Prodigal Son

Prodigal Son

eBook - 2005
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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 story, you know only half the truth. Get ready for the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of - Dean Koontz's prodigal son. Every city has secrets. But none as terrible as this. His name is Deucalion, a tattooed man of mysterious origin, a sleight-of-reality artist who's traveled the centuries with a secret worse than death. He arrives as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who carefully selects his victims for the humanity that is missing in himself. Detective Carson O'Connor is cool, cynical, and every bit as tough as she looks. Her partner Michael Maddison would back her up all the way to Hell itself-and that just may be where this case ends up. For the no-nonsense O'Connor is suddenly talking about an ages-old conspiracy, a near immortal race of beings, and killers that are more-and less-than human. Soon it will be clear that as crazy as she sounds, the truth is even more ominous. For their quarry isn't merely a homicidal maniac-but his deranged maker.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2005
ISBN: 9780307414212
Additional Contributors: Anderson, Kevin J. 1962-


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Aug 12, 2018

Wow, what a book! To even contemplate rewriting a classic and putting a fresh theological and psychological approach is daring. But then to execute such a daring story with finesse is breathtaking talent. Koontz has a refreshing voice, and it's his presentation of his knowledge of psychology, theology and anatomy that resonates with readers of the Old Race. What an amazing read. Definitely recommend!!

Jan 15, 2016

Man I was so angry when this one ended and I had to wait for the second book! LOVE the series. Interesting twists and turns. Probably could of combined so there were only three books, not four. But that is o.k. LOVE this series! Read it three times already!

JewelMcLatchy Jan 20, 2013

Have loved all of Koontz's books I've read and this is no exception. Fantastic start to a series. I think BSG fans might enjoy the similarities of the characters.

Jan 05, 2011

A great read & not at all what I expected. Finished it in one sitting & left me wanting more!


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JewelMcLatchy Jan 20, 2013

"Who's that figure?" "The one with winged feet? That's Mercury." "And that one next to him?" "Aphrodite," said Fullbright. "Are they..." "Engaged in sodomy?" the mortician asked jovially. "Indeed they are. You'd be amazed how many mourners notice and are cheered by it." "I am amazed," (Detective) Michael agreed.

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