The Good Guy by Dean Koontz

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7 Critic Reviews

Although The Good Guy is a good read, I expect a bit more from an author of this caliber. I look foward to the next novel, with fingers tightly crossed that the author will get back to the basics...
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Synopsis

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.

Timothy Carrier is an ordinary guy who enjoys a beer after work. But tonight is no ordinary night. Instead, Tim will face a terrifying decision: Help or run. For the jittery stranger sitting beside him at the bar has mistaken Tim for someone else—and passes him a manila envelope stuffed with cash and the photo of a pretty woman. “Ten thousand. The rest when she’s gone.”
 
Now everything Tim thinks he knows—even about himself—will be challenged. For Tim Carrier is 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 that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be the good guy.
 

About Dean Koontz

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Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz's books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.
 
Published May 29, 2007 by Bantam. 466 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction
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All: 7 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 2

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Good
Reviewed by T. Michael Testi on Jul 02 2007

There is a lot of dry humor spread throughout the book, which at times will have you down right laughing out loud. There is a lot of suspense with twists and turns that will have you wanting more.

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Excellent
Reviewed by David Roth on Sep 30 2011

...a rip-roaring read you won’t want to put down, with an ending that will literally knock you for a loop. Five stars for The Good Guy.

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Good
Reviewed by Elizabeth Provenzano on Jul 28 2010

You will definitely root for this couple. As knowledgeable as he is about guns and strategy, Tim is adorably nervous about women. By the end of the book, every woman will want a “Timothy Carrier”.

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Good
Reviewed by Stephen Hubbard on Jan 22 2011

A handful of side characters pepper the plotline and work as great mini-propellers...The end result is a very intense experience, one that he throttles through at breakneck speed.

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Below average
Reviewed by RJ McGill on Dec 07 2007

Although The Good Guy is a good read, I expect a bit more from an author of this caliber. I look foward to the next novel, with fingers tightly crossed that the author will get back to the basics...

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Good
Reviewed by Robert Cheeks on Jun 14 2007

In this novel, Koontz employs the symbols of the Hebrew-Greek-Christian myth because the myth is the medium of truth and, in so doing, bears witness to the distortions of the postmodern world. His acuity transcends his oft-praised talents as a storyteller.

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Below average
Reviewed by Sharon Katz on Aug 01 2007

THE GOOD GUY is not a good book. Too many things were implausible, the romance between Tim and Linda was ridiculous, and the end was just too unbelievable. Dean Koontz has written some marvelous books in his time, but this is not one of them.

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