The Forbidden Door – a #BookReview – #greatreads

The Forbidden Door by Dean KoontzTitle: The Forbidden Door (A Jane Hawk Novel) Book 4 by Dean Koontz

Genre: Currently #60 on Amazon Best Sellers Rank in Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Suspense

Publisher: Bantam – Random House LLC

Publication Date: To be released September 11, 2018

Source: Publisher and NetGalley

Title and Cover: The Forbidden DoorCompelling colors, interesting face, same model as book covers 2 and 3(?) but I don’t see here a vision of the “real” Jane Hawk.

Okay, yes, I didn’t read book 1 but I did read books 2 and 3 and I must say if Book 2 hooked you, Book 3 stayed the course, Book 4 absolutely cements you into Hawk’s boots. They are kick-ass boots worn by a quick-witted, intelligent ex-FBI agent gone rogue. She’s mad.

Not mad, furious.

She’s tough, intuitive, and on an urgent mission as book 3 ended with a call from her son, Travis…his guardians are missing.

The Forbidden Door by Dean KoontzThe architects of the nano-technology conspiracy permeate throughout society and were initially successful at turning a potential speed bump on their road to success into a sinkhole. They have turned Jane Hawk into America’s most wanted, recognizable fugitive, a canker on the back end of society, and a deadly renegade to be hunted down and eliminated. Jane lost her husband to them and soon began to see a terrifying pattern of mind-altered people.

Prominent prose paired with poetic prophecy can get damned scary in a Koontz thriller suspense. No, you don’t really have to read books 1-3 to enjoy book 4. Most reprised characters are given sufficient explanation that this could function as a standalone book. But why would you want to do that? You’d miss those pseudo-academicians, (**drum roll**) from Princeton and Harvard, who never lack in one-upmanship. I characterized their dialogue before as presenting a form of comic relief. They still do–deadly and shocking comic relief. The characters are well developed and beyond conscionable engagement, the good guys being very, very good and the bad guys horrible; the historic tug of good vs evil. As before, Koontz presents an unbalanced bad, whose tentacles extend into multiple departments, personnel, and their equipment.

In her quest to rescue Travis (after his guardians are killed) and his newly recruited BFF, Cornell, Jane discovers that the nano-injections given to a populace of a small town desert community have resulted in extreme and deadly behaviors. These unfortunates who’ve vaulted through “the forbidden door” are wreaking enough havoc that it may even serve as a minor cover for her covert mission to retrieve her son with the help of a couple of her buddies, enlisted characters from previous installments. She has overlooked nothing in her preparation for the run to Borrego Springs from vehicles to personnel.

While Jane makes preparations, we sink deeper into the support characters that round out this narrative with such power. Commanding characters ring true throughout. I’ll repeat what I said before, Koontz has found a winning formulaic…I love his prose, the bits of information he drops as an aside, revelations about all manner of men and materiel and his $300 words, including his brand of Koontz philosophy. The man can drive home a point!

The Jane Hawk series began with THE SILENT CORNER, progressed to THE WHISPERING ROOM (my review and recommendation here), survived THE CROOKED STAIRCASE (my review and recommendation here) , and in THE FORBIDDEN DOOR has become a crusader to save her five-year-old son from the techno-Arcadians against whom she launched a campaign to combat the heinous conspiracy to “adjust” the entire population of the world. They appeared to have a good start. However, there may be a problem with the origins of so many of the Arcadians, Janis Dern for one. Her partner Chris Roberts knows that “…brandishing a gun is like striking a match in the dark to find the source of a gas leak.”

(Homeland Security, the FBI, or law enforcement) “They possess no warrants, but a lie is not a lie when there’s no such thing as truth.”

I was given this uncorrected proof download by Bantam Books-Random House LLC and NetGalley (thank you!). I greatly appreciate the opportunity to read and review and heartily recommend it to Koontz fans, those who don’t know they are Koontz fans (you will be), and anyone who enjoys a serious thriller, suspense, mystery, sci-fi-horror.

Add to Goodreads

Rosepoint Publishing:  Five of Five Stars Five Stars of Five Rating

Dean Koontz - authorThe Author: (Goodreads Author page) Acknowledged as “America’s most popular suspense novelist” (Rolling Stone) and as one of today’s most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.

Dean R. Koontz has also published under the names Leigh NicholsBrian CoffeyDavid AxtonOwen WestDeanna Dwyer and Aaron Wolfe.

(Amazon Author page) Dean Koontz, the author of many #1 New York Times bestsellers, lives in Southern California with his wife, Gerda, their golden retriever, Elsa, and the enduring spirits of their goldens, Trixie and Anna.

I put a spotlight on Mr. Koontz in 2017. Read more about this amazing author here.

©2018 V Williams V Williams

Author: Rosepoint Publishing

I am the granddaughter of Patrick John "Stanley McShane" Rose whose books including "Cocos Island Treasure" I've recently published. My time is now spent in reading, reviewing, and writing bookish articles. I'm looking forward to sharing this social media odyssey with you!

19 thoughts on “The Forbidden Door – a #BookReview – #greatreads”

Leave a Reply to Rosepoint Publishing Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

skyy

Short story blogger - I hope you read

Emma's Writing Things

A place to share the things that I write

An Amyzing Journey

Tips, tricks, & funny stories about adventuring & mental health

coolpeppermint

memories and musings

Scribbles 'n Bits

Original poetry, short stories, and other bits

BEST WEB DESIGNING INSTITUTE

BEST WEB DESIGNING INSTITUTE

Let's talk

Vibe alone for a while

Barbara Crane Navarro

Rainforest Art Project - Pas de Cartier !

RealStuff by RealMe

Before, After, Then, Now and NEVER!

Islamic Dua and Wazifa For Love back and Solve All problems

Love problem Solution in just 2 Days: Lost love back, ex love back, ex husband back, ex boyfriend and other all love problem Solution. Call and Whatsapp +91 9571300113

Poetic reflections

Poetry and expression of ideas

Julia's Bookshelves

Book Reviews, Reccomendations, & Travel

stephiebooks.wordpress.com/

Book Reviews, Tags, Vlogs, & More.

a.mermaid'spen_

I read, rant and write ;)

PHOTO.RİP

PHOTO FASHİON VİDEO MUSİC

Beneath The Bones

seeking inspiration

Learning Thursdays

It is hard to fail, but worse to have never tried - Abraham Lincoln

MiddleMe

Becoming Unstuck

ARBIND KUMAR BLOG

arbindkumar475151597. wordpress.com

Bhuvana Chakra

The Power of Living God Ministries

The Wild Coach

You are an important nexus of energy

Virtualidades

Blog do jornalista e professor Solon Saldanha

Happiness for a moment with you....

I'm glad I learned to express my thoughts clearly and everyone loves to read them. Sometimes it takes a lot of thinking power to think about the surroundings. Someone who likes it, someone who enjoys it, appreciates that he is writing very well. Reading and commenting on the post I wrote would give me a lot of bullshit and I would get new ideas to write new ones. I'm really glad I got your response.

Brian Cook's Blog

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. - Oscar Wilde

Writing Roses

Welcome to the Roses

Sophrosyne

I'm a Doctor with so many random thoughts, so I decided to blog.

Scott Clark | Teaching, Writing, Research

Portal to primary school blogs, research and resources | Middle Years/Young Adult story writing

UNITBALL

a medical education website

Endless dreams and boundless imaginations!

We only live once. Hence, let's not stop dreaming

readingtonic

book reviews

Competitive World

Your Competitive Exam Companion

News from Ibonoco

Moments de vie, fragments de textes et quelques notes...

World Of Dreams Poetry

Universe Of Verse

Foster Your Writing

Write Like You Know What You're Doing

A Lifetime of Joy

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ~C.S. Lewis

SUSANNE LEIST

Author of Paranormal Suspense

psychologistmimi

Food, Road Trips & Notes from the Non-Profit Underground

%d bloggers like this: