I love Odd Thomas. In this one our simple hero, Odd, is seeking solace at St. Bartholemew's abbey after his last adventure. The abbey houses children who are physically and mentally handicapped. One of the monks is murdered and Odd is attacked, there is a mysterious Russian and the monks and nuns have to defend and fortify the abbey against something terrifying. The verbal sparring between Odd nd the Russian is hilarious. And Stormy helps Odd through a little girl. Wonderful book.