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The Good Guy by Dean Koontz

The Good Guy (original 2007; edition 2007)

by Dean Koontz

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Title:The Good Guy
Authors:Dean Koontz
Info:Bantam (2007), Hardcover, 400 pages
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The Good Guy by Dean Koontz (2007)


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Can one person make a difference? Timothy Carrier can. You've seen. He's that guy at the local bar, having a drink, just minding his business. But if your life is in any danger he will go the extra mile to help you.

Once again, Dean Koontz presents with a character we could only hope to be real. Unfortunately for the world he only lives inside this book, but I'm willing to bet if you read this, he will become a part of your life as well. ( )
  Joel.G..Gomes | Jan 12, 2018 |
I honestly have no idea what I can say about this book. I liked it but I didn’t love it. I flew through it because I just couldn’t put it down. Which is great, but I didn’t really connect with any of the characters. I was also somewhat disappointed with the ending. That is why it’s getting three stars from me.

Of course I will still read more by Dean Koontz. I have two or three of his books on my TBR shelves and I can’t wait to read them. Hopefully I can pick one of them up soon. ( )
  TheTreeReader | Dec 28, 2017 |
Review: The Good Guy by Dean Koontz.

It’s strange to read one of Koontz books with no supernatural content but even so, I still enjoyed the story. The story was a suspenseful thriller, a lot of action with some humor. The plot kept me on the edge of my seat and turning the pages with quick motion to keep up with the three main characters, Linda, Tim, and Kravet, who are always on the run.

The story starts off with Tim, a self-effacing mason, sitting at the end of a bar after work minding his business when he is approached by a complete stranger who starts talking to him in a bizarre manner and gives him a manila envelope filled with ten thousand dollars in cash and tells him he would get the other half when the job was done. Then the guy gives Tim a picture of a woman and her address, slides off his barstool and leaves…Somehow, the stranger mistakes Tim as a hit man….

However, when the real hit man Kravet shows up he thinks Tim is his contact and engages in a conversation with him and Tim catches on and slides the envelope to the guy and says that he changed his mind and for the hit man to keep the ten thousand dollars for a no kill…Kravet is a ruthless antagonist in the story. He is a sinister sociopath and has no conscience and enjoys killing people in bizarre ways….

Next, Tim tracks Linda Paquette down and warns her that somebody wants her dead. Linda has no knowledge why someone would want to kill her so, Tim the person he is, takes on trying to protect her until they can find some answers to what was going on. However, in the meantime the hit man has caught on that he has been shafted and now wants Tim dead also….

Suddenly the chase is on and there is definitely plenty of action. Both Tim and the potential evil-doer are somewhat immersed in themselves and are headed toward a moment of reckoning as they careen towards the eventual highlight of the story.

I was left questing Koontz creative reason why Linda was a target which felt off-base for me and the reason why Kravet had no memory of his life before he was eighteen. The book was an enjoyable read and intensively adventurous. Like I said, the action never slowed down….

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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
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  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
I liked it. The killer cracked me up. It kind of felt like he (Koontz) got tired of the book half way through it. An easy fun read to kill some time, but not worth it if you've got a stack of good ones your trying to get to. ( )
  Charlie-Ravioli | Jan 18, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553589113, Mass Market Paperback)

One man. One choice. Someone must die.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz comes this pulse-pounding thriller that starts with a terrifying decision we all might face one day: Help—or run. Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy. He enjoys a beer after work at his friend’s tavern, the eccentric customers and amusing conversations. But tonight is no ordinary night. The jittery man sitting beside him has mistaken Tim for someone else—and passes him an envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman. “Ten thousand now. You get the rest when she’s gone.

Tim Carrier always thought he knew the difference between right and wrong, good and evil. But tonight everything he thought he knew—even about himself—will be challenged. For Tim Carrier is at the center of a mystery of extraordinary proportions, the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer as relentless as evil incarnate. But first he must discover resources within himself of which he never dreamed, capacities that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be . . .

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Chatting with a nervous stranger sitting at a local bar, Timothy Carrier soon realizes that he has been mistaken for a killer-for-hire and has been given an envelope full of cash and a contract on a pretty young woman whose photograph and address accompany the money.… (more)

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