Doesn’t really get one star. Worst book I’ve read in year.
Fourth book in this series and my first read. The start was slow and a little tedious. Started picking up about a third into the book and WOW, the interest caught fire. The story is almost a “big brother” scenario , with the revolutionary truly bad guys seeming to always get the upper hand. By the end of this book, all is not well with the revolution and the main character, Jane Hawk is on the move, trying to stay alive, at a high price. A good read.
The Forbidden Door is an awesome suspense-filled thriller. The main character, Jane is an ex-FBI agent on a mission to destroy the men who are installing mind-control technology in people in order to gain dominion over all of society. She is also on the run trying to not get herself caught and killed. She avoids all kinds of tight situations. She is being chased by the best of the best bad guys. They are right behind her each step of the way. She is a marvelous character. She's surrounded by a team of equally great characters. Dean Koontz is one of my favorite authors. This novel ranks among his best in my opinion.
I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of it.
Dean Koontz kept me totally absorbed in his new Jane Hawk thriller. Jane seemed to be a minor character in this book, with the focus more on the bad guys, known as the Techno-Arcadians. I learned a lot more about how their authority structure worked and how they were disciplined. Many of the scenes in which the Arcadians encountered and fought against regular civilians were absolutely horrifying. Without giving anything away, the title itself turns out to be an extremely violent and horrifying spectacle that left me gasping for breath and hurrying to read to the end of that scene. In this book, Travis is in danger and Jane has to risk everything to get to him to save him. The love of a mother for her child knows no bounds, as shown in this book that continues the saga of Jane versus the bad guys. My favorite character was Cornell, a giant man with a big heart and a lot of psychological problems. But his way of approaching problems was nothing less than heroic and I loved his gentleness, kindness and acceptance of what was happening. This book is a must read if you are a fan of the Jane Hawk series as I am, but I have to say that the violence is increased in this book and graphically described, so it is not for the faint of heart.
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U sure do keep me frustrated, Dean! A lot of u authors r doing these sequels to death...leaving ur readers on edge...Please leave the books to 3 or less...I’m going broke! Shades of the Authorians
Bobby of Wilbur
Wow! As usual a great read. How will Jane get out of this? Well, she better meet her goal or I’ll burn all of my Dean Koontz books.