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By Dean Koontz

I am the only, the all and the single. I reside within the Pendleton as without doubt as I stay in every single place. i'm the Pendleton's heritage and its future. The construction is my position of perception, my monument, my killing floor. . . .

The Pendleton stands at the summit of Shadow Hill on the maximum element of an outdated heartland urban, a Gilded Age palace in-built the overdue 1800s as a tycoon's dream domestic. virtually from the start, its grandeur has been scarred through episodes of insanity, suicide, mass homicide, and whispers of items a ways worse. yet given that its rechristening within the Seventies as a luxurious condo construction, the Pendleton has been at peace. For its lucky residents--among them a winning songwriter and her younger son, a disgraced ex-senator, a widowed legal professional, and a pushed cash manager--the Pendleton's extraordinary quarters are a sanctuary, its darkish earlier all yet forgotten.

But now inexplicable shadows caper throughout partitions, defense cameras relay most unlikely photographs, phantom voices mutter in unusual tongues, not-quite-human figures lurk within the basement, elevators plunge into unknown depths. With each one passing hour a terrifying walk in the park grows: no matter what drove the Pendleton’s earlier occupants to their unspeakable fates is at paintings back. And as nightmare visions turn into genuine, as a perilous tide starts to engulf them, the folks at seventy seven Shadow road will locate the foremost to humanity’s destiny . . . in the event that they can live to tell the tale to take advantage of it.

Includes the bonus novella The Moonlit Mind.

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There Chanai led the way to a house. They entered, and Chanai recognized an elderly couple as "his" parents. They were the parents of a schoolteacher called Bua Kai Lawnak, who had been murdered in 1962. They examined Chanai's birthmarks, and these together with his statements impressed them sufficiently so that they invited him to return. On a second visit to Bua Kai's family Chanai recognized other members of the family and also some objects that had belonged to Bua Kai. He answered questions about Bua Kai's possessions with impressive accuracy.

The birthmark therefore corresponded to the pathologist's postmortem wound. As for the bullet wound of entry, I could see nothing distinctly corresponding to that behind Metin's left ear. Nevertheless, I photographed the area and on the developed photograph found a round area of increased pigmentation (*). I believe that this corresponded to the wound of entry. ) Like many other children of these cases Metin showed powerful attitudes of vengefulness toward the man who had shot He once tried to take his father's gun and shoot this person, but was fortunately restrained.

I also chose cases in which both the stimulus to the mother and the defect were Menial Images and Changes in Another Person's Body 25 unusual. As an example of the latter I mention the case of a woman whose brother had to have his penis amputated for removal of a cancer. While she was pregnant, her curiosity impelled her to have a look at the site of her brother's amputation; she afterward gave birth to a male baby without a penis. I have obtained figures for the incidence of some birth defects in the general population, and that for congenital absence of the penis is 1 in 30,000,000.

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