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Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz
  

Prodigal Son

Part of the Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Series

RRP £9.99

Synopsis

Prodigal Son by Dean Koontz

SOMEONE NEW IS PLAYING GODThe Frankenstein story updated to the 21st century by the great American storyteller Dean Koontz. Created centuries ago by a madman, possessed of seemingly supernatural powers and a dogged drive for justice, the mysterious Deucalion arrives in New Orleans as the next generation of Dr Frankenstein's monsters are about to be unleashed by their deranged maker, now known as Victor Helios. Deucalion's path will cross with that of tough police detective Carson O'Connor and her partner, Michael Maddison, who are on the trail of a vicious serial killer stalking the city, a killer who selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Reluctantly, Carson will join forces with Deucalion against a far greater, terrifying threat: an entire race of killers who are much more - and less - than human ... Deucalion seeks one final confrontation with the evil genius who created him, Dr Frankenstein. Dean Koontz, the master storyteller, creates a bold new legend.

Reviews

'A modern Swift ... a master satirist.'
Entertainment Weekly

'If Stephen King is the Rolling Stones of novels, Koontz is the Beatles.'
Playboy

'Dean Koontz writes page-turners, middle-of-the-night sneak-up-behind-you suspense thrillers. He touches our hearts and tingles our spines.'
Washington Post Book World

'Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose. Serious writers might do well to study his technique.'
New York Times Book Review

'Fast-paced and dark ... Koontz knows we live in a world where evil delights in justifying itself ... Classic literature that deserves a place on the bookshelf beside Orwell's 1984 and Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.'
California Literary Review

'Koontz is writing right where popular culture swells into something larger, just as it did for Homer, Shakespeare, and Dickens. He's got the gift.'
Australian

'Koontz is a superb plotter and wordsmith. He chronicles the hopes and fears of our time in broad strokes and fine detail, using popular fiction to explore the human condition.'
USA Today

'Inspires both chills and serious thought ... has the power to scare the daylights out of us.'
People

'The poet laureate of paranoid pop fiction.'
Denver Post

'Koontz achieves a literary miracle ... stunning physical description, unique turns of phrase.'
Boston Globe

'Near Dickensian powers of description.'
Los Angeles Times

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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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2012

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
400 pages

Categories

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007452996

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