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Amanda_R
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The Good Guy by Dean Koontz

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A New Caper from Koontz


Book Cover Image: Title: The Good Guy, Author: Dean Koontz Buy It From our Editors: "Reminiscent of recent bestselling releases like The Husband and Velocity, Dean Koontz's The Good Guy revolves around an ordinary man forced into an extraordinary situation. Unassuming mason Tim Carrier is having a beer after work at his favorite watering hole when a man sits down beside him, slides a manila envelope across the bar, and says, 'Half of it's here. Ten thousand. The rest when she's gone.' Surprised by the outlandish statement, Carrier plays along until the nervous man suddenly ups and leaves. Curious, Carrier opens the envelope and soon finds himself entangled in a life-and-death struggle in which he and the targeted victim -- a beautiful and eccentric writer named Linda Paquette -- must somehow stay one step ahead of a seemingly unstoppable professional killer with ties to the highest levels of government. As the duo flee for their lives, they begin to learn more about each other -- and the bizarre set of circumstances that have brought them together.


One of the most popular suspense novelists in the world, the prolific Koontz always seems to deliver the spine-tingling goods in blockbuster fashion: and The Good Guy is no different. Readers will be instantly drawn into this breakneck-paced and pulse-pounding story that features vicious assassins, dark conspiracies, and an unlikely -- and endearing -- hero. Those who enjoy talking to complete strangers at bars may think twice about doing so after reading this paranoia-inducing novel. Classic Koontz."


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Re: The Good Guy by Dean Koontz

AmandaR, your phrases..."spine-tingling, blockbuster, breakneck-speed, pulse-pounding".... capture exactly the adrenaline rush that Mr.Koontz gives his readers. I've read practically all his books (which is saying something because his output is amazing. He gives Joyce Carol Oates a run for her money). Since I'm not a writer, I can't describe the sheer joy I get when I open up a new Koontz book. And the curious sense of loss when I finish one. I'm just so glad that he writes so well, so quickly and so often! I'm sure these are classic symptoms of a Koontz-addiction.

I can't wait to dig into The Good Guy. Hope to meet many Koontz fans in this discussion.
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Deja Vu, from page one of this latest koontz novel i have the feeling i have read it before. This book has only just been released so how could i, i have read just about every book of this author. I am now upto page 100 and cannot shake the feeling i have read it but cant remember the ending. Has it been released before now as its the only explanation i have. I have read on average one book a week for 30 years, someone explain this to me please as i can remember every book i have read even if it takes a couple of pages.
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belgarion wrote:
Deja Vu, from page one of this latest koontz novel i have the feeling i have read it before. This book has only just been released so how could i, i have read just about every book of this author. I am now upto page 100 and cannot shake the feeling i have read it but cant remember the ending. Has it been released before now as its the only explanation i have. I have read on average one book a week for 30 years, someone explain this to me please as i can remember every book i have read even if it takes a couple of pages.




I haven't read this book yet but I am a Dean Koontz fan. I did read a review that said it was good but too much like his last couple of books. He thought it was the same formula with just a few changes here and there. Could that be it? I'm not familiar with it yet so I can't even give my own opinion on it. I do plan on reading it though.
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Wrighty wrote:

belgarion wrote:
Deja Vu, from page one of this latest koontz novel i have the feeling i have read it before. This book has only just been released so how could i, i have read just about every book of this author. I am now upto page 100 and cannot shake the feeling i have read it but cant remember the ending. Has it been released before now as its the only explanation i have. I have read on average one book a week for 30 years, someone explain this to me please as i can remember every book i have read even if it takes a couple of pages.




I haven't read this book yet but I am a Dean Koontz fan. I did read a review that said it was good but too much like his last couple of books. He thought it was the same formula with just a few changes here and there. Could that be it? I'm not familiar with it yet so I can't even give my own opinion on it. I do plan on reading it though.




Alot of people like this guy's books. My son does not like him but I have never read any of his. I will have to give him a try when I ever have a free moment. ha.
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kiakar wrote:
Alot of people like this guy's books. My son does not like him but I have never read any of his. I will have to give him a try when I ever have a free moment. ha.




Oh, you should Kiakar! I bet you would like them. Some are spooky and some are just suspenseful. All of them are interesting and there have only been a few that I didn't care for.
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Wrighty wrote:

kiakar wrote:
Alot of people like this guy's books. My son does not like him but I have never read any of his. I will have to give him a try when I ever have a free moment. ha.




Oh, you should Kiakar! I bet you would like them. Some are spooky and some are just suspenseful. All of them are interesting and there have only been a few that I didn't care for.




Hey Wrighty! Give me some suggestions of his I might enjoy! Gotta at least try this guy on for size anyway! Thanks!
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kiakar wrote:
Hey Wrighty! Give me some suggestions of his I might enjoy! Gotta at least try this guy on for size anyway! Thanks!




Oh gosh, there's so many I've loved and I haven't even read them all. I recently got The Perfect Husband but haven't read it yet. Everyone says that it is really good. It's also suppose to be a bit like this newest one. His first book that I ever read was Watchers years ago. It was so good! It has cool characters, especially a dog. You could read almost any of his books and I bet you will like them. Let me know what you pick.