Darkness Under the Sun by Dean Koontz
(Novella): A Tale of Suspense

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The chilling account of a pivotal encounter between innocence and ultimate malice, Darkness Under the Sun is the perfect read for Halloween—or for any haunted night—and reveals a secret, fateful turning point in the career of Alton Turner Blackwood, the killer at the dark heart of What the Night Knows, the forthcoming novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.
There once was a killer who knew the night, its secrets and rhythms. How to hide within its shadows. When to hunt.
         He roamed from town to town, city to city, choosing his prey for their beauty and innocence. His cruelties were infinite, his humanity long since forfeit. But still . . . he had not yet discovered how to make his special mark among monsters, how to come fully alive as Death.
         This is the story of how he learned those things, and of what we might do to ensure that he does not visit us. 

About Dean Koontz

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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.
Published October 25, 2010 by Bantam. 62 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Koontz is able to make you really love the good guy and really hate the bad guy.

Jul 02 2011 | Read Full Review of Darkness Under the Sun (Novel...

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The stranger’s name is Alton Turner Blackwood, and he too belongs to the “ugly club.” Standing just under seven feet tall, Alton is also disfigured and talks directly to Howie speaking to him like a friend which puts Howie at ease almost immediately.

Apr 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Darkness Under the Sun (Novel...

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