Book Review of Dragon Tears

Dragon Tears
Dragon Tears
Author: Dean R. Koontz
Genre: Horror
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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A startlingly original masterpiece of suspense from a number-one New York Times best-selling author. Tuesday was a fine California day, full of sunshine and promise, until Harry Lyon had to shoot someone at lunch. From that first sentence, Dragon Tears explodes across the page with the excitement, chilling suspense, emotion, and deeply drawn characters that have earned Dean Koontz enormous worldwide popularity. Police detective Harry Lyon is a perfectionist who likes his condo immaculate, his suits well tailored, and his homicide files typed error-free. To Harry's dismay, his partner, Connie Gulliver, embraces chaos, urging him to "get in touch with the rhythms of destruction." But when Harry and Connie have to kill in the line of duty, the ensuing surreal nightmare makes Connie's cynical world view seem all too accurate. That same afternoon, a hulking street person prophesies that Harry will be dead by dawn, then self-destructs before his eyes. As twilight falls, Harry glimpses strange creatures in the shadows, and finds his rational world transformed into a place of bizarre surprises and unimaginable dangers. As dawn ticks closer, Harry is caught in a whirlwind of terror that threatens to sweep away not only him but Connie and everyone he loves. The San Diego Union has called Dean Koontz "a master storyteller... sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting." Never before has that judgment been truer than in the vastly entertaining, enormously satisfying Dragon Tears.