By Dean Koontz
The stallion reared over me, silently slashing the air with the hooves of its forelegs, a creature of such great energy that I stumbled backward even if I knew that it was once as immaterial as a dream. . . .
The lady astride the ghostly mount reaches out desperately, the most recent spirit to enlist the help of abnormal Thomas, the unassuming younger fry cook dinner whose gift—or curse—it is to work out the colours of the stressed lifeless, and to assist them whilst he can. This undertaking of mercy will lead extraordinary via geographical regions of darkness he hasn't ever sooner than encountered, as he probes the long-held secrets and techniques of a sinister property and those that inhabit it.
Once presided over through a flamboyant Hollywood magnate through the Roaring ’20s, the exceptional West Coast estate often called Roseland is now domestic to a reclusive billionaire financier and his trustworthy servants. And, no less than for the instant, it’s additionally a port within the hurricane for strange Thomas and his touring better half, the inscrutably fascinating Annamaria, the girl of the Bell. within the wake of Odd’s most modern conflict with deadly adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts might be welcome. yet there’s way more to Roseland than meets even the extreme eye of strange, who quickly suspects it can be extra hell than haven.
A harrowing flavor of Roseland’s terrors convinces peculiar that it’s time to hit the line back. nonetheless, the prescient Annamaria insists that they’ve been led there for a cause, and he’s promised to do his top for the ghost on horseback. simply how deep and dreadful are the mysteries Roseland and her masters have saved for almost a century? And what results look ahead to whoever is courageous, or mad, sufficient to confront the main profound breed of evil? peculiar simply is aware. Like his acclaimed author, the impossible to resist peculiar Thomas is in top-notch form—as he is taking on what could be the main terrifying problem but in his curious career.
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“This is Koontz operating at his top, delivering incredible leisure that offers heavily with the various private issues of human life: the character of evil, the grip of destiny and the facility of love.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Odd Thomas
“Supernatural thrills with an aspect of laughs.”—The Denver Post, on Brother Odd
“The great younger fry cook dinner with the occult powers is Koontz’s so much likable construction . . . candid, upright, a laugh and occasionally withering.”—The long island Times