by Dean Koontz
Ben Chase is a war hero with bitter memories. Vietnam left him with a hard drinking habit, a mental breakdown - and massive guilt.
So who will believe him when he swears a psychopath is out to get him?
When society is sick, the mad are sane - and persecution is a killer's game...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 24/05/1990
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780747235255
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Review by Fantasma
Different from most Koontz's books, as it doesn't deal with anything from the supernatural, all is real, it could happen to anyone.Ben Chase is a Vietnam hero in everybody's opinion except his own. Onde day he accidently prevents a murder, and the killer then decides to get revenge on him. As no one believes that the killer is now chasing Chase (:op), he has to do it all by himself. A book that show us a little of what can be good in people, the difficult decisions we sometimes have to make and how to live with them, and the evil in this world.I liked Ben a lot, even though he seemed much older to me than his 24 years. And is there really people like Glenda? I hope so...A very quick read, in 2 days, in my work trip to Barcelona.
Review by miyurose
I listened to this in the car and while raking leaves, and was surprised at how short it was. I've previously mentioned my love/hate relationship with Koontz, and I think I can place this one on the "like" side of the equation. I wasn't expecting the story to resolve so quickly ... I expected Chase to play with the killer a while after he found him. Overall, a mildly entertaining read (listen?).
Review by buffalogr
A very quick read; not like most King novels, this one could happen to anyone. Published in 1971, Love interest for our Vietnam war depressed hero makes him feel like life is worth living. Good characters, nice twists. The hero takes the situation in his hands and does the right thing. I liked it.