Dark Rivers of the Heart: A Novel

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Knopf, 1994 - Fiction - 487 pages
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"A Man and a Woman - she is a figure of mystery, he is a mystery even to himself - meet by chance in a Santa Monica bar. Suddenly - first separately, and then together - they are fleeing the long arm of a clandestine and increasingly powerful renegade government agency: the woman hunted for the information she possesses, the man mistaken as her comrade in a burgeoning resistance movement." "The architect of the chase is a man of uncommon madness and cruelty, ruthless, possibly psychotic, and equipped with a vast technological arsenal: untraceable access to the government's electronic information banks, its surveillance systems, weaponry, and materiel. He is the brazen face of an insidiously fascistic future. And he is virtually unstoppable."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

"But if the guy didn't already know her, why had he been at her bungalow that rainy night, and why had he made it his personal crusade to find her? Umm... exactly! The author himself asks the same ... Read full review

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User Review  - AliceAnna - LibraryThing

Probably the best thing I've read by Koontz. Based on reality rather than fantasy, the story was riveting, the characters were well drawn and interesting, the "romance" was a little slower than most ... Read full review

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Dean Koontz was born on July 9, 1945 in Everett, Pennsylvania. He received a degree in education from Shippensburg State College in 1967. A former high school English teacher as well as a teacher-counselor with the Appalachian Poverty Program, he began writing as a child to escape an ugly home life caused by his alcoholic father. A prolific writer at a young age, he had sold a dozen novels by the age of 25. Early in his career, he wrote under numerous pen names including David Axton, Brian Coffey, K. R. Dwyer, Leigh Nichols, Richard Paige, and Owen West. He is best known for the books written under his own name, many of which are bestsellers, including Midnight, Cold Fire, The Bad Place, Hideaway, The Husband, Odd Hours, 77 Shadow Street, Innocence, and The City. In 2015 he made The New York Times Best Seller List wiht his title Saint Odd.

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