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Ticktock (edition 1997)
by Dean Koontz
Tick Tock by Dean Koontz
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553582925, Mass Market Paperback)Tommy Phan is a successful detective novelist living the American Dream in southern California. One evening he comes home to find a small rag doll on his doorstep. Itâ€™s a simple doll, covered entirely in white cloth, with crossed black stitches for the eyes and mouth, and another pair forming an X over the heart. Curious, he brings it inside.
That night Tommy hears an odd popping sound and looks up to see the stitches breaking over the dollâ€™s heart. And in minutes the fabric of Tommy Phanâ€™s reality will be torn apart. Something terrifying emerges from the pristine white cloth, something that will follow Tommy wherever he goes. Something that he canâ€™t destroy. It wants Tommyâ€™s life, and he doesnâ€™t know why. He has only one ally, a beautiful, strangely intuitive waitress he meets by chanceâ€”or by a design far beyond his comprehension. He has too many questions, no answers, and very little time. Because the vicious and demonically clever doll has left this warning on Tommyâ€™s computer screen:
The deadline is dawn.
Time is running out.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:35 -0400)
After stumbling upon a mysterious rag doll on his doorstep, Tommy Phan finds himself hunted in his own home, as the doll begins to grow into a monster that is determined to kill him.
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