Strangers (Dean Koontz novel)

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First edition
Author Dean Koontz
Country United States
Language English
Genre Horror novel
Publisher Putnam
Publication date
Media type Print
Pages 526
ISBN 0-399-13143-4
OCLC 50819625
LC Class CPB Box no. 2097 vol. 17

Strangers is a novel written by Dean Koontz, released in 1986.


It is about a group of people who are brought together by their different and equally strange maladies. These people gather to meet in the middle of the Nevada 'high-desert' to try to figure out what was done to them, and who could have done it, while at same time being watched by the people who have done this. Together they realize that a UFO landed near the Tranquility Motel.

Primary Characters[edit]

  • Dominick Corvaisis, author
  • Ginger Weiss, surgeon
  • Ernie Block, U.S.M.C. (ret.), and his wife, Faye Block
  • Brendan Cronin, priest and curate
  • Jack Twist, former Army Ranger and P.O.W., professional thief
  • Jorja Monatella, formerly Rykoff, Las Vegas casino cocktail waitress
  • Alan Rykoff, Jorja's estranged husband
  • Marcie Rykoff, their young daughter
  • Sandy Sarver, diner waitress, and her husband, Ned Sarver, short-order cook
  • Leland Falkirk, U.S. Army Colonel
  • Parker Faine, artist
  • Stefan Wycazik, parish priest

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