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Dean Koontz’s enthralling Frankenstein series has redefined the classic legend of infernal ambition and harrowing retribution for a new century and a new age. Now the master of suspense delivers an unforgettable novel that is at once a thrilling adventure in itself and a mesmerizing conclusion to his saga of the modern monsters among us.  FRANKENSTEIN: THE DEAD TOWN The waDean Koontz’s enthralling Frankenstein series has redefined the classic legend of infernal ambition and harrowing retribution for a new century and a new age. Now the master of suspense delivers an unforgettable novel that is at once a thrilling adventure in itself and a mesmerizing conclusion to his saga of the modern monsters among us.  FRANKENSTEIN: THE DEAD TOWN The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors come together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein’s nihilistic plan to remake the future—and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters.Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance....

Title : The Dead Town
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ISBN : 9780553593686
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Number of Pages : 402 Pages
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The Dead Town Reviews

  • Kaylynn Johnsen
    2019-01-16 18:11

    Why do I love Koontz? Hmmmm... so many reasons. Here is just a sample:"Jocko was a tumor. Well he started out as a tumor-like lump... Then he became self-aware. A tumor with attitude. Hopes and dreams. And he grew fast. Later he burst out of that host body. Became something more than a tumor. Something better.He became a monster. Some people screamed when they saw Jocko. Others fainted. Birds dive-bombed him. Cats hissed and rats fled squeaking. Jocko was a very effective monster...A monster was a more respectable thing to be than a mere tumor. Nobody liked a tumor. What was to like? But they wrote books about monsters. Made movies about them, too. People liked some monsters as much as they feared them.When you started out as a tumor with a brain, you had nowhere to go but up."See? What's not to love? Dean I love you. Thank you.

  • Tracy
    2019-01-09 16:02

    I drug this one out because I am going to miss Deucalion! and Jocko and Mr. Lyss and Carson and Michael! The ending wasn't as dramatic as it could have been and at parts I got lost and didn't understand how certain scenes tied to the story but I am a die hard Koontz fan and I loved this series!

  • Holmes
    2019-01-10 18:48

    [Spoilers alert!]I don't know why I'm still reading this Frankoontztein crap. Yes, Dean Koontz knows how to keep you hooked, but increasingly he's treating his readers like they're idiots. He just doesn't care about the quality of his Frankenstein series anymore. In this fifth, supposedly final installment, everything is just plain stupid and anti-climactic. Let me vent it out:1) What kind of plot is it when all the bad guys start "malfunctioning" on their own, so that the good guys just need to wait it out until the bad guys finish themselves off? Maybe Koontz realizes nanoswarms can't be beaten and so just decides to take the cheap way out. 2) The "big boss" is supposed to be hard to kill. But wow, Deucalion simply walks ("quantumly" of course, whatever that means) into his lair, touches him and he bursts into fire spontaneously. What a lousy anti-climax. 3) I've really had enough of that stupid Jocko. A former tumour who is now a hyper-sentimental super-childish uber-hacker. Although Koontz tries hard to make readers sympathize with him (should really be "it"), I still don't give a damn what happens to him. 4) I also don't give a damn to all those shallow paper-thin characters on the sideline. To me, it just feels like they're padding for the pages. I could say more but I don't want to waste more of my time on this crappy novel. I'll just say that the series started really strong, but Koontz wasted it in the most shameful way, and probably trashed his reputation as well. Still, I'm glad that this stupid saga is over. Please stay that way.

  • David
    2019-01-05 19:11

    The fifth and final book of Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series was not the worst book of the series (that would be the 3rd or 4th), but I can say honestly that I'm glad it's over. The first two books of this series were great! It was exciting, action-packed, and a great twist on the Frankenstein story, set in New Orleans. Then Katrina hit New Orleans and Koontz felt compelled to delay any further entries so as not to impose any fictitious horrors to the city in addition to the real life ones, in spite of the initial prologue that it was the first of four books (the number changed many times). When Katrina hit New Orleans, whatever muse that blessed Koontz with 20 straight years of annual hits seemed to have departed as well. The majority of his 2-3 books per year have been disappointments, especially this series.Lousy new characters, corny dialog, and minimal use of the old protagonists make the reader scratch their head and ask, "Who is this guy, and where did the real Dean Koontz go?" Given the indifference I had to this whole series after book number four, Koontz did about as good of job as could be expected to close this series. (Trivia: This was supposed to be a 4-book series. It was casually revised to a trilogy, then Koontz started a second trilogy, then decided for only two books in the second part to make a fifth series.) Koontz showed promise in last winter's book "What the Night Knows", and now that this formerly very good to eventually mediocre series is done, here's hoping that this burden now being off Koontz's chest, and that he'll leave it alone and get back to writing instant classics.

  • Pamela Scott
    2019-01-10 17:00

    The Dead Town picks up right where Lost Souls finished.Victor Immaculate Lunatic-bastard Leben and his ‘Communitarians’ and ‘Builders’ are gradually disposing of the residents of Rainbow Falls and using their chewed up flesh to breed new Builders in cocoon-sacks that dangle, suspiciously from ceilings of buildings all over town.Deucalion and otherwise useless baby-drooling cops turned PI’s have been joined by an ‘intrepid’ band of survivors including a hobo and his feeble-minded companion, a group of people who belong to some alien-worshipping church and an FBI agent who is way in over his head.The worst thing about The Dead Town is that is sinks to new depths of repetition and pointlessness.Something starts to go horribly wrong with the Communitarians and Builders. Some Communitarians indulge in obsessive behaviour such as smashing hundreds of angel ornaments because they can’t be organised in a neat and pretty way and then freaking out about the big old mess they made. The builders are worse. They’re supposed to absorb (eat) all the humans and regurgitate them in cocoons where they will be re-born as new Builders. They’re supposed to use all of the flesh, bone and tissue of the humans. Our insipid band of idiots, I mean heroes find weird bits of flesh all over the place, some look almost normal and others have weird shit like extra body parts growing out of them. One new-born builder says I think my builder built this builder wrong and freaks out melts into a weird pile of crap.There’s something a tad familiar about this. Hmmm. What could it be?Oh, I know. Victor’s ‘New Race’ went ape-shit in Dead and Alive and did things thing run naked down a street while chasing a dog and muttering about killing the pizza man. I think they also went a little ape-shit in the first two books, Prodigal Son and City of Night.Been there. Done that. TskMr Koontz.The baby-drooling cops turned PI’s still spend most of the book driving about and waiting for instructions from Deucalion. That shit got tired in book three Dead and Alive Mr Koontz.The Dead Town like its predecessor Lost Souls has nothing new to add to the Frankenstein series. This is more of Koontz flogging a well dead donkey. He should have ended the series with book three Dead and Alive and retained some dignity.

  • Dustin Crazy little brown owl
    2019-01-02 19:51

    I really liked it, but The Dead Town is not my favorite in the 5-book series.I enjoyed the comic elements provided - I love the abundance of quirky characters. I also liked how Dean Koontz's Frankenstein is linked to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Story near the end (Chapter 64). I re-read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in 2016 and I think how Dean mentions Robert Walton aboard the ice-bound ship helps tie things together rather nicely.Favorite Passages:Mr. Lyss drove around going nowhere in the snow while he tried to think what to do next. Nummy O'Bannon rode with him, going to the same nowhere, because Nummy didn't drive but he was good at riding.Nummy felt kind of bad about riding in this car because Mr. Lyss stole it, and stealing was never good. Mr. Lyss said the keys were in the ignition, so the owner wanted anyone to use it who might need it. But they had hardly gone a mile before Nummy realized that was a lie."Grandmama she used to say, if you can't buy what somebody else has or either make it for your own self, then you shouldn't keep on always wanting it. That kind of wanting is called envy, and envy can make you into a thief faster than butter melts in a hot skillet.""Well, excuse me for being too damn stupid to build us a car from scratch," Mr. Lyss said."I didn't say you was stupid. I don't call nobody names. That's not nice. I been called enough myself.""I like calling people names," Mr. Lyss said. "I get a thrill out of it. I delight in calling people names. I been known to make little children cry, the names I call them. Nobody's going to tell me I can't do something that gives me so much innocent pleasure."______Sometimes Jocko sat on the swiveling desk chair in front of the computer. Sometimes knelt on it. Sometimes stood on it. Stood on it and danced. Danced hard enough to make the chair spin. His red-and-green hat with silver bells jingled merrily.Sometimes Jocko typed with his feet. Long ugly toes. Ugly but flexible and limber. Good toes for typing.His fingers were ugly, too. Everything about his body was ugly. Even his bizarre tongue with its three hairs.Jocko was a tumor.

  • Nicholas Beck
    2019-01-09 19:13

    Without a doubt in my mind, this was the best of the series, simply with the way the entire series in wrapped up very "efficiently" by Koontz. The four hundred pages zoom by in anticipation of the climactic conclusion. So much could be said about this book, and the characters which are brought to life throughout; Carson and Michael are determined former detectives who always are putting other people's needs in front of their own, since they recognize the humanity in everyone; Nummy and Mr. Lyss are an odd couple being close to exact opposites, but somehow also, they work incredibly well together; Erika and Jocko, Erika appears to have broken the spell and moved on with her life, while Jocko is still Jocko, he is such a funny and uplifting character; Victor is as evil as ever, while Deucalion is the epitome of a fearless and selfless hero fighting for the ultimate good. These are only some of the special characters created within the pages of this novel, while there are many others who are just as memorable and are determined to fight against the unnatural onslaught of created monsters surfacing from Victor's lair.Dean Koontz started this series years ago, and this was one of the first books I read by the author; this was the series which particularly caught my eye and mind. From there spawned a love of literature, which in truth had always been dwelling under the surface. So, when I started reading I was worried the story wouldn't live up to my ridiculously high expectations. I was proved wrong though by Dean, with the story ending better than I could have ever imagined. At times, unbelievably funny; always with a solid feeling of suspense and horror; and sections of exceptionally emotional content, this novel was firmly solidified as one of my favorites by Dean Koontz.

  • Kenisha
    2019-01-11 20:47

    I enjoyed the series a fair bit, but I thought it devolved into a mess of poorly structured characters as it went on. The returning characters were fine, for the most part, but all of the townspeople just happen to be amazing paragons of virtue. No one pees themselves in terror over the Builders, really, until they are pages away from being killed. I just found the way they were portrayed to be a little hard to swallow. Victor spends the entire thing holed up in his underground base, meditating on how perfect he is with his thumbs up his ass. The final confrontation between Deucalion and his creator was a let-down. I enjoyed the first few novels, and I would welcome more stories about Frankenstein's son if they were a return to previous form, or at least if it felt like there was more thought going into what is meant to be a huge showdown.

  • Siobhan
    2018-12-28 22:49

    Still dealing with the same evil, a stand is being made. This time the original group are not alone in wanting to rid the world of Frankenstein’s evil ways. With the aid of many, those from the former books make the final stand against the evil of the world, concluding with what could be either life or death for the human race.Koontz takes the original Frankenstein story and creates something wonderful. Taking the idea of the classic story, Koontz places Frankenstein and his monster in the modern world. This story leaves you asking who the real monster is – whether it the grotesque monster happens to be the real monster or whether the creator of such a creature was the real monster.It’s a must read for anyone who love Koontz or the classic Frankenstein story.

  • Shawnee Bowlin
    2019-01-07 22:13

    Loved it! Although I was shocked at the ending, I was thrilled that Koontz chose to end the book the way he did! Bravo! It was totally awesome, so it's safe to say I was NOT disappointed in yet another wonderful thriller, drama, whatever....I prefer to call it just superb craftsmanship. I will miss the main characters, and especially Jocko and Deucalion. Wow. It has been a fun and interesting journey through the Frankenstein series.

  • ♥ Marlene♥
    2019-01-08 16:06

    I liked this book better than book 3. It kept my interest although it wasn't as good as book 1 and 2.Dean Koontz is very good in describing characters and making them realistic for you even when they are tumours. lol! I also loved Mister Lyss. The way Dean Koontz describes the relationship between Mr Lyss and Nummy is really fantastic. It seems to me he is getting better and maybe he should try and write a non horror/thriller kind of book. Anyway it was a decent end to the series. 3.5

  • Velvia Keithley
    2019-01-06 21:59

    Better than Lost Souls. Deucalion and Victor have an epic showdown that isn't really epic, though. The climax never really got there and I felt that all the parts should have come together sooner. Loved Nummy and Mr. Lyss. Loved Zerox Bozeman. Loved that Carson was not featured a lot, because she can be annoying to epic proportions. It was a decent end to the book.

  • David
    2018-12-22 20:10

    Much better than the 4th book "Lost Souls." I could tell Koontz had a lot to tell in this concluding story, so the writing was much tighter and a generally fast-paced novel. I would recommend this book for any Dean Koontz.

  • Tom Mueller
    2018-12-23 22:12

    Book V - the Final Volume.Earlier installments have been engrossing and fast paced.Man vs the monsters of evil's imagination.Good trumps Evil.Victor's demise at the hands of Deucalion is anti-climatic and rather rushed.

  • Jackie Vazquez
    2018-12-19 15:46

    As a fan of the series, I was thoroughly satisfied with how Koontz wrapped up this tale. The book itself, to my enjoyment, has far more action than the previous installment, and any fan of the series will whiz through the final pages and close this book with a feeling of great satisfaction.

  • Denise
    2019-01-11 22:59

    Sad it's over. :(

  • wally
    2019-01-08 20:48

    how did this one slip by? published in 2011? was reading them as they came out and this final, book five, i just now read. heh! finished it in the tree stand 'bout 1:30 pee em, this last day of november, the 30th, 2017. i know i've likely read other stories published since one...forget titles, i'm terrible with titles. last story i read was a koontz. title? (well, mia is singing the blues...she thinks she'd like the pizza i just finished...really putting on a show.) title? dunno. the last one.nice completion to the series. (i've yet to finish the thomas covenant series put out by donaldson...was reading those, they came out, or were out...was up to #4...and the title again. what was it? the one tree? the gold ring? dunno.)jocko is a hoot...the old buck and nummy. they're a pair, a couple. the others. erica five...others. could go back and read the series through...don't know it i will. maybe since the covers all look relatively the same i was under the impression i had read it. nope. but i have to read them in is a series, after all...same goes for his other series.

  • Gary Smith
    2018-12-19 21:51

    I loved this entire series, the only complaint I have about the novel is that it ended to soon lol. Im still upset that this didn't become a movie or series. I loved Nummy and Mr. Lyss lol, those two always cracked me up. Deucalion was a beast! Awesome series, may have to read more Koontz after this series.

  • Brian
    2019-01-16 00:07

    So where to start. The Frankenstein series is a great example of a great idea gone horribly wrong. It showed such promise in the beginning. I thought the first two books were the best novels Koontz had written in a really long time and was really excited to see what direction it was going to take. Then he got rid of the co-authors and wrote the rest of the series solo and it was quite remarkable how much of a difference it made.It was a night and day difference! It became your typical Koontz novel (which used to be good but for the last decade or so has become so repetitive and saccharine that it's predictable from the very first page).The last two novels were such a struggle for me to get through which is really surprising since Koontz is typically a really quick read for me.The fourth novel, Lost Souls had a lot of exposition in it. I can deal with that somewhat if it pays off in the "sequel". Unfortunately what happens in The Dead Town is a lot more exposition and a hacked on ending in the final 15 pages. Now I had read that it was originally slated as a second trilogy but was cut short and I can't be thankful enough. I couldn't deal with reading another novel in this series unless it was written with a co-author.That being said, I can be pretty sure this will be the final Koontz novel I will buy and/or read. It's kind of a sad occasion for me because he used to be one of my favorite authors. One of those guys whose novels I could buy and know I won't be disappointed. He's gone the way of Stephen King, where he's definitely not the same writer he used to be. The only thing I can say about King is he still tries to stay somewhat fresh and seems to want to push himself into a different tone or style. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But at least he's doing something! With Koontz, all I can say is if you've read one of his books (from approximately the Seize the Night phase to now), you've pretty much read all of them. Same characters, same story arcs, same writing style. All of these books could be the same novel.The only recommendation I can make on this series is to read the first two with the co-authors and read the reviews with spoilers on Goodreads for the rest of the series to find out what happened. :/

  • Kristen
    2018-12-27 19:07

    I'm not sure who to be more worried about in terms of the obsessive fascination with gallows humour - Dean Koontz for writing it, or me for reveling in it! This was a fabulous ending - a final one this time! - to the sensational Frankenstein series Koontz envisioned!In re-imagining the Frankenstein story not only in present-day, but also with the "monster" as the hero, Koontz really turned what I've always considered a yawner of a monster story into a no-holds-barred, knock it out of the park blockbuster. I absolutely adored this series, which has perplexed me from the first book, since I'm normally neither a fan of Koontz or of Frankenstein. But in creating a whole motley crew of the unlikeliest group of mis-matched heroic pairs of people you have ever seen, he makes a completely unbelieveable sort of armageddon completely plausible. What's more, it's one hell of a rip-roaring, excitement-filled, nail-biter of a "how's it all gonna end?!" kind of story - the best kind of story for my money! This is the kind of book, because there are a group of pairs all trying to head of the end of the world from a different place and perspective and approach, where you just don't wanna stop, because you leave one pair in peril at the end of a chapter, and Koontz tosses you right into peril with the next couple, where he then ALSO leaves our protagonists in a fix.I can't recommend this series highly enough as a completely unique, really interesting killer story [no pun intended!] I thought I was content with the ending of book 3, but having read books 4 and 5 I'm really glad the extra installments were written, as I enjoyed them hugely.

  • Emily
    2019-01-07 20:06

    And so it ends.SPOILERS********************SPOILERS**************************SPOILERS*********************PLEASE DO NOT READ UNLESS YOU HAVE FINSIHED THE SERIES******MAJOR SPOILERS******************************** DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!************************************************************************6 years of my life. That is what I wasted for this series. 6 years. Many changes. 3 books 1 each year, no wait, 2 books in 2 years, a 4 year wait than book 3 with books 1 and 2 reissued, then it will be a total of 6 books, no wait, books 4-6 hard cover! no wait, no book 6 and book 5 in paperback only! ALL THAT FOR MALFUNCTIONS? REALLY?! MALFUNCTIONS. How convienent that everytime a character we knew was going to die, oh, malfunction! it's OK! Victor will ignore ALL the warnings, because he's to arrogant to understand that his perfect creations will fail. I'm so dissapointed I could cry. The first 2 books were so fantastic the wait so long, all for this. There were some funny and touching parts, I really like Nummy, Sully, and Travis, but as a whole this was a terible ending to a story that started out so awesome. So Poof monsters gone, lets all get married! THE END! Oh, if only I could go back in time and not read this series.

  • David Doyle
    2019-01-01 20:53

    Okay, I didn't realize this was the 5th book, I read it instead of the first. But if this is how it wraps up, I don't think I'll read the others. In this book, Dr. Frankenstein has moved to Montana to implement his diabolical plan to destroy all humanity. Most every chapter introduces a new character, who often die in the same chapter. Those that survive don't do much. There were 3 memorable characters, all which apparently were introduced in earlier books: Mr. Lyss & Nummy have some good lines, and Deucalion (the original creature of Dr. Frankenstein) but he barely has any scenes in the book. The new monsters are, well, meant to be frightening because they're unbeatable, (view spoiler)[ but they just start malfunctioning and all the good guys have to do is wait them out.(hide spoiler)] The end should be climatic with a showdown between Deucalion and Dr. Frankenstein, (view spoiler)[ instead they exchange some observations about modern society as Deucalion swiftly & easily destroys his nemesis, and all the other creatures die because they were programmed to self-destroy at his death.(hide spoiler)] What?!!

  • Greg
    2019-01-02 21:53

    The last of Dean Koontz’ Frankenstein series has Deucalion and his allies battling manufactured replicants and a cloned Victor Helios (now Victor Immaculate) for the survival of a town in Montana. Some die, though few of the good guys. In short, much mayhem, some light grossness and horror (though nothing a twelve-year-old couldn’t handle), occasional potty mouth expressions, and eventual victory for the good guys. Not especially exciting or captivating.Basically, there was nothing really new to justify another book. It was much wordier than needed. With good editing, the series could have been one or two books shorter, and the quality probably would have been significantly enhanced. There were moments of some mild excitement, but the heart and flow that characterized his earlier novels seems lacking in this one. It simply didn’t have the liveliness, the creativity, the wordsmithing of some of his previous novels. That is consistent with what I’ve seen in some of the other reviews of his recent work. I don't think I would have read it if I hadn't been sick and in bed. Or...maybe I’ve simply moved on in my reading interests.

  • Michelle Leah Olson
    2019-01-07 19:52

    I get so caught up in the new worlds of UF & PNR that I've discovered, that I forget how incredibly amazing the world of Dean Koontz can be! I've read virtually everything he's ever written, and have my absolute favorites that I've read over & over, and this series & the Odd Thomas series rank right up there with those. Dean Koontz spins a tale like no other, unraveling imagery the likes of which I have never found elsewhere, and creating such a vivid picture in the reader's mind, you'd swear you were sharing some dark, dank corner of his imagination. For someone to write utterly filthy, degenerate, creepy, suspenseful prose & still allow it to have a lightness of soul is truly a gift! A gift I hope he will continue to give & give... While Koontz is not for the faint of heart (though he has recently spun such tales as The Husband and The Good Guy which did not adhere to his normal repertoire, but were still amazing!), if you have a dark side that craves intellectual feeding, and have not yet picked up a Koontz, or maybe only one or two, there is a whole world out there waiting to be discovered!! :-)

  • Michele
    2018-12-23 20:47

    Book 5 of Frankenstein series. The entire series was a quick, superficial read. Not great, but entertaining enough for me to want to read them. THe last book was a disappointment to me. The original Frankenstein monster is the good guy, but only makes rare appearances through the books. The original Dr, Frankenstein is responsible for creating new monsters and wants to take over the earth. The first few books were fun. The Doctor dies along with all of his creatures in the (third or fourth?) book and perhaps it should have stayed there. The fifth book deals with the same premise - A Clone of Dr. Frankenstein is a left over from the last book when all were destroyed and he now makes creatures to continue taking over the earth. (Same- same but the monsters are a little different this time.) The book shows the same thing over and over - people getting destroyed and then in the end the bad guy dies along with all of his creations. This last one was rather dull.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-06 17:06

    My Review: This book is beige. That seems to be the best way to describe it— beige and unexceptional. Perhaps it’s because the first Frankenstein books (there are 5 in the series) were so incredible that this final volume strikes me as anticlimactic; perhaps because I read it after finishing a particularly spectacular book by Stephen King; or perhaps because Koontz himself became disenchanted with the Frankenstein story toward the final volumes and unintentionally reflected that sentiment in his writing… Regardless, I wasn’t entirely impressed with Frankenstein’s last stand. That said, Koontz is a fantastic novelist— we all strike out sometimes, even in areas of expertise. I can definitely speak to the genius of the Frankenstein series as a whole, despite the lackluster of the last volume, and would recommend Koontz to any fiction-loving bookworm.

  • Marina Fontaine
    2018-12-23 15:45

    An all-around great conclusion to the series, but I suggest reading this one very quickly after Lost Souls because it's a direct sequel and you are presumed to know exactly what's going on and who the characters are. In reality I think it would have worked better with 4 and 5 being one book. My only other quibble is similarities to Midnight make the last 2 books less original than the first trilogy. But otherwise I would say it's Koontz's best work in years. For everyone who has complained about lack of depth or memorable characters in some of his recent work, this is proof that he's still "got it." The you blink-you-miss-it twist towards the end of the book is as disturbing as it is surprising, but the rest of the book is typical Koontz in many ways.

  • Fred
    2019-01-09 22:05

    Koontz group - January 2017 Frankenstein series re-readdon't change original read dateFrankenstein plans to take over Rainbow Falls, Montana just like he did in New Orleans creating a New Race killing/replacing them using Communitarians & Builders. Nummy O'Bannon (crazy) and Mr. Lyss are finding people slaughtered and eaten for the New Race. They escape a prison finding all the real police dead. Victor's Builders & Communitarians, created the Police Chief Rafael Jarmillo and other Communitarian aliens. Deucalion, a 200 year old monster collects residents for Victor's laboratory.The CEO was Victor Leben. The name was no coincidence. Victor Frankenstein. Then Victor Helios. Now Victor Leben. Victor Immacaculate. Victor! All the names mean Frankenstein...?

  • Ralph McEwen
    2019-01-08 18:10

    You definitely need to have read the first four books before reading this one. I am a little disappointed, it seem at the end of book 4 that book 5 could shift directions and leave the whole - Victor Frankenstein / Wiley E. Coyote (Super Genius) dialogue and his misfits of monsters behind, it didn’t. The plot just plods along on its violent / psychotic / silly way to the end which it fully reaches, thankfully. OK I am more than just a little disappointed. I feel that Koontz could have, should have done a much better job with this series and it left me feeling that he was pushed and he rebelled by making the story less then the story’s potential offered. Just my opinion, your mileage may vary – I hope so.

  • Tami
    2019-01-10 19:05

    Frankenstein is alive, well his clone is alive, and has created more monsters to overtake all living things in the world, then die themselves to create a perfect peace for Victor. This is the last book of the series.The book was good, but not great. I liked the first 4 better than the finale, but it was still enjoyable. I LOVE JOCKO!!!!!! My favorite part, (view spoiler)[when he was trying to have the tea party with Chrissy. The other children come to the house, and he introduces her as royalty. (hide spoiler)] Classic. I laughed and cried at the same time. Not really a huge spoiler, but I tagged it that way anyways.