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Velocity

By Dean Koontz

Velocity
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  • Published in USA  May 2005,
    416 pages.

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Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car. 'If you don’t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours.'

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"Graphic, fast-paced action, well-developed characters and relentless, nail-biting scenes show Koontz at the top of his game." - Publishers Weekly

"Koontz is a master storyteller, and his novels are usually startlingly original...Billy is an intelligent and highly sympathetic hero in this unrelenting story." - Library Journal

"The themes aren't subtle, but they are worth considering--the importance of connection and community, the enduring power of love, and the validity of modern art. Velocity is a fast, entertaining read." - School Library Journal

"[W]ill Koontz...at last apply his genius not just to tasty seasonal sprouts of suspense, but to something sustaining and memorable? " - Kirkus Reviews

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Dean Koontz Author Biography

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Dean Koontz was written more than 70 books. His books are published in 38 languages and have sold more than 400,000,000 copies, a figure that currently increases by more than 17 million copies per year. Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania and currently lives with his wife, Gerda, in southern California.

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