|A year had passed since little Danny''s death - a year since his mother began the painful process of acceptance. But Tina Evans could have sworn she just saw her Danny in a stranger''s car?then she dreamed that Danny was alive. And when she awoke, she found a message waiting for her in Danny''s bedroom ? two disturbing words scrawled on his chalkboard: NOT DEADWas this someone''s grim joke? Her mind playing tricks on her? Or something?more? For Tina Evans, it was a mystery she couldn?t escape. An obsession that would lead her from the bright lights of Las Vegas to the cold shadows of the High Sierras. A terrible secret seen only by?The Eyes of Darkness|
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.