Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The Forbidden Door

The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz
Random House: 9/11/18
eBook review copy; 480 pages
ISBN-13: 9780525483700
Jane Hawk Series #4

The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz is the very highly recommended fourth thriller in the Jane Hawk series.

Jane Hawk is still on the run from the Techno Arcadians, a secret widespread secret group whose nefarious plans include enslavement of most of society through mind-controlling nanotechnology. They have killed her husband and others. They have enslaved even more. Jane is using all her skills to escape capture by them. Now her son Travis is in danger of being captured by them and she has to save him.

For those reading the series, it is a given that you will want to continue it to find out what happens next. Jane herself is not quite in the forefront as much in this novel, but we are introduced to some new characters. The bad guys are terrifyingly evil and their reach is widespread. Those Jane can trust and the people who are fighting for the truth are wonderfully heroic. The crossing into the forbidden door is a ghastly and horrifying event. The heart-pounding action is non-stop and relentless, ensuring that you will read this at a fast pace since it will be difficult to set it down.

The series now includes: The Silent Corner; The Whispering Room; The Crooked Staircase; The Forbidden Door. While this fourth book in the series isn't quite as strong as the previous three, it is an essential bridge novel that is likely setting up the series for an explosive fifth installment, The Night Window. The Jane Hawk series is a winner!

Disclosure: My review copy was courtesy of Random House.

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