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ISBN13: 9780553807141
ISBN10: 0553807145
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#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz delivers a mesmerizing new thriller that explores the razor-thin line between the best and worst of human nature — and the anarchy simmering just beneath society's surface — as a likeable, successful family man is drawn into a confrontation with a foe of unimaginable malice...

Bestselling novelist Cullen Cubby Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children's book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed Spooky, and a non-collie named Lassie, who's all but part of the family.

So Cubby knows he shouldn't let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him — even if it does appear in the nation's premier newspaper and is penned by the much-feared, seldom-seen critic, Shearman Waxx. Cubby knows the best thing to do is ignore the gratuitously vicious, insulting, and inaccurate comments. Penny knows it, even little Milo knows it. If Lassie could talk, she'd tell Cubby to ignore them, too.

Ignore Shearman Waxx and his poison pen is just what Cubby intends to do. Until he happens to learn where the great man is taking his lunch. Cubby just wants to get a look at the mysterious recluse whose mere opinion can make or break a career — or a life.

But Shearman Waxx isn't what Cubby expects; and neither is the escalating terror that follows what seemed to be an innocent encounter. For Waxx gives criticism; he doesn't take it. He has ways of dealing with those who cross him that Cubby is only beginning to fathom. Soon Cubby finds himself in a desperate struggle with a relentless sociopath, facing an inexorable assault on far more than his life.

Fearless, funny, utterly compelling, Relentless is Dean Koontz at his riveting best, an unforgettable tale of the fragile bonds that hold together all that we most cherish — and of those who would tear those bonds asunder.

Review:

"A bad book review propels this farcical thriller from bestseller Koontz (Your Heart Belongs to Me). Bestselling author Cullen 'Cubby' Greenwich is mortified when Shearman Waxx, 'the nation's premier literary critic,' savages his work. Cubby manages to find the 'syphilitic swine' at Roxie's Bistro in Newport Beach, Calif., where the author's six-year-old prodigy son nearly pees by accident on Waxx in the restaurant's men's room. In retaliation, Waxx threatens Cubby with doom and gets things started nicely by blowing up his house. With almost superhuman ease, the book critic keeps track of Cubby and his family as they flee for their lives. While some may take this as satire, the over-the-top villain's underdeveloped motivation and a jokey narrative tone that jars when juxtaposed with terrifying scenes of violence will leave others scratching their heads. By the time Koontz introduces a science fiction element, a lot of readers may have already checked out. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"[An] outlandish but, once again, smoothly spun nail-biter....Koontz still grabs readers as few other thriller scribes can." Booklist

Review:

"Relentless echoes the very best of the Odd Thomas series in voice; this is an exquisite crafting of the thrilling, the unexplainable, and the personal....Koontz fans will snap it up." Library Journal

Review:

"Loosely plotted to say the least, but readers who can suspend disbelief after a line like this uttered by a six-year-old — 'Mom, you've got to convince him to get a new agent' — may find some rewards." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.

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Clark, June 24, 2009 (view all comments by Clark)
I finished this book in two days . . . just warning you in case you had other plans because this book practically demands the reader to keep reading. I am fairly new with Dean Koontz and his books, but if his other stories are anywhere near as good as Relentless then I have a lot of reading to do. This book is one of my all-time favorites. You should take a chance on this book, I am glad that I did.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553807141
Author:
Koontz, Dean
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
Dean Koontz
Author:
Koontz, Dean R.
Author:
Dean Koontz
Subject:
General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Novelists
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
June 2009
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
356
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x1.40 in. 1.25 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A bad book review propels this farcical thriller from bestseller Koontz (Your Heart Belongs to Me). Bestselling author Cullen 'Cubby' Greenwich is mortified when Shearman Waxx, 'the nation's premier literary critic,' savages his work. Cubby manages to find the 'syphilitic swine' at Roxie's Bistro in Newport Beach, Calif., where the author's six-year-old prodigy son nearly pees by accident on Waxx in the restaurant's men's room. In retaliation, Waxx threatens Cubby with doom and gets things started nicely by blowing up his house. With almost superhuman ease, the book critic keeps track of Cubby and his family as they flee for their lives. While some may take this as satire, the over-the-top villain's underdeveloped motivation and a jokey narrative tone that jars when juxtaposed with terrifying scenes of violence will leave others scratching their heads. By the time Koontz introduces a science fiction element, a lot of readers may have already checked out. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[An] outlandish but, once again, smoothly spun nail-biter....Koontz still grabs readers as few other thriller scribes can."
"Review" by , "Relentless echoes the very best of the Odd Thomas series in voice; this is an exquisite crafting of the thrilling, the unexplainable, and the personal....Koontz fans will snap it up."
"Review" by , "Loosely plotted to say the least, but readers who can suspend disbelief after a line like this uttered by a six-year-old — 'Mom, you've got to convince him to get a new agent' — may find some rewards."
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