This is the first Koontz novel I’ve read since my teenage fascination with him. It centeres on a boy who can see ghosts–and they can see him. This is the second in the series; Koontz does not often write series, and as a sequel, this one is flawed by too many references to the first.
Odd’s best friend has brittle bone syndrome and is kidnapped by a psycho woman obsessed with the occult. Unfortunately, Odd’s friend revealed his (Odd’s) ability to see the dead. Odd must follow them to a burned-out casino and then kide/kill/run for his life.
There is nothing really of interest here save a few good scenes. Koontz uses cheap narrative tricks to get out of corners into which he has written himself (for example, Odd is about to be killed by a huge bad guy while trapped in a storm drain–he’s at the end of the line & blacks out, only to wake up and somehow he’s back on the survace and the bad guy is dead.)
Perhaps I should not re-read my favorite Koontz novels of my youth, but let them stand in my memory better than they may be in reality.