The Girl, the Gold Watch & Everything: A Novel

By John D. MacDonald, Dean Koontz

From John D. MacDonald, one of many enduring American novelists of the 20 th century, comes a technology fiction vintage with a undying premise. An aimless younger guy discovers the way to cease the area in its tracks—and that’s while his lifestyles really begins.

Introduction by means of Dean Koontz

Once a regular math instructor, Omar Krepps constructed a knack for playing, accumulated a superb fortune, and spent the remainder of his existence touring the realm and gifting away his hundreds of thousands. Upon his demise, although, Krepps bequeaths not anything to his nephew and merely residing blood relative, Kirby Winter—nothing, that's, other than an old watch and a sealed letter to be opened after one year.

But Kirby has even more in his ownership than he realizes. The watch has the ability to govern time. not just does this revelation make clear the secret of his uncle’s existence, it places Kirby at the route to incredible wealth and a brand new rent on love . . . in addition to a complete host of lethal problems. Even in a universe the place time isn't any factor, Kirby needs to tread rigorously to stick one step sooner than danger.

Praise for John D. MacDonald

“To diggers 1000 years from now, the works of John D. MacDonald will be a treasure at the order of the tomb of Tutankhamen.”—Kurt Vonnegut

“As a tender author, all I ever sought after was once to the touch readers as powerfully as John D. MacDonald touched me.”—Dean Koontz

“John D. MacDonald used to be a author manner sooner than his time.”—John Saul

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On him, and me going out the again means with the bit of funds he had left by means of then. That taking the cash is the single factor I ever did shamed me until eventually tonight, Kirk. ” relocating slowly, she picked her outfits off the ground, shook them, hung them over an arm of a chair. She got here again towards the mattress, picked up a white handbag and sat at the fringe of the mattress, towards the foot of the mattress, simply out of the cone of sunshine, dealing with him. “Glaring on you,” she acknowledged. She obtained up and switched on a low lamp in a much nook, grew to become off the overhead prism and sat at the mattress back. She took a small brush out of her handbag and brushed the outfitted cap of white curls. She used to be in part silhouetted opposed to the sunshine. She lit cigarettes and stretched towards him and passed him one. “Well, hell,” she acknowledged wistfully. “You can’t win ’em all. ” He had all started to gain how remarkably strong he felt. He desired to trip a chrome motorcycle down major highway, no arms, waving all of the flags of the Americas. He desired to get a fairly strong begin and run correct up the aspect of some tall structures. He may possibly do a tireless handstand and twirl batons along with his ft. This was once certainly a well suited lady. He was once very keen on her. “What’s so gawddamn humorous? ” she demanded. “Sorry. I didn’t detect i used to be guffawing. ” “What you do for a dwelling, sugar? ” “I—I’m kind of among jobs. ” “What’s your alternate? ” “Sort of—investments. ” “And the funding was once 3 kings opposed to a awful little complete residence. That’s the way it is going, sugar. ” “Uh—Bonny Lee? ” “Yay? ” “You—uh, you stated it was—pretty effective? ” “You have been there, weren’t you, brother? You weren’t all that a lot slumbering, and that’s needless to say. you will want a medal of honor or whatever? I swear to God, a few day i'm hoping to satisfy a guy doesn’t are looking to be informed he’s the simplest there's. what's it with males anyways? a lady, she simply desires to be lovin’ and sought after, and a rattling guy, each time, it’s like he wonders if he could make the Olympics. You all scared you haven’t obtained it? Y’all cross around provin’ it usually sufficient, then swaggering round like you’d performed anything specified, like as though it was once whatever any mink couldn’t do faster and oftener. tremendous deal. I offer you a passing grade. ok? ” “Sorry i discussed it. ” “So am I, sugar. So am I. There’s something bores me rattling just about demise, it’s speaking approximately it. parents get hungry and feature a very good steak, they sit down over the bones and speak about it? They get thirsty and feature an immense chilly drink, they sit down round peerin’ down into the glass a-wonderin’ what temperature it used to be, for Gawd’s candy sake. the best way I figure—” “I acknowledged I’m sorry I introduced it up! ” “Shees marie, you don’t need to beller at me, sugar! you recognize, you were given a mood onto you? ” “I’m a really light man! I constantly were! I by no means lose my mood! Get off my again, will you? ” “Kirk, sugar, you’re genuine edgy. There something to devour? ” “Some chilly ham. Rye bread. ” “I’ll simply whomp up sanwiches, make us either suppose larger. you recognize it’s 3 within the morning? ” She went into the kitchen nook and became at the shiny overhead fluorescence.

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