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A psychic child warns of danger as a murderous family stalks its amnesiac brother and the married detective team the brother has hired to help him. "Koontz should lure even more readers to his myriad following with his terrifyingly credible fantasy," predicted PW.
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Pencil in two more best sellers for Koontz, author of Strangers ( LJ 4/15/86), Watchers ( LJ 3/1/87), and Lightning ( LJ 1/88). Originally written under the pseudonym "Leigh Nichols" and published as a Pocket Books paperback in 1979, The Key to Midnight (#8 on the 11/1/89 LJ Prepub Best Sellers List) tells the story of expatriate songstress Joanna Rand, owner of a trendy Japanese night club in Kyoto. When vacationing private eye Alex Hunter recognizes Joanna as the victim of an unsolved ten-year-old kidnapping case, the tale takes an eerie turn into the all-too-real science of mind control and psychological conditioning. In Koontz's latest offering, The Bad Place (#20 on the 11/1/89 LJ Prepub Best Sellers List; Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 9/1/89), amiable Frank Pollard hires a husband-and-wife detective team to watch over him while he sleeps. Every time poor Frank nods off, he awakens covered with blood and in possession of some decidedly weird objects. Soon, our detectives discover that Frank is teleporting in his sleep, endlessly pursued by a grotesque genetic freak which threatens to destroy them all. This masterful rendition marks Koontz's full maturation--and the point at which he displaces Stephen King as America's premier weaver of horror yarns. Public libraries should expect big demand for both novels.
- Mark Annichiarico, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
No way would someone traveling an Interstate today stop to use a pay phone. When trying to find a place, there's no way someone today would take along a phone book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mike Hovis
A dash of Jack London, a sprinkle of Stephen King - There's no topping Dean Koontz a true literary poet. If you like a suspenseful thriller I would recommend Velocity highly.Published 4 days ago by J. Rhyner
This was my first Dean Koontz book, and I have to say it was a great read. I think it's fair to classify it as a fantasy horror book. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Rob B.
This book was a bit slow as the characters were introduced, but then it takes off. There is the Pollard family whose oldest boy, Frank, opens the story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Audrey Anderson
everything is ok had some trouble at first but was at the other end book is wonderful thank youPublished 2 months ago by Donna La Perriere