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Shadow Fires

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Er husband She had never seen Eric so angry so consumed by pure and terrifying hatred Then in the heat of the moment Eric was struck down in a traffic accident His death was inst Good Old Book I will surely read books of Dean

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Antaneous Shocked and relieved Rachael had nothing left to fear Until Eric’s body disappeared from the morgue and Rachael was stalked by someone who looked like her dead husban unabridged audiobook read by Jonathan Marosz As Rachel and Eric leave the offices of their divorce lawyers they are arguing viciously about the settlement Eric gets so angry he storms off directly into oncoming traffic where he is killed by a garbage truck After the initial shock wears off Rachel gets incredibly paranoid and hangs out with her boyfriend Ben actively not telling him things When Eric's body disappears from the morgue her paranoia becomes a reality Eric's not really dead It gets a little silly from there blending unlikely genetic theory with bizarre theology on the afterlife It's a chase story through and through with Ben and Rachel spending the bulk of the book not telling each other things while fleeing Eric the local cops and the feds Koontz is usually good for uirky characters having bizarre adventures but this time he was a little short on the adventure part It was really nothing than one big chase scene that didn't even tie up the majority of the issues it raised by the end namely the conseuences of the characters' actions the mental waffling over which had been a big part of the plot So yeah dig Koontz not so big on Shadow Fires Interestingly this is the last novel he wrote using a pseudonym Maybe that should have been a clue Birthday paranoid and hangs out with her boyfriend Ben actively not telling him things When Eric's body disappears from the morgue her Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything paranoia becomes a reality Eric's not really dead It gets a little silly from there blending unlikely genetic theory with bizarre theology on the afterlife It's a chase story through and through with Ben and Rachel spending the bulk of the book not telling each other things while fleeing Eric the local cops and the feds Koontz is usually good for uirky characters having bizarre adventures but this time he was a little short on the adventure Discordia part It was really nothing than one big chase scene that didn't even tie up the majority of the issues it raised by the end namely the conseuences of the characters' actions the mental waffling over which had been a big Stage Mum part of the A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, plot So yeah dig Koontz not so big on Shadow Fires Interestingly this is the last novel he wrote using a Sweet Mandarin pseudonym Maybe that should have been a clue

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A woman’s relief over the death of her husband gives way to mind numbing terror in this shockingly suspenseful thrillerRachael’s reuest for a uick and clean divorce enraged h Koontzland Group Read December 2017 Read Koontz in December this is #3 out of 4 doneA good chase and escapes book with scenes never ending In Orange County California Dr Eric Leben42 Racheal30 are leaving their divoice lawyer's office Dr Eric Leben has been 1 year separated from his wife Racheal He is seen being hit by a garbage truck as they both walk out of the lawyer's office Eric's dead body is transferred into the hospital morgue But then missing when the morgue slab is open Did he really die Did he walk out Did someone take himEric has always been arrogant but she humiliated him turning down his power money The divoice was due he always beat her separated for 1 year Ben Shadwat37 has been her new boyfriend for the last 5 months runs a successful real estate businessEric beat killed other young girls such as Sarah Becky His Wildcard project is a genetic alteration carrier to stop aging tests reincarnated dead mice back to life Was he the test to bring dead humans back to life himself after the crashTypical last scene DrEric Leben Anson Sharp DSA agent Lt Verdad Det Peake Det Shadwat Racheal Ben fight to the end who gets killed Does DrLeben get away to fight again Does he really get killedAnd an unusual end to a Koontz bookview spoilerA romantic love scene with Racheal BenOn the road back to Orange County they talked about when Ben proposed to Rachael in Palm Springs Then agreed to wed back in Orange County with their better world hide spoiler Birthday power money The divoice was due he always beat her separated for 1 year Ben Shadwat37 has been her new boyfriend for the last 5 months runs a successful real estate businessEric beat killed other young girls such as Sarah Becky His Wildcard Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything project is a genetic alteration carrier to stop aging tests reincarnated dead mice back to life Was he the test to bring dead humans back to life himself after the crashTypical last scene DrEric Leben Anson Sharp DSA agent Lt Verdad Det Peake Det Shadwat Racheal Ben fight to the end who gets killed Does DrLeben get away to fight again Does he really get killedAnd an unusual end to a Koontz bookview spoilerA romantic love scene with Racheal BenOn the road back to Orange County they talked about when Ben Discordia proposed to Rachael in Palm Springs Then agreed to wed back in Orange County with their better world hide spoiler


10 thoughts on “Shadow Fires

  1. says:

    If you're a horror or psychological thriller fan you'll definitely want to read this Shadowfires is like a modern version of The Monkey's Paw and it's so creepy I loved its old school campfire story style really far out


  2. says:

    Koontzland Group Read December 2017 Read Koontz in December this is #3 out of 4 doneA good chase and escapes book with scenes never ending In Orange County California Dr Eric Leben42 Racheal30 are leaving their divoice lawyer's office Dr Eric Leben has been 1 year separated from his wife Racheal He is seen being hit by a garbage truck as they both walk out of the lawyer's office Eric's dead body is transferred into the hospital morgue But then missing when the morgue slab is open Did he really die? Did he walk out? Did someone take him?Eric has always been arrogant but she humiliated him turning down his power money The divoice was due he always beat her separated for 1 year Ben Shadwat37 has been her new boyfriend for the last 5 months runs a successful real estate businessEric beat killed other young girls such as Sarah Becky His Wildcard project is a genetic alteration carrier to stop aging tests reincarnated dead mice back to life Was he the test to bring dead humans back to life himself after the crash?Typical last scene DrEric Leben Anson Sharp DSA agent Lt Verdad Det Peake Det Shadwat Racheal Ben fight to the end who gets killed Does DrLeben get away to fight again? Does he really get killed?And an unusual end to a Koontz bookview spoilerA romantic love scene with Racheal BenOn the road back to Orange County they talked about when Ben proposed to Rachael in Palm Springs Then agreed to wed back in Orange County with their better world hide spoiler


  3. says:

    In the late 1980s just after the publication of this book Dean Koontz decided to consolidate his pseudonyms and just publish everything as himself He was not at peak popularity but getting closeKoontz made a deal with Dark Harvest a small publishing company nobody has cared about in years located in IllinoisKoontz reprinted his Leigh Nichols books in new hard covers The covers were illustrated by Koontz friend Phil ParksThe covers themselves are amazing They are probably my favorite book covers I've come across Inside the book are a bunch of illustrations to go with the storiesIt just so happened that the public library in Carol Stream managed to get at least 4 of these titles added into their collection So when a kid from the 6th grade class next door started bringing them in and showing them off I knew I had to get a piece of the actionIn addition to my infatuation with Stephen King I started reading up every Koontz book I could findThose Dark Harvest versions of these books have stuck with me I have been tempted whenever I go back home to see if these still sit on the shelves at the old library I've imagined what it would be like to just take them home and never bringing the back But it know it is wrongNow that I am an adult every now and then I think about trying to track them down and finally adding them into my collection In terms of Dean Koontz books they are somewhat rare and probably well favored by big fans of the author In terms of literature as a whole they're probably not that big of a dealEven so one of these Dark Harvest editions can cost a pretty penny Usually the ones that I come across as asking for 50 or Not the most practical for a book I mainly want to keep on my shelf and flip through now and againWhen I go to used book stores I always check the Koontz hardcovers never expecting any of them to show upYet this summer I got insanely lucky A Half Priced Books store in Cincinnati had Shadowfires and they only wanted ten dollars for it I can only imagine that the person who sold it and the people who priced it didn't have much of a clue what it was they hadI am thankful for thatShadowfires was the one Dark Harvest book I didn't get to see as a kid The cover is probably the silliest of the bunch but it is still captivating The interior illustrations are dark and moody and of Park's consistent uality Finding this book for me is a huge deal and it is in AMAZING conditionSo now I have it and the hunger for the others growsAs of this writing before I have started my re read of this book I realize that this is one of the Dean Koontz books I have nearly no actual memory of It was never a particular favorite of mine and I cannot recall the plot just by thinking about it I keep getting this one mixed up with the time traveling Nazi book the first Koontz book that I remember feeling disappointed with but not the last Now that I have re read the bookI feel like I remember bits and pieces but not a whole lot from when I was a kid Overall it isn't a terrible Dean Koontz book It is uite a bit better than a lot of the modern stuff he is writing This book hails from that era of Scientists push too far to create an advancement and end up making a monster instead type storyIf you haven't read this one before there are far better worse books to read The Taking Your Heart Belongs to Me What The Nights Knows every Odd Thomas book after the first Though somebody coming in hoping for something amazing this isn't amazingIt suffers from being a bit too melodramatic at times which is how Koontz rolls but with this book in particular it suffers from too many characters The two good guy cops and the DSA agents didn't need to be in the book at all you would have had the same exact story


  4. says:

    This was one of the earlier Koontz novels that I somehow missed in my youth It tells the tale of a genetic genius named Eric who after an ugly argument with his soon to be ex wife Rachel dies in an accident But this is a Koontz novel so you know he doesn't stay dead Before long Rachel and her new love interest Ben are on the run from a resurrected Eric and men who will do anything to keep Eric's status a secretKoontz has always been hit or miss with me and I'm sad to say that this book was of a miss I'm a big fan of monster books and zombies but this book focused on the action which bored me Not helping matters was the mostly unlikable cast of characters and the unbelievable dialogueAnd shall I mention the love scene? How could I not? It still has me creeped out When Rachel and Ben finally give in to temptation Koontz describes their happy ending as Ben emptying copious measures of himself into Rachel Sounds rather painful to me I imagine his organs melting down from the burning heat of Rachel's womanly bits It's here my mind begins to drift and set up a new plot twist One where Ben expires from all of this sexual bother and losing of himself and Rachel so sexually frustrated is forced to hook back up with zombie Eric Hey he may be rotting and smelly but at least he has life left in him than boring self satisfying Ben Oops I think I just turned this into a Richard Laymon novelAnyway now that I'm completely off track I'll just end this by saying that I would have enjoyed it if it had focused on the changes Eric the monster was going through and spent less time on the snoozy chase scenes It would've helped too if there were less time agonizing about every thought and motivation passing through many of the dull characters heads especially Ben and his nemesis whose name has escaped meI probably would have enjoyed this when I was a lot younger or if I hadn't read so many romances over the years


  5. says:

    Good Old Book I will surely read books of Dean


  6. says:

    It or less goes without saying that Koontz books aren't very enjoyable but this one is actually one of the ones that was relatively fun It's a pretty basic creature feature Once the plot is set you know what you're going to get; there isn't much in the way of suspense This novel revisits Koontz's obessesion with secret experiements and genetic tampering His concerns have not exactly turned out to be prescient The characters are same basic stock you'll find in any of his work and the writing is lackluster and annoying The plot revolves around a guy coming back from the dead and mutating into a lobster or something His valiant and selfless ex wife must fight him off with the help of the supportive and understanding new boyfriend So we're not breaking any new ground here but still it's atmospheric than some of his other novels and not unreadable


  7. says:

    This hardcover is copy 290 of 600 editions printed and is signed by author Dean Koontz and illustrator Phil Parks on limitation page


  8. says:

    I know that the reviews for this book have been mostly negative but I am going to break with that and give a positive review I really enjoyed Shadowfires Yes the book had a VERY unlikely premise and it reuired a huge suspension of disbelief But many horror books do The story was so fast paced that it kept me turning pages uickly to find out what would happen The good characters were very likable I really rooted for them and cared about what happened to them That is essential for any horror story A good horror story must have characters you believe in and feel for Also the characters were smart there was not one single point in the book where they missed doing something that I had thought of The author dealt with the premise of the story in a logical manner and had obviously thought through all the objections or logical problems that could have been perceived by the reader I hate it when the main characters of a horror novel are dumb and miss the obvious solutions to their problems that did not happen hereNor did Dean Koontz leave any obvious plot holes It was easy to feel myself in the characters' shoes and they did in every case what I would have done and even sometimes things I would not have thought of Shadowfires was a good adventure story a cat and mouse chase with multiple players which rocketed along until a huge confrontation at the end and I found that confrontation to be satisfying Overall a satisfying read It was very effective as a horror novel


  9. says:

    unabridged audiobook read by Jonathan Marosz As Rachel and Eric leave the offices of their divorce lawyers they are arguing viciously about the settlement Eric gets so angry he storms off directly into oncoming traffic where he is killed by a garbage truck After the initial shock wears off Rachel gets incredibly paranoid and hangs out with her boyfriend Ben actively not telling him things When Eric's body disappears from the morgue her paranoia becomes a reality Eric's not really dead It gets a little silly from there blending unlikely genetic theory with bizarre theology on the afterlife It's a chase story through and through with Ben and Rachel spending the bulk of the book not telling each other things while fleeing Eric the local cops and the feds Koontz is usually good for uirky characters having bizarre adventures but this time he was a little short on the adventure part It was really nothing than one big chase scene that didn't even tie up the majority of the issues it raised by the end namely the conseuences of the characters' actions the mental waffling over which had been a big part of the plot So yeah dig Koontz not so big on Shadow Fires Interestingly this is the last novel he wrote using a pseudonym Maybe that should have been a clue


  10. says:

    The only book by Dean Koontz I've ever read that I detested


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