these and many other silly, weird, bizarre, and fascinating body mysteries. Dr. Stephen Juan entertains and rivets readers with his detailed answers. Reading The Odd Body is like having your doctor patiently answer all your random questions, one by one. But Dr. Juan goes well beyond the usual and ordinary things people wonder about bodies, like why most individuals are right-handed or why you get chills when chalk screeches across a blackboard. He also tells readers how a dead body is made into a mummy, the success rate of those who bore holes in their own heads to relieve headaches, and much, much more. The Odd Body is a unique combination of fun and fascinating material that's delivered by an expert who happens to be a great storyteller. The book's question-and-answer format makes it easy to pick up, turn to any page, and immediately become drawn into the intricacies of anatomy and physiology while gaining a better understanding of the human need to know more about ourselves.
Small-town guy meets big-time evil. Five Odd Thomas novels from master storyteller and international bestseller, Dean Koontz.
Jimmy Tock wird in der Sekunde geboren, in der sein Großvater stirbt. Doch kurz vor seinem Tode sprach der alte Mann noch ein letztes Mal in zusammenhängenden Worten: Er sagte die Geburtsgröße Jimmys und sein Gewicht voraus – aber auch fünf schreckliche Tage in seinem späteren Leben, die ihn und seine Lieben an den Rand der Existenz führen. Die ersten Informationen erweisen sich als auf Zentimeter und Gramm genau richtig – umso ernster weiß die Familie die Schreckensdaten zu nehmen. Dabei ist der Tag der Geburt noch gar nicht mitgerechnet, an dem bereits Fürchterliches passiert: Ein verrückter Clown, dessen Frau in den Geburtswehen stirbt, zieht seine Pistole und läuft wahllos mordend durchs Krankenhaus. Was für Schrecken mögen auf Jimmy dann erst in der Zukunft warten? Welche Albträume wird er noch durchleben müssen? Und welche unfassbar böse Kraft steht hinter all dem Unheil?
Megan is a nurse, wife and a mother who learns that her lifelong heightened sensory perception puts her among an ancient elite group known as Auratorsthose who can read peoples auras. She meets Max, who mentors her, as she is swiftly thrust into membership within a secret historical medical society originating back to ancient Greece, and her world quickly wobbles between reality and the supernatural driving her to the brink of insanity. In discovering her powerful bloodline, she also learns the prophecy marking her to protect the world from the Caduceus, an equally ancient society intent on world destruction. Conflicted between her professional oath to do no harm, and her prophesied calling to protect the innocent, Megan cannot deny an inherent and swiftly growing urge to do the unimaginable. Barely juggling her new Aurator life, work and family, Megan tries to confide in her rock solid husband, only to discover that he too has secrets of his own---leaving Megan to question if her marriage and family will ever be the same. This fast paced drama will leave readers begging the question--what next?

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