Odd Thomas is a short-order cook who can see the dead. Two people know about this sight, Wyatt the police chief, and Stormy, his girlfriend. His day is not going well. First he has to deal with Penny and her murderer, then he sees a man he nicknames “Fungus Man” in the diner eating a huge meal. To top it off, bodachs (dark, evil wraiths) come in and hang around this man. Odd knows this means there will be death and mayhem, but how much and where? Through covert investigation, Odd finds that it is going to be something big, something horrible, and it will happen on the 15th. Is there anything he can do to stop it? What will happen to his town and the people in it? Who is trying to set Odd up?
Once again, Dean Koontz writes a novel that keeps the attention of his reader. I had to keep reading to find out what happened, to find out who would survive, and who was the bad guy. This book is worth reading if you like suspense and stories of the macabre. With other books in the series, I look forward to spending time with Odd again.