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The Night Window

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The fifth and final book of the Jane Hawk series does not disappoint! Following this story through the twists and turns of a crazy, cabal of people too rich for their own good who think they can use technology to control people and turn the world into their own controlled utopia.

Having stumbled across the conspiracy when the love of her life commits suicide out of the blue unwilling to believe that conclusion, Jane uses her FBI investigative skills to find the truth.  On the run as this cabal pursues her with all the legal and illegal resources, her son as much a target as everyone she meets and befriends along the way, all her trials culminate in a wonderful revelation.  Dean Koontz has created a wonderful, scary conspiracy that delves into the evils that people can do with technology.  At what point does the innovation of technology turn into the evils that humanity can do with every discovery.  A wonderful dichotomy to ponder throughout this series.
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I gave a high praise for book 4 and couldn’t wait to read book 5.

In this one I felt myself skipping a lot of scenes that were more “fillers” then adding anything to the conclusion of this story. Some endings for enemies were cut a bit short and not as satisfying for me.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ebook copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Well I did end up not finishing this book. I love Dean Koontz as an author and the story itself is very good however, it is not my type of novel.  If you are in to science type stories this is for you.
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Dean Koontz is my favorite author, and his best series doesn't disappoint. He never fails to create intricate characters who I feel like I really know. Night Window was a true page turner.
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"The Night Window" eBook was published in 2019 and was written by Dean Koontz (https://www.deankoontz.com/). Mr. Koontz has published more than 120 novels and novellas. This is the 5th and final book in his "Jane Hawk" series. 

I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The story is set in the very near future. The primary character continues as former FBI agent Jane Hawk. 

This thriller continues and wraps up the saga of Jane Hawk and the cabal that is attempting to take over America then the world with their mind control tech. The struggle with her adversaries continues and Hawk makes some new allies in her fight. It comes down to an all-or-nothing stand. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the near 10 hours I spent reading this 410-page science-fiction thriller. I have read Koontz novels for years and have enjoyed them all. I have particularly liked this five-book series, though this is more of a straight forward thriller than many of Koontz's novels. I was a little disappointed at how the series concluded. Not with the ending itself but how quickly the story was wrapped up. I would strongly recommend reading the first four books in the series (in order) before reading this novel. I like the cover art. I give this novel a 5 out of 5.

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What more can be said about Dean Koontz? His writing is so clear and effortless and the story he tells mesmerizes. Jane hawk is one of the great characters in fiction today and Koontz's deft handling of the insurmountable odds that she faces in looking to stop nothing less than world domination is superb.
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*Disclosure; I received a free copy from #NetGalley prior to publication.* Hard to review without spoilers, but I highly recommend reading the previous 4 editions to get the most out of The Night Window. Jane Hawk has been tracking the conspiracy owners who killed her husband and are trying to take over humanity. While on this epic task, she must keep her young son out of the path of this ruthless group. The final installment of the Jane Hawk series was a bit disappointing. There was plenty of action, but it also lagged in spots with unnecessary scenes. The best part was wrapping up this enemy, but in kind of a weird way. Didn't like the wrap up to some of the characters from previous issues, but there is always a price to pay in preventing Armegeddon.
I would have liked to see some indication of if Jane Hawk will return in other adventures. I think she is a compelling heroine and worthy of more action.
#TheNightWindow #NetGalley
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I loved the conclusion to this series. This was much better than the previous book. I highly recommend listening to this on audio, When I get the chance I am definitely going to read this series from the beginning just as soon as I get “adjusted” 😳😆 Needless to say I enjoyed this.
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I liked the Jane Hawk character.  The books hold an alarming plot and quick-paced action.  However, you need to suspend your disbelief throughout most of the story - which is fine with me for a short while but the fourth book was getting worrisome and this fifth and last in the series was just plain too much.  I had to jump to the end just to get to the conclusion.  I believe Koontz should have wrapped this storyline up in the 3rd novel.  The last two books were unneeded, tiresome, and over the top.  Dean Koontz is a talented writer but he drew this story-line just too far out.
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Brilliant start (and it seems, finally, the end), Why isn't this a tv series?" Kindly don't hire Angelina Jolie for the role of Jane Hawk. For three-fourths of the book, I really didn't care what Jane Hawk was up to (it seemed like the umpteenth cycle of her brush with 'adjusted' or Arcadians or creators or people who believed & helped her); For me, it was all about Thomas Buckle. But then the way the entire 5-book franchise / conflict was wrapped up -as real as can be in a dystopian world where nothing is what it seems -it was great! I'm happy.

SPOILER QUESTION: Was that the real-actual Mai-Mai in the end? Then where is she now?

Memorable lines:

 “Just imagine, Tom, that these Techno Arcadians are intent not only on repressing the unruly masses by injecting and controlling selected leaders in politics, religion, business, and the arts. They also want to prevent charismatic individuals with wrong ideas from influencing the culture.”

- "They play too much video game.”
“Who does?” Jane asked.
“This generation men. Video, porn, Internet - they don’t know how to be real anymore.”"

-“The theory is that if someone had killed Hamlet in the first act, a lot more people would have been alive at the end.”
-“To the Arcadian,s it’s not murder. They think of it as culling from the herd any individuals with dangerous potential, a necessary step toward peace and stability.”

-".....that it’s necessary to remove their unique genome from society, prevent them from propagating.”

- John Donne wrote, no man is an island, entire of itself, which Charlie Weatherwax knows to be the ripest bullshit. The human species is an infinite archipelago of islands, with rough seas separating them. All men and women are vortexes of pure self-interest, their self-love whirling at such velocity that true concern for others can never escape the centrifugal force of their narcissism.
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Let me just start off by saying that I have not read the first 4 novels in this series. While that may have been helpful to give some history and added dimension, I didn’t feel that it was necessary to have a solid grasp on this story. The story is thoroughly riveting, and it kept me completely interested and wanting to keep turning the pages to find out what happens to the embattled Jane Hawk and her allies. The proclaimed leader of the Arcadians, a group of influential people who have placed themselves in a position to take over the world’s governments by infecting others with brain control nanobots, is probably one of the most depraved, psychopathic characters I have read that isn’t non fiction.I’ve always been a Dean Koontz fan and this story doesn’t disappoint. Worth a read.
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This was originally supposed to be a trilogy so at first i was disappointed that i would have to read more books to see what happened, even though i love the Jane Hawk character. So this final (?) chapter in the series made me happy. 
I found some of the narrative too long and wordy but enjoyed it nonetheless. I was also happy to see all the bad guys get what was coming to them and Jane to finally have some peace. I’ll miss Jane but am glad the novels continued and ended the way this one did. 

Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Koontz remains one of the top writers in his field.  I've been enjoying the Jane Hawk series since book one, and this one (number five in the series) is as good as the others!
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Dean Koontz introduced us to ex-FBI Agent Jane Hawk in 2017. Four novels later, he asks us to say farewell to her.
I was apprehensive when I began The Night Window. Would the series ending satisfy? Would I be able to say goodbye to Jane Hawk without regrets.
Dean Koontz has written a series finale that does not disappoint. This is a fast paced, intelligent, edge of your seat thriller. Jane Hawk uses every tool in her arsenal in the final showdown with the Techno-Arcadians. Battling corruption, murder, revenge, treason, monsters,  and mind bending drugs, the fight comes down to good versus evil. Dean Koontz gives us a fast paced book that takes us on a thrill ride to an unbelievable ending.
Thanks to Dean Koontz for the Jane Hawk series. We have gotten to know a fierce warrior who faced the enemy with courage and skill. Much as I lament the ending of the intelligent series, I am pleased with its conclusion.
This summer the best thriller isn’t on the local movie screen, nor is it on our TV screen. The best thriller is between the flaps of Dean Koontz’ last Jane Hawk novel. So settle in, open the book and prepare for an edge of your seat thrill ride. I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley. #NetGalley #TheNightWindow
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As one of the most graphically violent of the Jane Hawk novels, it was nevertheless riveting and intriguing. I liked the depth of the characters and enjoyed the descriptions of their fates, both good and bad.
It was an easy read for all until the very end. In typical Dean Koontz manner one had to skip the lamenting about nothing, and the rap up of all the names might confuse someone who has not read the previous books.
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OMG.

I was waiting and waiting for the conclusion of this series. When I finally finished it, all I could do was sit there, limp, distraught at the thought it was all over.

Jane Hawk was one of the most intriguing heroines I've ever met: a strong warrior, a grieving widow, a frightened mother, a brilliant strategist... I could go on and on.

If you like intrigue, cyber warfare, spy novels, all set in a dystopian tomorrow that's just too easy to imagine could really happen in the not-so-distant future, well, these five books are for you. I didn't think Dean Koontz could top The Silent Corner, #1 in the series. But then followed The Whispering Room, The Crooked Staircase, The Forbidden Door and finally The Night Window. 

My only complaint is that The Night Window ended when it did. It ramped up to this climactic ending, and it ended, and... and it ended. It was over. Done. Finished. And I want more!!!!
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Title: The Night Window
Author: Dean Koontz
Publisher: Random House Publishing
Published: May 14, 2019

This is book 5 of the series. It’s a weird series but I like it. This is the first books that I’ve read from this author. I don’t want to sound rude but like, you can tell the author is conveying or at least dabbling with conservative beliefs within the series.

When I received the first one through Netgalley I went and researched the author. I know of him because my mom read his books when she was younger.

But also, I read about how he stopped a series and started on this one. I was worried that I’d get further into this series and then, suddenly no end. But this does end with this one.

The series is conspiracy is real kind of thing... and I’m honestly not sure how to review a book you’d have to read the other ones to. Some have stated you can start this one without the others because he catches readers up..but I dunno. ..But that’s just me and I like to start and finish in the correct order (Unless I somehow buy a book without knowing it wasn’t middle of a series, ugh).

This series starts with The Silent Corner

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DNF
I didn't realize this book had pedophilia in or I wouldn't have requested it.  I will not post a review any where.
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Enjoyed this book. Kept me interested all the way through. Would recommend to a fellow reader.  Love the cover.
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While I am a fan of Dean Koontz, I somehow missed this series. That being said, I was able to read this as a stand alone book and still enjoy it. There were a lot of twists and turns in this book that I throughly enjoyed and some things that are unique to the author and his style. One of the reasons I love his books. I recommend this book, but you might want to read the others in the series first!
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