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  • Dean Koontz

    “The world is a machine that produces endless surprises and mysteries layered on mysteries.”'Wilderness,' a darkly intriguing short story first published as an e-book original, was written as prelude to Dean Koontz’s novel of mystery, suspense, and strange wonder—Innocence.Addison Goodheart was born in an isolated home surrounded by a deep forest, never known to his father, kept secret from everyone but his mother, who barely accepts him. Only in the woods, among the wildlife, is Addison truly welcome. Only there can he be at peace. Until the day he first knows terror, the day when his life changes radically and forever....Twelve of the other fourteen short stories...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    Jane Hawk-fiction's most relentless, resourceful, stunning new heroine-continues her battle against a murderous conspiracy in the riveting sequel to The Silent Corner. 'No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this.' These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun-just before she takes her own life, and many others', in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better. In the wake of her husband's inexplicable suicide-and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    In the wake of her husband's inexplicable suicide - and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals - Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the people bent on hijacking America's future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to become the nation's most wanted fugitive in order to derail their insidious...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In the late summer of a long-ago year, Alton Turner Blackwood brutally murdered four families. His savage spree ended only when he himself was killed by the last survivor of the last family, a fourteen-year-old boy. Half a continent away and two decades later, someone is murdering families again, re-creating in detail Blackwood’s crimes. Homicide detective John Calvino is certain that his own family—his wife and three children—will be targets, just as his parents and sisters were victims on that distant night when he was fourteen and killed their slayer. As a detective, John is a man of reason who deals in cold facts. But an...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    With more than 200 million copies of his novels sold, Dean Koontz is an undisputed master. And in The Vision, he once again displays the talent that led the Chicago Sun-Times to call him 'brilliant'—and the San Diego Union-Tribune to praise his 'always riveting' writing and his 'wonderfully fiendish' plots.The Vision—one of Dean Koontz’ early novels—is a chilling look into the paranormal and what occurs when a psychic channels the mind of a crazed killer.Mary Bergen, a gifted clairvoyant, uses her psychic ability and haunting visions to help the police solve crimes both past and present while feeling powerless to stop the murders, until she envisions her own...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    Dean Koontz’s unique talent for writing terrifying thrillers with a heart and soul is nowhere more evident than in this latest suspense masterpiece that pits one man against the ultimate deadline. If there were speed limits for the sheer pulse-racing excitement allowed in one novel, Velocity would break them all. Get ready for the ride of your life.… Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life. But that is about to change. One evening, after his usual eight-hour bartending shift, he finds a typewritten note under the windshield wiper of his car. If you don’t take this note to the police and get them involved, I will kill a lovely blond...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    Billy Wile jobbar som bartender och lever ett ganska stillsamt, vanligt liv. Ända till den kväll då han hittar ett meddelande instucket under bilens vindrutetorkare: 'Om du inte tar den här lappen till polisen och underrättar dem kommer jag att döda en förtjusande, blond lärarinna någonstans i Napa County. Om du tar den här lappen till polisen kommer jag i stället att döda en gammal kvinna som är engagerad i välgörenhetsarbete. Du har sex timmar på dig att bestämma dig. Valet är ditt.' Billy uppfattar det hela som ett dumt skämt men berättar ändå vad som hänt för sin gode vän Lanny Olson som är polis. Lanny är av samma åsikt och råder Billy att nonchalera...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    They’re out there.Waiting. Watching. Unseen by normal eyes, but all too visible to Slim MacKenzie, a young man blessed—or cursed—by Twilight Eyes…They’re out thereLurking in the darkest shadows of an eerie, moonlit carnival. Feeding their twisted needs with human suffering. And fiendishly plotting the downfall of the human race…They’re out there But don’t scream. They’ll hear...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    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 The Taking. On the morning that will...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    Der rätselhafte Selbstmord ihres Mannes ist nur der Anfang eines grauenvollen Albtraums: Auf der Suche nach einer Erklärung für seinen Tod entdeckt FBI-Agentin Jane Hawk einen landesweiten Anstieg unerklärlicher Suizide. Als sie der Spur weiter folgt, erhält sie eine unmissverständliche Warnung. Ein Unbekannter dringt in ihr Haus ein und bedroht ihren Sohn. Jane weiß nicht mehr, wem sie trauen kann. Sie geht in den Untergrund. Getrieben von dem Willen, ihre Familie zu schützen und den Tod ihres Mannes zu rächen, macht sie die Jäger zu...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    “The plot twists ingeniously...an engaging, often chilling book.”—The New York Times Book Review A writer in California. A doctor in Boston. A motel owner and his employee in Nevada. A priest in Chicago. A robber in New York. A little girl in Las Vegas. They’re a handful of people from across the country, living through eerie variations of the same nightmare. A dark memory is calling out to them. And soon they will be drawn together, deep in the heart of a sprawling desert, where the terrifying truth...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    A dazzling new series debuts with a remarkable heroine certain to become a new icon of suspense, propelled by the singular narrative genius of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. 'I very much need to be dead.' These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for-but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered . . . unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what. There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband-or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands. Although people of talent and...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    “I very much need to be dead.” These are the chilling last words left by a man who had everything to live for but took his own life. His widow, FBI agent Jane Hawk, is determined to find the truth, no matter what. Those arrayed against her are devoted to protecting something important – or terrifying – enough to exterminate anyone in their way. But Jane is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    From “one of the master storytellers of this or any age” (The Tampa Tribune) comes the stunning final adventure of “one of the most remarkable and appealing characters in current fiction”(The Virginian-Pilot)—as #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz brings the unforgettable odyssey of Odd Thomas to its dazzling conclusion.Odd Thomas is back where it all started…because the time has come to finish it. Since he left his simple life in the small town of Pico Mundo, California, his journey has taken him to places strange and wonderful, mysterious and terrifying. Across the land, in the company of mortals and spirits alike, he has known kindness and...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    Ex-FBI-Agentin Jane Hawk suchte die wahren Schuldigen für den vermeintlichen Freitod ihres Ehemannes Nick und hat die Verschwörung um die elitäre Gruppe der Arkadier aufgedeckt. Während ihres Kreuzzuges gegen die Terrorgruppe hat sie sich viele Feinde gemacht, die auf Rache sinnen. Nun endlich scheinen diese ihrem Ziel nahe: Die Arkadier haben Janes fünfjährigen Sohn Travis aufgespürt, den sie bei Freunden in Sicherheit wähnte. Zeitgleich bereiten sie sich darauf vor, die Schwiegereltern von Jane mental umzuprogrammieren. Jane ist gerade am anderen Ende des Landes - wird sie rechtzeitig da sein, um die Rache der Arkadier zu...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   Michelina Bellsong is on a mission. She is following a missing family to the edge of America . . . to a place she never knew existed—a place of terror, wonder, and shattering revelation. What awaits her there will change her life and the life of everyone she knows—if she can find the key to survival. At stake are a young girl of extraordinary goodness, a young boy with killers on his trail, and Micky’s own wounded soul. Ahead lie incredible peril, startling discoveries, and paths that lead through terrible darkness to unexpected...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    This exclusive eBook short story looks back—way back—to where it all began for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, two souls who are destined to be together forever. Amid the dizzying rides, tantalizing games of chance, and fanciful attractions of a state fair, two teenage sweethearts on the cusp of life and love’s pleasures find their way to a shadowy carnival tent brimming with curiosities. There, from the bizarre and enthralling Gypsy Mummy, a mechanized merchant of dreams and prognosticator of tomorrows, the young couple learns what fate promises for them. But fate, for Odd Thomas and Stormy Llewellyn, is something altogether different: full of dark corners, sharp edges,...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    Meet Odd Thomas, the unassuming young hero of Dean Koontz’s dazzling New York Times bestseller, a gallant sentinel at the crossroads of life and death who offers up his heart in these pages and will forever capture yours. “The dead don’t talk. I don’t know why.” But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Sometimes the silent souls who seek out Odd want justice. Occasionally their otherworldly tips help him prevent a crime. But this time it’s different. A stranger comes to Pico Mundo, accompanied by a horde of hyena-like shades who herald an imminent catastrophe. Aided by...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.A harrowing taste of Roseland’s terrors convinces Odd that it’s time to hit the...read more

  • Dean Koontz

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Every city has its wonders and mysteries. For the Pomerantz family, the most disturbing mystery at the moment is the identity and the intentions of their new neighbor, in this eBook original short story—a prequel to The City, the gripping and moving new novel by Dean Koontz. The year is 1967. Malcolm Pomerantz is twelve, geeky and socially awkward, while his seriously bright sister, Amalia, is spirited and beautiful. Each is the other’s best friend, united by a boundless interest in the world beyond their dysfunctional parents’ unhappy home. But even the troubled Pomerantz household will seem to be a haven compared to the house next door,...read more