The Frankenstein story is updated to the 21st century by the great American storyteller Dean Koontz. Now someone new is playing god.
They are stronger, heal better and think faster than any humans ever created - and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios can stop the engineered killers he has set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans.
The mad genius had not imagined that his creations would develop minds - and purposes - of their own. And as Deucalion and Detectives O'Connor and Maddison race to uncover an age-old conspiracy, they will discover that Victor's new, improved models have infiltrated every level of New Orleans society ... and far beyond.
Dean Koontz, the master storyteller, creates a bold new legend.
`A page-turner - this is a read-at-a-sitting novel - with a terrific final twist' The Observer on Odd Thomas
'Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler' The Times
'Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying' The New York Times
'Koontz has near-Dickensian powers of description, and an ability to yank us from one page to the next that few novelists can match' Los Angeles Times
Dean Koontz is an international household name whose hugely entertaining parables for our times have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Gerda and their dog Trixie in southern California.
Ed Gorman is the award-winning author of many mystery novels. Dean Koontz says of him, `Gorman's writing is strong, fast and sleek as a bullet.' He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and is the founder of Mystery Scene magazine.