By Dean Koontz
BONUS: This version comprises an excerpt from Dean Koontz's Odd Apocalypse.
Acknowledged as "America's hottest suspense novelist"(Rolling Stone
) and as considered one of today's such a lot celebrated and winning writers, Dean Koontz has earned the devotion of hundreds of thousands of readers world wide and the compliment of critics in every single place for stories of personality, secret, and experience that strike to the center of what it capacity to be human. Now he supplies the page-turner of the season, an unforgettable trip to the guts of darkness and to the top of grace, right now chilling and wickedly humorous, a brilliantly saw chronicle of fine and evil in our time, of phantasm and eternal fact.
He’s Hollywood’s so much brilliant superstar, whose faultless countenance conjures up the worship of thousands and fires the hatred of 1 twisted soul. His completely ordered lifestyles is below siege as a chain of terrifying, enigmatic “messages” breaches the exquisitely calibrated defense platforms of his mythical Bel Air estate.
The containers arrive mysteriously, one after the other, at Channing Manheim’s fortified compound. The danger implicit of their weird and wonderful, tense contents turns out to enhance with every one new supply. Manheim’s safeguard leader, ex-cop Ethan Truman, is used to having a look underneath the skin of items. yet till he entered the orbit of a Hollywood icon, he had no concept simply how slippery fact might be. Now this reliable guy is all that stands within the method of an
insidious killer—and forces that eclipse the main fevered fantasies of a urban the place goals and nightmares are the stuff of lifestyle. As a possible unending and ominous rain falls over southern California, Ethan will attempt the boundaries of conception and patience in an international the place in truth as skinny as celluloid and solutions are available merely within the illusory intersection of shadow and light.
Enter an international of significant invention, appeal, and implacable reason, populated via murderous actors and the strolling useless, hit males and heroes, long-buried goals and never-dying desire.
Here an impressive mansion is presided over through a Scottish strength of nature referred to as Mrs. McBee, sooner than whom all males tremble. A mad French chef concocts feasts for the robust and the malicious. Ming du Lac, religious adviser to the celebs, has a right away line to the useless. An aptly named cop referred to as probability turns into Ethan’s best friend, an anarchist will sow discord and depression, and a tender boy named Fric, imprisoned via big name and loneliness, will listen a voice telling him of the method of whatever unimaginably evil. Traversing this outstanding panorama, Ethan will face the secrets and techniques of his personal tragic earlier and the unmistakable premonition of his drawing close violent demise as he races opposed to time to unravel the macabre riddles of a modern day beast.
A riveting journey de strength of suspense, secret, and outstanding revelation, The Face is that infrequent novel that entertains, provokes, and uplifts whilst. it'll make you snort. it's going to provide you with chills. it's going to fill you with desire.