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Dragon Tears

Dragon Tears

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  About the Book

Harry Lyon was a rational man, a cop who refused to let his job harden his soul. His partner urged him to surrender to the chaos of life. But Harry believed in order and reason. Then, one fateful day, he was forced to shoot a man—and a homeless stranger with bloodshot eyes uttered the haunting words that challenged Harry Lyon’s sanity…

“Ticktock, ticktock. You’ll be dead in sixteen hours… Dead by dawn… Dead by dawn… Dead by dawn…”


"The take-a-deep-breath ending alone is worth the price of the ticket." — People

"Koontz’s newest and best thriller to date…DRAGON TEARS is Dean Koontz’s literary blueprint for combining a razor-sharp, non-stop, suspenseful story with characters drawn from a keen understanding of human nature. But most of all, it showcases an exceptional ability to mix humor, fear and hope into a first-rate literary experience." — The San Diego Union-Tribune

"Engrossing and fast-paced." — San Antonio Express-News

"The darkest and most ambitious of Dean Koontz’s novels…contains many of the elements that make his books so readable—a great story, sympathetic characters and enough suspense to keep the pages flying." — Detroit News

"The wild storyline asserts a spine-shivering reality. It’s magical realism for [the] ‘new dark ages.’" — London Sunday Mail

"Gripping…well-written, exciting." — Boston Sunday Herald

"DRAGON TEARS is a poignant study of a civilization in decline and a passionate plea for people to take responsibility for their own lives. An incredibly fast read and almost impossible to put down." — Flint Journal

"A superb blend of action and illusion. Koontz’s prose is as smooth as a knife through butter and his storytelling ability never wavers." — Calgary Sun

"Koontz’s gift is that he makes his monsters seem ‘realer,’ and he makes the characters who fight [them] as normal as anyone you’d meet on a street." — Orlando Sentinel

"Steamrolls across the pages." — Locus

"Koontz hooks you from the opening sentence…until he reels you in during the final, frantic pages. He hasn’t come close to losing his magic touch." — Orange County Register

"Excellent storytelling. Sharply drawn, intuitive characterizations…deft and skillful insights into human and animal behavior." — Lansing State Journal

"An electrifying terrorfest in which Koontz, inking his silkiest writing yet, takes on the serial-killer novel and makes it his own. Hooks us at once and never lets go…a vise-tight tale." — Kirkus Reviews

"Koontz is a master at building suspense…with a keen sense of timing. Descriptions are precise and evocative. Characters are sharply drawn." — Lexington Herald-Leader

"Another Koontz page-turner guaranteed to thrill and chill." — Idaho Statesman

"An author who knows how to tell a story with pace, wit, and brevity." — The Dark Side

"A page-turning, no-holds-barred treat. [The dog] Woofer is nothing short of a wonder." — Anniston Star

"Koontz romps playfully and skillfully through this grown-up enchantment." — Publishers Weekly

"DRAGON TEARS breaths fire on every page…a dynamite opening sentence…a satisfying world, one that has made Koontz such a success as a storyteller." — Phoenix Gazette