This was a novel by an author named Jack Kilborn. And if you think that name is made up, it is. The author's real name is JA Konrath. Or is it?
Anyway, the book was rather Dean Koontz-ish, which is a good thing. While the premise was kind of ridiculous (a "red-ops" unit kills an entire town), I did manage to read it in a week-and-a-half, so it wasn't all bad.
My rating 3.5/5