||Bestselling author Dean Koontz, who made his name with medical thrillers, has also made a reputation as a lover of animals--mostly through his books written about (and "by") his dog Trixie. In BREATHLESS, he tells an allegorical story of two mysterious creatures, who appear out of nowhere and irrevocably change the lives of a man and woman. When Colorado carpenter Gary Adams spots the creatures in the woods near his house, he calls on his friend, veterinarian Cammy Rivers for advice. But like Gary, Cammy has never seen an animal resembling this beautiful species. But when the Department of Homeland Security puts a call out for Gary and Cammy because of these animals, the two risk everything to protect the innocent creatures.