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VELOCITY by Dean Koontz

First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket in archival acetate cover, signed by the author. 2005 NY: Bantam ISBN 9780553804157
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Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car.

If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have six hours to decide. The choice is yours.

It seems like a sick joke, and Bill's friend on the police force, Lanny Olson, thinks so too. His advice to Bill is to go home and forget about it. Besides, what could they do even if they took the note seriously? No crime has actually been committed.

But less than twenty-four hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered, and it's Bill's fault: he didn't convince the police to get involved. Now he's got another note, another deadline, another ultimatum...and two new lives hanging in the balance.

Suddenly Bill's average, seemingly innocuous life takes on the dimensions and speed of an accelerating nightmare. Because the notes are coming faster, the deadlines growing tighter, and the killer becoming bolder and crueler with every communication - until Bill is isolated with the terrifying knowledge that he alone has the power of life and death over a psychopath's innocent victims. Until the struggle between good and evil is intensely personal. Until the most chilling words of all are: The choice is yours.

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5 of 5 The title sums up the pace of this book! November 2, 2010
Reviewer: Nikki C. from TX United States  
If insanity has a starting point to its downward spiral, Koontz captures it! Starting off with a simple note on a windshield, this book had me on the edge of my seat as soon as Billy Wiles shared its contents. Absent the choice of "opting out" of this game, in the matter of a few days, a simple man is forced to transform into a maniac on a mission to stop a killer that forces him to choose who lives or dies. Wiles realizes indecision results in consequences even more horrifying than choosing an option posed by the killer and must stop at nothing and sacrifice everything in order to win this game.

Compassion and morality comes as a price as WIles is pushed to the limits, not only trying to stay one step ahead of a killer, but in facing his own past that fuels his desperation. He must do what he can to maintain his sanity, accept past desisions and protect his secrets and one true love that hold him to this wolrd.

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