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Seize the Night by Dean Koontz

Seize the Night (1999)

by Dean Koontz

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Series: Moonlight Bay (2)

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mystery thriller
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
Wish Dean had finished this trilogy! ( )
  KerryAlanDenney | May 18, 2016 |
The second in an unfinished trilogy featuring Christopher Snow, Moonlight Bay's best known celebrity because of the disease that forces him to stay inside all day and come out only at night, because exposure to sunlight will mean death by cancer in mere days. A child disappears and Christopher, who has discovered he can't trust the police, is hot on the trail, a trail that leads him into Fort Wyvern where experiments once took place, and may still be even though the base is supposedly closed. Even as other kids disappear, Christopher closes on the kidnapper who is more than just a kidnapper. Great suspenseful writing by Dean Koontz, terrific characters and a truly evil foe. Recommended. ( )
  NickHowes | May 4, 2016 |
Korey Jackson
  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
SUMMARY: There are no rules in the dark, no place to feel safe, no escape from the shadows. But to save the day, you must...Seize the Night. At no time does Moonlight Bay look more beautiful than at night. Yet it is precisely then that the secluded little town reveals its menace. Now children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. And there's nothing their families can do about it. Because in Moonlight Bay, the police work their hardest to conceal crimes and silence victims. No matter what happens in the night, their job is to ensure that nothing disturbs the peace and quiet of Moonlight Bay.... Christopher Snow isn't afraid of the dark. Forced to live in the shadows because of a rare genetic disorder, he knows the night world better than anyone. He believes the lost children are still alive and that their disappearance is connected to the town's most carefully kept, most ominous secret—a secret only he can uncover, a secret that will force him to confront an adversary at one with the most dangerous darkness of all. The darkness inside the human heart.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
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Friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life. And thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
-Thomas Jefferson
This second Christopher Snow adventure is dedicated to Richard Aprahamian and to Richard Heller, who bring honor to the law-and who so far have kept me out of jail!
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My name is Christopher Snow. The following account is an installment in my personal journal.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553580191, Mass Market Paperback)

Chris Snow, the light-phobic, oddball hero of Dean Koontz's Fear Nothing, is once again caught in the middle of something ugly. The children (and pets) of Moonlight Bay, California, are disappearing. The first to go is Jimmy Wing, the son of Snow's former girlfriend, Lilly. Then Snow's own hyper-intelligent dog goes missing. Snow decides that he will find them, but what he uncovers is more than just a simple kidnapping; before he can turn back, he's up against an age-old vendetta, an active time machine, and a genetic experiment gone awry.

Seize the Night offers up the same eclectic mix of characters that appeared in Fear Nothing: boardhead Bobby, disc jockey Sasha, Snow, and all of their friends band together to find the missing kids and figure out why the people of Moonlight Bay are morphing into demonic versions of their former selves. They outsmart corrupt cops, outrun genetically enhanced monkeys, and outlive a time warp with a vengeance--all between nightfall and sunrise, the only time that Snow can be outside.

Though the premise is a little bit hard to believe, and the surf lingo occasionally irritating, Seize the Night is ultimately fun to read. Koontz successfully draws you in and keeps you entertained through an unexpected climax and an enlightening resolution. --Mara Friedman

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Poet Christopher Snow, a man who cannot stand daylight, teams up with his genetically engineered dog, Orson, to investigate the abduction of children in Moonlight Bay, California. The children are believed to be prisoners in an army base populated by intelligent animals, produced by scientific experiments. Snow and Orson penetrate the base to search for them. A sequel to Fear Nothing.… (more)

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