Brandzeichen

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Aus einem Labor für Gentechnologie entläuft ein Hund. Der Eigenbrötler Travis Cornell nimmt den streunenden Golden Retriever bei sich auf. Aber schon bald müssen die beiden feststellen, dass sich nicht nur rivalisierende Geheimdienste, sondern auch ein mysteriöses Wesen an ihre Fersen geheftet haben. Endlich wird klar, dass es sich bei dem Verfolger um ein gentechnisch perfektioniertes Mordtier handelt, das dem Laboratorium gleichfalls entwichen ist und auf die Vernichtung des Hunds programmiert zu sein scheint. Titel der Originalausgabe WATCHERS Aus dem Amerikanischen übersetzt von Heinz Nagel


Breathless

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Grady Adams lives a simple, solitary life deep in the Colorado mountains. Here the thirty-five-year-old carpenter works out of a converted barn, crafting exquisite one-of-a-kind furniture. There's little about this strong yet gentle man to suggest the experiences that have alienated him from the contemporary world. But that is about to change. One day, while hiking, Grady spots a pair of stunningly beautiful furred animals unlike anything he's ever seen. They flee the instant they detect his presence, but the mystery of that brief encounter remains. In the days ahead, Grady will approach the creatures again, gaining their trust but coming no closer to solving their mystery. For this he enlists the help of an old friend, veterinarian Camellia 'Cammy' Rivers, who, in turn, is stunned – and enchanted – by Grady's new 'pets.' But while Grady and Cammy carefully observe these enigmatic animals for clues to their origin, they, too, are being watched. Soon Grady's home and hundreds of square…


Brother Odd

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No one could have imagined Odd Thomas ever leaving the perfect quirky comfort of Pico Mundo, least of all Odd himself. The little desert town that nurtured Odd all his life is the locus of everything he holds dear-his loyal friends, his ghostly confidants, and the place where he loved and lost his soul mate, the irreplaceable Stormy Llewellyn. Yet leave it he has, to embrace the solitude and peace of an isolated monastery high in the western mountains as he tries to find a way to live fully again. But Odd has a knack for finding himself in the path of trouble no matter where he goes-even among the eccentric monks in their sanctuary and with the King of Rock 'n' Roll at his side. For a killer is stalking the ancient holy halls, and Odd is about to encounter an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered…


By the Light of the Moon

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Dean Koontz has surpassed his longtime reputation as "America's most popular suspense novelist"(Rolling Stone) to become one of the most celebrated and successful writers of our time. Reviewers hail his boundless originality, his art, his unparalleled ability to create highly textured, riveting drama, at once viscerally familiar and utterly unique. Author of one #1 New York Times bestseller after another, Koontz is at the pinnacle of his powers, spinning mysteries and miracles, enthralling tales that speak directly to today's readers, balm for the heart and fire for the mind. In this stunning new novel, he delivers a tour de force of dark suspense and brilliant revelation that has all the Koontz trademarks: adventure, chills, riddles, humor, heartbreak, an unforgettable cast of characters, and a climax that will leave you clamoring for more. Dylan O'Connor is a gifted young artist just trying to do the right thing in life. He's on his way to an arts festival in Santa Fe when he stops to…


Der Schutzengel

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DAS BUCH Laura Shane ist ein besonders hübsches, charmantes und intelligentes Kind. Doch das ist nicht das einzig Außergewöhnliche an ihr: Laura hat einen Schutzengel, allerdings nicht im herkömmlichen Sinn. Ihr Schutzengel ist ein Mensch. Schon bei Lauras schwieriger Geburt, an deren Folgen ihre Mutter stirbt, greift er aktiv ein und verhindert, daß ein volltrunkener Arzt die Operation leitet. Um Laura zu retten, nimmt der mysteriöse Fremde später sogar in Kauf, einen Menschen zu töten. Aber woher weiß er, wann Laura in Gefahr ist? Woher kommt er? Und wer ist er? Fast 20 Jahre hat die Schriftstellerin Laura ihren Schutzengel nun nicht mehr gesehen, und fast glaubt sie schon, der schöne blonde Mann mit den stahlblauen Augen sei ein Produkt ihrer kindlichen Phantasie gewesen. Doch dann liegt er eines Abends mit einer schweren Schußwunde vor ihrer Haustür. Nun muß sie ihrem einstigen Retter helfen. Laura und ihr kleiner Sohn Chris werden in einen gefährlichen Kampf mit den…


El Lugar Maldito

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Frank Pollard despierta en un callejón sin saber más que su nombre y que una oscura fuerza diabólica lo persigue para darle muerte. Abocado a una amnesia impenetrable acude al matrimonio de detectives Dakota para que investiguen su pasado. Bobbie y Julie se enfrentarán al caso más extraño de su carrera para acabar descubriendo que en el mundo de los vivos hay lugares más horrorosos que en el reino de los muertos. Cuando Frank Pollard despierta en un oscuro callejón apenas sabe más que su nombre y que algo, indefinible y horroroso, lo persigue para darle muerte. Tras huir y encontrar refugio en un motel se vuelve a sumergir en un sueño del que despierta con las manos bañadas de sangre. Aterrorizado por albergar tras su consciencia una realidad tan misteriosa como abominable intenta mantener su frágil vigilia, pero el cansancio y la desesperación acaban por hacerle acudir a los Dakota, un joven y extrovertido matrimonio de detectives californianos. Bobby y Julie impresionados…


Forever Odd

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Every so often a character so captures the hearts and imaginations of readers that he seems to take on a life of his own long after the final page is turned. For such a character, one book is not enough-readers must know what happens next. Now Dean Koontz returns with the novel his fans have been demanding. With the emotional power and sheer storytelling artistry that are his trademarks, Koontz takes up once more the story of a unique young hero and an eccentric little town in a tale that is equal parts suspense and terror, adventure and mystery-and altogether irresistibly odd. We're all a little odd beneath the surface. He's the most unlikely hero you'll ever meet-an ordinary guy with a modest job you might never look at twice. But there's so much more to any of us than meets the eye-and that goes triple for Odd Thomas. For Odd lives always between two worlds in the small desert town of Pico Mundo, where the heroic and the harrowing are everyday events. Odd never asked to communicate…


Lampi

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In una tempestosa notte di gennaio Laura Shane viene miracolosamente alla luce grazie all’intervento di uno sconosciuto che annuncia il proprio arrivo con un lampo. Il destino però ha in serbo per lei ben più terrificanti pericoli che supererà con l’aiuto del misterioso personaggio. Ma chi è l’enigmatico protettore? Nel giorno del suo tredicesimo compleanno per Laura è pronta un’agghiacciante rivelazione…


Lost Souls

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz brings his fertile imagination and unparalleled storytelling abilities to one of the most timeless – and terrifying – creations in all of fiction: the legend of Frankenstein. In Lost Souls, Koontz puts a singular twist on this classic tale of ambition and science gone wrong, and forges a new legend uniquely suited to our times – a story of revenge, redemption, and the razor thin line that separates humanity from inhumanity as we consider a new invitation to apocalypse. The work of creation has begun again. Only now things will be different. Victor Leben, once Frankenstein, has not only seen the future – he's 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…


Mitternacht

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Nie war das Grauen bedrohlicher … Tessa Lockland kann den angeblichen Selbstmord ihrer Schwester nicht glauben. Deshalb macht sie sich auf den Weg nach Moonlight Cove, der kalifornischen Kleinstadt, in der ihre Schwester zuletzt gelebt hat. Auch ein FBI-Agent trifft dort ein, um eine Reihe seltsamer Todesfälle zu klären. Der an den Rollstuhl gefesselte Vietnam-Veteran Harry Talbot hat ihn verständigt, da auch er schon länger seltsame Ereignisse beobachtet. Und schließlich ist da noch das Mädchen Chrissie Foster, deren Eltern sich zu unheimlichen Wesen verwandeln. Alle Fäden scheinen bei der geheimnisvollen Computerfirma New Wave zusammenzulaufen, die ein wahnwitziges Experiment mit den Bürgern der Stadt plant ... Titel der Originalausgabe MIDNIGHT. Aus dem Amerikanischen übersetzt von Joachim Körber Scanned by Doc Gonzo.


Nocturno

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Christopher Snow conoce la noche como nadie, pues la extraña enfermedad cutánea que padece lo hace peligrosamente vulnerable a la luz solar y lo ha condenado a vivir veintiocho años en perpetua oscuridad. No es, sin embargo, de noche cuando avisan a Chris de que su padre está agonizando, aunque sí suceden durante la oscuridad todos los acontecimientos que se precipitan con su muerte: el descubrimiento casual por parte de Chris de que el cadáver de su padre ha sido cambiado por otro, las asombrosas revelaciones de una enfermera sobre experimentos genéticos en los que estaría implicada la difunta madre de Chris, la aparición de extraños seres tan inteligentes como agresivos, que rondan en la noche. Un mal oscuro impregna la sociedad, y Chris sólo cuenta con su novia, Sasha, y su amigo Bob para hacerle frente… Nocturno, crónica de una noche de premoniciones, descubrimientos y revelaciones demasiado espantosas, es a la vez un thriller, una fantástica aventura, un canto a la…


Odd Hours

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Only a handful of fictional characters are recognized by first name alone. Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas is one of those rare literary heroes who have come alive in readers' imaginations as he explores the greatest mysteries of this world and the next with his inimitable wit, heart, and quiet gallantry. Now Koontz follows Odd as he is irresistibly drawn onward to a destiny he cannot imagine and to undreamed of places where the perils he will face and the stakes for which he fights will eclipse all that he has known. The legend began in the obscure little town of Pico Mundo. A fry cook named Odd was rumored to have the extraordinary ability to communicate with the dead. Through tragedy and triumph, exhilaration and heartbreak, word of Odd Thomas's gifts filtered far beyond Pico Mundo, attracting unforgettable new friends-and enemies of implacable evil. With great gifts comes the responsibility to meet great challenges. But no mere human being was ever meant to face the darkness that now stalks…


Odd Thomas

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"The dead don't talk. I don't know why." But they do try to communicate, with a short-order cook in a small desert town serving as their reluctant confidant. Odd Thomas thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, if possessed of a certain measure of talent at the Pico Mundo Grill and rapturously in love with the most beautiful girl in the world, Stormy Llewellyn. Maybe he has a gift, maybe it's a curse, Odd has never been sure, but he tries to do his best by the silent souls who seek him out. Sometimes they want justice, and Odd's otherworldly tips to Pico Mundo's sympathetic police chief, Wyatt Porter, can solve a crime. Occasionally they can prevent one. But this time it's different. A mysterious man comes to town with a voracious appetite, a filing cabinet stuffed with information on the world's worst killers, and a pack of hyena-like shades following him wherever he goes. Who the man is and what he wants, not even Odd's deceased informants can tell him. His most ominous clue is a page ripped…


Przy Blasku Księżyca

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Spokojny, żyjący w harmonii ze światem malarz, Dylan O'Conner, pewnego wieczoru zostaje napadnięty przez zagadkowego człowieka, który w pokoju motelowym aplikuje mu tajemniczy zastrzyk. Wkrótce dowiaduje się, że grozi mu śmiertelne niebezpieczeństwo – musi uciekać przed bezwzględnymi mordercami, którzy nie cofną się przed niczym, by wyeliminować każdego, kogo obłąkany "doktor" dostał w swoje ręce. Towarzyszy mu młodszy brat cierpiący na autyzm oraz Jilly, dziewczyna próbująca swoich sił jako komik na estradach Południowego Zachodu, której również wstrzyknięto tajemniczą substancję. Muszą stawić czoło nie tylko pościgowi, ale także dziwnym, niepojętym zmianom, jakie zaczynają w nich zachodzić pod wpływem zastrzyku. Wbrew własnej woli stają się uczestnikami wydarzeń, które na pozór nie mają żadnego związku z grożącym im niebezpieczeństwem. Wydaje się, że chory Shepherd będzie im utrudniał ucieczkę… ale czy rzeczywiście?


Sussurri

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A ventinove anni, dopo un’infanzia e un’adolescenza difficili, la bella e intelligente Hilary Thomas è arrivata al successo. Ma quando viene aggredita nella sua lussuosa villa di Beverly Hills da un maniaco omicida, i peggiori incubi del passato sembrano rimaterializzarsi nei bagliori della lama acuminata del suo aggressore. Non basterà fuggire, non basterà lottare, non basterà nemmeno ucciderlo: lui tornerà, più forte della morte, a ossessionarla, costringendola a scavare disperatamente nei segreti sepolti per scoprire una realtà allucinante. Da Hollywood a Napa Valley, dalle piscine soleggiate delle dimore dei divi alla penombra umida di morte dell’obitorio, il ritmo tranquillo della vita quotidiana in California viene sconvolto da eventi ben più spaventosi e dirompenti dei terremoti ai quali la gente è ormai abituata. Esistono forze, nella mente umana, al confronto delle quali le scosse telluriche sono carezze e le urla di morte soltanto sussurri.


Watchers

Жанр: Иностранная литература

Prolific Koontz's recent horror efforts (Strangers, Phantoms, Whispers) smothered readers under ungainly layers of fatty subplots and scleroid exposition. In this 49th novel, he strips away much of the excess to deliver his leanest book since The Vision (1977), and his best ever, an imaginative and unusual blend of suspense and sentiment as man, woman, and dog flee from horrors both inhuman and inhumane. The dog, a golden retriever, is the novel's centerpiece. World-weary Travis Cornell stumbles upon him snarling at something deep in a California woods. Showing uncanny wit, the dog leads Travis out of the forest, responding to every command with near-human intelligence. Adopting the dog, Travis names him "Einstein." Meanwhile, two villains wreak havoc in the L.A. suburbs, Koontz's excuse to indulge in his customary gory excesses: some thing is decapitating random loners, while, in an unnecessary subplot, a KGB-hired assassin kills scientists connected with a gene-splicing lab. Days later,…




Your Heart Belongs To Me

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense comes a riveting thriller that probes the deepest terrors of the human psyche – and the ineffable mystery of what truly makes us who we are. Here an innocent man finds himself fighting for his very existence in a battle that starts with the most frightening words of all. At thirty-four, Internet entrepreneur Ryan Perry seemed to have the world in his pocket – until the first troubling symptoms appeared out of nowhere. Within days, he's diagnosed with incurable cardiomyopathy and finds himself on the waiting list for a heart transplant; it's his only hope, and it's dwindling fast. Ryan is about to lose it all.his health, his girlfriend, Samantha, and his life. One year later, Ryan has never felt better. Business is good and there's even a chance of getting Samantha back in his life. Then the unmarked gifts begin to arrive in the mail – a heart pendant, a box of Valentine candy hearts. And, most disturbing of all, a graphic…