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The Servants of Twilight

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:28 AM
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I recently read a mystery novel called The Servants of Twilight by

Dean R. Koontz.   Joey Scavello, a six-year-old boy, is the main focus of the

book.   His mother, Christine Scavello, owns a gourmet shop in Newport

Beach, California.   Together, the two live in Costa Mesa, a city near Los

Angeles.   The Church of Twilight, headed by a supposedly psychic woman named

Grace Spivey, is the main force against Joey Scavello.   Charlie Harrison is

a private detective who helps the Scavello family evade the clutches of the

members of The Church of Twilight, who are called The Servants of Twilight.

It begins on a sunny afternoon in 1985 in the parking lot of a Costa

Mesa mall.   Christine Scavello and her son are walking to their car when an

old woman appears and begins to shout, "He must die!" toward Joey, and

rants the phrase, "Don't you know what he is?"   Later, they see the same

woman outside a window at their house and then she calls them on the phone

several times, again saying that Joey must die.   It is then that they decide

to hire a private investigator.

They go to the office of Charlie Harrison and he immediately gives

them two bodyguards and a man to keep watch on their house.   A while after

they get home, two men come with guns, invade the house, and kill the

bodyguards.   Joey and Christine manage to escape, but know they must go to

another city to be safe.   After much research, they find that the people

following them are from The Church of Twilight, lead by the old woman who

confronted them at the mall, Grace Spivey.  

Eventually, they travel with Charlie all the way from Los Angeles to the

mountains of Sacramento, trying to get rid of the "Twilighters".   However,

every time they stop in a city to rest, the "Twilighters" show up, again



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