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Teacher Jim Ironheart, aptly named, is sent by forces unknown to save chosen people in life-threatening situations. By chance, a young but jaded reporter stumbles onto his missions, and joins him to investigate who is controlling him and why. Shared nightmares begin to point to an extraterrestrial influence, and the pair are forced to confront Ironheart's forgotten past for answers. Koontz ( The Bad Place , LJ 12/89), a master at maintaining mystery and suspense, weaves themes from earlier novels into this latest thriller. Even if the ending calls to mind DuMaurier and Hitchcock, Cold Fire contains all the ingredients--likable characters, nail-biting suspense, and above all, unlimited imagination--that will please Koontz's fans. For all popular collections. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club main selection; Mystery Guild featured alternate; previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/90.
-Eric W. Johnson, Teikyo Post Univ. Lib., Waterbury, Ct.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Dean Koontz pulls out all the stops in this highly-charged novel of fantasy, terror, action, romance and suspense. Employing dual narrators, this [unabridged] cassette production is relentlessly gripping. **** - Don't miss it! -- The Los Angeles Daily News, July 12, 1992
First I want to tell you that the awards you have received are well deserved! NOBODY can tell a good story like Carol and Michael. The performances are exactly on par, if not better than, the works of art that are read. Audio book companies should place THE READER'S CHAIR as their goal. -- M. P., 8/1/98
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I must say I prefer your productions of the Koontz books to the other that are out there. My favorite is "Cold Fire". I commend your efforts on your excellent products. -- sandman, 11 Jun 1996
Koontz's suspenseful, best-selling novel, receives solid, professional treatment by readers Carol Cowan and Michael Hanson. Without over-dramatizing, they give the story a clear, concise reading which allows the strong plot to carry the listener without interruption. -- AudioFile, March 1993
Receives an excellent treatment from Cowan and Hanson, whose voices capture the best in audio drama. -- The Bookwatch, August 1991
The Reader's Chair did an excellent job on my favorite Dean Koontz. -- Thorfy, May 30, 1995
[Cold Fire] had me on the edge of my seat! (And it's hard to drive that way...) -- DWBABER, 29 Mar 1996 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Another forgotten and not-exciting item in Koontz range. I had read it when I still had the hope that Koontz would be a real writer but this was the last attempt and I left him in... Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by A guy loving talented guys
I didn't know that Dean Koontz was into writing supernatural romance novels for Harlequin readers - until I read this book. Read morePublished on June 1 2004 by Tiayra
I ENJOY READING KOONTZ'S BOOKS AND "COLDFIRE" WAS ONE THAT GOT
ME GOING,I COULDN'T PUT THE BOOK DOWN. Read more
This book had an interesting premise, with suggestions of a supernatural battle between good and evil, but around the midpoint of the novel it starts to stumble. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2003 by Amazon Customer
This one didn't do as much for me as his other books. I am a pretty big fan of his, but I didn't think this book compared to his others. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2003 by K. L. Obrien
I thought that the book Cold Fire was a great book. It had a lot of everything that I am looking for in a book mystery, suspense, and romance, things that will not normally... Read morePublished on March 13 2003 by Jill Sahrhage
This was the first time I was introduced to Dean R. Koontz. Although it is not the book that hooked me (see Watchers) it is a wonderful suspense novel. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2003 by Nicole
I must echo the sentiments of many of my fellow reviewers. This book grips you at the beginning, but loses you at the end. Read morePublished on Sept. 6 2002 by Heath dela Cruz
The book started out great with a man who appears out of nowhere to save the day when tragedy is about to strike. Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2002