The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz

This is a departure from all the romance I review, but Koontz has long been my favorite author, so I gratefully jumped at a chance to review an early copy when presented the opportunity from #NetGalley and #BantumBooks/#RandomHouse.


When this relentless rogue FBI agent comes knocking, her adversaries will have to answer—with their lives—in the latest thrilling Jane Hawk novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner.
“Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created.”—Associated Press

“We’re rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane’s heart, we’ll also break her will.”

She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills—and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice—Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.

But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there’s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden . . . for now. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives—against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

Don’t miss any of Dean Koontz’s gripping Jane Hawk thrillers:

My Review:


If Koontz existed in a previous life, he must have been a watch maker, for that is the meticulous care and painstaking precision with which his current work is crafted. Due to his mastery of the written word, rather than dispel a reader’s interest, as may be the case in the hands of any other writer, these details infuse the reader with vivid imagery that brings the story alive.  One of his trademarks is crafting several storylines simultaneously that seamlessly coalesce in a dramatic conclusion. This continues to astound, always amazes, and never disappoints the reader.

In this fourth book about rogue FBI agent, Jane Hawk, Jane is avoiding and escaping the foot soldiers of the Arcadian group responsible for Jane's husband's death and collecting evidence to expose their plan for world domination. Shortly into the story, Jane's son, Travis, calls Jane's burner phone telling her the guardians who have been sheltering him left to get groceries and never returned. With Travis now in the care of a gentle autistic savant named Cornell, Jane rushes to intercept her son before the Arcadian agents can find him. With danger at every turn and a little help from friends collected along the way, brilliance, cleverness and a lot of luck aid her along her journey.

If your familiar with Koontz, you’ll be happy to know that all of his trademark components are alive and well in this book – search for meaning, good versus evil, community/family, higher power, and always the perfectly placed humor. And one thing is certain – he gives a bang for the buck with one of his books equaling four or more books of many other authors. I always know I’m guaranteed hours, even days of delicious escape when I read a Koontz work.  This story is everything I’ve come to expect from this author – intense, insightful, poetic and adrenaline fueled – and I can’t wait to read the next installment of this amazing heroines adventures!

Although this book is part of a series, you can easily read it without feeling like you're missing the big picture. Get your copy from Amazon or other retailers.  Until next time, dear reader

Much love between the covers, 


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