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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


attempting...

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