The stunning thriller from the bestselling author of Velocity and Relentless
In the Colorado mountains something miraculous comes into the life of Grady Adams, a strong, gentle man whose past experiences have alienated him from the modern world and driven him to live in the wilds. When he sees it, he knows that one of Nature's great mysteries has been revealed to him.
He takes his friend Cammy Rivers to bear witness to the phenomenal presence. As a scientist, she is stunned and awed. She emails photos to colleagues in far places to try and find a name for the wonderful beings. Before they know what is happening, Homeland Security has quarantined the wilderness around them and sent in assorted scientists to track down and 'neutralize' the threat to the known world.
Grady and Cammy aren't sticking around to be mere witnesses to this atrocity – determined to prevent it, they go on the run, and a pursuit of hair-raising suspense is under way, with no happy ending in prospect…
Breathless is a unique and riveting thriller from the master of suspense.
About the author
Dean Koontz is an international household name whose hugely entertaining parables for our times have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna, and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.
Bestseller Koontz (Relentless) delivers a hard-to-classify stand-alone set near the Rocky Mountains that will appeal more to fans of his Odd Thomas books than those partial to his Hitchcockian thrillers. While out for a walk, reclusive Grady Adams and his wolfhound, Merlin, spot two white furry animals "as large as midsize dogs" and "as quick and limber as cats" that aren't like anything previously known to science. The sudden arrival of these mysterious creatures out of the blue appears to be linked to several other baffling phenomena. Meanwhile, a sadist, Henry Rouvroy, tracks down his identical twin, James, and kills him and James's wife in order to assume his brother's identity. After the murders, Rouvroy is unsettled by evidence that the dead have not stayed dead. Koontz's cryptic dedication to Aesop ("twenty-six centuries late and with apologies for the length") may hold the key to what's going on, but readers are likely to find the moral of this peculiar tale, if there is one, obscure.
It's good but not brill!
This book is a good read, it was a page turner but ended so abruptly. I actually believed there may be a breathless 2. Whilst some if the plot was explained, quite a bit of it wasn't explored enough, in my opinion.
Shame that it ended the way it did, it gad so much promise!
After reading all of his books over the last 20 years I found this left me wondering why. The ending was a huge anti climax after Dean's usual fantastic build up. Even so, as always I couldn't put it down hence 3 stars
The build up was drawn out and the ending seemed rushed.