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The Husband

by Dean Koontz

The Husband
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2006
    416 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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"We have your wife. You can get her back for two million cash". Landscaper Mitchell Rafferty thinks it must be some kind of joke. He was in the middle of planting impatiens in the yard of one of his clients when his cell phone rang. Now he’s standing in a normal suburban neighborhood on a bright summer day, having a phone conversation out of his darkest nightmare. Whoever is on the other end of the line is dead serious. He has Mitch’s wife and he’s named the price for her safe return. The caller doesn’t care that Mitch runs a small two-man landscaping operation and has no way of raising such a vast sum. He’s confident that Mitch will find a way. If he loves his wife enough. . . Mitch does love her enough. He loves her more than life itself. He’s got seventy-two hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he’ll pay a lot more. He’ll pay anything.

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"Koontz ratchets up the tension in a manner sure to captivate most readers, though some may find the ending anticlimactic." - Publishers Weekly.

"Starred Review. Koontz is no less an artist for his championing of the good and his determination to have readers identify with it, as this hair-raising thriller attests." - Booklist.

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awesome action packed
Hust an ordinary lower middle class guy, thrust into the world of killers. Now he must become one in order to save the love of his life, who he can't live without. He must come up with 2 million dollars in 3 days or they will torture and kill his wife, and he's only a gardener! This book has non-stop action and suspense right from the first chapter untill the last. I couldn't put it down!

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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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