By Dean Koontz
Hailed as 'America's preferred suspense novelist' (Rolling Stone) Dean Koontz has entered a wealthy new part of his writing profession that's yielding his so much innovative, significant, and well known paintings yet.At the peak of his powers as a literary craftsman, he has gained the acclaim of critics in addition to the allegiance of thousands of fanatics internationally, reworking the best fears and hopes of our time into masterworks of superb originality and emotional resonance.Now, with the beautiful intensity and virtuosity of his storytelling, he brings to readers one among his such a lot gripping and richly imagined novels to date'an intoxicating tale of experience and suspense, secret and revelation, instructed with humor, center, and excessive paintings. One Door clear of HeavenIn a dusty trailer park at the a long way fringe of the California dream, Michelina Bellsong contemplates the alternatives she has made. At twenty-eight, she desires to swap the course of her afflicted existence yet can't locate her way'until a brand new kinfolk settles into the condo trailer round the corner and she or he meets the younger lady who will lead her on a outstanding quest that would switch Micky herself and every little thing she knows'or thinks she knows'forever. regardless of the brace she needs to put on on her deformed left leg, and her withered left hand, nine-year-old Leilani Klonk radiates a buoyant and indomitable spirit that conjures up Micky. underneath Leilani's effervescence, even if, Micky involves experience a quiet desperation that the lady dares now not express.Leilani's mom is little greater than a baby herself. And the girl's stepfather, Preston Maddoc, is informed yet threatening. He has moved the kinfolk from position to put as he fanatically investigates unidentified flying object sightings, striving to make touch, claiming to have had a imaginative and prescient that through Leilani's 10th birthday extraterrestrial beings will both heal her or take her away to a greater lifestyles on their world.Slowly, ever extra troubling information emerge in Leilani's conversations with Micky. such a lot chilling is Micky's discovery that Leilani had an older brother, additionally disabled, who vanished after Maddoc took him into the woods one evening and is now 'gone to the stars.'Leilani's 10th birthday is forthcoming. Micky is confident the woman could be lifeless by means of that day. whereas the child-protection forms provides Micky the runaround, the Maddoc family members slips away into the evening. Micky units out throughout the United States to trace and locate them, on my own and afraid yet for the 1st time dwelling for whatever greater than herself.She unearths herself pitted opposed to an adversary, Preston Maddoc, as fearsome as he's crafty. the fervour and disrespect for threat with which Micky pursues her quest deliver to her part a burned-out detective who joins her on a trip of magnificent peril and startling discoveries, a trip via bad darkness to unforeseen gentle. One Door clear of Heaven is an incandescent mixture of suspense and humor, worry and beauty, a narrative of redemption and undying knowledge that might have readers cheering. jam-packed with tragedy and pleasure, with terror and desire, it solidifies Dean Koontz's recognition as one of many top-rated storytellers of our time. this can be Dean Koontz at his very best'and it doesn't get any larger than that.From the Hardcover edition.