Dean Koontz's Frankenstein Book One : Prodigal Son (Paperback)

Author: Koontz, Dean R.

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

The "New York Times" bestselling author brilliantly re-imagines the classic story in a mesmerizing original four-part series that brings the 200-year-old "creature," a literate, mysterious loner, to modern day New Orleans on the trail of his creator and the serial killer he has spawned.


Publisher Bantam Books
Mfg Part# 9780553587883
SKU 39956837
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553587889
Release Date 1/25/2005
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4.25L x 1.25T
Author Info
Dean R. Koontz
Along with Stephen King, Koontz is the preeminent horror writer of his age, selling millions and millions of books worldwide. Koontz had a horrific childhood; his father was an abusive alcoholic and his mother was mentally unstable, and they both actively discouraged him from pursuing a writing career. However, when the 12-year-old Koontz won an essay contest, the seed was planted. He studied education and was a high school English teacher from 1967 to 1969, at which point he began writing full time. At the end of the '90s, Dean Koontz has written nearly 80 books of suspense or horror.
"[W]ickedly unusual and intriguing....[A] compelling read, with an elegant cliffhanger ending."
"[F]ilmed utterly faithfully, PRODIGAL SON could be the best horror thriller and, hands down, would be the best Frankenstein movie, ever....[T]his is a book that helps restore horror's good name." (starred review)
From the Publisher
Editors Note In a dramatic reworking of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel, Detective Carson O'Connor and her partner, Michael Maddison, are confronted by a vicious serial killer who stalks the city streets in search of victims that possess the humanity missing in himself, and uncover a link to an ages-old conspiracy in which their quarry in not only a homicidal maniac but also his deranged maker. Original.
Annotation This volume marks the launch of a new series, in which two bestselling authors join forces to update Mary Shelley's most famous work. Two police detectives hunting down a serial killer stumble upon a shocking secret: the murderer was not born but manufactured, created by scientist Victor Helios, who in the 19th century bore another name: Victor Frankenstein.
Product Attributes
eBooks Kobo
Sold Out
Sorry, you missed the deal!
This product is currently not available.
Buy From Other Sellers (0)
  • Take your library with you wherever you go
  • Use the device you want to use… smartphone, desktop and many of today’s most popular eReaders


We love the Kobo eReading service… and we know you will too. We’ve partnered with them to bring you the most flexible, enjoyable eReading experience in the U.S.


You’ll be asked to sign in or create a new account with Kobo. Once you do, you’ll immediately get access to millions of titles and be ready to start eReading. Anytime. Anyplace.

continue to kobo