The stunning new thriller from one of the world's bestselling authors. Hostile reviews may have hastened the deaths of some writers, but Cubby Greenwich is made of sterner stuff. At least this is what he tells himself, meanwhile obsessing about the scathing review of his latest bestseller by Shearman Waxx in a national newspaper. A feared and ...
The stunning new thriller from one of the world's bestselling authors. Hostile reviews may have hastened the deaths of some writers, but Cubby Greenwich is made of sterner stuff. At least this is what he tells himself, meanwhile obsessing about the scathing review of his latest bestseller by Shearman Waxx in a national newspaper. A feared and therefore revered critic, Waxx has an aura of mystery about him that has carried him far as an arbiter of taste, but the mystery itself is about to break cover. In an unexpected encounter with Waxx, Cubby says one innocent word, but it is the wrong word, and it seems to trigger an inhuman fury in the critic, who becomes bent on destroying Cubby and everything he loves. For it soon becomes apparent that Waxx is not merely a ferocious literary enemy, but a ruthless sociopath. When Cubby finally learns the truth, can he save himself and his family from the appalling danger they are in? The terror has only just begun!
Fine in fine dust jacket. Only very slight signs of use. Cover and binding are undamaged, and pages are crisp and unmarked. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 356 p. Audience: General/trade.
Very captivating plot. Won't put it down until late in the night (then you probably won't go to sleep until daylight). Chalk up another one for the master.
Jun 29, 2009
On the Run!
Cullen writes novels that are on the best seller?s list, but when he gets a bad review from a famous critic, everything in his life turns around. He has to flee his home, with his wife and 6 year old son. The critic, Shearman Waxx, not only wants to destroy Cullen?s career, but also wants him and his family dead. On the run, Cullen and his family discover that he is not the only writer Waxx went after. How does he know where they are? Relentless is a perfect title for this novel. Koontz always knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat and still have humor. The dialog between Cullen, his wife, and his genius son is fresh and funny. You?ve got to read this one. I really enjoyed it.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-04-20 A bad book review propels this farcical thriller from bestseller Koontz (Your Heart Belongs to Me). Bestselling author Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich is mortified when Shearman Waxx, "the nation's premier literary critic," savages his work. Cubby manages to find the "syphilitic swine" at Roxie's Bistro in Newport Beach, Calif., where the author's six-year-old prodigy son nearly pees by accident on Waxx in the restaurant's men's room. In retaliation, Waxx threatens Cubby with doom and gets things started nicely by blowing up his house. With almost superhuman ease, the book critic keeps track of Cubby and his family as they flee for their lives. While some may take this as satire, the over-the-top villain's underdeveloped motivation and a jokey narrative tone that jars when juxtaposed with terrifying scenes of violence will leave others scratching their heads. By the time Koontz introduces a science fiction element, a lot of readers may have already checked out. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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