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Shadowfires [Kindle Edition]

Dean Koontz
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What do you do when there's nowhere left to run?

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Rachael Leben's violently possessive ex-husband, Eric, hideously mangled in a freak accident, is dead. But his body has disappeared from the city morgue. Now someone, or something, is watching Rachael. Calling her. Stalking her. And though no one will believe her, she knows who it is; that his walking corpse is a grotesque mockery of life, and his brilliant, warped mind, once again 'alive', is seething with jealous rage, seeking an unspeakable revenge.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 729 KB
  • Print Length: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; New Ed edition (6 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A7ZJRQ6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,732 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was born and raised in Pennsylvania where I graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University). When I was a senior in college, I won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and have been writing ever since. My first job after graduation was with the Appalachian Poverty Program, where I was expected to counsel and tutor underprivileged children on a one-to-one basis. During my first day on the job, I discovered that the previous occupier of my position had been beaten up by the very kids he had been trying to help and had landed in the hospital for several weeks. The following year was filled with challenge but also tension, and I was more highly motivated than ever to build a career as a writer. I wrote nights and weekends, which I continued to do after leaving the poverty program and going to work as an English teacher in a suburban school district outside Harrisburg. After a year and a half in that position, my wife, Gerda, made me an offer I couldn't refuse: "I'll support you for five years," she said, "and if you can't make it as a writer in that time, you'll never make it." By the end of those five years, Gerda had quit her job to run the business end of my writing career. Gerda and I live in southern California with their dog Anna, and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.

Dean Koontz is an international household name whose hugely entertaining parables for our times have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year.

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rekindling Ancient Genetic Memories 15 Aug 2006
Format:Paperback
This book is another "once-you-start-you-can't-put-it-down" exhilirating reading experience. Dean Koontz has not yet disapointed. His novels are suspense-filled, imaginative, and totally unpredictable. The reader expects ... the unexpected. This novel is exceptionally brilliant, based on plausible genetic engineering principles which are exaggerated to create the impossible yet the reader is riveted and thrilled with the revelation when "the impossible" gradually becomes possible. This book is entertaining, spine-tingling, and utterly terrifying as the possibilities become ever more real ...

The book begins by introducing the reader to Rachael Leben and her husband, Dr. Eric Leben, a former University of California scientist and professor who is a partner in a genetic engineering research firm. This high profile California couple is in the midst of a divorce after seven years of marriage. They seem like an above average couple whose divorce has all the qualities of turning into a nasty public media type circus event. Right after the meeting at Eric's lawyer's office, he hurls accusations at Rachael in an attempt to gain control over the situation as his masculinity and ego were totally crushed, humiliated when Rachael failed to press for everything she is entitled to under California divorce laws. After this highly charged emotional confrontation, Eric dashed across the street and in a freak accident was hit by a garbage truck. It hurled him in the air like a bomb blast and caused severe head injuries, from all indications killing him instantly. The paramedics could not revive him.

As if witnessing this event was not enough, the following day, Rachael receives a phone call from the Medical Examiner's office where she learns Eric's body had disappeared.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Koontz quality again!!! 12 Feb 2001
Format:Paperback
I have everything currently available that Koontz has ever done. I cannot think of one bad book he has written, therefore this gets four stars for the simple fact that it is a super read but not as good as Koontz books like Lightning which is simply fantastic. This book, however was close to getting the full five because the premise is intriguing, the corruption is consuming, the action is instantaneous and the evil character gets more menacing with every page. As with every book Koontz has ever done, it is a must read!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars PUBLISHERS REVIEW [From The Dust Jacket Flaps] 29 April 2009
Format:Hardcover
I believe that most readers choose a book from the publisher's advertisements, [eye catching, illustrated dust jackets / the publishers review(s) on the jacket flaps]. .... FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, I HAVE SUPPLIED A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE BOOK, AND HERE IS WHAT THE JACKET FLAPS [the 'blurb'] STATES :

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Rachel Leben's violently possessive ex-husband, Eric, hideously mangled in a freak accident, is dead. And his body has disappeared from the city morgue.

Now someone, or something, is watching Rachel. Calling her. Stalking her. And though no one will believe her, she knows who it is; that his walking corpse is a grotesque mockery of life, and his brilliant, warped mind, once again 'alive', is seething with jealous rage, seeking an unspeakable revenge.

There's nowhere left to run ...

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"It took a step towards her, its arms swinging at its sides with a scraping, clicking sound.

It.

She could no longer think of him as Eric, her husband. Now, he was just a thing, an abomination, that by its very existence made a mockery of everything else in God's creation.

She fired point blank at its chest.

It did not flinch ..."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 July 2014
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Great product, great delivery, very good
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4.0 out of 5 stars book 8 July 2014
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good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 13 Jun 2014
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Dispatched promptly, well packed. Very good read, it proceeds very quickly and keeps going right to the end. Excellent read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great story 12 May 2014
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Another great book by Dean koontz, as far as I am concerned, he can do no wrong.This builds into a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shadowfires 2 Mar 2014
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Dean Koonz writes better when he writes alone. This book had me hooked from the start, it was racy in most parts and a good storyline. Good read
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