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By Dean Koontz

Odd Interlude, Dean Koontz’s New York Times bestselling three-part electronic series—now in a single quantity for the 1st time
 
THERE’S ROOM on the lodge. yet chances are you'll now not GET OUT.
 
Nestled on a lonely stretch alongside the Pacific coast, old fashioned roadside outpost concord nook bargains every thing a weary tourist needs—a comfortable diner, a convenient carrier station, a cluster of cottages . . . and the concord kinfolk dwelling house presiding over all of it. but if atypical Thomas and corporate cease to spend the evening, they become aware of that there’s extra to this secluded haven than meets the eye—and that among existence and loss of life, there's something extra scary than either.
 
Includes a preview of the following novel within the abnormal Thomas series: Deeply Odd!
 
“[Odd Thomas is] probably the most extraordinary and beautiful characters in present fiction.”—The Virginian-Pilot
 
“An creative . . . mixture of suspense, whimsy and uplift.”—The Washington Post
 
“Odd Thomas is the best personality Dean Koontz has ever created. He’s humorous, humble, immensely likable, brave, and only a pleasure to learn about.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
“Koontz supplies [Odd Thomas] wit, stable humor, a familiarity with the darkish facet of humanity—and ethical outrage.”—USA Today

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I listen myself asserting, “Sorry, sorry, sorry,” as I ascend the steps, which turns out absurd, due to the fact my trespass is a much lesser offense than the puppetmaster’s purpose to take advantage of Mr. concord to bash my brains out. nevertheless, i believe it speaks good of humans that we're in a position to spotting while we’ve devoted an impropriety even whereas we’re in a determined struggle for survival. I’ve learn that during the worst Nazi and Soviet slave-labor camps, the place by no means sufficient meals used to be supplied to inmates, the better prisoners almost always shared rations equitably with weaker ones, spotting that the survival intuition doesn't totally excuse us from the necessity to be charitable. now not all human festival needs to be as brutal as that at the nutrients Network’s Cupcake Wars. on the head of the steps, as I pay attention Mr. concord thundering up the 2 flights at the back of me, I detect that the hallway leads correct and left. I flip left, trusting my instinct, which regrettably isn’t 100% trustworthy. Out of a room to my correct, a boy of approximately fifteen, bare-chested and barefoot, donning pajama bottoms, erupts as though catapulted, slams into me, drives me into the wall, and divulges himself to be possessed whilst he says, “Shitface. ” even if the influence knocks the wind out of me, even though I drop the pistol, even supposing the boy’s bitter breath reeks of garlic from the former night’s dinner, and even supposing i'm starting to be angry via the pointless repetition of that insult to my visual appeal, i'm however inspired by means of the puppeteer’s skill to change from host to host in what sounds like the blink of a watch. Cool. Terrifying, convinced, yet certainly cool. As I force one knee demanding into the boy’s crotch, I say, “Sorry, sorry, sorry,” which I suggest much more truly than the remorse I expressed for violating the sanctity in their moment flooring. He collapses into the fetal place with a wordless groan that will so much correctly be mentioned “urrrrlll,” and that i guarantee him that even though he feels that he's loss of life, he'll dwell. Mr. concord is status on the head of the steps, having a look pressured. yet then his face hardens right into a gargoyle snarl because the Presence invades him. After scooping up the pistol, I bolt around the corridor, into the room out of which the boy attacked me. I slam the door. within the knob is a button that engages the latch, yet there’s no deadbolt. Mr. concord attempts the door, violently damn the knob, simply as I brace it with a straight-backed chair snared from a close-by table. even if the animal that Mr. concord such a lot jogs my memory of is a rhinoceros, this trick should still carry him off for a few minutes. on the double-hung eight-pane window, I pull open the draperies, see a porch roof past, and disengage the latch. I can’t elevate the internal sash, and that i can’t reduce the outer sash, as the window has been painted close. If I have been Mr. Daniel Craig, the latest James Bond, i'd quick kick out the wood muntins keeping apart the panes within the decrease sash, squeeze in the course of the sash with out elevating it, and be long past.

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