Brother Odd by Dean Koontz, 449 pages
St. Bartholomew’s Abbey
sits quietly in peaks of California’s high
Sierra, it is a safe place for children whom the world has abandoned, and who have nowhere else to go, and a place of refuge for
those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to find peace and to learn to live again after the events of the first book. Among the eccentric monks, their other guests, and the nuns
and young students of the attached convent school, he is beginning to find peace as the spirits of the dead have been mostly absent. However trouble seems to have a way of finding Odd and soon a pack bodachs, dark spirits who feed on upcoming pain and tragedy, have come to the children living in the abbey. Soon Odd is facing an enemy more dangerous than than anything he has yet encountered, fearing that he will be doomed to fail those he seeks to protect.
The Odd Thomas series continues to have all the horror, humor, and suspense that got me started reading it. This series also continues to introduce some interesting characters such as a former mob enforcer turned monk, and the mysterious Russian from Indiana. This series continues to be a good read with the perfect mix of suspense and humor.