By Dean Koontz

#1 New York Times bestselling writer Dean Koontz's brilliantly exciting novel of suspense.

“A gripping novel…fast-paced and satisfying.”—People

in the middle of a raging snowstorm, lightning struck at the evening Laura Shane used to be born. And a mysterious blond-haired stranger confirmed up simply in time to save lots of her from death.

Years later, within the wake of one other hurricane, Laura can be stored back. for somebody is gazing over her. yet simply as lightning illuminates, darkness constantly follows shut in the back of.

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Not only for a number of days yet ceaselessly. ” “Well... ” learning him, she knew it used to be no need. She remembered what he had instructed her within the lobby previous, whilst she had warned him to not lie in regards to the presence of alternative humans in the home: He didn't lie, he acknowledged, simply because continuously telling the reality made lifestyles easier; telling the reality used to be a lifelong behavior. infrequently forty-five mins later, she knew him good sufficient to think that he used to be certainly an strangely honest guy. Even now, as she begged him to maintain their stopover at mystery, he was once unable to inform the lie that might placate her and get her out of his workplace. He stared at her guiltily and will no longer tease the falsehood from his tongue. He could do his accountability while she left; he may dossier a police file. The law enforcement officials might search for her at her apartment close to gigantic endure, the place they'd notice the blood if no longer the our bodies of the time tourists, and the place they might locate hundreds of thousands of expended bullets, shattered home windows, slug-pocked partitions. by means of day after today or tomorrow the tale will be splashed around the newspapers.... The airliner that had flown overhead greater than part an hour in the past would possibly not were a passing jet, in the end. it may possibly good were what she had first inspiration it was—very far-off thunder, fifteen or twenty miles away. extra thunder on an evening with no rain. “Doctor, support me get him dressed,” she acknowledged, indicating her parent at the desk beside them. “Do not less than that a lot for me, seeing that you’re going to betray me later. ” He winced visibly on the be aware betray. prior she’d despatched Chris upstairs to get one every one of Brenkshaw’s shirts, sweaters, jackets, slacks, a couple of his socks, and sneakers. The healthcare professional used to be now not as muscular and trim as her father or mother, yet they have been nearly an analogous measurement. in the mean time the wounded guy was once donning in basic terms his bloodstained pants, yet Laura knew there wouldn't be time to place all of the outfits on him. “Just support me get him into the jacket, health care professional. I’ll take the remainder and get dressed him later. The jacket should be adequate to guard him from the chilly. ” Reluctantly lifting the subconscious guy right into a sitting place at the exam desk, the surgeon stated, “He shouldn’t be moved. ” Ignoring Brenkshaw, suffering to drag the wounded man’s correct arm throughout the sleeve of the warmly coated corduroy jacket, Laura acknowledged, “Chris, visit the ready room on the entrance of the home. It’s darkish in there. Don’t activate the lighting. visit the home windows and provides the road a fine looking over, and for God’s sake don’t permit your self be noticeable. ” “You imagine they’re the following? ” the boy requested fearfully. “If now not now, they are going to be soon,” she stated, operating her guardian’s left arm during the different jacket sleeve. “What’re you conversing approximately? ” Brenkshaw requested, as Chris dashed into the adjacent place of work and on into the darkish ready room. Laura didn’t resolution. “Come on, let’s get him within the wheelchair. ” jointly, they lifted the wounded guy off the exam desk, into the chair, and buckled a restraining strap round his waist. As Laura used to be accumulating up the opposite outfits and the 2 quart-sized jars of substances, creating a package deal, padding the garments round the jars and tying all of it jointly within the blouse, Chris raced again from the ready room.

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