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The Bad Place

Dean Koontz

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Published by Brilliance Audio, 2012
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Title: The Bad Place

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Audio CD

Book Condition: Good

Edition: Unabridged.

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Frank Pollard awakens in an alley, knowing nothing but his name—and that he is in great danger. Having taken refuge in a motel, he wakes again only to find his hands covered in blood. As far as he knows, he's no killer. But whose blood is this, and how did it get there? Over the next few days Frank develops a fear of sleep, because each time he wakes he discovers strange objects in his hands and pockets—objects far more frightening than blood.

Husband-and-wife detective team Bobby and Julie Dakota specialize in high-ticket corporate security investigations, but when a distraught and desperate Frank Pollard begs them to watch over him, they can't refuse. Out of compassion—and curiosity—they agree to get to the bottom of his mysterious, amnesiac fugues.

It seems a simple job: just follow a client who wants to be watched and tell him where he winds up. But as the Dakotas begin to discover where their client goes when he sleeps, they are drawn slowly into ever-darkening realms where they encounter the ominous figure stalking Frank. Their lives are threatened, as is that of Julie's gentle, Down's-syndrome brother, Thomas.

To Thomas, death is "the bad place" from which there is no return. But Julie and Bobby—and their tortured client—ultimately learn that equally bad places exist in the world of the living, places so steeped in evil that in contrast death seems almost a relief....

Praise for Dean Koontz

"A master storyteller, sometimes humorous, sometimes shocking, but always riveting. His characters sparkle with life. And his fast-paced plots are wonderfully fiendish, taking unexpected twists and turns." —The San Diego Union-Tribune

"One of our finest and most versatile suspense writers." —The Macon Telegraph & News

"His prose mesmerizes...Koontz consistently hits the bull's-eye." —Arkansas Democrat

"An exceptional novelist...top-notch." —Lincoln Journal-Star

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"Koontz's skill at edge-of-the-seat writing has improved with each book. He can scare our socks off."

"Koontz''s skill at edge-of-the-seat writing has improved with each book. He can scare our socks off."--"Boston Herald"

"Koontz's skill at edge-of-the-seat writing has improved with each book. He can scare our socks off."--"Boston Herald"

"This is a grotesque world, much like that of Flannery O' Connor or Walker Percy...Scary, worthwhile reading."--"The Times-Picayune"

"Psychologically complex characters...fast-paced." -- The New York Times
"Koontz's skill at edge-of-the-seat writing has improved with each book. He can scare our socks off." -- Boston Herald
"This is a grotesque world, much like that of Flannery O' Connor or Walker Percy...Scary, worthwhile reading." -- The Times-Picayune

"Fast-paced reading...masterly!"--The New York Times

"This is white-knuckle, hair-curling-on-the-back-of-the-neck reading--as close to actual physical terror as the printed word can deliver."--Los Angeles Times

"Koontz's skill at edge-of-the-seat writing has improved with each book. He can scare our socks off."--Boston Herald

"Fascinating. Even his minor characters seem to live. A roller-coaster ride."--The Boston Globe

More Praise for Dean Koontz

"Dean Koontz is a prose stylist whose lyricism heightens malevolence and tension. [He creates] characters of unusual richness and depth."--The Seattle Times

"Tumbling, hallucinogenic prose....'Serious' writers...might do well to examine his technique."--The New York Times Book Review

"Lyrical writing and compelling characters...Koontz stands alone."--Associated Press

"In every industry there exist 'artists' that are not only unforgettable, but know their craft better than the rest. Dean Koontz...is among these artisans."--Suspense Magazine

"[Koontz] has always had 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

"Perhaps more than any other author, Koontz writes fiction perfectly suited to the mood of America...novels that acknowledge the reality and tenacity of evil but also the power of good...[and that] entertain vastly as they uplift."--Publishers Weekly

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