Prodigal Son (Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book 1)

By Dean Koontz, Kevin J. Anderson

From the prestigious mind's eye of Dean Koontz comes a robust remodeling of 1 of the vintage tales of all time. when you imagine you recognize the legend, you recognize in basic terms part the reality. here's the secret, the parable, the phobia, and the magic of . . .

Every urban has its secrets and techniques. yet none as negative as this. he's Deucalion, a tattooed guy of mysterious beginning, a sleight-of-reality artist who has traveled the centuries with a mystery worse than demise. He arrives in New Orleans as a serial killer stalks the streets, a killer who rigorously selects his sufferers for the humanity that's lacking in himself. Deucalion’s direction will lead him to chill, difficult police detective Carson O’Connor and her committed associate, Michael Maddison, who're monitoring the slayer yet will quickly detect symptoms of whatever way more terrifying: a complete race of killers who're a lot more–and less–than human and, deadliest of all, their deranged, near-immortal maker: Victor Helios–once often called Frankenstein.

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I known as Deucalion on the Luxe. He’s watching for us at 4 o’clock. ” “I can’t wait to go into this one in my interview log—‘discussed case with Frankenstein monster. He says Igor was once a creep, ate his personal boogers. ’” She sighed. “I used to be type of hoping that the focus had to force could suggest much less patter. ” “Just the other. riding retains me mentally fluid. It’s cool being the wheel guy. ” “Don’t get used to it. ” once they arrived on the Luxe Theater, after 4 o’clock, the sky had grown as darkish as an iron skillet. Michael parked illegally at a pink scale down and hung a POLICE card at the rearview reflect. “Lives in a theater, huh? Is he associates with the Phantom of the Opera? ” “You’ll see,” she acknowledged, and acquired out of the auto. last his door, taking a look at her around the roof, he acknowledged, “Do his hands develop furry while the moon is complete? ” “No. He shaves them similar to you do. ” bankruptcy eighty two FOLLOWING an extended evening and longer day at Mercy, Victor ate what used to be both a past due lunch or an early dinner of seafood gumbo with okra and rabbit étouffée at a Cajun eating place within the area. even though now not as satisfyingly unique as his chinese language meal the former evening, the meals was once solid. For the 1st time in approximately thirty hours, he went domestic. Having more desirable his physiological structures to the level that he wanted little sleep and consequently may well accomplish extra within the lab, he occasionally puzzled if he labored an excessive amount of. probably if he allowed himself extra rest, his brain will be clearer within the laboratory, and accordingly he could do even larger technological know-how. Periodically over the many years, he had engaged during this debate with himself. He continually resolved it in desire of extra paintings. love it or no longer, he had given himself to a good reason. He used to be the type of guy who may paintings selflessly within the pursuit of a global governed by way of cause, an international freed from greed and peopled via a race united by way of a unmarried aim. Arriving at his mansion within the backyard District, he selected paintings over relaxation over again. He went on to his hidden studio at the back of the pantry. Karloff had perished. The life-support machines weren't in operation. shocked, he turned around the imperative worktable, uncomprehending till he proceeded a ways sufficient to find the hand at the flooring. The thrown switches have been at once above it. in addition, clutched in its arms was once a plug that it had pulled from a socket. even if dissatisfied by way of this setback, Victor was once surprised that Karloff were capable of close himself down. For something, the creature have been programmed to be incapable of self-destruction. On that factor there have been no wiggle room within the directives in which it were ruled. extra vital, the hand couldn't have functioned break away its personal life-support approach. the instant it had damaged freed from its feed and drain strains, it had misplaced the low-voltage present had to hearth its nerves and function its musculature. At that time, it may have right now fallen nonetheless, limp, dead—and must have all started to decompose. just one rationalization happened to Victor.

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