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?
"THE BEST KOONTZ"
Reporter Holly Thorne is intrigued by Jim Ironheart, who has saved 12 lives in the past three months. Holly wants to know what kind of power drives him, why terrifying visions of a churning windmill haunt his dreams, and just what he means when he whispers in his sleep that an enemy who will kill everyone is coming.
"A real disappointment"
He was clinically dead after the accident - but was miraculously revived. Now Hatch Harrison and his wife approach each day with a new appreciation for life. But something terrible has come back with Hatch from the other side.
It's 3:30 A.M. when Bink Hanover bursts into Ronnie's apartment reeking of liquor and fear. Outside are four Uzi-toting thugs and a femme fatale who have chased him to her door. Before you can say "safe house", Ronnie recruits Blackie Coogan, ex-boxer and over-the-hill P.I. Then she's off to find the woman whom Bink calls the "Black Widow", whose previous well-connected lovers have all come into sudden riches: and sudden death. Now Ronnie is bull's-eye in a nasty high-stakes game.
Meet Veronica "Ronnie" Ventana, daughter of the infamous Ventanas, the couple who made cat burglary classy. With her own special expertise in burglar-alarm systems - getting past them, that is - Ronnie and her best friend, Blackie Coogan, "shamus emeritus" of San Francisco, operate on the legit side of the law.