Later that morning, when I walked downtown to buy blue jeans and a few pairs of socks, I met a guy who offered to neuter me with a .45 pistol.
Odd Thomas is a young fry cook with an extraordinary paranormal gift: he sees the dead, and the soon-to-be dead. Encountering a truck driver, he is suddenly visited by the disturbing vision of three innocent children who will be horribly slaughtered by this man.
Realising that his outrageous intent is now known, the trucker - a sociopath of singular boldness and cunning - tries to kill Odd, but fails and flees. Odd gives pursuit, and then is himself pursued. And it is on this journey that Odd will discover that he is up against not a single twisted murderer, but a network of evil men whose identities and motivations are mysterious and whose resources seem almost supernatural.
Luckily, in this world that Odd finds so beautiful and full of wonders, and deeply odd as well, he will meet a collection of like-minded dreamers and eccentrics who will help him to take the next giant step towards his destiny.
About the Author
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 in southern California.
Praise for the Odd Thomas series: 'One of his finest books, and Odd himself is a superb character' Independent
'Odd Thomas is a page-turner ... A read-at-a-sitting novel with a terrific final twist' -- Observer
'Humour, humanity and horror, the classic Koontz concoction' - The Times
Praise for Dean Koontz: 'Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler' -- The Times
'A terrific pursuit story ... clever, up-to-the-minute, and riveting' -- Guardian
'There's surprise after surprise, including a killer finale ... a read-in-one-go novel' -- Independent on Sunday
'Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying' -- The New York Times