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The Night Window (2019)

by Dean Koontz

Series: Jane Hawk (5)

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"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"--… (more)
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This the last book in the Jane Hawk series. Again Koontz keeps you hooked to the end and Rodgers narration is excellent. Highly recommended>

FROM AMAZON: A visionary young filmmaker hunted for sport across a vast Colorado ranch by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal....

A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering the facts to fight the all-powerful perpetrators of mass murder....

A pair of brutal operators, methodically shadowing their targets with every cutting-edge tool in the arsenal of today’s surveillance state....

A sequence of quiet heroes - everyday citizens - stepping up, stepping forward, intent on countering the advancing darkness....

A Vegas mob boss teamed with a homicidal sociopath, circling a beloved boy and his protectors, aiming to secure him as leverage against his fugitive mother...

And that fugitive mother herself, ex-agent Jane Hawk, closing in on the malevolent architects of ruin she has stalked as they stalk her, prepared to sacrifice herself to finally bring them down.

These are the people and circumstances of The Night Window, the thrilling novel in Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Jane Hawk series. Replete - and then some - with the ingenious twists, the spellbinding action, the resonant themes, the sheer heart that have characterized Jane’s journey from the start, The Night Window follows its extraordinary heroine to her long-sought objective, in a stunning, unforgettable finale. ( )
  Gmomaj | Dec 11, 2023 |
i loved this whole series, and feel it make a good tv series. As for the last book it moved a little slower at first then the other ones but he still gave us good details of the characters. Was wrapped up a bit different then i taught it would. ( )
  cbloky | Sep 27, 2023 |
The Night Window is the fourth and final book in the series. I originally thought it was going to be a trilogy. After all, how long can a single mom escape the clutches of the evil Arcadians? Apparently very, very long. The ending was so plausible and made so much sense.

This was one of my favorite Dean Koontz series'. There was neverending action and I enjoyed the strong female main character. There was one point when I wasn't quite sure if the good guys were good or brainwashed to believe they were good. All in all, it was a fantastic ending. I absolutely loved it. ( )
  sunshine9573 | Dec 19, 2022 |
Absolutely terrible! ( )
  repb | Feb 21, 2020 |
Finally Jane Hawk is not alone. Her incredible fight with the Arcadians is in full throttle but she has someone fighting beside her. For far too long, Jane has been on the run. For her it started when her husband, the love of her life, died. Jane knew that his death was the result of something terrible. She just had to prove it. During the process she became a fugitive, a disgraced ex-FBI agent, and a mother who had to hide her young child in order to protect his life.

Who are the Arcadians? They are a horrid, nefarious group of people who developed a despicable form of mind control, affecting hundreds, if not thousands. These conspirators have reached the deepest levels of society, leaving Jane with no one she can trust. This makes her run faster. Run harder. But she needs to stop them. How will she be able to?

Enter Vikram Rangnekar, someone Jane used to work with. I questioned myself more than once whether or not stating his name in this review is a spoiler. The fact is that the story wouldn't exist without this pivotal character. Enough said.

The Arcadians have developed a method to control minds, turning ordinary or even very successful individuals into robots. Complete mind control. What some of the victims do in this state has a very direct impact as to why Jane is so determined to expose them once and for all. She will not have a future if she doesn't succeed. The country, the world will not have a future.

What a riveting story! The action picks up from the very beginning and never lets up for one second. I rooted for Jane the entire time, not just in this book, but during the entire series. I wanted so much for her to meet her objective, which was clearing her husband's name. But it was her ultimate goal, that of caring for the rest of the world that made her such a remarkable heroine.

I don't know if Dean Koontz will write another book or series like this one, but, if he does, I will be first in line. In the meantime, this series needs to be put in some type of video format. I just know it would work.

The Night Window is the finale of the Jane Hawk series. There is enough of a back story contained if one should choose to read this as a standalone or any of the series out of order. However, it is a long, involved story and might be better enjoyed as a whole.

Many thanks to Random House and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion. ( )
  RobinLovesReading | Oct 25, 2019 |
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"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"--

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