By Dean Koontz
We have your wife.
You can get her back for two million, cash.
What would you do for love?
Would you die? Would you kill?
Landscaper Mitchell Rafferty thinks it must be some kind of joke. He was in the middle of planting impatiens in the yard of one of his clients when his cell phone rang. Now he’s standing in a normal suburban neighborhood on a bright summer day, having a phone conversation out of his darkest nightmare.
Whoever is on the other end of the line is dead serious. He has Mitch’s wife and he’s named the price for her safe return. The caller doesn’t care that Mitch runs a small two-man landscaping operation and has no way of raising such a vast sum. He’s confident that Mitch will find a way. If he loves his wife enough. . . Mitch does love her enough. He loves her more than life itself. He’s got seventy-two hours to prove it. He has to find the two million by then. But he’ll pay a lot more. He’ll pay anything.
My Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This is the first Dean Koontz novel I’ve ever read, but it won’t be the last. From the first page where Mitch received the call from the men who kidnapped his wife, I was hooked. I could not put the book down. I can’t say much about this novel without spoiling it, but I will say it addresses themes that go to the heart of mankind. It shows what an ordinary man will do for love. He confronts his fears and his loneliness, but more than than that, he confronts evil he never knew existed. I give this novel my highest recommendation