Description: They are stronger, heal better, and think faster than any humans ever created-and they must be destroyed. But not even Victor Helios-once Frankenstein-can stop the engineered killers he's set loose on a reign of terror through modern-day New Orleans. Now the only hope rests in a one-time "monster" and his all-too-human partners, Detectives Carson O'Connor and Michael Maddison. Deucalion's centuries-old history began as Victor's first and failed attempt to build the perfect human-and it is fated to end in the ultimate confrontation between a damned creature and his mad creator. But first Deucalion must destroy a monstrosity not even Victor's malignant mind could have imagined-an indestructible entity that steps out of humankind's collective nightmare with one purpose: to replace us.**Review** This is the follow up to Prodigal Son, and the action is much more intense, and the evil definitely palpable. Koontz actually turns up the level on just how EVIL Victor Helios aka Frankenstien can really be. The sub characters make this story better than if Koontz only followed Carson, Michael and Deucalion. Definitely make sure you read Prodigal Son first before diving into this storyline. Randall Six's story continues as well as well as Erika five who is trying to find a way to fit into this world.