City of Night
From the celebrated imagination of Dean Koontz comes a powerful
reworking of one of the classic stories of all time. If you think you
know the legend, you know only half the truth. Here is the mystery, the
myth, the terror, and the magic of… Dean Koontz's City of Night.
They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created - and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios-once Frankenstein-can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans.
Now the only hope rests in a one-time "monster" and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison. Deucalion's centuries-old history began as Victor's first and failed attempt to build the perfect human - and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator.
But first Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have imagined-an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind's collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.
Acknowledged as "America's most popular suspense novelist" (Rolling Stone) and as one of today's most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.
Dean, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirit of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.
Dean Koontz's Frankenstein consists of five works. The current recommended reading order for the series is provided below.