Sole Survivor

Sole Survivor

A Novel

Book - 1997
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A catastrophic, unexplainable plane crash leaves three hundred and thirty dead— no survivors. Among the victims are the wife and two daughters of Joe Carpenter, a Los Angeles Post crime reporter.

A year after the crash, still gripped by an almost paralyzing grief, Joe encounters a woman named Rose, who claims to have survived the crash. She holds out the possibility of a secret that will bring Joe peace of mind. But before he can ask any questions, she slips away.

Driven now by rage (have the authorities withheld information?) and a hope almost as unbearable as his grief (if there is one survivor, are there others?), Joe sets out to find the mysterious woman. His search immediately leads him into the path of a powerful and shadowy organization hell-bent on stopping Rose before she can reveal what she knows about the crash.

Sole Survivor unfolds at a heart-stopping pace, as a desperate chase and a shattering emotional odyssey lead Joe to a truth that will force him to reassess everything he thought he knew about life and death—a truth that, given the chance, will rock the world and redefine the destiny of humanity.

Baker & Taylor
Two years after the deaths of his wife and two children in a catastrophic plane crash, investigative journalist Joe Carpenter learns of a secret survivor of the crash, a woman scientist who had stolen a mysterious object from a secret government laboratory

Blackwell North Amer
The story begins with a catastrophic, unexplainable plane crash. Three hundred and thirty dead, no survivors. Among the victims, the wife and two young daughters of Los Angeles Post crime reporter Joe Carpenter.
A year later, still gripped by an almost paralyzing grief, unable to work, unable to imagine any relief but his own death, Joe encounters a woman named Rose. She claims to have survived the crash, and holds out a tantalizing possibility: a secret that will bring Joe peace of mind. But before he can ask any questions, she slips away.
Driven now by rage (have the authorities withheld information from the families of the victims?) and a hope almost as unbearable as his grief (if there really was one survivor, could there have been others?), Joe sets out to find the woman: "The resolution of this mystery was his mission, his purpose, and perhaps an unknowable redemption." But his search immediately leads him into the path of a powerful and shadowy organization hell-bent on stopping Rose before she can reveal what she knows about the crash. And Joe's connection to her - the nature of which he comes to understand only by inches - makes him part of the quarry.
The novel unfolds at a heart-stopping pace as a desperate chase and a shattering emotional odyssey lead Joe to a truth that will force him to reassess everything he thought he knew about life and death - a truth that, given the chance, will rock the world and redefine the destiny of humanity.

Baker
& Taylor

Two years after the deaths of his wife and two children in a catastrophic plane crash, investigative journalist Joe Carpenter learns of a secret survivor of the crash, a woman scientist who had stolen a mysterious object from a secret government laboratory. 600,000 first printing. Lit Guild Main. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1997.
ISBN: 9780679425267
0679425268
Branch Call Number: KOO
Characteristics: 321 p. ; 24 cm.

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Weaves
Feb 17, 2016

Interesting but not a real page turner. Average as far as Koontz books go.

fmisaac May 29, 2012

Plane CrAsh

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paisano
Jan 26, 2012

Took a while for this book's plot to develop, but it got better as you continue to read. Interesting "explanation" that Koontz's creates as to how the "sole survivor" survives a devastating plane crash, which answers all your questions you will have as you read this novel.

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torna001
Jan 07, 2012

Great! Koontz shows why he is one of the best in the business. Keeps you turning the pages until the end.

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RichardPaul
Jan 23, 2011

Sole Survivor ---- by Dean Koontz c - 1997. ---- SLOW! ---- RichardPaul

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Cassie_Denning
Jun 25, 2010

One of the scariest book I have ever read. Great for anyone who loves a good mystery!

Dani_106 Dec 21, 2009

The ending was not what I was expecting, but I enjoyed it. Kept me guessing and wanting to read more.

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