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Velocity

(2005)
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The new fast-moving thriller from Dean Koontz is the story of an innocent man forced by a serial killer to choose who will be murdered next. William Wiles is an easygoing thirty-something, a bartender who lives a quiet life alone until a serial killer singles him out - not to kill him, but to force him to decide who the next victim will be. On his SUV Billy finds the first note: 'If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blonde schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours.' Billy pays an informal visit to an acquaintance, Lanny Olson, who is a policeman, and who thinks the note is a prank. The schoolteacher dies. The next note reverses the choices: if Billy takes the note to the police, a mother of two young children will die. If he doesn't, an unmarried man who won't be much missed will die. Lanny has to take this note seriously but the deadline runs out before he can decide how to make his involvement official. Billy doesn't hear from him again because Lanny himself, unmarried, who will not be much missed, has become the next victim. There will be more communications from the killer, more hideous choices, with ever tighter decision times, and with each choice Billy is drawn deeper into an accelerating nightmare, which steadily becomes more personal, more confrontational, until he is isolated, with no one to turn to and no one to rely on but himself. Finally he must risk everything to save the intended victims .

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2006 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Velocity (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Dean R Koontz
ISBN: 1-4177-6953-X / 978-1-4177-6953-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2006 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Velocity (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 1-84617-234-9 / 978-1-84617-234-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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August 2005 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-00-719696-2 / 978-0-00-719696-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-553-80415-4 / 978-0-553-80415-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-375-43531-X / 978-0-375-43531-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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January 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean; Koontz, Dean R Koontz
ISBN: 0-7394-5459-5 / 978-0-7394-5459-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

June 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Velocity: A Novel
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-345-53346-1 / 978-0-345-53346-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-00-736826-7 / 978-0-00-736826-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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June 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Velocity: A Novel
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-553-59317-X / 978-0-553-59317-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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April 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: VELOCITY
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-553-58825-7 / 978-0-553-58825-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Books
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January 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-553-84084-3 / 978-0-553-84084-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-00-719697-0 / 978-0-00-719697-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-00-719701-2 / 978-0-00-719701-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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January 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-00-779643-9 / 978-0-00-779643-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Audio Editions

January 2011 : UK MP3 CD
Title: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 1-4450-0873-4 / 978-1-4450-0873-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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2010 : USA Audio CD
Title: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 1-4498-0802-6 / 978-1-4498-0802-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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January 2006 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-7531-2513-7 / 978-0-7531-2513-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean R Koontz
ISBN: 1-4159-2008-7 / 978-1-4159-2008-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-7393-1556-0 / 978-0-7393-1556-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
ISBN: 0-7393-1555-2 / 978-0-7393-1555-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2005 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean Koontz
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Velocity
Author(s): Dean R Koontz
ISBN: 1-4159-2133-4 / 978-1-4159-2133-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

June 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Velocity: A Novel
Author(s): Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
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