I have enjoyed the "Odd" books since the first one came out. This one was a little disappointing. It seemed as if the book was trying too hard to write itself and get to the end. Make sense? In my opinion there was not enough "odd" in Odd Thomas and a little too much "shoot-em-up and get out of here" for my taste. However, after I finished it and digested a little bit - hmmmm - it could be a "transition" book setting up an absolutely awesome 5th installment in this series.