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ISBN13: 9780553579758
ISBN10: 0553579754
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Christopher Snow is the best-known resident of 12,000-strong Moonlight Bay, California. This is because 28-year-old Chris has xeroderma pigmentosum (XP)—a light-sensitivity so severe that he cannot leave his house in daylight, cannot enter a normally-lit room, cannot sit at a computer. Chris's natural element is the night, and his parents, both academics, chose to live in Moonlight Bay because in a small town Chris can make the nightscape his own—roaming freely through the town on his bike, surfing in the moonlight, exploring while most people sleep.

But Chris's brilliant mother, a scientist, was killed in a car accident 2 years ago, and as the book opens his father, Steven Snow, is dying of cancer; Chris's protected life is about to change forever. We meet Chris as he is carefully preparing himself to go out in the late-afternoon sun to visit the hospital. In his last moments of life his father tells Chris he is "sorry" and that Chris should "fear nothing"—cryptic words that Chris cannot really relate to.

Steven Snow's body is removed to the hospital basement for transport to the funeral home/crematorium, and when Chris goes downstairs for a final moment of farewell, he witnesses a frightening and clandestine encounter: the funeral director and another man Chris doesn't recognize are substituting the body of a hitchhiker for Steven Snow's body–which is being taken not to the crematorium but to some secret destination.

For Chris, this scene is the first intimation of a conspiracy that he will come to realize envelopes many of his townspeople. His parents knew of it and wanted to protect Chris from it. His best friend has had hints of something wrong because of the frightening nocturnal visitors that have come to his beachhouse. And the first person to try to explain to Chris what's going on—and warn him about the special danger he himself is in—will be hideously murdered.

In the 24 hours this book encompasses, Christopher Snow will find out that, sheltered though he's been, he has the soul of a fighter and an adventurer. By the end of the book he will have killed a man, will have discovered the role his own mother played in the birth of the conspiracy, will have come to recognize the extraordinary guardians that, unknown to him, have watched over him for years. He will realize that some people hate him, others revere him, and neither his own life nor those of anyone he knows will ever be the same.

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Christopher Snow is different from all the other residents of Moonlight Bay, different from anyone you've ever met. For Christopher Snow has made his peace with a very rare genetic disorder that leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light. His life is filled with the fascinating rituals of one who must embrace the dark. He knows the night as no one else can — its mystery, its beauty, its terrors, and the eerie silken rhythms that seduce one into believing anything — even freedom — is possible.<P>Until the night Christopher Snow witnesses a series of disturbing incidents that sweep him into a violent mystery only he can solve, a mystery that will force him to rise above all fears and confront the many-layered secrets of Moonlight Bay and its strange inhabitants. A place, like all places, that looks a lot different after dark.

About the Author

Dean Koontz is the author of a dozen #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Sole Survivor and Intensity. He lives in southern California.

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smilesndeed, March 7, 2012 (view all comments by smilesndeed)
With most of the book palying out at night I thought it would be dulls-ville...but i was wrong. Koontz allows his main character Chris Snow to find beauty in these dark moments when most of Moonlight Bays residents are asleep, most. Snow is throw into many perplexing situations during his struggle to find answers to troubling new questions about his parents, his friends and his town. When one night he witnesses a series of disturbing incidents that sweep him into a violent mystery only he can solve, a mystery that will force him to rise above all fears and confront the many-layered strangeness of Moonlight Bay and its residents who may be covering something big up. Just keep reading it gets better toward the climax. Worth the afternoon it will take to read.
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spawned, August 8, 2008 (view all comments by spawned)
This is the worst Koontz book that I've ever read. So many interesting storylines that were never fleshed out. Instead you're left with with the feeling that the author had 10 ideas that could have made great books, combined them all and made garbage. I can temporarily suspend belief for almost any sci-fi book, but Fear Nothing was awful...And if you make it to the end...bitterly disappointing, he didn't even try to end it...just gave up.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553579758
Author:
Koontz, Dean R.
Author:
Koontz
Author:
Koontz, Dean R.
Author:
Dean Koontz
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Allergy
Subject:
Genetics
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Human experimentation in medicine
Subject:
Allergy -- Fiction.
Subject:
Photosensitization, Biological.
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
6.9 x 4.1 x 0.95 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Christopher Snow is different from all the other residents of Moonlight Bay, different from anyone you've ever met. For Christopher Snow has made his peace with a very rare genetic disorder that leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light. His life is filled with the fascinating rituals of one who must embrace the dark. He knows the night as no one else can — its mystery, its beauty, its terrors, and the eerie silken rhythms that seduce one into believing anything — even freedom — is possible.<P>Until the night Christopher Snow witnesses a series of disturbing incidents that sweep him into a violent mystery only he can solve, a mystery that will force him to rise above all fears and confront the many-layered secrets of Moonlight Bay and its strange inhabitants. A place, like all places, that looks a lot different after dark.
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