From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you know the legend, you know only half the truth. The mystery, the myth, the terror, and the magic continue. . . .
They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created-and they must be destroyed. Not even Victor Helios-once Frankenstein-can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Only the one-time "monster" Deucalion and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison, stand in their way. But as the three race to uncover the true dimensions of an age-old conspiracy, they will discover that Victor's new, improved models have infiltrated every level of the city's society . . . and far beyond.
About the Author
Dean R. Koontz, the author of many #1 "New York Times" bestsellers, lives with his wife, Gerda, and their dog, Trixie, in southern California.
Ed Gorman became a full-time writer in 1984 after a career in advertising. Prolific in the mystery, dark suspense and western genres, he has written more than a hundred stories and many novels, including Stanglehold, due from St. Martin's Press in 2010. His stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Shamus Winners (2010). In 2011 Gorman was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America.
Ed Gorman's western fiction has won the Spur Award and his crime fiction has won the Shamus and Anthony Awards and has been shortlisted for the Edgar(R) Award. In addition, his writing has appeared in "Redbook", the "New York Times, Ellery Queen Magazine, Poetry Today, " and other publications.
“Of all bestselling authors, Koontz may be the most underestimated by the literary establishment. Book after book, year after year, this author climbs to the top of the charts. Why? His readers know: because he is a master storyteller and a daring writer, and because, in his novels, he gives readers bright hope in a dark world.”—Publishers Weekly,starred review