By the Light of the Moon Author:Dean Koontz 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 get a room for himself and his twenty-year-old autistic brother, Shep. But in a nightmarish instant, Dylan is attacked by an mysterious "doctor" and told that he is now a carrier of something that ... more »will either kill him...or transform his life in the most remarkable way. Then he is told that he must flee--before the doctor's enemies hunt him down for the secret circulating through his body.
Dylan is turned loose to run for his life...and straight into an adventure that will turn the next 24 hours into an odyssey of terror, mystery--and wondrous discovery. It begins when Dylan and Sheps path intersects with Jillian Jackson. Before that evening Jilly was a beautiful comedian whose biggest worry was whether she would ever find a decent man. Now she, too, is a carrier.
Now the three are on the run together, but with no idea whom they're running from--or why. Seized by sinister premonitions, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to crime scenes--just minutes before the crimes take place.
What this unfathomable power is, and why they have been chosen are only parts of a puzzle that reaches back into the tragic past and the dark secrets they all share. Perhaps the answer lies in the eerie, enigmatic messages that Shep begins to repeat, about an entity who does his work "by the light of the moon."
By the Light of the Moon is a novel of heartstopping suspense and transcendent beauty, of how evil can destroy us and love can redeem us--a masterwork of the imagination in which the spell of sublime storytelling triumphs throughout.« less