Seize The Night
- Author: Dean Koontz
- Artist: Phil Parks
- Page Count: 469
- Pub. Date: 1998
- ISBN: 1-881475-44-1
- Status: Out of Print
Seize The Night
by Dean Koontz
About the Book:
In Moonlight Bay, California, children are disappearing. From their homes. From the streets. The police cannot be trusted to solve the mystery because, in Moonlight Bay, the police are more likely to conceal the crime than catch the perpetrator.
Christopher Snow, whose rare genetic disorder — Xeroderma pigmentosum — leaves him dangerously vulnerable to light, believes the missing children are still alive, and it is up to him to find them. And quickly. He knows the disappearances have something to do with clandestine scientific experiments at the nearby abandoned military base, Fort Wyvern. Helped by his friends, and his exceptional dog, Orson, Chris challenges those who would conceal the most heinous crimes in order to keep the secrets of Fort Wyvern. But Chris's greatest advantage is that, forced to live a life in the shadows, he knows the night world better than anyone, better even than his adversaries.
A must-read novel that will stay in the reader's mind long after the book is finished, Seize The Night is both a stand-alone thriller and the sequel to the acclaimed international best-seller, Fear Nothing.
This exclusive Cemetery Dance limited edition is bound in full-leather, with a satin ribbon page marker, and features full-color dust jacket artwork from Phil Parks, as well as five full-color interior paintings from Parks, plus an illustrated autograph page! Protected inside a handmade cloth slipcase. The Lettered Edition features additional interior artwork, completely unique dust jacket artwork, and additional artwork embossed onto the traycase!
Dean Koontz was born and raised in Pennsylvania. When he was a senior in college, he won an Atlantic Monthly fiction competition and has been writing ever since.
Koontz graduated from Shippensburg State College (now Shippensburg University), and his first job after graduation was with the Appalachian Poverty Program, where he was expected to counsel and tutor underprivileged children on a one-to-one basis. His first day on the job, he discovered that the previous occupier of his position had been beaten up by the very kids he had been trying to help and had landed in the hospital for several weeks. The following year was filled with challenge but also tension, and Koontz was more highly motivated than ever to build a career as a writer. He wrote nights and weekends, which he continued to do after leaving the poverty program and going to work as an English teacher in a suburban school district outside Harrisburg. After a year and a half in that position, his wife, Gerda, made him an offer he couldn't refuse: "I'll support you for five years," she said, "and if you can't make it as a writer in that time, you'll never make it." By the end of those five years, Gerda had quit her job to run the business end of her husband's writing career.
Eleven of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list (By the Light of the Moon, One Door Away From Heaven, From the Corner of His Eye, Lightning, Midnight, Cold Fire, Hideaway, Dragon Tears, Intensity, and Sole Survivor), making him one of only a dozen writers ever to have achieved that milestone. Twelve of his books have risen to the number one position in paperback. His books have also been major bestsellers in countries as diverse as Japan and Sweden. His books arepublished in 38 languages. He has sold 375,000,000 copies, a figure that currently increases by more than 17 million copies per year.
The New York Times has called his writing "psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying." The New Orleans Times-Picayune said Koontz is, "at times lyrical without ever being naive or romantic. [He creates] a grotesque world, much like that of Flannery O'Conner or Walker Percy ... scary, worthwhile reading." Rolling Stone has hailed him as "America's most popular suspense novelist."
Koontz lives with his wife, Gerda, and the enduring spirit of their golden retriever, Trixie, in southern California.
"A moral fable for the turn of the millennium, an engagingly written,
hugely entertaining parable for our times."
— The New York Times
Published in two states:
• Slipcased Limited Edition of 698 signed and numbered copies ($150)
• Traycased Lettered Edition of 52 signed and lettered copies