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After a near-fatal car accident, a Californian must deal with the deranged killer with whom he now shares visions. Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club selections in cloth.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
YA-- Koontz's latest thriller sits at the intersection of the weird and the ordinary. Once again, he explores a ``what if'' scenario in a most satisfying fashion. In this case, a near-death survivor accidentally carries a piggy-backing evil spirit through an open door from the afterlife. Hatch Harrison, the typical good-guy hero, is revived by a brilliant team of doctors more than an hour after drowning. Strange visions and half-waking dreams soon convince him that his recovery is not at all normal. His fears are soon magnified when people who have annoyed him are murdered, and he knows that he is somehow responsible. Paralleling the story of Hatch's recovery is the unfolding revelation of a young man so evil that ordinary people cannot imagine his existence. As he skulks about selecting victims to murder and mutilate, a bizarre bond develops between the two men. Gory incidents tumble one after another as the two men become locked in first a psychic and then a physical battle between good and evil. The violent climax is symbolically set in an abandoned amusement park where at last the true duel identity of the murderer is revealed. Once again, evil is resoundingly defeated, but as any Koontz fan knows, the victory is only temporary.
-Carolyn E. Gecan, Thomas Jefferson Sci-Tech, Fairfax County, VA
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A spellbinding plot, characters both loveable and terrifying, and classic themes of good versus evil; innocence and depravity; purity and corruption. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Buddha D
Very difficult book for me to get through, then an ending that made me wish I didn't bother. I could hardly keep my eyes opened through Koontz's drawn-out medical... Read morePublished on March 25 2004 by diogenes lamp
He strikes again with this fantastic story that the movie made a mockery of. The concept totally misplaced. Real evil and terror of situations that are out there. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by Janice Bryant-Kunz
This is in the category of Dean Koontz books that are incomparable. Other books have been made into movies and won best picture, and that doesn't have this level of evil. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2003 by Janice Bryant-Kunz
This is a story that starts out great, has a few inspired moments, and then ends very disappointingly with too few questions answered. The idea is very good. Read morePublished on July 2 2002 by email@example.com
Deep suspense. How are two lives thrown together? Why is the young man a killer? Why is the other man seeing things? Will they ever meet? Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2001 by Jacob Victory