The truck driver is decked out like a rhinestone cowboy,
only instead of a guitar he’s slinging a gun, and Odd Thomas is on the wrong
end of the barrel. Though he narrowly dodges a bullet, Odd can’t outrun the
shocking vision burned into his mind, or the destiny that will drive him into a
harrowing showdown with absolute evil.
How do you make sure a crime that hasn’t happened yet, never
does? That’s the critical question facing Odd Thomas, the young man with a
unique ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and
peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their
side. Three helpless innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can
intervene in time. Who the potential victims are and where they can be found
remain a mystery. The only thing Odd knows for sure is who the killer will be:
the homicidal stranger who tried to shoot him dead in a small town parking lot.
With the ghost of Alfred Hitchcock riding shotgun and a
network of unlikely allies providing help along the way, Odd embarks on an
interstate game of cat and mouse with his sinister quarry. He will soon learn
his adversary possesses abilities that may surpass his own and operates in
service to infinitely more formidable foes, with murder a mere prelude to much
deeper designs. Traveling across a landscape haunted by portents of impending
catastrophe, Odd will do what he must and go where his path leads him, drawing
ever closer to the dark heart of his long journey, and, perhaps, to the bright
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