Breathless: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 24, 2009 - Fiction - 352 pages
25 Reviews

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers a thrilling novel of suspense and adventure, as the lives of strangers converge around a mystery unfolding high in the Colorado mountains—and the balance of the world begins to tilt….

In the stillness of a golden September afternoon, deep in the wilderness of the Rockies, a solitary craftsman, Grady Adams, and his magnificent Irish wolfhound Merlin step from shadow into light…and into an encounter with enchantment. That night, through the trees, under the moon, a pair of singular animals will watch Grady's isolated home, waiting to make their approach.

A few miles away, Camillia Rivers, a local veterinarian, begins to unravel the threads of a puzzle that will bring all the forces of a government in peril to her door.

At a nearby farm, long-estranged identical twins come together to begin a descent into darkness…In Las Vegas, a specialist in chaos theory probes the boundaries of the unknowable…On a Seattle golf course, two men make matter-of-fact arrangements for murder…Along a highway by the sea, a vagrant scarred by the past begins a trek toward his destiny…

In a novel that is at once wholly of our time and timeless, fearless and funny, Dean Koontz takes readers into the moment between one turn of the world and the next, across the border between knowing and mystery. It is a journey that will leave all who take it Breathless.   

  

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The ending is anti-climatic and rushed. - Goodreads
All of the other story lines were rather boring to me. - Goodreads
That plotline was just as heavy as the monkeythings. - Goodreads

Review: Breathless

User Review  - Robjr73 - Goodreads

Wow..this book should have been titled "Lifeless". Is this really a book written by the successful Dean Koontz? I have this weird rule that if I start a book, I have to finish it. I need to change ... Read full review

Review: Breathless

User Review  - Rory Williams - Goodreads

This book isn't one story; it's several. That's what kept me reading. I was positive all of these seemingly unconnected lives would revolve around the mystery of the creatures and come together in a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
8
Section 3
13
Section 4
22
Section 5
26
Section 6
35
Section 7
44
Section 8
48
Section 18
139
Section 19
147
Section 20
165
Section 21
171
Section 22
181
Section 23
193
Section 24
199
Section 25
207

Section 9
61
Section 10
71
Section 11
75
Section 12
79
Section 13
83
Section 14
99
Section 15
107
Section 16
109
Section 17
133
Section 26
231
Section 27
251
Section 28
259
Section 29
265
Section 30
305
Section 31
324
Section 32
334
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About the author (2009)

Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.


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