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Penguin, May 6, 2008 - Fiction - 624 pages
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A “superior thriller”(Oakland Press) about a man, a dog, and a terrifying threat that could only have come from the imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz.

On his thirty-sixth birthday, Travis Cornell hikes into the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. But his path is soon blocked by a bedraggled Golden Retriever who will let him go no further into the dark woods.

That morning, Travis had been desperate to find some happiness in his lonely, seemingly cursed life. What he finds is a dog of alarming intelligence that soon leads him into a relentless storm of mankind’s darkest creation...

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User Review  - KeriLynneD - LibraryThing

I absolutely LOVED this book! I loved the characters and their development and how everything came together in the end! I can't believe I had never heard of this book before and I am so thankful for ... Read full review

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User Review  - Disco_grinch - LibraryThing

Easily the WOSRT Dean Koontz novel I have read (I love the Odd Thomas series). I can not understand why this is 5-stars on Amazon. This is a romance novel disguised as a "thriller/horror" novel. Not ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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

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