Tall, muscular and big-headed, Tim Carrier is rarely mistaken for someone else but one night while enjoying a beer a nervous man sits next to him at the bar and does just that. The man hands over an envelope with $10,000 and a picture of a woman telling Tim he’ll get the rest when the job is done.
Speechless Tim watches as the man walks away. Within 5 minutes a guy who looks eerily similar to Tim walks in and seeing the envelope in front of Tim makes contact. Without thinking it through Tim tries to tell the guy that he’s changed his mind. The hired killer laughs and says that’s not an option.
Tim sets out to find the woman and instead of just warning her that the killer is coming he gets pulled into an evil game of cat and mouse.
The Good Guy was quite a departure from Koontz’s usual scary books with a supernatural twist but it was excellent. The story was a heart pounding thrill ride that had me shrieking at the cd player while Tim was trying to out think the mad man. Plus with the added intrigue of not knowing why Linda Paquette is targeted for murder the suspense carries through to the last page. This is a must read for suspense and thriller lovers.