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Winter Moon
Winter Moon
Author: Dean Koontz
WINTER MOON — In Los Angeles, a hot Hollywood director, high on PCP, turns a city street into a fiery apocalypse. Five die. Heroic LAPD officer Jack McGarvey is badly wounded and lands in the hospital for months, uncertain he'll walk again. While he's out of commission, his wife and young son are left to defend themselves against both the...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345386106
ISBN-10: 0345386108
Publication Date: 12/29/1993
Pages: 480
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3.8 stars, based on 238 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is a great book by Dean Koontz. He just keeps you on the edge of your seat wondering what is coming next in the book. The events which occur to the little boy and the dog had me constantly anticipating what was about to happen, and then he throws the curve ball and it's nothing like you thought it was gonna be. NOT A PREDICTABLE BOOK BY NO MEANS.

I loved IT!
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A brush with death prompts L.A. policeman Jack McGarvey to move wife Heather and son Toby up to Quartermass Ranch, a Montana estate bequeathed to them by Eduardo Fernandez, the father of Jack's former partner. The McGarveys settle in, dismissing strange noises and smells, as well as weird trances that seem to grip Toby from time to time, as the embodiment of common fears of urbanites confronted by open spaces. It seems Eduardo had had uninvited visitors: the Givers, creatures from another dimension who came for an incomprehensible, apparently evil purpose. Scared out of his wits, Ed succumbed to a heart attack, but not before scrawling his discovery on a legal pad and stashing it in the freezer. These Givers are actually takers, assuming control of bodies and corpses to use them as vehicles in which to create mayhem. And now they want control of Toby.
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Excellent read. I love the way that Koontz brings his characters together and makes everything so edge of the seat interesting.
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Very creepy, I love Dean Koontz... but not happy with the ending.
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A suspenseful tale that entertained me well as a Koontz fan.
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I just love reading this book; I like how he had the two stories going on at the same time.
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A brush with death prompts L.A. policeman Jack McGarvey to move wife Heather and son Toby up to Quartermass Ranch, a Montana estate bequeathed to them by Eduardo Fernandez, the father of Jack's former partner. The McGarveys settle in, dismissing strange noises and smells, as well as weird trances that seem to grip Toby from time to time, as the embodiment of common fears of urbanites confronted by open spaces. It seems Eduardo had had uninvited visitors: the Givers, creatures from another dimension who came for an incomprehensible, apparently evil purpose. Scared out of his wits, Ed succumbed to a heart attack, but not before scrawling his discovery on a legal pad and stashing it in the freezer. These Givers are actually takers, assuming control of bodies and corpses to use them as vehicles in which to create mayhem. And now they want control of Toby. Bestselling author Koontz ( Hideaway ) exploits and occasionally skewers many horror novel and film conventions--including telepathic mind control games and the obligatory "surprise" blizzard during the climatic battle--to great effect while building tension in this gripping parable about the real cost of "getting away from it all."
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LAPD officer Jack McGarvey is wounded in a fiery apocalypse. Fernandez, Jack's dead partner's father, witnesses a strange nocturnal sight. There's a watcher in the woods.Fernandez is caught up in a series of chilling incidents that escalate toward a confrontation that could rob him of his sanity or his life - or both.


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