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Can an ordinary guy make extraordinary choices in a battle between humanity and unearthly evil?
Joe Mandel is a perfectly ordinary guy from a perfectly ordinary town - a college student and community volunteer who dreams of one day publishing a novel. When a series of strange intuitions leads him to a crime in progress, Joe jumps headlong into danger without hesitation. In the aftermath, he wonders about the uncanny impulse that suddenly swept over him.
Until new friend Portia Montclair, the strangely wise daughter of the local police chief, explains to him what sent him ricocheting around town like a crazy pinball. Portia tells of another reality, a reality more thrilling - and terrifying - than Joe ever imagined. Timeless, elemental forces of good and evil have come to the quiet town of Little City: a cosmic entity capable of infecting human beings, and the seeker who has chosen Joe to find it.
To stop the malevolent invader, this average Joe must be braver than he ever thought possible...and face the hardest decisions of his life.
©2017 Dean Koontz (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 01-11-18

Yesssss. This is the Dean Koontz I Love.

This seemed like going home. I missed the golden retriever, the sense of dark and unusual and the good guy. Anxiously waiting for it to continue....

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore on 01-10-18

Wow, seriously crackers...

Wow, seriously crackers, insane! This is a crazy story of time travel (one of my favorite tropes), and it's combined with a bit of horror (come on, it's Koontz!), as Joe finds himself an unwitting hero, a paladin of sorts.
There's a dog... a very special dog... a golden retriever ( No... Really? )!
Joe has to confront his new "reality", and did I tell you there's a dog... Lol
The audio edition was done with James Patrick Cronin's and his narration is pitch-perfect, and dead-on-the-money for this story... Overall rating = Wow!  ★★★★★
This ebook w/whisper sync, actually has animated graphics called "Kindle in Motion". It's kinda cool, but the 5 stars had little or nothing to do with this feature.

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17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-17-18

Koontz Plus!

This lil short story is Koontz all the way. Yes he could have made it a novel, a good one, maybe great, but I admire him for not doing so because I’m not sure many other authors could, let alone would.
This short story was “impossible, impossible, again impossible” to put down. I had other things I needed to do but just couldn’t stop it.
That should tell you all you need to know about just how good it is.
Do Not listen to it unless you have the almost two hours it takes. If you do you surely may miss that meeting, that outing, whatever you had planned!
But definitely do get the book and throw caution to the will not disappoint.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Mr on 01-13-18

GooD short story

Really enjoyed this, being short it’s a good motorway listen for that mundane 2 hr journey
Good story which could easily become a longer novel or series

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