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The Good Guy

78.6% complete
2007
2024
1 time
Mistaken identity - Fiction
Murder for hire - Fiction
Suspense fiction
See 6
Part One
Chapters 1-17
Part Two
Chapters 18-51
Part Three
Chapters 52-67
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Copyright © 2007 by Dean Koontz
To Mike and Mary Lou Delaney,
for your kindness, for your friendship, and for all the laughter - even if a lot of the time you don't know why we're laughing at you.  With you.  Laughing with you.  We love you guys.
Sometimes a mayfly skates across a pond, leaving a brief wake as thin as spider silk, and by staying low avoids those birds and bats that feed in flight.
May contain spoilers
But he and Linda had found a small place of light, because she knew how to endure and he knew how to fight, and together they were whole.
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Added: 22-Jan-2024
Last Updated: 29-Mar-2024

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 29-May-2007
Random House
Book on CD
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Date Issued:
29-May-2007
Format:
Book on CD
Cover Price:
$44.95
Length:
9 hrs 18 min (466 pages)
Catalog ID:
RHCD 2128
"Read":
Once
Reading(s):
1)   22 Mar 2024 - 25 Mar 2024
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Internal ID:
33443
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-739-33293-7
ISBN-13:
978-0-739-33293-1
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
Jerry Bauer - Photographer
Richard Ferrone  - Narration
Tim Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend's tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations.  But the jittery man who sits nect to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different - and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash.  "Ten thousand now.  You get the rest when she's gone."

The stanger walks out, leaving a photo of a pretty woman marked for death, and her address.  But things are about to get worse.  In minutes another stranger sits next to Tim.  This one is a cold-blooded killer who believes Tim is the man who has hired him.

Thinking fast, Tim says, "I've had a change of heart.  You get ten thousand - for doing nothing.  Call it a no-kill fee."  He keeps the photo and gives the money to the hired killer.  And when Tim secretly follows the man out of the tavern, he gets a further shock: the hired killer is a cop.

Suddenly, Tim Carrier, an ordinary guy, is at the center of a mystery of extraordinary proportions, the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer far more powerful than any cop... and as relentless as evil incarnate.  But first Tim must discover within himself the capacity for selflessness, endurance, and courage that can turn even an ordinary man into a hero, inner resources that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be The Good Guy.

DEAN KOONTZ, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives with
his wife, Gerda, and their dog, Trixie, in southern California.  Visit the author at www.deankoontz.com.

RICHARD FERRONE has appeared on and off Broadway and in regional theaters.  His television credits include Law & Order and Against the Law.
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Canada: $55.95
8 CDs
 01-May-2008
Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback
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Date Issued:
Cir 01-May-2008
Format:
Mass Market Paperback
Cover Price:
$7.99
Pages*:
447
Cover Link(s):
Internal ID:
33455
Publisher:
ISBN:
0-553-58911-3
ISBN-13:
978-0-553-58911-5
Printing:
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Credits:
CORBIS - Cover Photograph
Tom Hallman  - Cover Artist
"KOONTZ WRITES THRILLERS THAT MOVE SO FAST THEY MAKE EVERY OTHER THRILLER WRITER SEEM TO BE STANDING STILL."
- Denver Post


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes this pulse-pounding thriller that starts with a terrifying decision: Help - or run.  Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work.  But tonight is no ordinary night.  The jittery man sitting beside him has mistaken Tim for someone else - and passes him an envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman.  "Ten thousand now.  You get the rest when she's gone.

Now everything he thought he knew - 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


"Dean Koontz is a master of his craft....  He creates... one of his trademark good guys... {and} one of the most interesting serial killers ever to grace the printed page.  Chalk up another one for the good guy, who knows how to search for a small patch of light as darkness threatens all around." - New Orleans Times-Picayune
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Notes and Comments:
Bantam hardcover edition published June 2007
Bantam international mass market edition / January 2008
Bantam domestic mass market edition / May 2008
Fifth printing based on the number line
Canada: $10.99

Includes:
Preview of Odd Hours by Dean R Koontz

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Dean R Koontz  
Birth: 09 Jul 1945 Everett, Pennsylvania, USA

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