There are millions of stories in the city --- some magical, some tragic, others terror-filled or triumphant. Jonah Kirk’s story is all of those things as he draws readers into his life in the city as a young boy, introducing his indomitable grandfather, also a “piano man”; his single mother, a struggling singer; and the heroes, villains, and everyday saints and sinners who make up the fabric of the metropolis in which they live --- and who will change the course of Jonah’s life forever.
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. The bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives, and the fateful night in which they meet will push them to a point of reckoning for themselves and those they protect.
Odd Thomas has the ability to commune with restless spirits and help them find justice and peace. But this time, it’s the living who desperately need Odd on their side. Three innocents will be brutally executed unless Odd can intervene in time. The potential victims are a mystery, but Odd will do what he must to save them --- confronting a sinister foe and the limits of his very own mortality.
The magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, at least for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion. But Roseland holds many mysteries, and only Odd is brave --- or mad --- enough to confront the evil that resides there.
Once the dream home of a tycoon, the Pendleton is now a luxury apartment building, a sanctuary for its privileged inhabitants. They are unaware of the building’s dark history --- episodes of madness, suicide, mass murder, and whispers of things far worse.
Odd Thomas is a regular 19-year-old with an unusual gift: the ability to see the lingering spirits of the dead. To Odd, it’s not such a big deal. And most folks in sleepy Pico Mundo, California, are much more interested in the irresistible pancakes Odd whips up at the local diner. Still, communing with the dead can be useful. Because while some spirits only want a little company, others want justice.
When the sad specter of a very frightened boy finds its way to him, Odd vows to root out the evil suddenly infecting the sunny streets of Pico Mundo. But even with his exceptional ability --- plus the local police and his pistol-packing girlfriend, Stormy, backing him --- is Odd any match for a faceless stalker who’s always a step ahead…and determined to kill again?