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CLOSER… They found the town silent, apparently abandoned. Then they found the first body strangely swollen and still warm. One hundred fifty were dead, 350 missing. But the terror had only begun in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, California.

AND CLOSER… At first they thought it was the work of a maniac. Or terrorists. Or toxic contamination. Or a bizarre new disease.

AND CLOSER… But then they found the truth. And they saw it in the flesh. And it was worse than anything any of them had ever imagined…


"Phantoms is gruesome and unrelenting. It has atmosphere, character, and story. I couldn't let it alone until I was done. It's well-realized, intelligent, and humane." — Stephen King

"Stunning. Phantoms is an instant classic." — Chicago Sun-Times

"Koontz has outdone himself. A terrifying story." — Philadelphia Daily News

"First-rate...scary and plausible. The characters seem real as they wage a desperate struggle against their malevolent foe." — Publishers Weekly

"Entertaining... a hefty page turner good for a weekend of fright." — Library Journal

"First-rate suspense, scary and stylish." — Los Angeles Times

"A beautifully written novel of suspense and terror. Koontz's writing does not labor along—it races." — Copley News Service

"Koontz brings the reader immediately to the sleepless edge of his seat and keeps him there. The gleam of technology and science suffuses a tale that so easily could have been lost in mysticism. Here indeed is the primal night scream redefined in a new setting, and again and again I found myself thinking, ‘What a movie this could make!'" — Analog

"A rousingly good tale, in parts exquisitely horrific, well paced, and quite satisfying." — Richmond News Leader

"Skillfully sustained. Read it with the doors locked." — Yorkshire Post

"Koontz has penned a first-rate thriller guaranteed to keep even the least curious reader turning the pages. The book is a grabber...riveting narrative will read with nail-biting compulsion." — Bestsellers