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The Night Window

Jane Hawk, Book 5
Narrated by: Elisabeth Rodgers
Series: Jane Hawk, Book 5
Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
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Jane Hawk’s one-woman war comes to an explosive climax as the rogue FBI agent gambles everything against a terrifying conspiracy, for vengeance, for justice, and for humanity’s freedom —from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner.

“Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created. . . . Simply put, wow.” —Associated Press

A visionary young filmmaker hunted for sport across a vast Colorado ranch by the celebrated billionaire at the heart of a monstrous cabal...

A brilliant computer hacker slipping through top-secret databases a whisper ahead of security trackers, gathering the facts to fight the all-powerful perpetrators of mass murder...

A pair of brutal operators, methodically shadowing their targets with every cutting-edge tool in the arsenal of today’s surveillance state...

A sequence of quiet heroes—everyday citizens—stepping up, stepping forward, intent on countering the advancing darkness...

A Vegas mob boss teamed with a homicidal sociopath, circling a beloved boy and his protectors, aiming to secure him as leverage against his fugitive mother...

And that fugitive mother herself, ex-agent Jane Hawk, closing in on the malevolent architects of ruin she has stalked as they stalk her, prepared to sacrifice herself to finally bring them down.

These are the people and circumstances of The Night Window, the thrilling new novel in Dean Koontz’s acclaimed Jane Hawk series. Replete—and then some—with the ingenious twists, the spellbinding action, the resonant themes, the sheer heart that have characterized Jane’s journey from the start, The Night Window follows its extraordinary heroine to her long-sought objective, in a stunning, unforgettable finale.

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

  • THE SILENT CORNER
  • THE WHISPERING ROOM
  • THE CROOKED STAIRCASE
  • THE FORBIDDEN DOOR
  • THE NIGHT WINDOW

“The spectacular finale to Jane’s story...will hit series fans with all the impact of a carefully calibrated hammer blow.” Booklist (starred review)

“The best installment in the series since the first . . . [Koontz] revs it up with entertaining encounters and offbeat humor.” Kirkus Reviews

©2019 by Dean Koontz. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Good conclusion to the series

Ive read this authors works for years and years - 25 years or so - what impressed me most about this series, of which this book is the conclusion (l think?) is the author isn't young anymore, but my goodness his talent is endless, and he can be like a fresh breeze ….nothing stale or old in this. Others could learn a thing or two about writing, or about being extremely successful but not giving up or selling out when it comes to product. Koontz delivers.

Clever - nice, modern.... and still the literary charmer when it comes to stringing a sentence together.

Go for it, try the first and enjoy the rest.

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A long haul

Average story with too many characters and far too many similies. Narrated in a single song voice that makes it difficult to stay awake.

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Amazing

Has to be the best series I have ever read. Well done Dean Koontz you are a brilliant writer I have enjoyed all your books I have read but Jane Hawks adventure with the arcadians has so far Been my favourite. I recommend it to all readers.

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Brilliant, as expected.

The best Koontz has ever written, and that's saying a lot. Jane Hawke is my new hero!

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So much suspense!

The Jane Hawk series has just been amazing to listen to, fantastic story and narration. I'm actually really sorry it's come to an end. There were quite a few times listening to this book that I gasped and said Oh no! out loud! it kept me on the edge right until the very end. Well done Mr Koontz! 👏

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  • shelley
  • 16-05-2019

INTENSE!!!!

I'm not sure where to begin reviewing this book. This is the fifth book in the Jane Hawk series (sixth if you count a 2 hour short story). It is definitely NOT a stand alone! If these books are not listened to in order you will not know what the heck is going on!
These books add up to one very long extensive story that is part sci-fi , part mystery, part suspense and completely engrossing!
I'm really writing this for anyone who has never listened to any of the books in this series. If you've listened then you're probably already hooked like I am and there's nothing I can tell you anyway. If you haven't listened to this series, What are you waiting for?
Elisabeth Rodgers is the voice of Jane Hawk. Her delivery is spot on!
This book has my HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.
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  • DAVID MAUCK
  • 16-05-2019

Great job Mr. Koontz

I really enjoyed this series. Thank you for your hard work! Can't wait for your next book.

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  • ODAT by Grace
  • 25-05-2019

awesome story

thank you Mr. Koontz for the ending. I was more scared of how you were going to end it than I was of all the terror in the story. I was clapping in my car at a red light when it ended and the guy next to me looked at me like I was crazy 🤣

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  • Christine
  • 17-05-2019

best series ever

I have loved this series since the first book. This last and end of series, is just as good as the first. Dean Koontz is a master story teller with all the suspense, twists and turns I will ever need!

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  • Becky
  • 16-05-2019

Brilliant!!! I loved it!!!

I will say nothing to give it away. But a great listen, I thought so before, but now I know. Koontz is a genius.

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  • Bev Bevaqua
  • 24-05-2019

Loved it!

The Jane Hawk series is now one of my favorite of Dean Koontz, who happens to be my favorite author, although he is my favorite author, if it wasn't good, I would say so, but I enjoyed these series of books 100 percent! I just say, the narrator is what really makes the story come alive, I really felt that she was Jane Hawk herself, and even better, I could always tell who was who, so I never got lost or confused with the story line. Keep the books coming Dean Koontz, and hopefully Elizabeth will be the narrator of a few of those!

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  • Judith J. Smith
  • 28-06-2019

The night window

Dean Knootz never disappoints. I discovered him when I found a book in my local library that featured a golden retriever (my favorite breed). After reading that book (The Watchers) I was hooked! The Jane Hawk series may be over (?), so I am eagerly waiting to see what Dean has up his sleeve for us next. Steven King, you are a close second, but Dean rules!


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  • Benjamin
  • 25-05-2019

great conclusion to the series!

looking forward to the next hero or heroine from the incomparable Dean Koontz! one of the best!

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  • BookReader
  • 20-06-2019

The Night Window

Looking to get your teeth into an absorbing series? Well...

Plot. The Jane Hawk Series consists of five books based on a diabolical cabal of crazies whose objective it is to own the minds of mankind. They created an algorithm to identify those among us who are leaders that may become a threat to the objective. To get the best and brightest out of the way, they are injected with controlling nanotechnology that forces them to commit suicide. Jane Hawk is an FBI agent and her husband is an early victim. Jane has an obsessive drive to determine the truth and stop the nightmare. She soon becomes the most-wanted fugitive in the country, on the run with her five-year-old little boy. Thus is the thrust of this series.

To avoid plot confusion, start with Book 1, The Silent Corner, and read the stories in sequence. Book 2 - The Whispering Room, Book 3 - The Crooked Staircase, Book 4 - Forbidden Door, Book 5 - The Night Window. All are in the area of fifteen hours of listening, give or take, and released from 2017 - 2019, narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers.

Liked. There is that "what-if" element to ponder. What if this was possible? Yikes! There are some wonderful characters that Jane meets in her journey to the truth.  Some hair-raising events that you're certain will be the end of Jane, but she keeps moving.  Page turning in sections. Squeaky clean reads, no sex, no objectionable language - just good mysteries.

Not so hot. Nothing worth mentioning.

Narration by Elisabeth Rodgers is great, male voices included. She "is" the voice of Jane Hawk!

There is one more story that includes the character of Jane Hawk, The Bone Farm. This is a short, two hours of listening. Although it is more reveal of the character of Jane Hawk, it is not relevant to enjoying the series. It's okay, a nice story written mid-series but the events take place in an earlier timeline, early in Jane's FBI career.

Recommended. Enjoy!

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  • DCGrits
  • 25-05-2019

Dean Koontz still has it.

Loved this series. Wondered how the story could end as there seemed no viable solution. Where as the ending was a “little” on the grand scale, it works. Koontz has quite the imagination and I for one am glad it hasn’t failed yet.

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  • Kelly
  • 18-10-2019

Farewell

A scary look at what may be, but written so well to draw on the goodness of spirit. Packed with twists and turns, hope and energy, loved it.

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  • Marion Shepherd
  • 04-09-2019

sadly the last one

Dean pulled it out of the bag for a thrilling climax to the Jane Hawk books. first class all the way through.

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  • siany
  • 24-08-2019

this needs to be made into a movie quadrilogy

this needs to be made into a movie quadrilogy. listened to all 5 back to back. could not get enough. brilliant

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-2019

Great ending

Enjoyed the last book in the series although there was an awful lot of recapping, I think if you had purchased book 5 you would have followed the story by then

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  • Janet M.
  • 07-07-2019

Jane Hawk

An absolutely riveting read in the last of the set, well narrated to keep you listening, Dean Koontz has done it again

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  • Chris Hunt
  • 18-06-2019

Brilliant

The last in the Jane Hawk series did not disappoint. A many faceted story and in my opinion the best in the series. Can’t wait for his next writing.

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  • catherine kerr
  • 18-06-2019

Wonderful

Thoroughly enjoyed every one of these books great story love the characters sorry at Sanders thank you

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  • Mr
  • 29-05-2019

Great conclusion to the series

I loved this series of books, some of Koontz best work since Odd Thomas. Elizabeth Rogers creates a great character with her excellent narration

I’d highly recommend

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  • Alison K
  • 29-05-2019

Raced through it!!

Incredible series, couldn't stop listening, this book just as gripping as the other 4. Could read them all again!

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  • D. Clough
  • 18-05-2019

Oh no . . . the end!

First the bad news: this is the last Jane Hawke novel that features her battle with the evil techno-arcadians - although we can only hope she returns in other roles. It was a great concept and I was totally gripped and swept along by all of the books which are superbly read by Elizabeth Rodgers.

Dean Koontz writes thrillers with a slight fairy-tale quality, highly moral and tinged with mysticism. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but for someone who doesn't usually read crime thrillers, like me, it connects well with my taste for SF and fantasy. He also 'does evil' extremely well, maybe better than anyone, conveying with great conviction the chilling banality of the minds of the psychopaths and sadists in his stories.

He will occasionally interrupt the flow of his action with philosophical musings or 'dark and stormy night' digressions and that can be irritating with an audiobook because it's not easy to skip over them. But it's a small and forgivable flaw, I will miss devouring these books hugely.