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The Face by Dean Koontz
  

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The Face by Dean Koontz

A novel of fear and suspense, love, loss and redemption, from one of the greatest storytellers writing today. The Face is Dean Koontz's most chilling, gripping and original novels to date.THE FACE. He's Hollywood's most dazzling star. His flawless features inspire the love of millions - but light the fires of hatred in one twisted soul. A few rain-lashed days before Christmas, a warped star-hater has sent six sinister messages to him, promising a very nasty surprise for the festive season.The Face's security chief is Ethan Truman, an ex-LAPD cop trying to rebuild his life. Having tracked down the messenger but not the source of the threat, he's worried. But not half as worried as he would be if he knew that Fric, the Face's ten-year-old son, was home alone and getting calls from a pervert claiming he's Moloch, 'devourer of children'.While the unnatural downpour continues, Ethan must face the secrets of his tragic past and the unmistakable premonition of his own impending violent death as he races to solve the macabre riddles. Meanwhile, a terrified young Fric is planning to go into hiding in his father's vast Bel Air mansion - putting himself beyond Ethan's protection.And Ethan may be all that stands between Fric and an almost unimaginable evil ...

Reviews

'Uplifting enough to make Cain repent ... There is scarcely an author alive who loves the English language more .. whose sentences offer more musicality ... the tale's grandeur and strong lines ... characters are memorable and his unique mix of suspense and humour absorbing... great kudos to Koontz for creating, within the strictures of popular fiction, another notable novel of ideas and of moral imperatives ... Look for this to hit #1'
Publishers Weekly

`Koontz flexes his muscles and sets forth like a demigod to create his most strongly anchored novel since 1995's Intensity, a work sheathed with darkness and wreathed with wiry metaphor ... hundreds of pages of top-drawer suspense
Kirkus Reviews

'Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler'
The Times

`Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying.
The New York Times

`Koontz has near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match.
Los Angeles Times

`Koontz has once again proven why he is one of the premier novelists of his generation.
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About the Author

Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University). When he was a senior in college, Dean Koontz won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since.

His first job after graduation was with the Appalachian Poverty Program, where he was expected to counsel and tutor underprivileged children on a one-to-one basis. His first day on the job, he discovered that the previous occupier of his position had been beaten up by the very kids he had been trying to help and had landed in the hospital for several weeks. The following year was filled with challenge but also tension, and Koontz was more highly motivated than ever to build a career as a writer. He wrote nights and weekends, which he continued to do after leaving the poverty program and going to work as an English teacher in a suburban school district outside Harrisburg. After a year and a half in that position, his wife, Gerda, made him an offer he couldn't refuse: "I'll support you for five years," she said, "and if you can't make it as a writer in that time, you'll never make it." By the end of those five years, Gerda had quit her job to run the business end of her husband's writing career. Dean and Gerda Koontz along with their dog, Trixie, live in southern California.

His books are published in 38 languages, a figure that currently increases more than 17 million copies per year.

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Publication date

3rd March 2011

Author

Dean Koontz

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Author's Website

www.randomhouse.com/bantamd...

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
688 pages

Categories

Horror & ghost stories
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007368235

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