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Author: Dean Koontz
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....  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553588255
ISBN-10: 0553588257
Publication Date: 4/25/2006
Pages: 496
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 497 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
Engaging story and fast-paced enough to hold my interest throughout the novel. For Koontz fans, you won't be disappointed. For those unfamiliar with Koontz, this is an excellent example of the type of complex plot and general mayhem you can expect from him.
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Helpful Score: 4
Ooooh--This one should not be read in the dark!
A creepy, mysterious game is being played with Billy Wiles....can he figure it out before more people die?
Koontz hits another home run with this one!
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Helpful Score: 3
Another great tale by Kean Koontz. Billy finds a note in his car it reads, "If you don't take this note to the police...I will kill a lovely blond school teacher...If you do...I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have six hours to decide. The choice is yours."
What a way to start your day eh?
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Helpful Score: 3
This was my first book by Koontz, and I must say I have placed orders for three more of his books. I didn't think I'd enjoy this at first, as my genre taste usually differs very greatly from the thriller/crime/horror type. Even though I had the whole thing figured out in the beginning (thanks to years of criminal investigation shows...), I enjoyed every chapter and even stayed up well into the night reading it (absolutely a page-turner). I feel Koontz has a very decent style of writing, with just the perfect amount of "shockers" and cliff-hangers. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes Koontz, is looking for a good thriller, or likes this genre (even those who don't!).
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Helpful Score: 3
OMG!! What a great book! Non-stop intrigue from the beginning!!! Koontz is hit & miss for me, this is a HIT!!
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Oh, how I've missed Dean Koontz! It has been a while since I've read one of his books and this was a great reminder of what an exciting storyteller he is. Fast-paced and nerve-racking, Velocity begins in a bar where our protagonist, Billy, a congenial bartender, is involved in a conversation with a couple of customers. At the end of his shift, he finds a note on his car directing him to decide the fate of two strangers. Either way he chooses - even if he doesn't choose - someone will die. And so it begins...

Even as Billy struggles with deciding what to do, the killer is in motion - setting things up so that Billy, no matter what he does, will be the number one suspect. There seems to be no escaping the inevitable, but wait! Koontz has a wild ride in store!
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I've liked every Koontz book I've ever read--this one was no exception. I was guessing until the very end. Suspenseful and intriguing, I read the book in one sitting.

What kind of secrets is Billy keeping? Who is his tormentor? Will he ever get ahead instead of being one step behind? Can he save Barbara, and what does "saving" Barbara mean?

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This book definitely had me on the edge of my seat.
Details are very vivid; I have to admit I had to skip reading about the injuries a person sustained at one point because I couldn't bear to read it.
Not a book to read in the middle of the night when you can't sleep! lol