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Thriller | Suspense
#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense
Dean Koontz delivers a mesmerizing new thriller that
explores the razor-thin line between the best and worst of
human nature—and the anarchy simmering just beneath
society’s surface—as a likeable, successful family man is
drawn into a confrontation with a foe of unimaginable
Bestselling novelist Cullen “Cubby”
Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a
handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a
children’s book author and illustrator, is the love of his
life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo,
affectionately dubbed “Spooky,” and a non-collie named
Lassie, who’s all but part of the family.
knows he shouldn’t let one bad review of his otherwise
triumphant new book get to him—even if it does appear in
the nation’s premier newspaper and is penned by the much-
feared, seldom-seen critic, Shearman Waxx. Cubby knows the
best thing to do is ignore the gratuitously vicious,
insulting, and inaccurate comments. Penny knows it, even
little Milo knows it. If Lassie could talk, she’d tell
Cubby to ignore them, too.
Ignore Shearman Waxx and
his poison pen is just what Cubby intends to do. Until he
happens to learn where the great man is taking his lunch.
Cubby just wants to get a look at the mysterious recluse
whose mere opinion can make or break a career—or a
But Shearman Waxx isn’t what Cubby expects;
and neither is the escalating terror that follows what
seemed to be an innocent encounter. For Waxx gives
criticism; he doesn’t take it. He has ways of dealing with
those who cross him that Cubby is only beginning to
fathom. Soon Cubby finds himself in a desperate struggle
with a relentless sociopath, facing an inexorable assault
on far more than his life.
utterly compelling, Relentless is Dean Koontz at
his riveting best, an unforgettable tale of the fragile
bonds that hold together all that we most cherish—and of
those who would tear those bonds asunder.
Tavis Smiley - August 25, 2009
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