Dean Koontz is a bestselling American author, born in 1945. His groundbreaker was Whispers (1980), but Koontz wrote and kept writing under many pseudonyms (for different genres, he says). The Eyes of Darkness came out in 1981 under the pseudonym Leigh Nichols, and was re-released as a mass-market paperback under Koontz's name. Strangely, The Eyes of Darkness mentions a bioweapon from Wuhan, China on page 353, called Wuhan-400.Remember that this book came out in 1981. The following page (354) mentions "the Ebola virus from Africa." Huh??
(Could it be that Dean Koontz, said to have written as many as eight books in one year, isn't just one person, but a government operation writing for the public??)
The Eyes of Darkness p. 353 Click image to enlarge
Original title and pseudonym published in 1981
The Eyes of Darkness p. 354 Click image to enlarge
Air Force PJs are truly remarkable. Although it is many a young man's dream to become a PJ (pararescue jumper), training by the government is 18 months, extremely intensive and expensive, with a weed-out rate of over 90%. Below are two rescues, one of the sailing vessel Satori in the October 1991 extreme nor'easter known as "the perfect storm";and the other of a family with a baby in a 1994 storm off the coast of North Carolina. Here is the Leonard family's own account of Satori's rescue (the boat was renamed the Mistral in The Perfect Storm movie).
Below, the non-negotiable wave from The Perfect Storm movie. Ship captains must decide whether to sail around a storm system or ride up the faces of the waves so as not to have them capsize the boat. How much fuel will be used either way affects the decision. The October 1991 nor'easter was a convergence of three storm systems, also known as "a hundred-year storm" -- the storm of a century.