By Dean Koontz
In a single of the main superb books of his celebrated occupation, Dean Koontz gives you a masterwork of page-turning suspense that surpasses even his personal inimitable acceptance as a chronicler of our worst fears—and top desires. within the Taking he tells the tale of a group bring to a halt from an international less than siege, and the terrifying conflict for survival waged through a tender couple and their acquaintances as common streets turn into fog-shrouded dying traps. Gripping, heartbreaking, and effective within the face of mankind’s darkest hour, here's a small-town slice-of-doomsday mystery that moves to the middle of every folks to invite: What might you do in the course of The Taking.
On the morning that might mark the tip of the area they've got recognized, Molly and Niel Sloan wake up to the drumbeat of rain on their roof. It has haunted their sleep, invaded their desires, and now they upward push to discover a luminous silvery downpour drenching their small California mountain city. a wierd smell hangs faintly within the air, and the younger couple can't shake the feel of whatever wrong.
As hours move and the rain keeps to fall, Molly and Niel take heed to aggravating information of utmost climate phenomena around the globe. prior to night, their little city loses tv and radio reception. Then cell and the net are long past. With the ceaseless rain now comes an obscuring fog that transforms the once-friendly village right into a ghostly labyrinth. by means of dusk the Sloans have collected with a few of their friends to accommodate group damage...but additionally simply because they think the necessity to band jointly opposed to a few unknown probability, a few enemy they can't determine or maybe think.
In the evening, unusual noises come up, and at a distance, within the rain and the mist, mysterious lighting are obvious drifting one of the timber. The rain diminishes with the sunrise, yet a moody gray-purple twilight prevails. quickly Molly, Niel, and their small band of associates could be compelled to attract on reserves of power, braveness, and humanity they by no means knew that they had. For in the misty gloom they're going to come upon whatever that finds in a terrifying fast what's occurring to their world—something that's searching them with ruthless potency. Epic in scope, searingly intimate and speedy in standpoint, The Taking is an event tale like no different, a continuing roller-coaster learn that brings apocalypse to major road and showcases the abilities of 1 of our most unique and captivating novelists on the top of his powers.