Odd Apocalypse

An Odd Thomas Novel

By Dean Koontz
(Bantam, Hardcover, 9780553807745, 368pp.)

Publication Date: July 31, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Mass Market Paperback, Hardcover, Paperback

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The stallion reared over me, silently slashing the air with the hooves of its forelegs, a creature of such immense power that I stumbled backward even though I knew that it was as immaterial as a dream. . . .
 
The woman astride the ghostly mount reaches out desperately, the latest spirit to enlist the aid of Odd Thomas, the unassuming young fry cook whose gift—or curse—it is to see the shades of the restless dead, and to help them when he can. This mission of mercy will lead Odd through realms of darkness he has never before encountered, as he probes the long-held secrets of a sinister estate and those who inhabit it.
 
ODD APOCALYPSE
 
Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, at least for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria, the Lady of the Bell. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.
 
A harrowing taste of Roseland’s terrors convinces Odd that it’s time to hit the road again. Still, the prescient Annamaria insists that they’ve been led there for a reason, and he’s promised to do his best for the ghost on horseback. Just how deep and dreadful are the mysteries Roseland and her masters have kept for nearly a century? And what consequences await whoever is brave, or mad, enough to confront the most profound breed of evil? Odd only knows. Like his acclaimed creator, the irresistible Odd Thomas is in top-notch form—as he takes on what may well be the most terrifying challenge yet in his curious career.

Watch the Odd Apocalypse cover come to life! See what Odd sees with this special augmented reality Odd Apocalypse book cover! Using Dean Koontz’s mobile application or your computer webcam, you can watch one of Odd’s visions come alive.
 
ACCLAIM FOR DEAN KOONTZ AND HIS ODD THOMAS NOVELS

“This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Odd Thomas
 
“Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.”—The Denver Post, on Brother Odd
 
“The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontz’s most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.”—The New York Times




About the Author

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Anna, and the enduring spirit of their golden, Trixie.




Praise For Odd Apocalypse

ACCLAIM FOR DEAN KOONTZ AND HIS ODD THOMAS NOVELS
 
“An inventive . . . mix of suspense, whimsy and uplift. It’s refreshing to come across a character as good-hearted as Odd.”—The Washington Post
 
“If Stephen King is the Rolling Stones of novels, Koontz is the Beatles.”—Playboy
 
“Koontz is a master of melding the supernatural with the commonplace. [His] writing [crackles] with dry, tongue-in-cheek wit.”—The Boston Globe
 
“Heartfelt and provocative . . . a wonderfully rich and entertaining story.”—Chicago Sun-Times
 
“Koontz gives his character wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side of humanity—and moral outrage.”—USA Today

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