Dean Koontz is the author of more than a dozen New York Times No.1 bestsellers. His books have sold over 400 million copies worldwide, a figure that increases by more than 17 million copies per year, and his work is published in 38 languages. He was born and raised in Pennsylvania and lives with his wife Gerda and their dog Anna in southern California.
A bad book review propels this farcical thriller from bestseller Koontz (Your Heart Belongs to Me). Bestselling author Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich is mortified when Shearman Waxx, "the nation's premier literary critic," savages his work. Cubby manages to find the "syphilitic swine" at Roxie's Bistro in Newport Beach, Calif., where the author's six-year-old prodigy son nearly pees by accident on Waxx in the restaurant's men's room. In retaliation, Waxx threatens Cubby with doom and gets things started nicely by blowing up his house. With almost superhuman ease, the book critic keeps track of Cubby and his family as they flee for their lives. While some may take this as satire, the over-the-top villain's underdeveloped motivation and a jokey narrative tone that jars when juxtaposed with terrifying scenes of violence will leave others scratching their heads. By the time Koontz introduces a science fiction element, a lot of readers may have already checked out. (June) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Koontz pits a best-selling novelist against his greatest critic; Dan John Miller reads. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
Praise for Dean Koontz:
'Koontz knows how to crank up the tension to an almost unbearable level' Daily Mail
'Koontz must be the most prolific author on the planet but he never produces a dud' Mirror
'Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler' The Times
'Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying' New York Times