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Phantoms (original 1983; edition 2002)
by Dean Koontz
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0425181103, Mass Market Paperback)The lights are on in Snowfield, California, a cozy ski village nestled in the Sierra Madres, but nobody seems to be home. When Dr. Jenny Paige returns to the small town, she finds tables set for dinner, meals being prepared, and music playing in living rooms, but there's no trace of the people who put the water on to boil or set an extra place for company at the dinner table. As she explores the town, Paige finds friends and neighbors felled by a mysterious force--the bodies show no visible signs of violence or disease, and no known plague kills victims before the ice in their dinner drinks has time to melt. But the deep quiet that surrounds her offers few clues about the fate of the town's inhabitants. Dean Koontz's Phantoms strikes fear in readers from the very beginning. The mystery deepens, paving the way for a chilling journey toward the truth. If you plan to catch the film version, starring Ben Affleck and Peter O'Toole, remember that you'll be experiencing this terrifying story in a dark theater. So bring an arm to grab!
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:42:32 -0500)
After finding one hundred and fifty people grotesquely dead in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California, officials cannot imagine anything as gruesome as the real reason for their death.
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