Le retour au premier plan d'un auteur américain les plus vendus au monde. Son héroïne ? Une ex de du FBI traquée par tous... même par les siens.
Jane Hawk face à la confrérie secrète " Il n'est plus temps d'attendre... " Tels sont les mots qui résonnent dans l'esprit de Cora Gundersun, une enseignante appréciée de tous, au matin du " grand jour ". Juste avant qu'elle commette un attentat-suicide au volant de son 4x4 bourré de jerrycans d'essence." Accomplis la mission qui t'incombe... " L'effroyable contenu du journal intime de Cora corrobore l'hypothèse de la démence. Lorsque de nouveaux cas surviennent, Jane Hawk, inspectrice du FBI en disponibilité, comprend que chaque seconde compte. À jamais marquée par le deuil de son mari, un marine qui s'est mystérieusement donné la mort, elle sait qu'elle n'a plus rien à perdre." ... et tu seras célèbre et adulée ! " Sa traque va conduire Jane sur la piste d'une confrérie secrète dont les membres se croient au-dessus des lois. Une quête de justice à la mesure de sa soif de vengeance...
" Comment Dean Koontz a-t-il pu, dès les années 1980, anticiper la pandémie actuelle du Coronavirus ? " The Daily Mail
Danny, 10 ans, est mort dans un effroyable accident. Et Tina, sa mère, n'a jamais pu identifier son corps.
Un an plus tard, des signes prouvent pourtant à Tina que son fils est toujours en vie. Dès lors, elle n'a qu'une obsession : le retrouver et découvrir la vérité.
Mais elle dérange et les services secrets tentent de l'assassiner. Qu'ont-ils à cacher ? Et si Danny était celui par qui la fin de l'humanité pouvait arriver ?
Relire aujourd'hui ce thriller écrit dans les années 1980 donne des frissons...
" Dean Koontz évoque dans Les Yeux des Ténèbres un mystérieux virus aux ressemblances frappantes avec le Covid-19, à commencer par son nom, le Wuhan-400, et l'époque à laquelle il sévit, aux alentours de 2020. " Europe 1
" Une prédiction du Coronavirus avec près de quarante ans d'avance. " LCI
Le meilleur ouvrage de Dean Koontz, l'auteur de thrillers aux 450 millions d'exemplaires vendus dans le monde.
Le chef-d'oeuvre de Dean Koontz enfin disponible en format poche Depuis trente-cinq ans, Bruno Frye vit dans l'ombre de sa mère, qui lui inspire une sainte terreur. Morte depuis cinq ans, elle continue a lui murmurer a l'oreille... et lui intime de tuer. Sa prochaine victime est toute désignée : Hilary Thomas. Peut-être parce qu'elle est scénariste a Hollywood, la police ne croit pas la jeune femme, qui se dit en grand danger. Hilary n'a alors d'autre choix que de se défendre elle-même lorsque Frye l'agresse de nouveau. Et, par accident, elle le tue. Elle commence a peine a se remettre de cet horrible cauchemar que Bruno Frye réapparait ! Pourtant, c'est bien connu, les morts ne ressuscitent pas...
La suite des aventures de Jane Hawk, mue par la même soif de justice et de vengeance, par Dean Koontz, l'un des auteurs américains de thrillers le plus lu au monde.
" Je pourrais être morte demain. Ou pire... "
Luttant contre l'étrange épidémie de suicides qui a emporté son mari, Jane Hawk est devenue la fugitive la plus recherchée des États-Unis. Tant par le gouvernement que par les responsables d'une confrérie secrète. À présent, elle tient une proie dans son viseur : un homme influent... disposant d'une armée de tueurs.
Mue par sa soif de vengeance, Jane rejoint les flancs enneigés du Lac Tahoe, en Californie. Ce qu'elle va y découvrir est terrifiant. D'autant qu'elle va devoir gravir l'escalier du diable !
Jane sait que le temps lui est compté. Que sa vie ne tient qu'à un fil. Mais, elle respire encore... Et une conspiration menace des millions d'êtres humains.
" Jane Hawk est à n'en point douter le meilleur personnage jamais créé par Koontz. " Associated Press
« Dès la première semaine où elle est entrée dans nos vies, Trixie et moi avons passé le plus clair de notre temps allongés par terre, côte à côte. J'appréciais ces moments de détente ; il est toujours apaisant de faire un câlin à un chien affectueux. Ces moments de complicité avaient aussi quelque chose de troublant, car nous pouvions nous regarder dans les yeux pendant une demi-heure, et elle était rarement la première à détourner le regard. »
Si le chien est le meilleur ami de l'homme, c'est qu'il a le pouvoir de changer nos vies. Et il est des chiens dont on se souvient longtemps.
Lorsque Dean Koontz et sa femme adoptent Trixie, un golden retriever de trois ans, c'est comme s'ils accueillaient dans leur foyer l'enfant qu'ils n'ont jamais eu. Ce chien, formé pour l'assistance des personnes handicapées, a reçu un entraînement exceptionnel qui en fait un compagnon hors normes. Son intelligence, son tempérament joyeux et sa faculté à vivre pleinement le moment présent vont illuminer la vie de ses maîtres pendant près de douze ans. Des années merveilleuses dont Dean Koontz se souvient avec émotion.
« Une véritable déclaration d'amour ! » - People
« Un témoignage profondément touchant qui vous transportera. » - The Bark
« Le portrait plein d'humour et d'émotion d'un chien remarquable. » - Kirkus
« Un livre profondément réjouissant sur le meilleur ami de l'homme. » - Booklist
« Une lecture exquise ! Dean Koontz livre un témoignage particulièrement convaincant sur la joie que nous apportent les chiens. » - The American Spectator
« À travers ce livre réconfortant et plein d'humour, Dean Koontz rend un tendre hommage à son chien. » - Bookreporter
A high-concept new thriller from the internationally acclaimed Dean Koontz about a young man who owes his life to a heart transplant ... but confronts an imminent and far darker deathAt 34 Ryan Perry suddenly finds himself on a waiting list for a heart transplant. Although he keeps working and looks fit, his condition is deteriorating.Nevertheless, Ryan manages to remain upbeat, and his reward is well deserved. He receives a new heart, and the transplant is a success.One year later, Ryan has never felt better. Except for ... troubles connected to the heart. His new, fine, healthy, feel-good heart. It began with mysterious gifts from an unknown person, a feeling of being watched. Someone, not Ryan, transfers $100,000 from his bank account to the cardiology department of a local hospital - how is this possible?Becoming more watchful himself, Ryan more than once glimpses a mysterious woman whom he tries to follow, but she is too circumspect even for the detective he hires to follow her. He has nothing to take to the police.Instead, by an extraordinary effort, he uncovers the identity of the donor of ... the heart. His heart. A photo shows someone who looks awfully like the mysterious woman ... who now lets him know that everything will be taken from him: his money, his reputation, his friends, his freedom; and ultimately his heart...Prepare for the unexpected in this compelling and fast-paced thriller from the master of suspense.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse.
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 mankinds 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 mark the end of the world they have known, Molly and Niel Sloan awaken to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their dreams, and now they rise to find a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small California mountain town. A strange scent hangs faintly in the air, and the young couple cannot shake the sense of something wrong.
As hours pass and the rain continues to fall, Molly and Niel listen to disturbing news of extreme weather phenomena across the globe. Before evening, their little town loses television and radio reception. Then telephone and the Internet are gone. With the ceaseless rain now comes an obscuring fog that tranforms the once-friendly village into a ghostly labyrinth. By nightfall the Sloans have gathered with some of their neighbors to deal with community damage...but also because they feel the need to band together against some unknown threat, some enemy they cannot identify or even imagine.
In the night, strange noises arise, and at a distance, in the rain and the mist, mysterious lights are seen drifting among the trees. The rain diminishes with the dawn, but a moody gray-purple twilight prevails. Soon Molly, Niel, and their small band of friends will be forced to draw on reserves of strength, courage, and humanity they never knew they had. For within the misty gloom they will encounter something that reveals in a terrifying instant what is happening to their world--something that is hunting them with ruthless efficiency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and immediate in perspective, The Taking is an adventure story like no other, a relentless roller-coaster read that brings apocalypse to Main Street and showcases the talents of one of our most original and mesmerizing novelists at the pinnacle of his powers.
With over 400 million copies of his books sold worldwide, Dean Koontz is one of the most popular writers of our time. Read this page-turning, heart-breaking thriller to find why Odd Thomas is the master storyteller's most-loved creation.He sees what no one else does. He does what no one else can.Odd, a charismatic young man with a sense for the otherworldly and the downright strange, is in self-imposed exile. Tragic events have led him from his sun-bleached desert home of Pico Mundo to a monastery in the High Sierra, searching for peace. It's December and the remote abbey is besieged by icy winds and snow. But even in the silence of the mountains, danger and desperation haunt him still...As ever, where Odd Thomas goes, strangeness goes too. A white dog named Boo befriends him - as does the ghost of Elvis. And a world-famous physicist is conducting experiments in the catacombs of the abbey. Could this be why Odd can once again see bodachs, shadowy harbingers of violence? They prowl the halls, suggesting horror to come.But what form will it take? And how will Odd defeat an enemy that eclipses any he has met before?
Mitch Rafferty has just sixty hours to save his wife.A suspense novel - and love story - from one of the most acclaimed and popular authors of modern times.What would you do for love? Would you die? Would you kill?Landscape gardener Mitchell Rafferty was busy planting beds of impatiens for one of his clients when his phone rang. It was a voice he didn't know. 'We have your wife. You can get her back for two million cash.'Now he's standing in a normal suburban neighbourhood on a bright summer day having a phone conversation out of his darkest nightmare.Mitch thinks it must be some kind of a joke. But whoever is on the other end of the line is dead serious. 'See that guy across the street?'Rifle fire shatters the stilllness as the man goes down, shot in the head. 'An object lesson.'The caller doesn't care that Mitch has no way of raising such a vast sum. He's confident that Mitch will find a way. 'If he loves his wife enough.'Mitch does love her enough. He's got sixty hours to prove it. He'll pay anything. He'll pay a lot more than two million dollars.A story of love, tenacity and courage with the pace of a runaway train, from its tense opening to its shattering climax, 'The Husband' is a thriller that holds the reader in its relentless grip.
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 pulseracing 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 eighthour 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 schoolteacher. If you do take this note to the police, I will instead kill an elderly woman active in charity work. You have four hours to decide. The choice is yours.It seems like a sick joke, and Bill’s friend on the police force, Lanny Olson, thinks so too. His advice to Bill is to go home and forget about it. Besides, what could they do even if they took the note seriously? No crime has actually been committed. But less than twentyfour hours later, a young blond schoolteacher is found murdered, and it’s Bill’s fault: he didn’t convince the police to get involved. Now he’s got another note, another deadline, another ultimatum…and two new lives hanging in the balance.Suddenly Bill’s average, seemingly innocuous life akes on the dimensions and speed of an accelerating nightmare. Because the notes are coming faster, the deadlines growing tighter, and the killer becoming bolder and crueler with every communication—until Bill is isolated with the terrifying knowledge that he alone has the power of life and death over a psychopath’s innocent victims. Until the struggle between good and evil is intensely personal. Until the most chilling words of all are: The choice is yours.From the Hardcover edition.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse. I see dead people. But then, by God, I do something about it. Odd Thomas never asked for his special ability. He’s just an ordinary guy trying to live a quiet life in the small desert town of Pico Mundo. Yet he feels an obligation to do right by his otherworldly confidants, and that’s why he’s won hearts on both sides of the divide between life and death. But when a childhood friend disappears, Odd discovers something worse than a dead body and embarks on a heart-stopping battle of will and wits with an enemy of exceptional cunning. In the hours to come there can be no innocent bystanders, and every sacrifice can tip the balance between despair and hope. You’re invited on an unforgettable journey through a world of terror and transcendence to wonders beyond imagining. And you can have no better guide than Odd Thomas.
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's What the Night Knows.#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers a thrilling novel of suspense and adventure, as the lives of strangers converge around a mystery unfolding high in the Colorado mountains—and the balance of the world begins to tilt…. In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound Merlin step from shadow into light…and into an encounter with enchantment. That night, through the trees, under the moon, a pair of singular animals will watch Grady's isolated home, waiting to make their approach. A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unravel the threads of a puzzle that will bring all the forces of a government in peril to her door. At a nearby farm, longestranged identical twins come together to begin a descent into darkness…In Las Vegas, a specialist in chaos theory probes the boundaries of the unknowable…On a Seattle golf course, two men make matteroffact arrangements for murder…Along a highway by the sea, a vagrant scarred by the past begins a trek toward his destiny… In a novel that is at once wholly of our time and timeless, fearless and funny, Dean Koontz takes readers into the moment between oe turn of the world and the next, across the border between knowing and mystery. It is a journey that will leave all who take it Breathless.
The stallion reared over me, silently slashing the air with the hooves of its forelegs, a creature of such immense power that I stumbled backward even though I knew that it was as immaterial as a dream. . . .
The woman astride the ghostly mount reaches out desperately, the latest spirit to enlist the aid of Odd Thomas, the unassuming young fry cook whose gift--or curse--it is to see the shades of the restless dead, and to help them when he can. This mission of mercy will lead Odd through realms of darkness he has never before encountered, as he probes the long-held secrets of a sinister estate and those who inhabit it.
ODD APOCALYPSE 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, at least for the moment, its also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria, the Lady of the Bell. In the wake of Odds most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manors comforts should be welcome. But theres 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 Roselands terrors convinces Odd that its time to hit the road again. Still, the prescient Annamaria insists that theyve ben led there for a reason, and hes promised to do his best for the ghost on horseback. Just how deep and dreadful are the mysteries Roseland and her masters have kept for nearly a century? And what consequences await whoever is brave, or mad, enough to confront the most profound breed of evil? Odd only knows. Like his acclaimed creator, the irresistible Odd Thomas is in top-notch form--as he takes on what may well be the most terrifying challenge yet in his curious career.
ACCLAIM FOR DEAN KOONTZ AND HIS ODD THOMAS NOVELS This is Koontz working at his pinnacle, providing terrific entertainment that deals seriously with some of the deepest themes of human existence: the nature of evil, the grip of fate and the power of love.--Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Odd Thomas Supernatural thrills with a side of laughs.--The Denver Post, on Brother Odd The nice young fry cook with the occult powers is Koontzs most likable creation . . . candid, upright, amusing and sometimes withering.--The New York Times
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse.Dean Koontz has surpassed his longtime reputation as “America’s most popular suspense novelist”(Rolling Stone) to become one of the most celebrated and successful writers of our time. Reviewers hail his boundless originality, his art, his unparalleled ability to create highly textured, riveting drama, at once viscerally familiar and utterly unique. Author of one #1 New York Times bestseller after another, Koontz is at the pinnacle of his powers, spinning mysteries and miracles, enthralling tales that speak directly to today’s readers, balm for the heart and fire for the mind. In this stunning new novel, he delivers a tour de force of dark suspense and brilliant revelation that has all the Koontz trademarks: adventure, chills, riddles, humor, heartbreak, an unforgettable cast of characters, and a climax that will leave you clamoring for more. Dylan O’Connor is a gifted young artist just trying to do the right thing in life. He’s on his way to an arts festival in Santa Fe when he stops to get a room for himself and his twenty-year-old autistic brother, Shep. But in a nightmarish instant, Dylan is attacked by a mysterious “doctor,” injected with a strange substance, and told that he is now a carrier of something that will either kill him...or transform his life in the most remarkale way. Then he is told that he must flee--before the doctor’s enemies hunt him down for the secret circulating through his body. No one can help him, the doctor says, not even the police. Stunned, disbelieving, Dylan is turned loose to run for his life...and straight into an adventure that will turn the next twenty-four hours into an odyssey of terror, mystery--and wondrous discovery. It is a journey that begins when Dylan and Shep’s path intersects with that of Jillian Jackson. Before that evening Jilly was a beautiful comedian whose biggest worry was whether she would ever find a decent man. Now she too is a carrier. And even as Dylan tries to convince her that they’ll be safer sticking together, cold-eyed men in a threatening pack of black Suburbans approach, only seconds before Jilly’s classic Coupe DeVille explodes into thin air. Now the three are on the run together, but with no idea whom they’re running from--or why. Meanwhile Shep has begun exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior. And whatever it is that’s coursing through their bodies seems to have plunged them into one waking nightmare after another. Seized by sinister premonitions, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to crime scenes--just minutes before the crimes take place. What this unfathomable power is, how they can use it to stop the evil erupting all around them, and why they have been chosen are only parts of a puzzle that reaches back into the tragic past and the dark secrets they all share: secrets of madness, pain, and untimely death. Perhaps the answer lies in the eerie, enigmatic messages that Shep, with precious time running out, begins to repeat, about an entity who does his work “by the light of the moon.” By the Light of the Moon is a novel of heart-stopping suspense and transcendent beauty, of how evil can destroy us and love can redeem us--a masterwork of the imagination in which the surprises come page after page and the spell of sublime storytelling triumphs throughout.
Fear, compassion, evil, courage, hope, wonder, the exquisite terror of not knowing what will happen on the next page to characters you care about deeply—these are the marvels that Dean Koontz weaves into the unique tapestry of every novel. His storytelling talents have earned him the devotion of fans around the world, making him one of the most popular authors of our time, with more than 200 million copies of his books sold worldwide.If you are already a fan, prepare yourself to settle into a novel Dean Koontz considers perhaps his best work to date. If you are a brandnew Dean Koontz reader, buckle up for what will be a most breathtaking ride through the long, enthralling night of...Christopher Snow is different from all the other residents of Moonlight Bay, different from anyone you've ever met. For Christopher Snow has made his peace with a very rare genetic disorder shared by only one thousand other Americans, a disorder that leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light. His life is filled with the fascinating rituals of one who must embrace the dark. He knows the night as no one else ever will, ever can—the mystery, the beauty, the many terrors, and the eerie, silken rhythms of the night—for it is only at night that he is free.Until the night he witnesses a series of disturbing incidents that sweep him into a violent mystery only he can solve, a mystery that will force him to rise above all fears and confront the manylayered straneness of Moonlight Bay and its residents.Once again drawing daringly from several genres, Dean Koontz has created a narrative that is a thriller, a mystery, a wild adventure, a novel of friendship, a rousing story of triumph over severe physical limitations, and a haunting cautionary tale.From the Hardcover edition.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse. Loop me in, odd one. The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature. As he steadfastly journeys toward his mysterious destiny, Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning--but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse.
Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontzs Odd Thomas is one such literary hero, who has come alive in readers imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is drawn onward, to a destiny he cannot imagine. Haunted by dreams of an all-encompassing red tide, Odd is pulled inexorably to the sea, to a small California coastal town where nothing is as it seems.
A must-read thriller from Dean Koontz - the worldwide bestseller of over 400 million copies. RELENTLESS is a pulse-pounding, page-turning race to the finish. It looked like just a bad review. But perhaps it was a death threat...
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse.His birth was marked by wonder and tragedy. He sees beauty and terror beyond our deepest dreams. His story will change the way you see the world. On the heels of his #1 bestseller False Memory, Dean Koontz brings together his most compelling themes and an unforgettable cast of characters to create what is perhaps the most thrilling and emotionally powerful work of his critically acclaimed career. Bartholomew Lampion is born on a day of tragedy and terror that will mark his family forever. All agree that his unusual eyes are the most beautiful they have ever seen. On this same day, a thousand miles away, a ruthless man learns that he has a mortal enemy named Bartholomew. He embarks on a relentless search to find this enemy, a search that will consume his life. And a girl is born from a brutal rape, her destiny mysteriously linked to Barty and the man who stalks him. At the age of three, Barty Lampion is blinded when surgeons remove his eyes to save him from a fast-spreading cancer. As he copes with his blindness and proves to be a prodigy, his mother counsels him that all things happen for a reason and that every person’s life has an effect on every other person’s, in often unknowable ways. At thirteen, Bartholomew regains his sight. How he regains it, why he regains it, and wat happens as his amazing life unfolds and entwines with others results in a breathtaking journey of courage, heart-stopping suspense, and high adventure.
On the heels of his critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers Fear Nothing and Seize the Night, "America's most popular suspense novelist"* will stun readers with a deeply sinister and endlessly surprising tale of a rare and terrifying phobia: autophobia fear of oneself.Martie Rhodes is a young wife (happily married to Dustin for three years), a video game designer, and a compassionate woman who takes her agoraphobic friend Carol to therapy sessions. Carol is so afraid of leaving her apartment that the trips are grim ordeals for both women but bonding experiences as well. Then one morning Martie experiences a sudden fear of her own, a brief but disquieting terror of...her shadow. The episode it over quickly. It leaves her shaken but amused. Then, as she is about to check her makeup, she realizes she is terrified to look in the mirror and confront her own face.As the episodes of this traumatic condition autophobia build, the lives of Martie and her husband change drastically. Frantic to discover the trigger for her descent into hell, Dustin begins to look into the background of a respected therapist. As he comes closer to the truth about this strange and troubled "healer," Dustin finds himself afflicted with a condition even more bizarre and terrifying than Martie's.No fan of psychological suspense will want to miss this extraordinary novel of the human mind's capacity to torment and destroy. Dean Koontz once moe reveals why he has, as People put it, the "power to scare the daylights out of us."From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Face is Hollywood's most dazzling star. His flawless countenance inspires the worship of millions, and fires the hatred of one twisted soul. In the days before Christmas, this warped and dangerous star-hater has sent the Face six sinister messages. It is up to Ethan Truman to unmask the culprit.