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Seize the Night

Format:  Paperback,

443 pages

Publisher: Random House

Publish Date: Jul 2012

ISBN-13: 9780345533432

ISBN-10: 0345533437

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"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
"There are no rules in the dark, no place to feel safe, no escape from the shadows. But to save the day, you must seize the night."
At no time does Moonlight Bay look more beautiful than at night. Yet it is precisely then that the secluded little town reveals its menace. Now children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. And there's nothing their families can do about it. Because in Moonlight Bay, the police work their hardest to conceal crimes and silence victims. No matter what happens in the night, their job is to ensure that nothing disturbs the peace and quiet of Moonlight Bay.
Christopher Snow isn't afraid of the dark. Forced to live in the shadows because of a rare genetic disorder, he knows the night world better than anyone. He believes the lost children are still alive and that their disappearance is connected to the town's most carefully kept, most ominous secret--a secret only he can uncover, a secret that will force him to confront an adversary at one with the most dangerous darkness of all: the darkness inside the human heart.

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Publisher: Random House
Publish Date: Jul 2012
ISBN-13: 9780345533432
ISBN-10: 0345533437
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 443
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.58
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.75 x 7.75 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Koontz, Dean

Dean Koontz was born July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania. He received a degree in education from Shippensburg State College in 1967. A former high school English teacher as well as a teacher-counselor with the Appalachian Poverty Program, he began writing as a child to escape an ugly home life caused by his alcoholic father. A prolific writer at a young age, he had sold a dozen novels by the age of 25. Early in his career, he wrote under numerous pen names including David Axton, Brian Coffey, K. R. Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, Richard Paige, and Owen West. He is best known for the books written under this own name including Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, The Husband, Odd Hours, and 77 Shadow Street.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (1999-01)

Christopher Snow is back. Fans of Koontz's last offering, Fear Nothing (LJ 2/1/98), will remember Chris as the young victim of XP (xeroderma pigment o sum), a rare and deadly genetic condition that forces him to avoid light. Here, the horrifying tale of Chris's hometown, Moonlight Bay, continues to unfold. Chris and his tight band of friends take up the search for four missing children in this town, where experiments with a genetically engineered retrovirus have begun to turn several local residents into creatures that are less than human.

Koontz successfully blends his special brand of suspense from generous measures of mystery, horror, sf, and the tech no-thriller genre. But his greatest triumph in this series is the creation of Christopher Snow, a thought-provoking narrator with a facility for surfer-lingo and dark humor who, despite his extreme situation, is an undeniably believable character.

- Nancy McNicol, Hagaman Memorial Lib., East Haven, CT

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2007-05-01)

Seize the Night is the story of Christopher Snow, who suffers from the genetic condition XP (xeroderma pigment o sum), which makes him a night owl, fatally vulnerable to strong light. He and his band of likable and quirky friends (including a highly intelligent dog-a Koontz trademark) investigate sinister events in their hometown of Moonlight Bay, CA. The group is convinced that the kidnapping of several of the town's children is related to the disastrous genetic experiments that drove the plot of the first Christopher Snow novel, Fear Nothing.

The unfolding events also reveal large-scale time-travel experimentation and the machinations of a serial killer. True to form, what may sound wildly implausible is easily pulled by Koontz into a cohesive and engaging story. Character actor Keith Szarabajka returns with another great narrative performance. Although fans of Koontz won't want to miss the Christopher Snow novels, the author's more recent offerings may be in greater demand. Still, this is recommended.

-Kristen L. Smith, Loras Coll. Lib., Dubuque, IA

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

There are no rules in the dark, no place to feel safe, no escape from the shadows. But to save the day, you must... Seize the Night.

At no time does Moonlight Bay look more beautiful than at night. Yet it is precisely then that the secluded little town reveals its menace. Now children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. And there's nothing their families can do about it. Because in Moonlight Bay, the police work their hardest to conceal crimes and silence victims. No matter what happens in the night, their job is to ensure that nothing disturbs the peace and quiet of Moonlight Bay....

Christopher Snow isn't afraid of the dark. Forced to live in the shadows because of a rare genetic disorder, he knows the night world better than anyone. He believes the lost children are still alive and that their disappearance is connected to the town's most carefully kept, most ominous secret—a secret only he can uncover, a secret that will force him to confront an adversary at one with the most dangerous darkness of all. The darkness inside the human heart.

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