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#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz brings his
fertile imagination and unparalleled storytelling abilities to one of
the most timeless—and terrifying—creations in all of fiction: the legend
of Frankenstein. In Lost Souls, Koontz puts a singular twist on
this classic tale of ambition and science gone wrong and forges a new
legend uniquely suited to our times—a story of revenge, redemption, and
the razor-thin line that separates humanity from inhumanity as we
consider a new invitation to apocalypse.
The work of
creation has begun again. Only now things will be different. Victor
Leben, once Frankenstein, has not only seen the future—he’s ready to
populate it. Using stem cells, “organic” silicon circuitry, and
nanotechnology, he will engender a race of superhumans—the perfect
melding of flesh and machine. With a powerful, enigmatic backer eager to
see his dream come to fruition and a secret location where the enemies
of progress can’t find him, Victor is certain that this time, nothing
and no one can stop him.
It is up to five people to prove him
wrong. In their hands rests nothing less than the survival of humanity
They are drawn together in different ways, by omens
sinister and wondrous, to the same shattering conclusion: Two years
after they saw him die, the man they knew as Victor Helios lives on.
Detectives Carson O’Connor and Michael Maddison; Victor’s engineered
wife, Erika 5, and her companion Jocko; and the original Victor’s first
creation, the tormented Deucalion, have all arrived at a small Montana
town where their old alliance will be renewed—and tested—by forces from
within and without, and where the dangers they face will eclipse any
they have yet encountered. Yet in the midst of their peril, love will
blossom, and joy, and they will discover sources of strength and
perseverance they could not have imagined.
They will need all
these resources, and more. For a monumental battle is about to commence
that will require all their ingenuity and courage, as it defines what we
are to be . . . and if we are to be at all.