#1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense Dean Koontz delivers a mesmerizing new thriller that explores the razor-thin line between the best and worst of human nature--and the anarchy simmering just beneath society's surface--as a likeable, successful family man is drawn into a confrontation with a foe of unimaginable malice....
Bestselling novelist Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich is a lucky man and he knows it. He makes a handsome living doing what he enjoys. His wife, Penny, a children's book author and illustrator, is the love of his life. Together they have a brilliant six-year-old, Milo, affectionately dubbed "Spooky," and a non-collie named Lassie, who's all but part of the family.
So Cubby knows he shouldn't let one bad review of his otherwise triumphant new book get to him--even if it does appear in the nation's premier newspaper and is penned by the much-feared, seldom-seen critic, Shearman Waxx. Cubby knows the best thing to do is ignore the gratuitously vicious, insulting, and inaccurate comments. Penny knows it, even little Milo knows it. If Lassie could talk, she'd tell Cubby to ignore them, too.
Ignore Shearman Waxx and his poison pen is just what Cubby intends to do. Until he happens to learn where the great man is taking his lunch. Cubby just wants to get a look at the mysterious recluse whose mere opinion can make or break a career--or a life.
But Shearman Waxx isn't what Cubby expects; and neither is the escalating terror that follows what seemed to be an innocent encounter. For Waxx gives criticism; he doesn't take it. He has ways of dealing with those who cross him that Cubby is only beginning to fathom. Soon Cubby finds himself in a desperate struggle with a relentless sociopath, facing an inexorable assault on far more than his life.
Fearless, funny, utterly compelling, Relentless is Dean Koontz at his riveting best, an unforgettable tale of the fragile bonds that hold together all that we most cherish--and of those who would tear those bonds asunder.
Belongs to Me). Bestselling author Cullen "Cubby" Greenwich is mortified when Shearman Waxx, "the nation's premier literary critic," savages his work. Cubby manages to find the "syphilitic swine" at Roxie's Bistro in Newport Beach, Calif., where the author's six-year-old prodigy son nearly pees by accident on Waxx in the restaurant's men's room. In retaliation, Waxx threatens Cubby with doom and gets things started nicely by blowing up his house. With almost superhuman ease, the book critic keeps track of Cubby and his family as they flee for their lives. While some may take this as satire, the over-the-top villain's underdeveloped motivation and a jokey narrative tone that jars when juxtaposed with terrifying scenes of violence will leave others scratching their heads. By the time Koontz introduces a science fiction element, a lot of readers may have already checked out. (June)
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1 . Koontz does it again
Posted October 07, 2010 by marcia stauber , palm beach gardens floridaHow can one author come up with the goods all the time? Well Dean Koontz seems to be right on the money with Relentless: From page one till the end of this thriller he grabs your attention and does not let it go till the final page. A must buy for any fans of Mr: Koontz or a new reader who wants excitement. Welcome aboard the Dean Koontz Suspense Train
2 . Awesome!
Posted September 08, 2010 by Missy , HammondDean Koontz has yet again managed to creep me out and crack me up in the same book. Keep 'em coming!!
3 . Fantastic
Posted July 12, 2010 by Iyke Otakpor , Calgary, AB, CanadaThis book is fantastic. It is certainly a good summer read. You will get hooked to it until you turn the last page. It is worth the price and time spent reading it.
4 . great!!
Posted June 12, 2010 by Bethany , CanadaThis was the first Dean Kootz book I have read. I really really enjoyed it. I thought that the suspense was great and at the same time laugh out loud funny.
5 . Wasn't expecting funny!
Posted January 19, 2010 by lverellen , MichiganAs usual Koontz wastes no time hooking you so that you just need to find out what is going to happen next. I have to admit, I was a little anxious while reading this. I absolutely love the characters in this book- the dog, the kid, the inlaws, the babysitter, and of course the husband and wife. I was surprised by the humor strewn through the entire book. Overall a great read!
6 . Relentless with Dogs
Posted September 16, 2009 by Terry , Centreville, VAGone in just 2 sittings because you just can't put it down and Koontz just can't get enough dog stories with excellent story lines. Either I'm getting use to this author, but the only draw back on this story is that it didn't scare the pants off me. Still a good read, as are all his books. I can see more stories coming from the child in this book. Could this be a brother of Brother Odd?
7 . Classic Koontz
Posted June 27, 2009 by Stacey , PAThis is another great book by Dean Koontz. The book keeps you wanting to read more and I could not put it down. This book, however, is not for the faint of heart. It is graphic and a real thriller. Make sure you are up for this type of book before you choose to read it. If you are a Dean Koontz fan, you will love it.
June 07, 2009
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