Dean Koontz is known for creating breathtaking worlds, introducing us to rich, multi-layered, engaging characters and writing gripping and suspenseful plots that stick in our heads and linger on long after we finish them. The critics are calling Velocity one of his best books to date, and, if you love riveting mystery thrillers, you won't be able to put it down.
Billy is just a regular guy taking care of his regular life. He's a hard worker and an honest man, but he's about to get his world flipped upside down. One day, he finds a strange note under the windshield of his vehicle that tells him he's got only 6 hours to decide who lives and who dies. If he goes to the cops and asks for their help, the maniac will take the life of a wonderful elderly woman that take care of others.
On the other hand, if he decides to take the matters into his own hands, the psycho will kill a beautiful schoolteacher instead. Yes, it's an impossible choice, but one that Billy will have to make - one way or the other. He's not a superhero or a badass government agent. No, Mr. Wiles is just your Regular Joe, and he doesn't really know what to do.
Soon, he gets another note with a new deadline and learns that the blonde woman was murdered, which means it's not a sick joke and that real people are dying because of him. He's trying to catch a killer that knows how to hide in the shadows and acts faster than lighting. The challenge keeps getting harder and harder, and every time, the maniac finishes his note with that same phrase - "The choice is yours". Velocity is a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping and breath-taking thriller that will glue you to your seat!