From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Story comes “an inspired thriller” (The Washington Post) about four Vietnam vets linked by a shattering secret and their global hunt to track down a brutal killer.
Koko. Only four men knew what it meant. Now they must stop it. They were Vietnam vets—a doctor, a lawyer, a working stiff, and a writer. Very different from each other, they are nonetheless linked by a shared history and a devastating secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take them from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, searching for someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill.
Great story but easy to get lost
I love Peter Straub’s stories because they are simply great. Koko takes everything you give it. It is easy to get lost, so I recommend taking your time reading it. Go back and surf previous chapters if you think “huh…where did that come from”. It’s not the story’s fault. It’s just the volume of information you have to swallow to hold it together. Still a beautiful madness beautifully written.
Not worth the effort
Best book ever
This is one of my favorite books of all time. Read it along with Mystery and The Throat. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I have!