Bestselling author Peter Straub's Koko is a gripping psychological thriller in which horror and paranoia are indistinguishable from reality.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 single shattering secret. Now, they have been reunited and are about to embark on a quest that will take from Washington, D.C., to the graveyards and fleshpots of the Far East to the human jungle of New York, hunting someone from the past who has risen from the darkness to kill and kill and kill.
Tom Pasmore, a visionary 17-year-old, discovers his true identity as he helps a once-famous detective solve a complex case based on a murder committed 20 years earlier. ``While evocative of place and time (the early '60s) and peopled with memorable characters, the story tries to fit into too many subgenres to succeed completely at any one,'' PW commented.
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Better than "Ghost Story"
This book is the only one I have ever read twice and will read again. It is well told, full of suspense, impossible to predict, and hard to put down.
This book artfully weaves a story with the known psychological phenomenon documented in interviews with convicted serial killers with the adrenaline rush of combat and mystery. It's story is one that will haunt you for years after reading it....