The Good Guy

The Good Guy

Book - 2007
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Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friend's tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very different--and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash.

"Ten thousand now. You get the rest when she's gone. "

The stranger walks out, leaving a photo of the pretty woman marked for death, and her address. But things are about to get worse. In minutes another stranger sits next to Tim. This one is a cold-blooded killer who believes Tim is the man who has hired him.

Thinking fast, Tim says, "I've had a change of heart. You get ten thousand--for doing nothing. Call it a no-kill fee." He keeps the photo and gives the money to the hired killer. And when Tim secretly follows the man out of the tavern, he gets a further shock: the hired killer is a cop.

Suddenly, Tim Carrier, an ordinary guy, is at the center of a mystery of extraordinary proportions, the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer far more powerful than any cop…and as relentless as evil incarnate. But first Tim must discover within himself the capacity for selflessness, endurance, and courage that can turn even an ordinary man into a hero, inner resources that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be The Good Guy.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2007.
ISBN: 9780553804812
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 386 p. ; 25 cm.


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Jun 04, 2014

Very entertaining and suspenseful but have read better from Dean Koontz

Mar 01, 2013

With this book we see Mr. Koontz's evolving as a sociopolitical creature, often including real aspects in his novels, he correctly, if very subtlely, shows the psyco-assassin from the privatized prison venue (the ideal preserve for the cheapest assassins conceivable), but drops the ball by portraying the standard "shadow government" ending, when the father-knows-best (or mother-knows-best) scenario, where the top politicians are really good guys after, truly a fictional concept. With his book, "Relentless" - - Koontz completely nails the real deal, in other words, REALITY writ large! (The common fictional fallacy, as also found in Stieg Larsson's "Girl W/The Dragon Tatoo" trilogy. Read Mr. Koontz's "Relentless" to see how he finally, firmly grasps reality as fiction!)

Mar 24, 2012

Easy read, suspenseful. The 'bad' guy is a bit disturbing. A good read for adults. I recommend it for adults.

Jan 03, 2012

I did not realize that I had already read this one , two years ago.
Fast-moving and familar to the style that Koontz's readers are accustomed to.
All in all, it's a decent read.

Aug 09, 2011

Absolutely loved this one by one of by favourite authors. Lots of dark psychological stuff and interesting characters. Couldn't put it down.

Dec 01, 2010

One of the best books I have ever read.

One of the main characters in this book is the evilest character I have ever read about. I didn't cheer for the guy because well, he was bad.. but I loved him because of how dynamic and complicated he was. His character was stunningly scarey.

I would reccommend this book to anyone. It will keep you reading from cover to cover until its finished!


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