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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.

Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work. But tonight is no ordinary night. Instead, Tim will face a terrifying decision: Help or run. For the jittery stranger sitting beside him at the bar has mistaken Tim for someone else—and passes him a manila envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman. “Ten thousand. The rest when she’s gone.”
 
Now everything Tim thinks he knows—even about himself—will be challenged. For Tim Carrier is the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer as relentless as evil incarnate. But first he must discover resources within himself that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be the good guy.
Published: Random House Publishing Group an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on May 29, 2007
ISBN: 9780307414243
List price: $9.99
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Nothing supernatural here. Just a good guy trying to keep an innocent woman from being murdered. It was good, but....why, for instance, was the restaurant owner's wife allowed to live? Did I miss something? And there were hints at the antagonist's past, but the author never delved deeper into it. Overall, though, I enjoyed it.read more
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Worst take on a hit man I've ever read. It was so cheesy to read about this hired killer who liked to quote T.S Elliot. Aside from that the book was alright.read more
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A decent Koontz book, a really fast and fun book in general, but for a Koontz book i think it lacks his usual depth and snazz that they usually have, plus it has a lot of recycled ideas from previous books of his. However, the book was very thrilling, it kept the characters pasts a mystery until the end so it kept you guessing on that front, as well as why Linda is being targetted by the killer and where the killer comes from/who is employed by. It also had some pretty fun and suspensful action scenes. Not much else to say about it to be honest, all in all it was a good read, especially if you enjoyed Koontz's other high concept novels like Husband and Velocity, its just not on par with his earlier work like Lightning, Watchers, Coldfire, etc.read more
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Nothing supernatural here. Just a good guy trying to keep an innocent woman from being murdered. It was good, but....why, for instance, was the restaurant owner's wife allowed to live? Did I miss something? And there were hints at the antagonist's past, but the author never delved deeper into it. Overall, though, I enjoyed it.
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Worst take on a hit man I've ever read. It was so cheesy to read about this hired killer who liked to quote T.S Elliot. Aside from that the book was alright.
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A decent Koontz book, a really fast and fun book in general, but for a Koontz book i think it lacks his usual depth and snazz that they usually have, plus it has a lot of recycled ideas from previous books of his. However, the book was very thrilling, it kept the characters pasts a mystery until the end so it kept you guessing on that front, as well as why Linda is being targetted by the killer and where the killer comes from/who is employed by. It also had some pretty fun and suspensful action scenes. Not much else to say about it to be honest, all in all it was a good read, especially if you enjoyed Koontz's other high concept novels like Husband and Velocity, its just not on par with his earlier work like Lightning, Watchers, Coldfire, etc.
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Mild-mannered Tim Carrier meets a man by chance in a bar who gives him $10K as a down payment to kill a woman. This is just the beginning of Tim's adventure because of a mistaken identity. Fast read and as always a very entertaining, thrilling read from Dean Koontz.
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This was not my favorite Koontz book, but it was decent. This would be a good book for newcomers because he has much better books out there for instance "The Husband". It did hold my attention which is no easy feat.
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With the note "Kill me instead" on the front I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was a very good read. Plenty of action, maybe the plot was slightly far fetched at times but it certainly kept me captivated.
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