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A bolt of lightning brings a blond-haired stranger into Laura Shane's life. But is he the guardian angel he seems? The devil in disguise? Or the master of a haunting destiny beyond time and space?

Lightning strikes--and the blond-haired stranger appears to save Laura from tragedy again and again. Is he the guardian angel he appears to be or the devil in disguise? Or is he the master of a haunting destiny beyond this world--beyond time and space? "Lightning ...

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A bolt of lightning brings a blond-haired stranger into Laura Shane's life. But is he the guardian angel he seems? The devil in disguise? Or the master of a haunting destiny beyond time and space?

Lightning strikes--and the blond-haired stranger appears to save Laura from tragedy again and again. Is he the guardian angel he appears to be or the devil in disguise? Or is he the master of a haunting destiny beyond this world--beyond time and space? "Lightning sizzles!"--New York Daily News. (Occult/Horror)

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Since the night she was born, Laura Shane has been continually saved by a mysterious guardian who appears and disappears without a trail. Through the years, these random encounters prove more and more life-threatening, sending Shane down a dark path to which her savior, Stefan, has unintentionally led her and her family. But as Shane realizes "when" not "where" Stefan is from, she must scramble for her life as her enemies seek her out. Her only hope is in the knowledge that when lightning strikes, her enemies are near. Koontz isn't the first author to incorporate lightning with time travel, but he certainly shines new light on the subgenre of time travel. Koontz's 1988 novel gains new life in this unabridged production. Christopher Lane captures listeners with a stern and serious voice that can still lighten up, especially when voicing Shane's son, Chris, or other colorful characters. Lane's vocalizing of characters proves impressive, authentic and even amusing for everyone but Shane, whose voice is adequate but fades in comparison to the other characters. Regardless, Lane's narration improves upon the book by adding a tonal edge that will keep listeners' attention throughout all 14 hours. (May)

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Laura Shane leads a troubled life: she is orphaned, nearly molested twice and loses one of her closest friends in a tragic accident, all before her 13th birthday. Even worse events would have befallen Laura if not for the mysterious guardian angel who periodically appears with a bolt of lightning to miraculously rescue her. The ``angel,'' Stefan, is in fact a time traveler who rides the ``lightning road'' through time to follow Laura throughout her adult life; unfortunately, Stefan himself is being chased through time by a pack of equally mysterious villains, and their pursuit of Stefan and Laura spans the second half of the novel. The secret of the lightning road provides an intriguing mystery early on, but once it is revealed midway through the book as a complicated hybrid of borrowed science-fiction and political-thriller conceits, the narrative runs out of ideas. In the lightning road, Koontz has created the kind of sci-fi puzzle whose convoluted logic must be explained at every turn, and the momentum of the central, fairly standard chase suffers thereby. The drama of an innocent bystander forced by events to run for his or her life is familiar to Koontz readers, but this time he leaves out a vital ingredient; while his evil predators are often his most interesting characters as in this year's Watchers, or the earlier Whispers, the villains of Lightning tend toward cliches. The reader senses that the author got too caught up in the trick of the lightning, and inadvertently stole the thunder from the rest of this potentially intriguing tale. January
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On the night of Laura Shane's birth, a stranger appears from the lightning to prevent her delivery's being botched by an alcoholic physician. Throughout Laura's childhood the stranger reappears at times of danger. He protects rather than threatens, yet menace seems to follow him. Thirty years later another storm flashes and the stranger collapses, shot, at Laura's door. Now Laura protects her erstwhile guardian from mysterious hunters. He reveals that he and the hunters are time travelers. Laura, quick-witted and brave, leads the way to a bloody showdown. The paradox in time travel's tampering with history provides an interesting twist in this gripping thriller by a popular writer. Literary Guild selection.A.M.B. Amantia, Population Crisis Committee Lib., Washington, D.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425116739
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/1/1988
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

The books of Dean Koontz are published in 38 languages, and worldwide sales top 400 million copies. Eleven of his novels have risen to number one on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list, and several have been adapted into feature films and TV miniseries. Dean and Gerda Koontz live in southern California with their golden retriever, Anna, grand-niece of the famous and beloved Trixie.

Biography

He is one of the most recognized, read, and loved suspense writers of the 20th century. His imagination is a veritable factory of nightmares, conjuring twisted tales of psychological complexity. He even has a fan in Stephen King. For decades, Dean Koontz's name has been synonymous with terror, and his novels never fail to quicken the pulse and set hearts pounding.

Koontz has a lifelong love of writing that led him to spend much of his free time as an adult furiously cultivating his style and voice. However, it was only after his wife Gerda made him an offer he couldn't refuse while he was teaching English at a high school outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, that he had a real opportunity to make a living with his avocation. Gerda agreed to support Dean for five years, during which time he could try to get his writing career off the ground. Little did she know that by the end of that five years she would be leaving her own job to handle the financial end of her husband's massively successful writing career.

Koontz first burst into the literary world with 1970's Beastchild, a science fiction novel that appealed to genre fans with its descriptions of aliens and otherworldly wars but also mined deeper themes of friendship and the breakdown of communication. Although it is not usually ranked among his classics, Beastchild provided the first inkling of Koontz's talent for populating even the most fantastical tale with fully human characters. Even at his goriest or most terrifying, he always allows room for redemption.

This complexity is what makes Koontz's work so popular with readers. He has a true gift for tempering horror with humanity, grotesqueries with lyricism. He also has a knack for genre-hopping, inventing Hitchcockian romantic mysteries, crime dramas, supernatural thrillers, science fiction, and psychological suspense with equal deftness and imagination. Perhaps The Times (London) puts it best: "Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler."

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Shortly after graduating from college, Koontz took a job with the Appalachian Poverty Program where he would tutor and counsel underprivileged kids. However, after finding out that the last person who held his job had been beaten up and hospitalized by some of these kids, Koontz was more motivated than ever to get his writing career going.

When Koontz was a senior in college, he won the Atlantic Monthly fiction competition.

Koontz and Kevin Anderson's novel Frankenstein: The Prodigal Son was slotted to become a television series produced by Martin Scorsese. However, when the pilot failed to sell, the USA Network aired it as a TV movie in 2004. By that time Koontz had removed his name from the project.

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Koontz:

"My wife, Gerda, and I took seven years of private ballroom dancing lessons, twice a week, ninety minutes each time. After we had gotten good at everything from swing to the foxtrot, we not only stopped taking lessons, but also stopped going dancing. Learning had been great fun; but for both of us, going out for an evening of dancing proved far less exhilarating than the learning. We both have a low boredom threshold. Now we dance at a wedding or other celebration perhaps once a year, and we're creaky."

"On my desk is a photograph given to me by my mother after Gerda and I were engaged to be married. It shows 23 children at a birthday party. It is neither my party nor Gerda's. I am three years old, going on four. Gerda is three. In that crowd of kids, we are sitting directly across a table from each other. I'm grinning, as if I already know she's my destiny, and Gerda has a serious expression, as if she's worried that I might be her destiny. We never met again until I was a senior in high school and she was a junior. We've been trying to make up for that lost time ever since.

"Gerda and I worked so much for the first two decades of our marriage that we never took a real vacation until our twentieth wedding anniversary. Then we went on a cruise, booking a first-class suite, sparing no expense. For more than half the cruise, the ship was caught in a hurricane. The open decks were closed because waves would have washed passengers overboard. About 90% of the passengers spent day after day in their cabins, projectile vomiting. We discovered that neither of us gets seasick. We had the showrooms, the casino, and the buffets virtually to ourselves. Because the crew had no one to serve, our service was exemplary. The ship dared not try to put into the scheduled ports; it was safer on the open sea. The big windows of the main bar presented a spectacular view of massive waves and lightning strikes that stabbed the sea by the score. Very romantic. We had a grand time.

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    1. Also Known As:
      David Axton, Brian Coffey, K.R. Dwyer, Deanna Dwyer, John Hill, Leigh Nichols, Anthony North, Richard Paige, Owen West, Aaron Wolfe
    2. Hometown:
      Newport Beach, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 9, 1945
    2. Place of Birth:
      Everett, Pennsylvania
    1. Education:
      B.S. (major in English), Shippensburg University, 1966
    2. Website:

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  • Posted July 11, 2010

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    An amazing book. Dean Koontz shows off his formidable skills as a story teller.

    My Mom let me read this book (after she read it first) when I was twelve years old. This was back in '89. I've been, like a lot of people who've reviewed this book, a loyal Dean Koontz reader ever since. For sentimental reasons, because this was my first book of his, it still ranks as my favorite. This story has everything. Dean Koontz created characters that have endured over all the years. I can still recite the cast and lines from memory after all this time. Mostly because I've re-read it dozens of times, literally. This period of time, for me, represents Dean Koontz best writing. I'm still loyal after all these years and I still read all of his new books as soon as they come out. However, his novels from the 80's and early 90's are the ones I always go back to when I'm looking to pass the time with a good book. They are as comfortable as being around a good friend. Lightning started it all for me. Thank you Dean Koontz.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

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    Fascinating!

    This book is an all-nighter, thoroughly engaging, enchanting, riveting, thought-provoking, heart-wrenching, and heart-racing. This one keeps you guessing throughout with many unexpected surprises and witty humor.

    Koontz is dealing with the here and now, on the border between real and science-fiction. Some of his concepts are not easy to grasp but the powerful, enticing and mind-boggling suspense will keep your eyes glued to the pages.

    This is a clever story of time travel and romance, of a German scientist in WWII, who has, along with his comrades, perfected time travel in order to see who will win the war. It starts with a flash of lightning, where a doctor, overly indulging his intake of scotch, receives a phone call from the hospital, informing him that a baby is ready to be delivered. The intoxicated doctor is grabbed by a handsome stranger and is tied up to prevent him from arriving at the hospital. Laura is born successfully but loses her mother.
    Years later, lightning flashes again where the reader meets a young Laura and her father who run a small convenience store, being held at gunpoint by a robber. Suddenly, the same handsome stranger appears and saves the day. Hmmmmm! Sound interesting?

    The evil of Man, and what Man is capable of is frightening. This story is gripping and action-packed; the characters are believable and engaging; there is love, passion and dedication. Thoroughly entertaining!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2006

    My first Dean Koontz novel

    This was my first Dean Koontz novel that I ever read. My brother had read it before me and when I read it, I labeled it as my favorite and still do. To anyone who had never read Dean Koontz's novels before, this is the first one I reccommend right away. The feelings it extracts from its readers is phenomenal - my eyes have welled up at parts, a smile presides at others. An anger with the need for the justice for Laura Shane's hard life is forever present as she takes one hit after another. The way Stephan helps her through the course of the book is genuinely heartfelt and you can't help but love the man for it. I've read Lightning many times and I never get tired of it. It's a great place to start and it will hook you in right away.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2003

    Great book; clever story

    I've been a Dean Koontz fan for many years, after an older brother told me that Koontz was his favorite mystery/suspense/sci fi author, and lent me a few of his paperbacks. I now own and have read practically everything Dean Koontz has written, and I can't name a book by him I didn't enjoy. In my opinion, his strength is more in how he begins (rather than ends) a story, capturing the reader quickly & completely with vivid descriptions of people and events that put you in the midst of the action. Koontz does come on strong with "Good vs. Evil" in many endings, but this doesn't alter my ranking of him as #1 in his genre. And of the few dozen Koontz books, "Lightning" may be the best story of all. I'm not the type who rereads books, but with his "Lightning" novel, every few years I feel the urge to read it again....if only I could find it in hardcover.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    Excellence

    Read this book many years ago and was instantly enthralled with it. A unique take on time travel that was refreshing. A good read and reread.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Eh...

    I haven't read many Koontz books, but so far from what I've read they've not been as good as I thought they would be. First I read the Taking, which I'll admit was interesting, but seemed to stall half way through. Next I read the Husband, which I liked a lot. I tried to read "In the Light of the Moon" after that, but found that after about 70 pages I was bored out of my mind, and I just couldn't find the spirit to finish it (And usually I don't mind boring reads). So after quitting that book I decided to give one of his older books a try. I heard great praise for this one, people called it his best. So naturally when I saw it for a dollar at a garage sale I picked it up. The first 200 pages were awesome. They told the tragic story of Lauras life, the characters were vivid and believable, and they were mysterious, you wanted to read on, you wanted to find out why the "angel" had picked Laura in the first place (BY THE WAY, SPOILER'S AHEAD!!!!!!!!)When Koontz described Lauras father you knew he was a kind loving man, when he wrote of the orphanage and the eel you were disgusted, you grew attached to the character. The height of the goodness of the book was when Laura married the awkward Danny, you could really sense love there, it was smart and clever. (AGAIN, SPOILERS!!!!) But when Danny died it all went down hill from there. Perhaps by the 250th page the book is nothing but shoot-outs and complicated time travel jargon from there on. As soon as Danny dies, Koontz seems to take the heart and wonder out of the story, turning it into nothing more but a shoot-out piece of fiction. And the secret to Laura and her importance with Stefan? Absolutely nothing, It turns out that Stefan is just a time traveler (from Nazi Germany of all places)who, when jaunted back in time, encountered Laura signing her books in a store, and fell in love. That was probably the biggest upset of the book itself, how Laura had no destiny (Unless you count as helping kill the nazis as destiny, which Stefan did the most of anyways.) In the first could hundred pages you feel like she's mystic, important in the future of the world, but really she wasn't. After the 200 pages it all turns into a big overwinded bore-fest, and I never thought a shoot out could be boring, but Koontz makes it that way. What I've found with the other books by him which I've read (which isn't enough to givve up on him entirely) is that he can very easily get bogged down in the details, instead of keeping it simple, he tells everything, the type of plants at the sight, the temperature, everything (By the end of this book I was so tired of hearing about plants and the desert). Instead of concentrating on the story alone, Koontz seems to try and squeeze every little detail out of everything, in the end the action is very minimal, but is described in way to much detail. The thoughtfullness and care for the characters were totally abandoned after the infamous apex of the book. Characters that I used to like seemed cardboard to me. The whole time travel thing seemed worn out, and the loopwholes in his explanation of it were huge (That of course is common in all time travel literature, but was ridiculous in this particular case). But there were good things about the book, besides the first two hundred pages (after the overblown action sequence occupying most of the middle) the rest of the book wasn't terrible. The last thirty pages are okay, the ending is a happy one.

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  • Posted October 28, 2010

    YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK

    I saw one or two reviews where it was said that the book was dissapointing or that you had to read it slowly to "get it". Not at all. Tbis book is a wonderful! You feel for these characters and I find myself reaing over and over my favorite parts. I've recommended it to four different people and they all loved it. It's just a beautiful story of strength, determination and the will to live. Really live! You'll love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2008

    My First Koonz Book

    The description on the box said science fiction. The first quarter of the book was character development. Every guy was portrayed as a potential sexual predator. I was beginning to think this was a 'chick flick' type of story and I almost gave up on the book. Then the scifi part kicked in and the story got better and really interesting. The hints in the early part of the book were explained in segments. Just when you think things get explained, more information is added that moves the story in unexpected directions. I'll try another Koonz book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2003

    Awesome!!!

    Lightning is an unbelievably good book! I couldn't believe how fast I read that one. I stayed up well into the morning to keep on reading, and I have to say that Lightning is definitely one of the better Dean Koontz books--even though each and every one of them are out of this world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2002

    One of his best Yet!

    I have been an avid fan of Koontz for the past few months when my mom introduced Lightning. At first, I couldn't wait to toss it by looking at the back, but once I got into the book, it wasn't one I could put down. I took it to school with me as much as I could, and got caught several times reading it. I stayed up late hours with a flashlight reading it, and got in trouble. When I finished it, I couldn't wait to move onto the next Koontz book. I have read his others, and they would also recieve some of the top scores. Keep up the good work Dean Koontz!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2002

    Excellent

    When I was in my mid teen years my grandmother had a book on her coffie table. I picked it up and asked if I could read it cause I was bored being at my grandparents lol. I was never a big fan of reading except for the sweet Valley High series. The book she had was The Mask by Dean R. Koontz. After reading that one which I actually loved (surprise to me) I checked to see if the school library had any Koontz books and that is where I found Lightning. Since then I have read the book many times. One of the few books I can read over and over again, plus I now have read many other of his books but Lightning, Shadowfires and Door to December are my favs. Especially lighning. Best thing is unlike S. King, Koontz tells about the character as the story is progressing. No boring first few chapters when it comes to Koontz. It is a page tuner from chapter one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2000

    awesome!!!!

    Lightening Is a sci-fi thriller that is one for the record books. It is the story of a German scientist in WWII, who has, along with his comrades, perfected time travel. So he and several others make many jaunts into the future, to see who will win the war. Stefan, however, is a traitor. He hates Hitler with a passion. On one of his travels, he sees a crippled author. So he begins to make several jaunts into her past, so that he can save her. Soon, he is discovered. SS man are sent after the girl and Stefan. This is a great book that combines thrills with suspense. The plot is thick, and secritive. By the end of the book, you fell like you personally know the characters. I would recommend this book to all sci-fi and thriller readers. This is one of Koontz's best books.

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    Posted June 1, 2014

    To below

    Yah i may be weird but i try to find if this book was goodvand i findvpeople mking out thats just messed up ,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    LightningClan- Highledge

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Jk

    Go to a doll's house :a play res nine type it exactly like this

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

    My all time favorite book. Have read this story twice, and will

    My all time favorite book. Have read this story twice, and will read it again. It's that good. Interesting characters, great plot twists, must
    read to the end. Also recommend dean Koontz's cold fire. It's a close second.

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

    Recommend it highly

    It took me a few tries to get into this book, but once you read it, it really sticks with you. I first read this book years ago, and several time over the years. It's one of my go to books when I need to read. Read it, I hope you like it. One of Koontz best books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    What's going on here? ?!!

    Why doesn't b&n monitor reviews?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Wow

    I have read hundreds of books and this one is still in my top five. I could not put it down. I highly recommend this book. Not scary, but it is so thrilling. Set aside time because you may not be able to put it down. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    To all

    Fawn+fox is locked out

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