#1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz brings Jane Hawk’s one-woman war to an explosive climax as the rogue FBI agent wages her final battle against a terrifying conspiracy—for vengeance, for justice, and for humanity’s freedom.
Groundbreaking, wholly involving, eerily prescient and terrifyingly topical, Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk series sets a new standard for contemporary thrillers.
Since her sensational debut in The Silent Corner, readers have been riveted by Jane Hawk’s resolute quest to take down the influential architects of an accelerating operation to control every level of society via an army of mind-altered citizens. At first, only Jane stood against the “Arcadian” conspirators, but slowly others have emerged to stand with her, even as there are troubling signs that the “adjusted” people are beginning to spin viciously out of control. Now, in the thrilling, climactic showdown that will decide America’s future, Jane will require all her resources—and more—as she confronts those at the malevolent, impregnable center of power.
Please Note: While it goes without saying that most of the books I review in the Mystery, Thriller & Suspense genre contain content that may be disturbing to some, The Night Window contains themes that may be especially triggering - specifically rape and/or sexual abuse, excessive drug and/or alcohol abuse. Please read at your own discretion.
The Night Window is the fifth and final installment of the Jane Hawk series by Dean Koontz, and it feels as if I’m saying goodbye to an old friend. The only thing I don’t know is how her story will conclude. Will our badass Mama Bear come out of the fight in one piece? Or will I be left hurling abuse at my Kindle, and maybe Mr. Koontz himself?
I had a bit of a wait to find out.
Jane’s story continued at breakneck speed, and once again, there were several inter-connected subplots with various timelines told in the different voices of old friends and new, potentially terrifying, characters.
In The Night Window, Jane has her son, Travis, safely stashed away (or so she thinks), and she has a new and unexpected addition to her oddball cast of collaborators. That addition, however, comes with some challenges, and Jane finds some bridges burned and former allies turned against her. She knows that she needs to end her fight against the Arcadians who are always hot on her trail, and while you suspect you know what her plan is, it’s not obvious until the very last.
With plenty of tension, suspense, drama, some pretty thrilling twists and a scarily realistic conspiracy (seriously - too realistic), Mr. Koontz has once again exceeded my expectations. With a sometimes unreliable and wildly different cast of characters, I am still very much in awe of his ability to slip in and out of each subplot and each character’s mind with such ease, you have to wonder how much therapy the man needs (or how much he drinks after each chapter!).
Once again, if you’re into strong female leads and plenty of action, look at the Jane Hawk series. Since this one isn’t due for release until mid-May, you have plenty of time to catch up on all of Jane’s adventures.
As for me - I’m still digging that bunker. Hey, I live in the desert ... that caliche is tough!
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