Seize the Night

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Bantam Books, 1999 - Fiction - 401 pages
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Moonlight Bay, California. A safe, secluded small town that is at its most picturesque in the gentle nighttimes that inspired its name. Now, somewhere in the night, children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. The police cannot be trusted to solve the mystery because in Moonlight Bay the police work their hardest to conceal crimes and silence the complainants rather than catch the perpetrators. They were long ago corrupted by a greater authority, hidden behind the supposedly shuttered walls of the adjacent military base, Fort Wyvern. When he sets out to find the missing five-year-old son of a former sweetheart, Christopher Snow believes the lost children are still alive. He is convinced the disappearances have everything to do with the catastrophic effects of secret research conducted deep within Fort Wyvern. To keep those secrets, extremely violent and powerful forces are willing to conceal even the most heinous crimes. But Christopher Snow has developed a secret advantage of his own. His rare genetic disorder - xeroderma pigmentosum, XP - leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light. Forced to live in the shadows, Christopher Snow knows the night world better than anyone, even those adversaries who seem at one with darkness.

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User Review  - orwah1 - Borders

Dean Koontz is a master at creating interesting characters, the dialogue between the main character Chris Snow and his buddy Bobby and their interaction with the dog Orson, carried this book, and it's prequel Fear Nothing. the plots were ok, but the characters are why i will read the books again. Read full review

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User Review  - goweloxsa - Walmart

love to read dean koontz books. but have not finished this one yet.i have read all the odds books love them. Read full review

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Dean Koontz is the author of seven #1 New York Times bestsellers, including Sole Survivor and Intensity. He lives in southern California.

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