1995, Warner

An extraordinary collection of two complete novels, and twelve tales of the bizarre...

You're about to travel along the strange highways of human experience: the adventures
and terrors and failures and triumphs that we know as we make our way from birth to
death, along the routes that we chose for ourselves...and along others onto which we are
detoured by fate. You'll be mesmerized.

1994, A. Knopf

A man and a woman-She is a figure of mystery, he is a mystery even to himself-meet by
chance in Santa Monica bar. Suddenly - first separately, and the together - they are fleeing
the long arm of a clandestine and increasingly powerful renegade government agency: The
woman hunted for the information she possesses, the man mistaken as her comerade in a
burgeoning resistance movement. The architect of the chase is a man of uncompromising
madness and cruelty, ruthless, possibly psychotic, and equipped with a vast technological
arsenal: untraceable access to the government's electronic information banks, its
surveillance systems, weaponry, and material. He is the brazen face of an insidiously
fascistic future. And he is virtually unstoppable. But he has never before come up against
the likes of his current quarry. Both of them-survivors of singularly horrific pasts-have
lived hidden, nomadic, solitary lives. Both have learned to expect "savagery as surely a
sunrises and sunsets." Both have long been embedded by their experiences to fight with
reckless courage for their own freedom. Now, they are plunged into a struggle for the
freedom of their country, and for the sanctity of their own lives. Once again, in Dark
Rivers of The Heart, Dean Koontz has given us an electrifying thriller, a feat of the
imagination that steers us just along the razor edge of a familiar, terrifying reality. It is the
work of a master suspense storyteller writing at the pinnacle of his form.

1993, Putnam

Martin Stillwater has a vivid imagination. It charms his loving wife, delights his two little
daughters, and gives him all the inspiration he needs to write his highly successful mystery
novels. But maybe Marin's imagination is a bit too vivid...One raing afternoon, a terrifying
incident makes him question his grip on reality. A stranger breaks into his house, accusing
Marin of stealing his wife, his children-and his life. Claiming to be the real Martin
Stillwater, the intruder threatens to take what is rightfully his. The police think he's a
figment of Martin's imagination. But Martin and his family have no choice but to believe
the stranger's threat. And run for their lives. But wherever they go, wherever they hide, he
finds them...

1993, Putnam

Harry Lyon was a rational man, a cop who refused to let his job harden his soul. His
partner urged him to surrender to the chaos of life. But Harry believed in order and
reason. Then one fateful day, he was forced to shoot a man-and a homeless stranger with
bloodshot eyes uttered the haunting words that challenged Harry Lyon's
sanity..."Ticktock, ticktock. You'll be dead in sixteen hours...Dead by dawn...Dead by
dawn...Dead by dawn..."