City of Night - Frankenstein, Bk 2 Author:Ed Gorman, Dean Koontz From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic of... DEAN KOONTZ'S FRANKENSTEIN CITY OF NIGHT — They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any... more » humans ever created -- and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios -- once Frankenstein -- can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time "monster" and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison.
Deucalion's centuries-old history began as Victor's first and failed attempt to build the perfect human -- and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have imagined -- an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind's collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.« less
I enjoyed this book as much as the first. I thought the story was entertaining and had a hard time putting this down. The ending was satisfying and left me wanting more. I understand there is supposed to be a third and final book in this series.
Good second entry in Koontz' Frankenstein series. This book continues where "Prodigal Son" left off. So far this series has been a great update of the original Frankenstein story with Victor Frankenstein and his monster both surviving for the past 200 years. Frankenstein, who changed his name to Helios, has managed to extend his life and is creating a super race of beings to take over mankind. While the monster has turned more human over the past 200 years and wants to put an end to Frankenstein and his mad plan. In "City of Night" it appears that Frankenstein's super beings are not so perfect - some of them are morphing into other beings totally unexpected by their creator. The book, like its predecessor, is a nice blend of science fiction, crime novel, and horror. I would recommend it. Looking forward to Book 3 - Dead and Alive.