cover image Midnight


Dean R. Koontz. Berkley Trade Pub, $7.99 (480pp) ISBN 978-0-425-11870-2

``Despite some paper-thin characterizations and a predilection for the maudlin, Koontz's sense of pace and the dramatic are sure,'' observed PW. A horror story with science fiction underpinnings, this concerns an insane inventor whose bizarre experiment turns the sleepy California town of Moonlight Cove into a charnel house. (Nov.)