Author: Koontz, Dean
Year Published: 2008
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Condition Rating: Slight wear, may have creased spine, folded pages, good-condition ownership stickers
Summary: Timothy Carrier, having a beer after work at his friendâ€™s tavern, enjoys drawing eccentric customers into amusing conversations. But the jittery man who sits next to him tonight has mistaken Tim for someone very differentâ€”and passes to him a manila envelope full of cash.
â€œTen thousand now. You get the rest when sheâ€™s gone.â€
The stranger walks out, leaving a photo of the pretty woman marked for death, and her address. But things are about to get worse. In minutes another stranger sits next to Tim. This one is a cold-blooded killer who believes Tim is the man who has hired him.
Thinking fast, Tim says, â€œIâ€™ve had a change of heart. You get ten thousandâ€”for doing nothing. Call it a no-kill fee.â€ He keeps the photo and gives the money to the hired killer. And when Tim secretly follows the man out of the tavern, he gets a further shock: the hired killer is a cop.
Suddenly, Tim Carrier, an ordinary guy, is at the center of a mystery of extraordinary proportions, the one man who can save an innocent life and stop a killer far more powerful than any copâ€¦and as relentless as evil incarnate. But first Tim must discover within himself the capacity for selflessness, endurance, and courage that can turn even an ordinary man into a hero, inner resources that will transform his idea of who he is and what it takes to be The Good Guy.
From the Hardcover edition.
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