Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2013
In the sixth Odd Thomas thriller from master storyteller Dean Koontz, its reluctant hero — a young fry cook with the gift of seeing the dead and the soon-to-be dead — is drawn once more into a murderous encounter.
Coming across a sinister truck driver in the quiet Californian coastal town where he lives, Odd has a vision of three innocent children who will be horribly slaughtered by this man.
Realising that his intent is now known, the truckie tries to kill Odd, but fails and flees. Odd takes pursuit, and soon discovers that he’s up against not a single twisted murderer, but a network of evil men and women whose identities and motivations are mysterious and whose resources seem almost supernatural.