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Lightning Summary
Dean Koontz

Everything you need to understand or teach Lightning by Dean Koontz.

  • Lightning Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Lightning Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Lightning Summary

Plot Summary

January 12, 1955, was a gray day, and twilight found Dr. Paul Markwell drinking heavily, though he was on call at County General. He is very drunk by the time he's called to County General because his patient, Janet Shane, is in labor and is in trouble. Markwell notes that he's too drunk to respond but will anyway, figuring that sooner or later he will make a serious medical mistake; he waits for the day with a "perverse" pleasure. Lightning strikes just feet from his house as he gets into his car and he cringes, thinking it an omen. The lightning accompanied a time traveler, Stefan, from the year 1944. He is part of an experiment in Berlin, Germany, under Hitler, in which he's using time travel to predict outcomes of specific battles and to steal technologies from the future, all in an attempt to win the war. Stefan prevents the...

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Lightning Study Guide

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Lightning Lesson Plans contain 127 pages of teaching material, including:

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