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From the infinite imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes the suspenseful graphic novel debut of a natural-born hero with a supernatural twist. Based on Dean’s beloved character, Odd Thomas, IN ODD WE TRUST is a prequel to Dean’s Odd Thomas novels – ODD THOMAS, FOREVER ODD, BROTHER ODD and ODD HOURS.
Odd Thomas is regular 19-year-old with an unusual gift: the ability to see the lingering spirits of the dead. To Odd, it’s not such a big deal. And most folks in sleepy Pico Mundo, California, are much more interested in the irresistible pancakes Odd whips up at the local diner. Still, communicating with the dead can be useful. Because while some spirits only want a little company. . .others want justice.
When the sad specter of a very frightened boy finds its way to him, Odd vows to root out the evil suddenly infecting the sunny streets of Pico Mundo. But even with his exceptional ability—plus the local police and his pistol-packing girlfriend, Stormy, backing him – is Odd any match for a faceless stalker who’s always a step ahead. . .and determined to kill again?
About the Author
Dean Koontz is an international household name, a brilliantly gifted storyteller whose books have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Gerda and their dog Anna in southern California.
"Once in a very great while, an author does everything right--as Koontz has in this marvelous novel.... the story, like most great stories, runs on character--and here Koontz has created a hero whose honest, humble voice will resonate with many.... 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"
"Dean Koontz almost occupies a genre of his own. He is a master at building suspense and holding the reader spellbound."--"Richmond Times-Dispatch"
"Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler."--"The Times" (London)
"Once more Dean Koontz presents readers with a story and cast of characters guaranteed to entertain."--"Tulsa World" "From the Hardcover edition."
ISBN: 9780345499660 ISBN-10: 0345499662 Series: Odd Thomas Graphic Novels Audience:
Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 13+ years old For Grades: 8+ Format:
Number Of Pages: 204 Published: 24th June 2008 Publisher: Random House USA Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7
Weight (kg): 0.21
About the Author
When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since. His books are published in 38 languages. He has sold 400,000,000 copies, a figure that currently increases by more than 17 million copies per year.
Twelve of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list (One Door Away From Heaven, From the Corner of His Eye, Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, Dragon Tears, Intensity, Sole Survivor, The Husband, Odd Hours, and Relentless), making him one of only a dozen writers ever to have achieved that milestone. Fourteen of his books have risen to the number one position in paperback. His books have also been major bestsellers in countries as diverse as Japan and Sweden.
The New York Times has called his writing “psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying.” The New Orleans Times-Picayune said Koontz is, “at times lyrical without ever being naive or romantic. [He creates] a grotesque world, much like that of Flannery O’Conner or Walker Percy … scary, worthwhile reading.” Rolling Stone has hailed him as “America’s most popular suspense novelist.”
Dean Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University), and his first job after graduation was with the Appalachian Poverty Program, where he was expected to counsel and tutor underprivileged children on a one-to-one basis. His first day on the job, he discovered that the previous occupier of his position had been beaten up by the very kids he had been trying to help and had landed in the hospital for several weeks. The following year was filled with challenge but also tension, and Koontz was more highly motivated than ever to build a career as a writer. He wrote nights and weekends, which he continued to do after leaving the poverty program and going to work as an English teacher in a suburban school district outside Harrisburg. After a year and a half in that position, his wife, Gerda, made him an offer he couldn’t refuse: “I’ll support you for five years,” she said, “and if you can’t make it as a writer in that time, you’ll never make it.” By the end of those five years, Gerda had quit her job to run the business end of her husband’s writing career.
Dean Koontz lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.