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The Resource The night window : a Jane Hawk novel, Dean Koontz

The night window : a Jane Hawk novel, Dean Koontz

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The night window : a Jane Hawk novel
Title
The night window
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a Jane Hawk novel
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Dean Koontz
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eng
Summary
  • "#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. "Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created. Simply put, wow."--Associated Press 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"--
  • "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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  • /* Starred Review */ Can it be true? Is this really the final novel about FBI Agent Jane Hawk and her single-minded pursuit of the conspirators who murdered her husband and who are plotting to take over the world? It sure looks like it. While readers might be disappointed that this intense, captivating series is ending after only five books, they will surely be thrilled by the way Koontz orchestrates the spectacular finale to Jane’s story. Knowledge of the first four books in the series is pretty much mandatory here; the author frequently alludes to people or events from the earlier novels without full clarification. On the other hand, this drama-filled conclusion, in which Jane reaches a final confrontation with the cabal she has been stalking through the previous volumes, will hit series fans with all the impact of a carefully calibrated hammer blow. Koontz’s writing style has evolved over the years—he published his first novel 50 years ago—and the Hawk novels feature some of his finest, most elegant prose. The Night Window is a fitting conclusion to Jane’s story, but readers will no doubt find themselves wishing this superb series could continue for another five volumes. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This just in: the High Commissioner of Language has officially declared that the word Koontz can be used as a synonym for high demand. -- David Pitt (Reviewed 3/1/2019) (Booklist, vol 115, number 13, p29)
  • New York Times best seller Koontz wraps up a series begun in The Silent Corner with former FBI agent Jane Hawk's discovery of a massive conspiracy to brainwash the populace, some of whom are now getting out of control. Look for Jane in a new series soon. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 12/01/2018) (Library Journal, vol 143, issue 20, p47)
  • In the fifth installment of an ongoing story (The Forbidden Door, 2018, etc.), wrongly dishonored FBI agent Jane Hawk faces her worst fear in her lonely fight against an evil male conspiracy embedded in the halls of power: the abduction of her son, Travis. The ruthless enemy, called the Techno Arcadians, have been scrubbing people of their memories and their identities with nanotech implants and turning many of them into robotic servants and sex slaves. To keep Travis safe while she goes after them, doing all she can to evade their sophisticated surveillance systems, Hawk has hidden him with friends in Arizona. Beautiful, brilliant, and supertough, she gains a valuable running partner in lovable pal Vikram Rangnekar, a recently resigned FBI employee who has acquired a pile of government secrets with his "back door" hacking skills. While they pursue the baddies, Jane in her latest disguise, the billionaire behind the conspiracy hunts a young filmmaker he has enticed to his Colorado spread for sport, à la "The Most Dangerous Game," only on snowmobiles. The crowded plot also features an Arcadian "missionary for the truth of random cruelty" who is after Vikram and a mob-connected misfit who has his own reasons for going after Travis. The book could stand to lose one of its narratives (and stay more with Hawk), and Koontz tends to take too long to do something with a plot point. But this is still the best installment in the series since the first. Vikram, who has an impossible crush on Hawk, is a very good addition. And there are some neat gadgets to ponder, including camera-operated facial recognition eyeglasses (though the book contradicts itself on how quickly they can establish a match). Just when it seemed like Koontz had run out of gas with this quickly knocked-out road series (it debuted with The Silent Corner in 2017), he revs it up with entertaining encounters and offbeat humor. (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2019)
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10775920
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1945-
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Koontz, Dean R.
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.O55
LC item number
N56 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Jane Hawk
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0005
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  • Former FBI agents
  • Mind control
  • Conspiracies
  • Nanotechnology
  • Brainwashing
  • California
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a Jane Hawk novel
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The night window : a Jane Hawk novel, Dean Koontz
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25 cm.
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First edition.
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417 pages
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9780525484707
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(hardback)
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2018053528
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The night window : a Jane Hawk novel, Dean Koontz
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25 cm.
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First edition.
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417 pages
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9780525484707
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(hardback)
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2018053528
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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