Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Book 90: Breathless

Barnes and Noble's Description:

Written by: Dean Koontz


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 mystery. That night, 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 to her door all the forces of a government in peril.
At a nearby farm, long-estranged 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 matter-of-fact 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 one 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.

My Thoughts: I am going to start my review off by saying I was blown away by this book. Though that may sound silly it's true. This was my first Dean Koontz and wow...I don't think I have enough words to describe how much I enjoyed it. First of all, I couldn't put the book down! Every time I tried I kept going back to my Nook and reading more. The book had a fast pace that kept me wanting more and more. I am not sure if that's typical in Koontz's books but this one surely did that for me. The fact that an Irish Wolfhound was a ''main character'' (in his own way) helped as well. This was a wonderful read and I cannot wait to read more by Koontz. 

My Grade: A++++

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