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Dean Koontz has had ten hard covers and fourteen paperbacks reaching the number one slot on the New York Times bestseller list. Koontz’s newest novel, Breathless, delivers a thrilling novel of suspense and adventure: the story of a world where good itself is an endangered species and one man will risk his life—and more—to save it from extinction.
VJ Books’ co-founder, John Hutchinson has been a Koontz fan for over 30 years, “The first book I offer any new reader from my personal library is Lightning. It remains my favorite Dean Koontz book. VJ Books is very excited about the release of Breathless and are confident that it will compare to other Koontz classics.”
It is largely due to Mr. Hutchinson’s love of Koontz books that VJ Books offers signed copies. “He does not travel much to promote his books and is very selective about where he signs”, offers Hutchinson.
Breathless introduces two new characters to the Koontz pantheon, Grady Adams and Camellia “Cammy” Rivers. Grady spots a pair of stunningly beautiful furred animals unlike anything he’s ever seen. They flee the instant they detect his presence, but the mystery of that brief encounter remains. In the days ahead, Grady will approach the creatures again, gaining their trust but coming no closer to solving their mystery. For this he enlists the help of an old friend, veterinarian Camellia “Cammy” Rivers, who, in turn, is stunned—and enchanted—by Grady’s new “pets.” Soon Homeland Security will place Grady’s home and hundreds of square miles of surrounding wilderness under quarantine. And Grady, Cammy, and the two creatures they’ve come to feel they must protect at all costs find themselves virtual prisoners—and the unwilling focus of an army of biologists, naturalists, and research scientists.
See signed and collectible books by Dean Koontz, and his biography and bibliography here
About VJ Books: VJ Books started in 1998 and soon learned that their customer was foremost a collector. Their customers sought collector grade first edition books, preferably autographed by the author. In an effort to respond to this demand, VJ Books has developed relationships with publishers, authors and agents to provide a continuous supply of new titles for their customers. Each month VJ Books’ customers are able to choose from dozens of author signed books from some of the most exciting, highly acclaimed authors in the areas of mystery, suspense, sci-fi and modern literature. Additionally, they continue to offer an impressive selection of backlist, rare, out-of-print, and special edition titles for your consideration.
Another review by Nikki C of Texas!
What stood out the most to me in this book was the unimaginable suffering and survivor’s guilt suffered by Joe Carpenter as he tries to find reasons behind the terrible fate of his family. He not only struggles internally with all of the “what-if’s” and the “why’s”, but the inexplicable events that follow a brief visit from a complete stranger, who claims to have walked away from an unsurvivable plane crash. Desperate to find the truth, and clinging to all but nonexistent hope that his loved ones may have survived, Joe seeks out answers that could cost him his very own life. With each page of this book, the suspense is amplified because of the anguish of its characters and their need to find solace in the aftermath of tragedy.
VJ Books has an extensive backlist of signed and collectible Dean Koontz titles. See it here.
Megaseller Koontz, no stranger to radio interviews, gives a major shout-out to the interviewers themselves in his latest opus, whose protagonist is an author: “Radio hosts, both talk-jocks and traditional tune-spinners, do better interviews than TV types. Rare is the TV interviewer who has read your book, but eight of ten radio hosts will have read it.” Relentless copies in print: a cool 550,000.
(Publisher’s Weekly, June 22)