“If we were always conscious of the fact that people precious to us are frighteningly mortal, hanging not even by a thread, but by a wisp of gossamer, perhaps we would be kinder to them and more grateful for the love and friendship they give to us.”
I reviewed the first book in this series (which will hopefully be a trilogy soon if Dean Koontz gets off his ass and delivers) a couple months ago, and I just finished the second (also on audiobook). They make good audiobooks — lots of tense action, plus Koontz’s rather flowery descriptions and occasionally ridiculous analogies are best enjoyed when spoken aloud (the man is the master of cheesy writing, but I love him anyway).
So if you haven’t read Fear Nothing, this book might not make much sense. I definitely recommend reading them in order. Seize the Night takes place about a month later, and once again, spans about a two-day period in Moonlight Bay. Most of the action takes place at night, in deference to our hero — Chris Snow — and his genetic disorder, xeroderma pigmentosum, which makes him incredibly sensitive to daylight. This time, Chris, Bobby and Sasha have gone back into Ft. Wyvern to rescue some kidnapped children, who may or may not have been taken by a “becoming” serial killer. Also, there’s time travel. Kind of. See, you gotta read the first one.
It’s a fun book, one that I sincerely think would make a fantastic action movie. Also, the dog get kidnapped, too, but he’s ok in the end. I promise.