Frankenstein by Dean Koontz
Prodigal Son: A Novel (Dean Koontz's , Book 1)

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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.


BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
 

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 June 15, 2007 by Bantam. 498 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Somehow…he lives.” Collecting a pair of tested members of the Frankenstein-hunter fellowship—private eyes Carson O’Connor-Maddison and her husband Michael—Deucalion sets off after the bad doctor, convinced that if he isn’t stopped Frankenstein will plague humankind with still another threat to it...

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In this grisly thriller, the first in a new series by bestsellers Koontz and Anderson, Dr. Frankenstein has survived into the 21st century, masquerading as biotech tycoon Victor Helios. Helios want

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For a mad scientist, Victor is awfully well connected — better, even, than Charles and Mary Lamb, who held center stage in Ackroyd’s lovely novel of the Romantic age, “The Lambs of London.” Thomas Rowlandson, Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Sarah Siddons drift fleetingly into the Lambs’ orbit, and ...

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Publishers Weekly

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In this grisly thriller, the first in a new series by bestsellers Koontz and Anderson, Dr. Frankenstein has survived into the 21st century, masquerading as biotech tycoon Victor Helios.

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Publishers Weekly

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In this grisly thriller, the first in a new series by bestsellers Koontz and Anderson, Dr. Frankenstein has survived into the 21st century, masquerading as biotech tycoon Victor Helios. Helios want

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While in some places one gets the feeling that Mr. Koontz might have gone dumpster diving for ideas on Stephen King’s curb, where, after all, ideas set to the curb are fair game, he does it with such flair that this is vintage Koontz.

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Examiner

As I wrote in my review of the forth Frankenstein offering--yes, though I prefer nonfiction, I've really read the five-book Frankenstein series--and yes, they really are decent and worth reading.

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New York Journal of Books

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but in this last book, The Dead Town, he is a nearly indestructible superman who has developed a truly beautiful soul and is determined to fowl his mad creator and save the world.The fun of Frankenstein: The Dead Town and the previous volume, is the eclectic band of town citizens, all of them uni...

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Book Reporter

While Carson and Michael catch a Chinese hoodlum in New Orleans, with Carson getting shot in the process, the two jailbirds in Montana witness the strange transformation of fellow prisoners into zombie-like characters their jailors call “livestock.” Victor Helios’s test-tube entity, Deucalion, wi...

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Open Book Society

There are times I even forgot what was going on with a certain character before the story came back to that person’s part of the story.

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BellaOnline

Lost Souls is Book Four in the Frankenstein series by best-selling author Dean Koontz.

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California Literary Review

Simon I have to agree with Jim… you can quote giants like TS ELiot and Dostoevsky, but that doesn’t make this novel any better… the characters lack depth and the plot is fairly threadbare… the premise is a great one, but there’s not enough Deucalion, and too much of the cops… it’s a below averag...

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