Synopses & Reviews
From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of...
Dean Koontz's City of Night
They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created — and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios — once Frankenstein — can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans.
Now the only hope rests in a one-time monster and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison. Deucalion's centuries-old history began as Victor's first and failed attempt to build the perfect human-and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have imagined — an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind's collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.
"Smart dialogue and cutting-edge scientific notions (Deucalion has learned how to teleport) are the oh-so-sweet icing on this delectable thriller's irresistible, devourable cake." Booklist (starred review)
They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created — and they must be destroyed. Not even Victor Helios — once Frankenstein — can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Only the one-time monster Deucalion and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison, stand in their way. But as the three race to uncover the true dimensions of an age-old conspiracy, they will discover that Victor's new, improved models have infiltrated every level of the city's society...and far beyond.
About the Author
Dean Koontz is the author of many #1 New York Times
bestsellers. He lives with his wife, Gerda, and their dog, Trixie, in southern California.
Ed Gorman has written in practically every genre imaginable, from suspense and mysteries to science fiction and horror. His work has appeared in magazines as various as Redbook, Ellery Queen, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Poetry Today. He is also the founder, along with Robert J. Randisi, of Mystery Scene magazine.