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Velocity

by Dean Koontz

Velocity
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  • Published in USA  May 2005
    416 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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 Ray Koontz is an American author. His novels are broadly described as suspense thrillers, but also frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire. Several of his books have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, with many of them reaching the number one position. Koontz wrote under a number of pen names earlier in his career, including "David Axton", "Leigh Nichols" and "Brian Coffey".

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 and he has sold over 450 million copies to date.

Dean Koontz lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie.

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