I listened to the audiobook of this one - and while I thoroughly the narrator, I did not care that much for the story.
The book is a fairly generic mystery/thriller, but then all of a sudden supernatural elements are added - it's jarring.
The son is a 6 year old prodigy - but still, as a parent of a 6 year old, I just don't see it at all. The parents seem to just take it in stride that their child has this amazingly advanced scientific mind - and yet, they aren't teaching him - who is?? We assume he's self-taught... And I don't buy it.
I'm sorry - I love Dean Koontz, but this one just doesn't make sense.