Dean Koontz is unquestionably a master. This series is outstanding; on par with Fear Nothing / Seize the Night, Dragon Tears, and the darkly hilarious and oddly uplifting Tick Tock. This is where Koontz shines- action and humor that can not be separated, but work in perfect harmony. Characters are easy to invest in... especially Jocko! he might be the most entertaining Koontz character ever. I hope we will see more of this genius on display, and less of the sermons with no discernible point such as in 'The Darkest Evening of the Year' and 'Your Heart Belongs to Me'. I am a pastor, so I know what a vague sermon sounds like! These were not bad work, just bad by Dean's own high standard. I actually rate Frankenstein at 4.5 stars, only because it is not my absolute favorite (Seize the Night).
Best Oregon Files book so far, with the possible exception of Dark Watch. Good narration once you get used to Juan's voice, well established by Scott Brick, being so different. Intrigue, twists and turns, and lots to keep you guessing about how the villains are accomplishing their almost supernatural... villainy (is that a word?). Cussler is just a nameplate for this series, the writing is pure Jack. If you have never read Du Brul's Mercer series, go buy them all today.
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