Want to read a scary book with a heart of gold? Gold-en retriever, that is. Koontz introduces us to Einstein, the smartest dog in the world, and The Outsider, the unfortunate byproduct of mad-scientist type biological engineering. Classic Koontz, and a great dog story, as well as a thrilling read. Recommended By Frank W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
?A superior thriller?(Oakland Press) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author?now in trade paperback for the first time.
On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever, who will let him go no further into the dark woods.
That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a friend?a dog of alarming intelligence?and a threat that could only have come from the darkest corners of man?s imagination?
“A suspenseful page-turner…Koontz gives us characters we can care about…and enough tension to satisfy any thrill-seeker.”—The Cincinnati Post
“A winner. Give this one a straight 10 right across the board.”—The San Francisco Examiner
“Watchers gives new meaning to the word terror…Koontzs most original novel yet.”—Erie Times-News (PA)
“Watchers is an absorbing, intelligent, and altogether touching book.”—West Coast Review of Books
“If you like suspense, grab dean koontzs Watchers…it is utterly chilling.”—Essex Journal (NJ)
“A glorious hit…a superior thriller that makes the implausible seem all too possible…Koontz weaves a tight plot, full of twists and complications, as he builds up the suspense to the inevitable violent confrontation.”—Oakland Press
“Keeps the reader on the edge of his seat. Keen-edged, insightful…thought-provoking.”—Asbury Park Press
“A spine-tingling thriller…Readers who are seeking a riveting page-turner should look no further, because Watchers offers an engrossing read with an unusually satisfying conclusion.”—Chattanooga News-Free Press
“One of those rare reading experiences—a book I didnt want to end.”—Rocky Mountain News
“An entertaining and exciting book that hooks you early and keeps you turning the pages…suspense builds and builds…totally enthralling.”—The Orange County Register
“Mind-boggling suspense…This sensational book will have you gnashing your teeth at the villain and wiping away your tears as your affection grows for the other characters…Watchers never lags for an instant…Koontz has learned to cross the barrier between horror and literature and his books have become things of beauty.”—Ocala Star-Banner
“Gripping, intriguing, thoughtful, and fast-paced.”—Milwaukee Journal
“One of the most exciting terror tales of the season…marvelously effective…as well controlled as it is well written…Koontz has our vote as the best now working in his field.”—Anniston Star (AZ)
“Relentless suspense and mounting tension…The climax is a stunner.”—Cape Cod Times
With a new Afterword by the author, this classic Koontz title--one of his most popular and acclaimed novels--features stunning new cover art. Two genetically altered life forms break loose from a top-secret government lab. One is "Einstein, " a friendly dog. The other--The Outsider--is a deadly hybrid. Reissue.
From a top-secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose...
From a top secret government laboratory come two genetically altered life forms. One is a magnificent dog of astonishing intelligence. The other, a hybrid monster of a brutally violent nature. And both are on the loose…Bestselling author Dean Koontz presents his most terrifying, dramatic and moving novel: The explosive story of a man and a woman, caught in a relentless storm of mankinds darkest creation…
About the Author
Dean Koontz was born in Everett, Pennsylvania, and grew up in nearby Bedford. He won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition when he was twenty and has been writing ever since. Mr. Koontz's books are published in 38 languages. Worldwide sales total more than 175 million copies, a figure that currently increases at a rate of more than 350 million copies a year. Dean and his wife, Gerda, live in southern California.