A thriller that delivers a powerful jolt of violence and terror.
Although accident victim Hatch Harrison dies en route to the hospital, a brilliant physician miraculously Harry Lyon is a cop who embraces tradition and order. The biggest bane of his life is his partner, Connie Gulliver. Harry doesn't like the messiness of her desk, her lack of social polish or her sometimes casual attitude towards the law. 'Look, Harry, it's the Age of Chaos,' she tells him. 'Get with the times.'
And when Harry and Connie have to take out a hopped-up gunman in a restaurant, the chase and shootout swiftly degenerate into a surreal nightmare that seems to justify Connie's view of the modern world. Shortly after, Harry encounters a filthy, rag-clad denizen of the streets, who says ominously, 'Ticktock, ticktock. You'll be dead in sixteen hours.' Struggling to regain the orderly life he cherishes, Harry is trapped in an undertow of terror and violence. For reasons he does not understand, someone is after him, Connie Gulliver and the people he loves.
Koontz redefines suspense - The Times
Koontz's style bleaches out cliches while showing a genius for detail - Publishers Weekly
Koontz's art is making the reader believe the impossible... sit back and enjoy it - Sunday Telegraph
A master of the thriller genre - Washington Post
Dean Koontz is the author of 58 New York Times bestsellers, of which 15 have risen to No.1. His books have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, a figure that increases by more than 17 million copies per year, and his work is translated into 38 languages.
He was born and raised in Pennsylvania and lives with his wife Gerda and their dog Anna in Southern California.