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The Good Guy

6 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Dean Koontz

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Author: Dean Koontz
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
Publisher: Bantam (May 29, 2007)
5 reviews about The Good Guy
review by . May 11, 2009
Timothy Carrier is a man who keeps to himself and tries to live as simple a life as possible. Until one day when a man sits beside Timothy at a bar and passes him an envelope with ten thousand dollars and a picture of a beautiful woman named Linda Paquette. Timothy is intrigued by the woman but horrified to know the man has mistaken him for the contract killer he employed to murder her. When the killer later arrives and mistakes Timothy for the man who hired him, Timothy tells him the hit is off …
review by . February 09, 2009
Tim Carrier sits down in his favorite bar to relax and enjoy the familiarity. A stranger sits down beside him, strikes up a weird conversation, and hands him an envelope. As the the stranger is leaving he says, "Half of it's there. Ten thousand. The rest when she's gone." Curiously, Tim opens the envelope and finds a picture of a woman he has never seen before. Suddenly, it dawns on Tim that he has been mistaken for a hit man. Tim is now faced with a difficult choice. He can forget he was ever there …
review by . August 04, 2007
Dean Koontz has been turning out some (in my opinion) really good books lately, ones that don't rely so much on the bizarre supernatural element. In his latest titled The Good Guy, he caught my attention immediately and it never let up.    Timothy Carrier is just a normal guy who works as a mason and is perfectly happy with his life. One evening he stops at his friend's bar for the usual banter, reflection, and relaxation. But two things happen that change his life completely. …
review by . July 05, 2007
I've been a fan of Dean Koontz (remember when he was Dean R. Koontz?) since High School (mid 80's). I've been a bit irritated with a few of Dean's recent releases (didn't like The Taking), especially with what appears to be his obsession with describing weather (The Face is a prime example).    When I read the opening paragraph of Chapter Three, I *almost* chucked this book (which I bought at retail). Here is the paragraph:    "In the downfall of golden light …
review by . June 20, 2007
If you are a Dean Koontz fan, then this latest offering, "The Good Guy," should entertain and exactly in the way expected. Although not as compelling as some of his classic tales of suspense and horror, "The Good Guy" boasts of two strong characters that instantaneously click under emergency conditions that require split-second decision making and twice as fast engagement. In Tim Carrier, Koontz deftly fashions the ultimate hero: decisive, intelligent, understated and very much in control. Chivalrously, …
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