Joe Carpenter's wife and two children perished with more than three hundred others in the crash of United Airlines Flight 353. But one year later, haunted by the loss of his family and desperate to find purpose in life, he discovers that the official story of Flight 353 is a treacherous lie. They say it was an accident. It was not. They say there ...
Joe Carpenter's wife and two children perished with more than three hundred others in the crash of United Airlines Flight 353. But one year later, haunted by the loss of his family and desperate to find purpose in life, he discovers that the official story of Flight 353 is a treacherous lie. They say it was an accident. It was not. They say there were no survivors: that the crash was too devastating for anyone to live through it. But incredibly, Joe discovers one woman walked away unhurt from the disaster, with a secret that will change the world ...
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I recently finished reading this book and let me tell you that it was a wonderfully suspenseful thriller. The mysteries urge you on throughout the entire book. I found myself emersed in the storyline. The characters are so vivid that the story opens your mind to what is going on. I culd not put the book down and finished reading it in two days. I highly recommend this book, and if you enjoy it, I recommend that you read other novels by Dean Koontz.
Apr 29, 2008
things are not always what they seem
Joe Carpenter is a crime reporter whose wife and two daughters are killed in a plane crash that kills all 330 passengers on board, or are there survivors? Rose and a young child by the name of Nina have survived the crash. How? This book unravels many questions that the reader will have. Rose is a research scientist specializing in genetics. The company she works for is a very secret and powerful company capable of murder, if need be, even if it involves killing hundreds of innocent people. The company wants it's projects kept secret all all costs. When Joe finds out that there were actually two survivors, one a little girl by the name of nina (his own daughters name) he is determined to find Rose and Nina, no matter what it takes. Every time he gets close to an answer, someone is killed. It's fast moving, and I think you will like it.
Publishers Weekly, 1997-01-06 Koontz's last thriller, Intensity, delivered shocks like a stripped hot wire. Here, the insulation-the preaching about societal rot and spiritual redemption-is back on, thicker than ever. And that's too bad, because this tale is emblematic of how, in 15 years of bestsellers, Koontz has bridged the commercial gap between the occultism of Stephen King and the scientism of Michael Crichton. Like Crichton's Airframe (also from Knopf; Forecasts, Nov. 11), this novel focuses on the aftermath of an airline disaster, a crash that has apparently killed all on board and has ravaged the soul of L.A. crime reporter Joe Carpenter. A year after the crash, Joe, who lost his wife and two daughters, is a walking dead man. A visit to their graves wrenches his life around when he spots a black woman taking photos of the site and sees her set upon by thugs. Incredible events follow. Joe witnesses relatives of the crash victims commit senseless suicide, learns that the woman, a genetic scientist, was on the plane but miraculously survived, finds out that she is the quarry of a military-industrial cabal and gains hope that one of his daughters also may have survived. The secret behind the mayhem, which is delivered at breakneck speed, concerns a "scientific" breakthrough into "mystical" truth that Koontz presents like an absentminded professor. But if his science his bad, his soapboxing is worse-a merciless rant against moral turpitude-and his prose is ripe to the point of decay. Has Koontz ever met an adjective or adverb, metaphor or simile, that he hasn't liked? His sympathetic characters drown in the overwriting; his uplifting sentiments wither under the finger-wagging. Driven by author name, marketing and theme, this will sell big, but the sole survivor won't be the reader. 600,000 first printing; major ad/promo; Literary Guild main selection; simultaneous Random House audio and large print edition; author tour. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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