By far, Koontz's best work. This is one of the few books I've read in the realm of science fiction that effectively, and more importantly - correctly, deals with time travel and paradox. Koontz doesn't make mistakes with this one and ties up his loose ends, creating a pleasing and satisfying action story, time travel story, alternate history story, and love story. You get more than you bargain for if you pick up this little gem.
Laura Shane has been a haunted woman all her life. From a violent delivery in a stunning thunderstorm, to her mortifying days in the orphanage. Someone has been looking out for her, keeping her safe and out of danger, from the womb...but what are these stranger's intentions? Does he really mean her well? Just where does he come from, and why doesn't he seem to age?
Now, Laura is a happily married woman with a somewhat happy life. But that's all about to change, because now someone has come to kill her...and the stranger, her guardian angel, will expose himself for who he really is. Will Laura believe him? Can she trust him? Will he actually keep her safe this time?
Dean Koontz scores yet again. "Lightning" is a science fiction/suspense/romance thriller to top all others. No one writes like Koontz, no one can hope to write like Koontz, and "Lightning" is a perfect example of his craftsmanship. A rivetting novel that'll leave you glued to the pages and wanting more.
This is another one of my favorite Koontz books - in my top 10 overall! It's about time travel, although that's kind of a spoiler - you don't really get to the time traveling until about halfway through the book. Then it picks up the sci-fi edge very quickly and, as one reviewer already mentioned, is as tightly logical as the idea of time travel can be. Excellent read - couldn't put it down!
Dean Koontz is not my favorite author, but this book does have it's good points. Quite interesting and different.
Had a little trouble getting 'into' the book at the beginning. But after awhile it picked up. Good book.