Title: Seize the Night
Series: Moonlight Bay (Book #2)
Author: Dean Koontz
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Release Date: 1998
Format Read: Paperback
“Back of Book” Summary:
One by one, the children of Moonlight Bay are disappearing. no one knows of they are dead or alive. Christopher Snow, suffering from the rare disorder Xeroderma Pigmentosum, has glimpsed the dark and torrid secrets of the small-town community where he has spent his entire life. And only he has the hey to the truth – a truth that could only exist in the genetic chaos of Moonlight Bay.
Seize the Night is the second book in the Moonlight Bay Trilogy featuring Christopher Snow, a man suffering from a rare disorder called xeroderma pigmentosum. This disorder forces him to avoid the sunlight which is harmful to him and encourages him to carpe noctem (seize the night). Chris lives in Moonlight Bay, a town haunted by a past of government genetic experimentation in which his parents had participated. Those experiments were long over and the military base was abandoned, or so it was thought. When the town’s children begin to disappear Chris and his friends follow the trail to Fort Wyvern and learn that the base wasn’t entirely abandoned and that many sinister things still exist at the base.
The story includes aspects of science fiction and the paranormal, as well as Koontz’s signature horror and suspense. Although this is the second installment in a trilogy, I did not have a hard time picking up on the character relations without reading the book’s prequel. If I have the opportunity, I would like to read the additional books in this series.