Dean Koontz, #1 New
York Times bestselling author, raises the stakes—and the suspense—taking
his Frankenstein saga to a dynamic new level with the riveting story of a small
town under siege, where good and evil, destruction and creation, converge as
the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
The war against humanity has begun. In the dead hours of the
night, a stranger enters the home of the mayor of Rainbow Falls, Montana. The
stranger is in the vanguard of a wave of intruders who will invade other homes …
offices … every local institution, assuming the identities and the lives of
those they have been engineered to replace. Before the sun rises, the town will
be under full assault.
Victor Leben, once Frankenstein, has not only seen the
future—he is ready to populate it. Using stem cells, “organic” silicon
circuitry, and nanotechnology, he will engender a race of superhumans—the
perfect melding of flesh and machine. With a powerful, enigmatic backer eager
to see his dream come to fruition and a secret location where the enemies of
progress can’t find him, Victor is certain that this time, nothing and no one
can stop him.
It is up to five people to prove him wrong. In their hands
rests nothing less than the survival of humanity itself.
They are drawn together in different ways, by omens sinister
and wondrous, to the same shattering conclusion: Two years after they saw him
die, the man they knew as Victor Helios lives on. Detectives Carson O’Connor
and Michael Maddison; Victor’s engineered wife, Erika 5, and her companion
Jocko; and the original Victor’s first creation, the tormented Deucalion, have
all arrived at a small Montana town where their old alliance will be
renewed—and tested—by forces from within and without, and where the dangers
they face will eclipse any they have yet encountered. Yet in the midst of their
peril, love will blossom, and joy, and they will discover sources of strength
and perseverance they could not have imagined.
They will need all these resources, and more. For a
monumental battle is about to commence that will require all their ingenuity
and courage, as it defines what we are to be … and if we are to be at all. Download and start listening now!