Seize the Night Author:Dean Koontz Moonlight Bay, California. A safe, secluded small town that is at its most picturesque in the gentle nighttimes that inspired its name. Now, somewhere in the night, children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. — The police cannot be trusted to solve the mystery because in Moonlight Bay, the police work their hardest to conce... more »al crimes and silence the complainants rather than catch the perpetrators. They were long ago corrupted by a greater authority hidden behind the supposedly shuttered walls of the adjacent military base, Fort Wyvern.
When he sets out to find the missing 5-year-old son of a former sweetheart, Christopher Snow believes the lost children are still alive. He is convinced the disappearances have everything to do with the catastrophic effects of secret research conducted deep within Fort Wyvern. To keep those secrets, extremely violent and powerful forces are willing to conceal even the most heinous crimes.
But Christopher Snow has developed a secret advantage of his own. His rare genetic disorder--zeroderma pigmentosum, XP--leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light. Forced to live in the shadows, he knows the night world better than anyone, even those adversaries who seem at one with darkness.
Never before in Dean Koontz's phenomenal writing career has he created a character quite like Christopher Snow--a creation so complex, so fascinating that the author has felt compelled to return to him. Listeners of Fear Nothing already know why. Those who meet him for the first time in Seize the Night will soon join leagues of others whose imaginations have been touched by this unique character and the extraordinarily eerie world of Moonlight Bay.« less