The Face (novel)

The Face (Novel)

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The Face is a novel by Dean Koontz published in 2003 by Bantam Books.

Plot summary

The main plot of the story follows Ethan Truman, an ex-cop who now works as the head of security for the most famous actor in Hollywood, Channing Manheim, a.k.a "The Face." Ethan is trying to track down the sender of several gruesome "messages" that were received in black boxes. Ethan now has six black boxes to figure out what the contents of the boxes mean. After chasing down leads and tracking the "ghost" of his dead friend Duncan "Dunny" Whistler (technically, Dunny is not a ghost, as he came back to life in the morgue), Ethan finally uncovers the plot and races to stop the kidnapping of Manheim's son, Aelfric.


Major characters

  • Ethan Truman - A 37 year old ex-policeman/detective who now works as the head of security at Channing Manheim's Bel-air estate. He left law enforcement because it held no meaning for him after the death of his wife Hannah.

  • Aelfric Manheim - Son of Channing Manheim. He is very small and quiet and is described as "an invisible little mouse" by his often absent mother. Prides himself in knowing small things that no one else knows. Has an asthma condition.

  • Hazard Yancy - A detective in the homicide division who assists Truman on his search. Yancy is a large, bull-like man who is not afraid to put himself in the line of fire. He is the most shot at man that Ethan Truman has ever...
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