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#1 "NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
Past midnight, Chyna Shepard, twenty-six, gazes out a moonlit
window, unable to sleep on her first night in the Napa Valley home
of her best friend's family. Instinct proves reliable. A murderous
sociopath, Edgler Foreman Vess, has entered the house, intent on
killing everyone inside. A self-proclaimed "homicidal adventurer,"
Vess lives only to satisfy all appetites as they arise, to immerse
himself in sensation, to live without fear, remorse, or limits, to
live with "intensity." Chyna is trapped in his deadly orbit.
Chyna is a survivor, toughened by a lifelong struggle for safety
and self-respect. Now she will be tested as never before. At first
her sole aim is to get out alive--until, by chance, she learns the
identity of Vess's next intended victim, a faraway innocent only
she can save. Driven by a newly discovered thirst for meaning
beyond mere self-preservation, Chyna musters every inner resource
she has to save an endangered girl . . . as moment by moment, the
terrifying threat of Edgler Foreman Vess intensifies.
In one of the most dazzling books of his celebrated career, Dean
Koontz delivers a masterwork of page-turning suspense that
surpasses even his own inimitable reputation as a chronicler of our
worst fears--and best dreams. In The Taking he tells the story of a
community cut off from a world under siege, and the terrifying
battle for survival waged by a young couple and their neighbors as
familiar streets become fog-shrouded death traps. Gripping,
heartbreaking, and triumphant in the face of mankind's darkest
hour, here is a small-town slice-of-doomsday thriller that strikes
to the core of each of us to ask: What would you do in the midst of
On the morning that will mark the end of the world they have known,
Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof.
It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now they rise
to find a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small
California mountain town. A strange scent hangs faintly in the air,
and the young couple cannot shake the sense of something wrong.
As hours pass and the rain continues to fall, Molly and Niel listen
to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe.
Before evening, their little town loses television and radio
reception. Then telephone and the Internet are gone. With the
ceaseless rain now comes an obscuring fog that transforms the
once-friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. By nightfall the
Sloans have gathered with some of their neighbors to deal with
community damage...but also because they feel the need to band
together against some unknown threat, some enemy they cannot
identify or even imagine.
In the night, strange noises arise, and at a distance, in the rain
and the mist, mysterious lights are seen drifting among the trees.
The rain diminishes with the dawn, but a moody gray-purple twilight
prevails. Soon Molly, Niel, and their small band of friends will be
forced to draw on reserves of strength, courage, and humanity they
never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter
something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to
their world--something that is hunting them with ruthless
efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in
perspective, The Taking is an adventure story like no other, a
relentless roller-coaster read that brings apocalypse to Main
Street and showcases the talents of one of our most original and
mesmerizing novelists at the pinnacle of his powers.
"From the Hardcover edition."
Koontz's beloved hero leaves the small desert town of Pico Mundo
for the solitude and peace of an isolated monastery as he tries to
find a way to live fully again. But Odd Thomas has a knack for
finding trouble and must confront an enemy who eclipses any he has
yet encountered. Available in a tall Premium Edition. Reissue.
They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found
the first body, strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty
were dead, three hundred fifty missing. But the terror had only
begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California. At first
they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists. Or toxic
contamination. Or a bizarre new disease. But then they found the
truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything
any of them had ever imagined?
A brutal killer known as "The Butcher" is stalking women in New
York City. When the police enlist the help of clairvoyant Graham
Harris, the horrifying images of the Butcher's crimes replay in
Harris's mind--sometimes even at the moment they are happening.
Then he sees the most terrifying vision of all--that of his own
Harris and his girlfriend soon find themselves trapped on the
fortieth floor of a deserted office building. The guards have been
murdered, the elevators shut down, and the stairways blocked. The
only way out is to climb down the sheer face of the building. But
there is a blizzard outside with fifty-mile-an-hour winds--and a
dangerous fall from Mount Everest has left Harris paralyzed with
fear. He must risk the climb--or become the Butcher's next victim.
With a new afterword by the author
"NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLER
Before he died on a storm-wracked night, Jimmy Tock's grandfather
predicted that there would be five dark days in his grandson's
life--five dates whose terrible events Jimmy must prepare himself
to face. The first is to occur in his twentieth year, the last in
his thirtieth. What terrifying events await Jimmy on these five
critical days? What challenges must he survive? The path he follows
will defy every expectation and will take all the love, humor, and
courage he possesses. For who Jimmy Tock is and what he must
accomplish on the five days his world turns is a mystery both
dangerous and wondrous.
"Darkness Under the Sun"
There once was a killer who knew the night, its secrets and
rhythms. How to hide within its shadows. When to hunt. He roamed
from town to town, city to city, choosing his prey for their beauty
In the privacy of her own home, and against her will, Susan
Harris will experience an inconceivable act of terror. She will
become the object of the ultimate computer's consuming obsession:
to learn everything there is to know about human flesh.
Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived on the streets since he was
nine?with only his wits and his daring to sustain him, and only his
silent dog, Harley, to call his friend. The city he roams with
Harley has secrets and mysteries, things unexplainable and maybe
unimaginable. Crispin has seen ghosts in the dead of night, and
sensed dimensions beyond reason in broad daylight.
From a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose…Bestselling author Dean Koontz presents his most terrifying, dramatic and moving novel: The explosive story of a man and a woman, caught in a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation…
Hailed as "America's most popular suspense novelist" ("Rolling
Stone") Dean Koontz has entered a rich new phase of his writing
career that is yielding his most imaginative, meaningful, and
popular work yet.
At the height of his powers as a literary craftsman, he has won the
acclaim of critics as well as the allegiance of millions of fans
the world over, transforming the greatest fears and hopes of our
time into masterworks of dazzling originality and emotional
Now, with the stunning depth and virtuosity of his storytelling, he
brings to readers one of his most gripping and richly imagined
novels to date--an intoxicating story of adventure and suspense,
mystery and revelation, told with humor, heart, and high art.
One Door Away From Heaven
In a dusty trailer park on the far edge of the California dream,
Michelina Bellsong contemplates the choices she has made. At
twenty-eight, she wants to change the direction of her troubled
life but can't find her way--until a new family settles into the
rental trailer next door and she meets the young girl who will lead
her on a remarkable quest that will change Micky herself and
everything she knows--or thinks she knows--forever.
Despite the brace she must wear on her deformed left leg, and her
withered left hand, nine-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant
and indomitable spirit that inspires Micky. Beneath Leilani's
effervescence, however, Micky comes to sense a quiet desperation
that the girl dares not express.
Leilani's mother is little more than a child herself. And the
girl's stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is educated but threatening. He
has moved the family from place to place as he fanatically
investigates UFO sightings, striving to make contact, claiming to
have had a vision that by Leilani's tenth birthday aliens will
either heal her or take her away to a better life on their world.
Slowly, ever more troubling details emerge in Leilani's
conversations with Micky. Most chilling is Micky's discovery that
Leilani had an older brother, also disabled, who vanished after
Maddoc took him into the woods one night and is now "gone to the
Leilani's tenth birthday is approaching. Micky is convinced the
girl will be dead by that day. While the child-protection
bureaucracy gives Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family slips away
into the night. Micky sets out across America to track and find
them, alone and afraid but for the first time living for something
bigger than herself.
She finds herself pitted against an adversary, Preston Maddoc, as
fearsome as he is cunning. The passion and disregard for danger
with which Micky pursues her quest bring to her side a burned-out
detective who joins her on a journey of incredible peril and
startling discoveries, a journey through terrible darkness to
One Door Away From Heaven is an incandescent mix of suspense and
humor, fear and wonder, a story of redemption and timeless wisdom
that will have readers cheering. Filled with tragedy and joy, with
terror and hope, it solidifies Dean Koontz's reputation as one of
the foremost storytellers of our time. This is Dean Koontz at his
very best--and it doesn't get any better than that.
"From the Hardcover edition."
? Odd Thomas is] one of the most remarkable and appealing
characters in current fiction.? ? The Virginian-Pilot THERE?S ROOM
AT THE INN. BUT YOU MIGHT NOT GET OUT. Nestled on a lonely stretch
along the Pacific coast, quaint roadside outpost Harmony Corner
offers everything a weary traveler needs ? a cozy diner, a handy
service station, a cluster of motel rooms . . . and the Harmony
family homestead presiding over it all. But when Odd Thomas and
company stop to spend the night, they discover that there's more to
this secluded haven than meets the eye ? and that between life and
death, there is something more frightening than either. Koontz
gives Odd Thomas] wit, good humor, a familiarity with the dark side
of humanity ? and moral outrage.? ? USA Today Supernatural thrills
with a side of laughs.? ? The Denver Post
"The Mystery Fancier," Vol. 1, No. 4 (July 1977), contains: "The
Mysteries of Pseudonymous Professors," by Joseph Barbato, "The Wit
and Wisdom of the Mystery Story: Quotations from the Mysteries --
Part IV," by Marvin Lachman, "The Programmed Writing of Dean R.
Koontz," by George Kelley, "Further Excursions into the Wacky World
of Harry Stephen Keeler," by Art Scott, and "The Nero Wolfe Saga,
Part II," by Guy M. Townsend.
His birth was marked by wonder and tragedy.
He sees beauty and terror beyond our deepest dreams.
His story will change the way you see the world.
On the heels of his #1 bestseller False Memory, Dean Koontz brings
together his most compelling themes and an unforgettable cast of
characters to create what is perhaps the most thrilling and
emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career.
Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that
will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are
the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a
thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal
enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find
this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born
from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and
the man who stalks him.
At the age of three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons remove
his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. As he copes with
his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother counsels him
that all things happen for a reason and that every person's life
has an effect on every other person's, in often unknowable ways.
At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight. How he regains it, why
he regains it, and what happens as his amazing life unfolds and
entwines with others results in a breathtaking journey of courage,
heart-stopping suspense, and high adventure.
"Such a pretty face"
So young, so sweet. She appeared out of nowhere, in the middle
of traffic, on a busy day. A teenager with no past, no family?no
"Such a lovely child"
So blond and beautiful. Carol and Paul were drawn to her?she was
the child they?d never had. A dream come true. And then Carol's
nightmares began?the ghastly sounds in the night?the bloody face in
the mirror?the razor-sharp ax.
"Such relentless evil"
So deceptively innocent. Most mothers would die for such a
darling little angel. And that's what frightened Carol most of
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