Dark Rivers of the Heart

Dark Rivers of the Heart

A Novel

Book - 2011
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"Do you dare step through the red door? "Spencer Grant had no idea what drew him to the bar with the red door. He thought he would just sit down, have a slow beer or two, and talk to a stranger. He couldn't know that it would lead to a narrow escape from a bungalow targeted by a SWAT team. Or that it would leave him a wanted man. But now Spencer is on the run from mysterious and ruthless men. He is in love with a woman he knows next to nothing about. And he is hiding from a past he can't fully remember. On his trail is a shadowy security agency that answers to no one--including the U.S. government--and a man who considers himself a compassionate Angel of Death. But worst of all, Spencer Grant is on a collision course with inner demons he thought he'd buried years ago--inner demons that could destroy him if his enemies don't first."--Publisher website.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2011, c1994.
Edition: 2011 Bantam Books mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780345533036
Call Number: KOONTZ
Characteristics: 565 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Political crimes and offenses -- Fiction.
Government investigators -- Fiction.
Conspiracies -- Fiction.
Horror fiction.
Political fiction.


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Mar 31, 2018

I just reread this book. The story does a good job of showing how the government or the local police can accuse you of drug dealing for example and take your home, bank accounts ect. and sell your property before you can get to court to prove them wrong. I have always thought the DEA was given too much power, among other government agencies The story is well done and one of his best books. I also applaud Koontz for his calling out the bioethics on their savage agenda

Nov 06, 2016

Classic Koontz!!!
I must have missed this book back in the 1990s somehow, one of Koontz's best IMHO, and one of those hopefully indicating his evolving thought on the Reality we occupy today [along with Relentless, et cetera].
Based upon my own life experiences among corporations, government contractors, government agencies, the military and the Federal Reserve, an entirely believable situation and characters.
[Sidebar: On an existential level, this book's characters reminded me of the Clintons and the Bushes - - how Bill Clinton's administration extraordinarily renditioned {kidnapped and transported} pro-democracy activists back to their home countries of Libya and Egypt for torture and death, and the many more innocents who had this done to them under the Bush Administration. Bill & Hillary and George & Laura should be forced to visit the families and graves of their victims, and what's even scarier is that no matter how many innocents the Clintons and Bushes have killed, large numbers of Americans still believe they are warm and wonderful!]

fbuckley Apr 09, 2012

Koontz is fun to read sometimes, but his style is overly wordy, the action drawn out too long, the characters sleazy and overdrawn, and the premises improbable.

Jan 23, 2011

Dark Rivers of the Heart ---- by Dean R. Koontz c - 2007 EBook/read reg. print -c- ?---- Action/Thriller ----Totally awesome Story/high action. ---- If you’re looking for a story that rocks and rolls: This is It! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul


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