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Cold Fire
Cold Fire
Author: Dean R. Koontz
On an impulse, schoolteacher Jim Ironheart flies to Portland, Oregon without understanding why. There he saves a boy from being killed by a drunk driver and is observed by Holly Thorne. She tracks Jim to California, and their lives intertwine on one of Jim's lifesaving missions. Surviving a plane crash, terrifying monsters that materialize from ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425130711
ISBN-10: 0425130711
Publication Date: 12/1/1991
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 250 ratings
Publisher: Berkley
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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celticscrapper27 avatar reviewed Cold Fire on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I just finished this book yesterday and would have to put it in my ten best books of all time. It grabbed me from the beginning, had characters that I felt with, who made sense to me, and just enough descrition so you could see the events without being bogged down in adjectives. I will caution that if you are prone to nightmares, don't read this one at bedtime. Most of the book is pretty positive or at least tame on horror, but there are three or four sections (only one or two pages each) that are pretty graphically scary.
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Helpful Score: 3
Humorous and spellbinding. An apparent savior hides many secrets
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Helpful Score: 2
Teacher Jim Ironheart, aptly named, is sent by forces unknown to save chosen people in life-threatening situations. By chance, a young but jaded reporter stumbles onto his missions, and joins him to investigate who is controlling him and why. Shared nightmares begin to point to an extraterrestrial influence, and the pair are forced to confront Ironheart's forgotten past for answers. Koontz ( The Bad Place , LJ 12/89), a master at maintaining mystery and suspense, weaves themes from earlier novels into this latest thriller. Even if the ending calls to mind DuMaurier and Hitchcock, Cold Fire contains all the ingredients--likable characters, nail-biting suspense, and above all, unlimited imagination--that will please Koontz's fans.
taosing avatar reviewed Cold Fire on + 76 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great story about a mysterious man who finds himself (almost literally) with the help of a woman who loves him. Did I happen to mention the ENEMY? An implacable hate filled vile and putrescent being that enters this world through their dreams and which wants them both dead? The man also spends his time being sent around the world, by another unknown entity, to save certain people's lives in the nick of time.
ChuckyDee avatar reviewed Cold Fire on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What would You think of a man who always turned up just in time to save someones life - and then moved on to do it again elsewhere. This is about such a man and the reporter who wants to know why...
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Another crazy book by Koontz, this is a good one!
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Good book, with a different twist for an ending.
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Koontz is awesome!


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