Dark Rivers of the Heart
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
A man and a woman meet by chance in a bar. Suddenly they are fleeing the long arm of a clandestine and increasingly powerful renegade government agency -- the woman hunted for the information she possesses, the man mistaken as her comrade in a burgeoning resistance movement.
The architect of the chase is a man of uncommon madness and cruelty -- ruthless, possibly psychotic, and equipped with a vast technological arsenal. He is the brazen face of an insidiously fascistic future. And he is virtually unstoppable. But he has never before come up against the likes of his current quarry. Both of them are survivors of singularly horrific pasts. Both have long been emboldened by their experiences to fight with reckless courage for their own freedom. Now they are plunged into a struggle for the freedom of their country, and for the sanctity of their own lives.
Dark Rivers of the Heart is an electrifying thriller that steers us along the razor edge of a familiar, terrifying reality.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In this techno-thriller, Dean Koontz takes a dystopian detour into a world of shadowy political conspiracies and intrusive personal surveillance. Off-the-grid loner Spencer Grant finds himself on the run from a secret federal agency that’s attempting to track down his crush, a cocktail waitress named Valerie. As the pair are chased across the desert by a convincingly creepy government official and his minions, Spencer and Valerie scrape and claw their way through a totalitarian netherworld of greed, murder, and corruption. Published at the dawn of the internet age, Dark Rivers of the Heart feels even creepier today.
Koontz's tale of a man, a woman and a dog on the run from a high-tech rogue government agency was a PW bestseller for nine weeks.
I love you Dean Koontz
Keep writing, I’ll keep reading!
One of my top ten of koontz
Great book but I won't read another
I couldn't read Koontz's books fast enough after reading Whispers. This one was almost as good. He's a master at characterization and suspense. His not-so-subtle underlying tea party-ish philosophy comes through too strongly for my taste, though and I doubt I'll ever be able to enjoy another of his books. If I want politics I'll read a book about politics. I don't need veiled politicized propaganda in books I read for pleasure.