Edgler Vess is a sociopath intent on murder. He lives for one purpose only: to satisfy all appetites as they arise, seeking ever more outrageous experience. To live with intensity. When he attacks her friend, Laura, Chyna Shepherd is saved by the instincts developed during a dark and turbulent childhood. Not knowing Laura is already dead, Chyna ...
Edgler Vess is a sociopath intent on murder. He lives for one purpose only: to satisfy all appetites as they arise, seeking ever more outrageous experience. To live with intensity. When he attacks her friend, Laura, Chyna Shepherd is saved by the instincts developed during a dark and turbulent childhood. Not knowing Laura is already dead, Chyna follows, hoping to save her friend, as Vess carries her body to his motor home - a dungeon and morgue on wheels. The killer, unaware of her presence, drives away. But Chyna is now trapped in his dangerous orbit. Her sole aim is to get out alive, but when she learns the identity of the killer's next intended victim, she knows she must act to save that precious life - and take risks beyond any that she ever imagined she could endure.
This books seems to wrap it's hands around your throat and will not let go until the very end. I got really interested on page 1. I could not put this book down. And I didn't! I read it from start to end in 1 sitting! Its that good. I ordered this book and the condition said "very good",and I was surprised when the book came because it looked like an unused unread book. I was really happy with what I got. Alibris is my favorite website for book,movie,and music shopping. I highly recommended "intensity" and I highly recommend Alibris for all if your media shopping. You won't be disappointed.
Dec 20, 2012
Loved this Book
Great book, You can't put it down. Plot moves along quickly and you never see the ending coming! This book keeps your interest from the beginning to the end.
Apr 6, 2007
Intensity is an understatement!
This book is an amazing romp through the mind of a psycho killer and a girl who tries hard not to be one of his victims. The book never slows down pitting hunter against prey in mind bending situation after situation. I could barely put it down long enough to sleep. It is a little graphic, but my wife who prefers romance novels picked it up and also could not quit the book no matter how scary it got. An excellent read.
Publishers Weekly, 1995-11-06 Koontz's career has mirrored Stephen King's to a remarkable degree?the early pseudonymous novels, the bloated blockbusters, the increased use of horror as social commentary?albeit at a lag. Keeping step, this uncommonly sleek work is nothing less than Koontz's Gerald's Game: a distillation of what's come before and a slick play to regain the top by a writer whose popularity seemed to have peaked. Koontz even makes the centerpiece of Chyna Shepherd's battle against a serial killer her attempt to free herself from the restraints that bind her to a piece of furniture?the very same challenge faced by King's heroine. And just as Gerald's Game reinvigorated King's career and writing, this masterful, if ultimately predictable, exercise in high tension should do the same for Koontz's. This is basically a two-character novel, and both principals are compelling: the spirited Chyna, a youngish psychology student, and her nemesis, homicidal maniac Edgler Vess, who revels in sensation, be it pain or pleasure?in the intensity of experience. The two link when Vess kills Chyna's best friend as Chyna hides under a bed. Chyna pursues Vess but is eventually captured by him, after which she must combat not only those cuffs but also Vess's killer dogs, Vess himself and, of course, her own terror. For once, Koontz tamps down on his usual libertarian soapboxing to let the story race?which it does fast enough to give readers whiplash as they hold on to what may end up being the most viscerally exciting thriller of the year. 600,000 first printing; Literary Guild main selection. (Jan.)
Publishers Weekly, 1997-03-31 This thriller about a homicidal maniac and the woman who stands up to him spent 13 weeks on PW's bestseller list. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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