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Brother Odd
Odd Thomas, in his third appearance, is residing in St. Bartholomew's monastery. He is dwelling in the monastery to escape from the hellish events of his recent past, that have been described in his other appearances, and to gain some measure of peace and serenity. His quiet existence is rudely interrupted as he spies a bodach. (A bodach is a spirit that lingers near people that are about to die.) That night, he is chased by an unseen assaila...
By the Light of the Moon (Science Fiction)
Dylan has devoted his life to caring for his autistic brother Shepherd. Never could they imagine in a million years how they would meet and become unseemly travel companions with Jillian Jackson. All three were attacked and injected with some unknown, psychotropic drug while overnighting in the same motel. Not knowing each other before, they were now bonded for life. Fearing for their lives, they fled together having no guide except for their newly e...
By the Light of the Moon (Science Fiction)
Dr. Lincoln Procter inject Dylan O'Connor and his autistic brother, Shep, against their will with a mysterious syrum. Also injected is stand-up comedian, Jillian Jackson. The three discover that they have been injected with "nanobots", micro-computers, that give them strange abilities, including precognition and teleportation. Together, they are driven to use their powers to help save people in need. While trying to evade Proctor's colleagues and ene...
By the Light of the Moon (Thriller/Action)
After being injected by a mysterious serum by an insane doctor, Dylan O'Connar and Jillian Jackson must evade a contingient of crack soldiers. As a result of the injections terrifying changes take place within their bodies....

Koontz booklist

Chase
Bejamin Chase is a retired war hero living in an attic with a drinking habit. One night he rescues a young woman from an obsessed killer. Soon the killer has changed his target and phoning Chase and warning that he is out for revenge on the man who interferred attempted murder. The killer, simply named "The Judge" is threatening to kill Chase but the police dont believe him as he has a history of drnik related incidents. Chase is forced to take matter...
Cold Fire
A person with magical powers tries to save others....
Dark Rivers of the Heart
A story about a corrupt subgroup of the government....
Darkfall
People are dying in mysterious ways. A cop trys to overcome an enemy who has the power of dark voodoo, and save his children and the woman he loves....
Door to December
A psychiatrist's daughter was kidnapped by her ex-husband years ago. When the daughter is finally found, the real fight begins. One by one the people who held her captive become mysteriously tortured and killed. Everyone is afraid the young girl will be next. The mystery unravels as to what happened to the young girl while she was kidnapped. The young girl, Melanie, is unable to speak, but her mother soon learns that the young girl went through ex...
Dragon Tears
Detective Harry Lyons is having lunch with his partner Connie Gulliver when a mad man begins shooting up the restaurant. Harry and Connie successfully bring down the shooter, but have a sinking feeling it's not over. A young single mom and her son are being threatened by a crazy cop. A homeless man has been told he will soon die. Harry also hears threats that everyone he loves will die. Somehow, all of these events are related. To find the connection...

Dean Koontz list of books

Face of Fear
Two lovers are endangered in a tall New York building and the man has to face his fear and climb down the side of the building to escape a killer who is obsessed with taking over the world....
False Memory
Martie is extremely happy and content with her life until one day she becomes afraid of her own shadow. Having a friend who is agrophobic and relies upon her support entirely, she tries to shrug off her fear. Her phobia increases to an extent whereupon she destroys everything in the house in her bid to expel any object she may be able to use to harm her beloved husband, Dusty - or herself. Her husband suggests she see the same phychiatrist she takes ...
Fear Nothing
Character interaction & suspense were thrilling. Mr Koontz is never predictable....
Forever Odd
This book is the second book to feature Odd Thomas. Odd Thomas is a twenty year old man who lives in the fictional small towm of Pico Mundo. Odd is able to commune with the dead. In many cases, he can ease their pain and aid their transition to the next world. In other cases, he just observes them. He also has an ability to track people using what he calls "psychic magnetism". His occupation is a short order cook in a small diner in Pico Mund...
Hideaway
Hatch Harrison undergoes a life altering experience when he dies and is brought back to life by a newly researched ressusitation process. Afterwards, he has an awareness of an evil presence. It is real and feels Hatch too. Connected now, the two of them must play the game not knowing the rules. Hatch forges on as he has more knowledge than he desires about brutal murders that have taken place and potentially those of his own family. Time is of the...
Icebound
Scientists in Russia learned that the water constituiting the icecaps have much lower bacteria than any water. American scientists, Drs. Harold and Rita Carpenter gathered a team of colleagues to learn more about the discovery. Their plan was simple yet dangerous. Sixty synchronized charges were drilled into the icecap and set to detinate by midnight. The plan was that the explosion would blow away a small portion of the ice berg setting it adrift ...

Dean Koontz novels

Intensity
Chyna Shepard had a very hard and emotionally distressful upbringing and she opened up to no one. The only friend she ever knew and trusted was Laura. Chyna traveled home with Laura for spring break and while staring out the window during her sleepless night, Chyna heard something strange. It sound like an intruder, and reverting back to childhood she immediately hid under the bed. The intruder had slaughtered the whole family in their sleep and the ...
Life Expectancy
Bantam, Dec 2004, 27.00, 401 pp. ISBN: 0553804146 In Snow Hospital in Snow County, Colorado, dying Josef Tock makes ten predictions about his unborn grandson who is also in the hospital about to leave the womb. Of the forecasts, the most ominous is that Jimmy will face five terrible days in his future. Jimmy is born at the same moment his father dies. His father Rudy soon learns how accurate the predictions are as Josef stated the height and w...
Lightning (Science Fiction)
Follow Laura shane as she discovers that life has many hidden secrets which cause twists in your life that you many never expect. True love can happen more than once. Destiny will always try to reassert the pattern that was meant to be. Follow one young womans struggle to believe in herself again through the love of an extraordinary man....
Lightning (Science Fiction)
This book tells the life story of Laura Shane, born during a mysterious lightning storm, who is twice saved from being murdered during childhood by a mysterious stranger whose arrival is connected to the lightning. She grows up to become a famous writer, marries, has a child and attempts to live a normal life, but is again attacked by a killer and rescued by the stranger. She learns eventually that her rescuer is from another time, and that her survival ...
Midnight
Moonlight Cove, California isn't your average tourist town, not anymore. Strange deaths have occurred in this town and one citizen was concerned enough to contact the FBI. Harry, a handicapped veteran, habitually lives outside his small home via his telescope. Through this, he has seen bodies being carried undercover of darkness to the morgue but never reads about it in the paper. He has also seen strange looking, wolf like creatures roaming the ...
Mr. Murder
THIS IS A NOVEL ABOUT MARTY STILLWATER'S DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO SAVE HIS FAMILY FROM A PSYCHOTIC LOOK-A-LIKE THAT IS VIOLENTLY INVADING THEIR LIFE. UNFORTUNATELY, HE BECOMES THE MAIN SUSPECT IN THE POLICE INVESTIGATION AND IS FORCED TO FLEE WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS. THIS IS THE RIVETING TALE OF HOW THEY RECLAIM A NORMAL LIFE...OR DO THEY?...

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Night Chills
The main character, along with his 2 children return to the small town of Black Rock for a little R&R and to also get over the death of his much loved wife. But the town has been selected for an experiment in mind control by a consortium of military and corporate fanatics. The hapless town's folk are unaware that their minds can be controlled at will by a sadistic scientist who is out for revenge, especially on women, whom he both adores and loathes at...
Odd Thomas (Thriller/Action)
Yound Odd Thomas is close friends with Pico Mundo's Chief of Police, Wyatt Porter. Odd, like his name, has a special gift. Chief Porter understands and trusts Odd, so together they help maintain peace in Pico Mundo until a deranged fan of Charles Manson and Timothy McVeigh shows up in town. Sensing this man is up to no good, Odd follows him. What he discovers sends chills up his spine. Odd knows now something catastrophic will happen in Pico Mundo wit...
Odd Thomas (Science Fiction)
Odd Thomas has a special gift and someone evil and maniacal has heard about it, and wants it. Only very close friends are trusted with Odd's secret. His childhood friend Danny is one of them. A beautiful woman named Datura has used her feminine wiles to coax this precious secret from him. The safeguarded secret is that Odd sees dead people, but he uses his gift to bring justice to those who lost their lives at the hand of another. Datura, however, ...
One Door Away From Heaven
Preston Maddoc thought it his mission in life to extinquish the lives of the infirm and disabled. . As a cover, he feined the life of one seeking aliens to explain his traveling lifestyle. His step-daughter Leilani, however, was not to be fooled. Late at night, Preston would visit the sleeping Leilani to tell of his mercy killings and bring her a trophy of the deceased. Not asleep at all, she would record these atrocities later, in code, in her jour...
Phantoms (Science Fiction)
The beginning of this story starts with the main character and her younger sister finding a dead body in their home. The manner in which the person died is puzzling, and instantly ignites her curiosity, as well as dread. They are unable to locate any people; the town is mysteriously empty, and they start to sense that something is undeniably wrong. Searching homes, they discover more bodies in the same fashion as the one in their abode, and they start t...
Phantoms (Thriller/Action)
When Jennifer brings her younger sister to Snowfield California, shes expecting for them to have a fun time, not wondering when or who's going to die. But that is the exact scene they get in, from finding dead bodies to a monster that has killed everybody in town. ...
Seize the Night
Christopher Snow is on a manhunt. A child has been kidnapped and taken to a nearby abandoned military research facility. Snow's own mother used to be the top researcher there. Intriqed, he works with friends to save the child and in the process learns more about his deceased mother. His search for the child is inhibited by a rare condition that prevents him from traveling in the sunlight causing all secret plotting to be done in the dark of night. ...
Shadowfires
Rachel divorces her husband and whilst arguing outside the courthouse a truck kills the husband, or so we think! Rachel's husband is very rich, as his company has been developing new research into human genetics for the government. Suddenly people start dying in strange and horrific circumstances, and it all points back to dead man. Has he come back from the dead? And if so, can Rachel stop him coming after her? ...
Shattered
Alex Doyle is a 20 something man on his way to San Francisco. With him is his girlfriends younger brother Colin. Colin and his older sister, Courtney, are still recovering from the deaths of there parents. Courtney is already at their home, waiting for Alex and Colin to make their trip across the desert and reach their new home. But there lays a horrifying journey ahead of them. As Alex and Colin travel deeper into the desert, they discover one man do...
Sole Survivor (Literature)
One of the best Koontz books from the new phase, this a compelling read. Sometimes depressing, sometimes faithful, Sole Survivor is a very well-written book....
Sole Survivor (Science Fiction)
A year ago Joe Carpenter heard the terrible news that his wife and two daughters had died in a catastrophic plane crash. All news reports confirmed no survivors. So, naturally it blew Joe's mind when he met Rose, who claimed to have been on the same flight. Her mysterious secret of survival, spurned him to eagerly search for the truth of that fatal flight. Now, someone is trying to kill Joe and Rose for exposing the truth. Flight investigators and the...
Strangers
One hot summer's night, the Tranquility Motel housed many guests. Each patron had a horrible experience but oddly, none can recount those secret events. Then, one by one, strange dreams, sleep walking, or severe anxiety attacks begin to plague the guests from that mysterious night. Memories of a terror unknown begin tapping at their subconscious trying to break free. As a result, some of the motel guest committed suicide. One sought the help of a h...
The Bad Place
Frank Pollard thinks he could be crazy, but more than that, fears he may be in danger. He has awakened once again to find his hands covered in blood. Each time he wakes he returns with strange objects in his hands and pockets. He is desperate and seeks the help of husband-and-wife detective team Bobby and Julie Dakota. They probe deeply to discover horrifying secrets about Frank's family. It is because of these appalling atrocities that Frank, and now,...
The Door To December
Psychiatrist Laura McCaffrey has been searching for her kidnapped daughter for six years. The shock and horror at learning she had only been miles from her home all this time could not prepare her for her daughter's state of mind. She had been cruelly tortured by her own father. Horrific, unexplainable murders began after Melanie's rescue and it seems she is the root of it all. Laura learns the mind numbing persecution her daughter experienced as wel...
The Eyes of Darkness
A year after her son's death, Christina Evans begins to wonder if someone knows something she doesn't, or is just playing a joke on her to make her suffer more than she has. ...
The Face
Ethan Truman is a detective hired to figure out a mystery. A famous movie star, simply known as 'The Face', has been getting threats and odd packages that don't make any sense at all. His few leads turn up no hope, and suddenly Ethan is getting strange premonitions of his own death! Somehow, each time he 'dies' he finds himself at the place he was moments before it occured. This turns out to be a helping hand from an old friend, Duncan, who he knows ...
The Funhouse
A woman kills her baby (whom she claims was evil) and leaves her husband. He vows one day to kill her children in revenge. He finally gets his chance when her children visit his funhouse at a traveling carnival....
The House of Thunder
Susan woke up in a hospital in a town she had never seen before, and realized she had no idea who she was. She had amnesia, but once her memories came back to her she realized she remembered everything about herself except how she got into the accident that landed her in the hospital, and she had no recollection of her job. Susan was haunted by a past that saw her college boyfriend killed by racist fraternity boys, and her desperate attempt to escape. ...
The Husband
Mitch Rafferty is a hard working man with a small nusery landscaping buisness and a beautiful wife. Things are right in the world, but all that changes when he recieves that call while working on a job. His wife has been kidnapped and they want 2 million dollars or they will torture and kill her. To make matters worse, they kill someone walking by to prove a point. Now Mitch must wait until they contact him again get the rest of the instructions. Now w...
The Mask
Paul and Carol Tracy are a happily married, career oriented couple who are aching to adopt a baby. Carol was once a troubled pregnant teen who gave her child up for adoption, and in the birthing process she lost her ability to bear another child of her own (and almoast lost her life). A series of strange happenings begin to occur; Strange weather (which is a a predominant theme in the book). Carol and her adopted mother Grace sharing threatening, te...
The Taken
What begins as an unseasonal rainstorm turns out to be much more when the inhabitants of Earth find themselves being drowned out to make room for an alien race. After the rain stops, the fog moves in and with it comes the mental torture. Those that survived the rain are attacked by the reanimated dead, life-like fungi, and other creatures. When there is no hope left, one couple is given a mission by a golden retriever to try and protect the children of t...
The Taking
In the middle of the night, Molly Sloan awakens to a luminescent downpoor. She typically sleeps through these rains but something about tonight worries her. She decides to attempt to write, being a novelist like her mother, but the sight of a pack of coyotes gathering on her front porch in fear intrigues her. She can sense their fear and walks among them. They dart off into the forest suddenly, and the rain causes Molly to feel unclean. She goes...
The Vision
A psychic woman is helping the police investigate a series of murders. Eventually she becomes the target of the killer....
The Voice Of The Night
Colin absolutely could not believe it when he finally had a friend who was popular. Colin had always been a shy, skinny, and brainy fourteen year old who had remained outcast by the "in" crowd. Colin jumped at the idea of being blood brothers with Roy. Little did he know that Roy would require he help organize the murder of innocent people. Colin just couldn't do it. Now, Roy wants him dead. Roy is relentless and will stop at nothing until he kill...
Tick Tock
A young author recieves a small rag doll on his doorstep one night. When he brings it inside his house, it begins to grow until it becomes a formidible monster. The young man escapes his house, and the monster (or so he thinks) until he encounters it on the road. Along comes a woman who can actually help him. They overcome the monster and fall in love....
Twilight Eyes
A young man is aware of the monsters that live in human shells. He must try to stop them or they'll take over the world-again....
Velocity
Billy Wiles is a bartender who receives a note on his car windshield one early evening after work. The note said, "If you don't take this note to the police and get them involved I will kill a lovely blond school teacher somewhere in Napa County. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have six hours to decide. The choice is yours". Billy just thought it was a sick practical joke. ...
Watchers (Science Fiction)
Travis Cornell is about to end his life in the woods when he runs across a golden retriever smarter than normal. This dog ends up saving Travis (who doesn't know it at the time) from the Outsider - a monster bent on killing the dog, which Travis later names Einstien. The Outsider and Einstien are both genetically engineered by the government for wars (the dog is to get past enemies and retrieve important information and the Outsider comes after and des...
Watchers (Thriller/Action)
A genius dog and a deformed killer genius dog escape from a lab, the good dog finds a home and learns to communicate with people. The dog helps his new owner find a girlfriend and they go on the run from FBI agents trying to recover the dog, but little do they know that the other creature is set on revenge and is jealous of the other dog. ...
Whispers
I was actually displeased with the pace of the book. It is about a woman who keeps facing a psychopathic killer who she believed to be dead, and he just keeps stalking her and plotting to kill her. She finds love and at the same time has to find a way to keep the madman from killing her. She desperately looks for answers to how the man she thought was dead is coming back to kill her again and in doing so uncovers answers she didn't think were possi...
Winter Moon
Eduardo Fernandez was drawn by the bass like pulsing sounds and the glowing light on the far end of his Montana property. He was also frightened, and that inspired him to document his experiences with the glowing light, pulsing sounds, and what he described as "the door." He felt some being had traveled through it. He begin to notice certain animals acting strangely bold, then they would die suddenly near his home. Eduardo felt something had taken con...


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