Wednesday, August 26, 2009

~Waiting On Wednesday~

Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

My WOW pick this week is Breathless by Dean Koontz, due to be released on November 24, 2009.

From Amazon:
Product Description
#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz delivers a thrilling novel of suspense and adventure: the story of a world where good itself is an endangered species and one man will risk his life—and more—to save it from extinction.

Grady Adams lives a simple, solitary life deep in the Colorado mountains. Here the thirty-five-year-old carpenter works out of a converted barn, crafting exquisite one-of-a-kind furniture. There’s little about this strong yet gentle man to suggest the experiences that have alienated him from the contemporary world. But that is about to change.

One day, while hiking, Grady spots a pair of stunningly beautiful furred animals unlike anything he’s ever seen. They flee the instant they detect his presence, but the mystery of that brief encounter remains. In the days ahead, Grady will approach the creatures again, gaining their trust but coming no closer to solving their mystery. For this he enlists the help of an old friend, veterinarian Camellia “Cammy” Rivers, who, in turn, is stunned—and enchanted—by Grady’s new “pets.” But while Grady and Cammy carefully observe these enigmatic animals for clues to their origin, they, too, are being watched.

Soon Grady’s home and hundreds of square miles of surrounding wilderness will be placed under quarantine by Homeland Security. And Grady, Cammy, and the two creatures they’ve come to feel they must protect at all costs find themselves virtual prisoners—and the unwilling focus of an army of biologists, naturalists, and research scientists. But it’s a stunning event no one could have foreseen that convinces Grady and Cammy to do the unthinkable: to escape with the two creatures on a riveting race for freedom.
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (November 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553807153

What are YOU waiting for today?



10 comments:

lilly said...

I have to be honest. I prefer early Koontz with his hard core horror books to this 'new' Koontz the philosopher.

Missy said...

Uh oh....I haven't read any Koontz lately. This sounded good, but I hope that I am not disappointed!

Mishel said...

I'm a big fan of Koontz. I haven't read any of his newer books yet but I'm definitely going to give them a try.

Mary said...

This sounds pretty good!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh I love Dean Koontz! He has always been one of my favorites. I too like his earlier stuff but I also love the "Odd Thomas" books.

Sherri said...

Missy, I haven't read any of Dean Koontz's books. My daughter just gave me 2 so maybe I'll have to add them to my to read mountain! I'm waiting for The Shadow of the Wind to come to my house. This is my next bookclub reading.

Linda Ellen said...

Nice pick, Missy. Here are mine: http://bambireads.blogspot.com/2009/08/waiting-on-wednesday-82609.html

I didn't know which one to post this week and which to post the following week, so I just included both. =)

naida said...

I'm a big fan of Koontz and will add this one to my collection too :O)
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I think the last Koontz book I read was Coma. Like 30 years ago. Might need to check him out again.

Dar said...

I haven't read any of Koontz's later books but I used to be a huge fan. I still have a few of his on my shelves to get to.

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