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The Night Window

(Jane Hawk #5)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  7,467 ratings  ·  1,004 reviews
#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.

Groundbreaking, wholly involving, eerily prescient and terrifyingly topical, Dean Koontz's Jane Hawk series sets a new standard for con
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published May 14th 2019 by Bantam
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Mike Marsbergen You can easily jump into this one without reading the others, for two reasons—one, Koontz is great at bringing readers up to speed; two, the previous …moreYou can easily jump into this one without reading the others, for two reasons—one, Koontz is great at bringing readers up to speed; two, the previous books all feel like a waste of time with how dragged-out they are.(less)
K I often try to figure out why the author picked their titles, and this one the trickiest of the Jane books. I think it refers to how Jane sits and loo…moreI often try to figure out why the author picked their titles, and this one the trickiest of the Jane books. I think it refers to how Jane sits and looks out the window at night...several different times through out the series. She has trouble sleeping, and often has her coke and vodka. But especially the night with Vikram and Charlene, waiting to begin her plan and time to think of her son. To me Jane is very self reflective in this book as the climax comes to head.(less)
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Mary Beth
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth book in the Jane Hawk Series and you really would want to read these in order. Mainly this series is about Jane, who is on a search to find out why her husband was killed and who did it. His death was set up to believe that he committed suicide but Jane knows better. She is hiding for her life depends on it as she is hunted by some government officials, who have a way to find their enemy. Jane used her intelligence to outsmart the enemy. She is an ex F.B.I. agent and is a wante ...more
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Koontz Fans and lovers of Techno-Thrillers
Recommended to Matthew by: Dustin Crazy little brown owl
Apparently this is my week to read Hawk books. H is for Hawk earlier in the week and now I finish off the Jane Hawk series from Dean Koontz. I may not have had a glowing review for H is for Hawk, but the Jane Hawk series ended with a big and spectacular bang!

Thanks to Bantam Books/Random house for this ARC – I think this is one of the few times I am actually getting to an ARC while it is still “Advanced”. And, again, a standing ovation for Dustin Crazy little brown owl - moderator of Koontzland
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Dean Koontz concludes the insanely thrilling Jane Hawk series in fine style with a shocking leftfield conclusion. This has the feel of the Will Smith film, Enemy of the State, with Jane as the feisty stellar protagonist being ferociously hunted down, she is joined in her battle by the genius hacker that is Vikram Rangenaker and the few allies who believe in her. At the heart of the conspiracy is the Voldemort like billionaire, Wainwright Hollister, and his death eater government and private indu ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway! I enjoyed it, but I usually do with Dean Koontz! I have been reading him since a kid, about a million years ago!

Happy Reading!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is book 5 of the Jane Hawk series. And as most everyone is aware it will be the last in the series. I’m a relative newcomer to Dean Koontz’s work - this being my only exposure to his writing. And while I’ve found it entertaining, it’s been a bit of a roller coaster for me. There were some books in the series that I thoroughly enjoyed, leaving me breathless. While others seemed lacking, and more or less just a filler to the installment.

The last book, The Night Window didn’t hold the excitem
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
My thanks to Random House Publishing, Ballantine, Bantam and Netgalley.
I finished this book a few days ago, but had to wait to leave a review until I had de-stressed a bit! 😬 These 5 books have been up and down for me. I loved book one, hated book two, and was pretty happy with the rest. There has been so much death of side characters that I worried my behind off about this one. Don't get me wrong, because I like authors who kill characters willy nilly, but dang it, it does ratchet up the tensio
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5000-2019
This one was good. In fact it was very, very good and it finished the series off in great style.

I loved the way Koontz wrote it, in short choppy chapters, each one bouncing around between different characters. Every time he reaches a really suspenseful moment with one person the chapter ends and the reader is left hanging while he deals with another character. It was very stressful but certainly built up the excitement.

Koontz knows how to write really nasty characters and there were many of the
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
I found this long and redundant. I couldn't wait for it to end which raised my rating from a 1 to a 2 star. 4 of 10 stars!
Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
This was a buddy read with my husband who loves Dean Koontz. I read the first, second and now final book in the Jane Hawk series. It didn’t take long to get caught up to what was happening.

Jane is a strong, intelligent heroine, as she is on the hunt for the crazy billionaire, Warwick Hollister. With those working with him they have managed to implant devices into the minds of about 16,000 people in the US. His goal is world domination and he has a “God complex”, he believes he is destined to rul
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An awesome, thrilling finale to the Jane Hawk series. Dean Koontz this has been an outstanding series! You do need to read this series from the beginning though - I don't think you could pick up this final book and easily figure out what has happened. Action-packed and full of tension - I couldn't put this one down. I agree with the quote: "Jane Hawk is arguably the best character Koontz has created. Simply put, wow."--Associated Press. I'd give the series a 5-star rating. The mind-control theme ...more
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jane on the Run

When a 400-page thriller has grabbed your attention so much that you tear through it in less than 24 hours, you know the author is on to something. The Night Window, the final volume in the 5 volume Jane Hawk series, is a jet-propelled thrill ride. As it continues and completes a story developed five volumes ago and does not recap those volumes, it is not recommended that you start here.

Koontz offers us a high-paced story of a woman on the run with all of law enforcement and high
Maureen Carden
So this is it; the grand finale, the end of the wild ride, the whole enchilada, fini, -30-.
I am glass eyed from trying in one night to finish Dean Koontz’s The Night Window, the fifth and final Jane Hawk book. As much as I wanted to see much of what happened happen, I am really sorry to see this marvelous series end. Yeah, baby, parse that sentence.
Common wisdom says one should start this series from the beginning, but we aren’t all “adjusted” yet. A major villain, Warwick Hollister, the guy wit
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have loved this series and am very sad to see it come to a close. It was thrilling, "unputdownable", and I always looked forward to the next installment featuring the brave, strong, and courageous Jane Hawk. It is truly an amazing feat by this author to have kept this series constantly fascinating and awesome.

Jane Hawk again is battling the evil forces of the Arcadians, a group that wants domination so badly that they inject nanoparticles into people so that they can control them. Triggered b
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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, mur
Karen’s Library
I finished reading The Night Window a few days ago but needed a bit of time to get over my enormous book hangover. Actually, it’s a Jane Hawk book hangover, and I’m going to miss her tremendously! Except for maybe Einstein from Watchers, Jane is my favorite Dean Koontz character, and I have read ALL of his books and own most of them (maybe all of them).

Koontz has an uncanny knack of bringing us the greatest of goodness in his characters but also the absolute worst, evil dreggs of humanity as we
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bloody hell that was sooo intense. It wasn't the violence or anything but over five books you can get so invested in the characters that you cannot bear for anything bad to happen to them. So in reading this there was a lot of stop and start as I soothed my fevered brow.

Clearly this is do or die for Jane Hawk so it was always going to be full on. And it was - wall to wall action, suspense and nerve shredding terror. Once Jane's FBI buddy Vikram (you've been Vikramised ha ha - that was good) got
Jennifer Gaarder
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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An explosive conclusion to the bestselling Jane Hawk series by the renowned author Dean Koontz. The Night Window is a finale like no other with full-color characters, twists, and screams.

Jane, still on the run from the Arcadians, finds she cannot do this alone. Finding out that her distinct disguises will no longer work because of new technology becomes a new problem.

Meanwhile, a young director becomes wooed into a hapless situation with an Arcadia
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jane Hawk risks everything to take down an immense societal conspiracy, and bring this series to a dramatic conclusion.

Ex-FBI agent Jane Hawk’s war against the Techno Arcadians conspirators come to a stunning conclusion in this fifth novel, THE NIGHT WINDOW. A computer hacker armed with “back doors” into government data bases joins efforts with Jane to identify members of the conspiracy and those people across the nation who have been “adjusted” with nanobots. The two of them gamble ever
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a great ending to the series. Although it had several perspectives just as the previous books did, it was not confusing and the science was not overwhelming. There was part that felt a bit contrived, yet it was perfect in its own way. Unfortunately, I can't explain it any better than that without giving away the ending to not only this book but the whole series and that would be a shame. This series is definitely worth a read and it is complete now so it is the perfect time to ...more
Sheila Beaumont
The Night Window is a thrilling and thoroughly satisfying conclusion to Dean Koontz's compelling five-book series starring Jane Hawk, my favorite of all the characters he's created. If you haven't read this series yet, be sure to start with the first book, The Silent Corner.
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The 'goodie' characters, the plot (the advances in technology have a plus and minus aspect), the sub plots and the beautiful writing of Koontz. So many of the sentences were a joy to read. Beautiful prose.
I've ordered 2 more books in the Jane Hawke series. Unputdownable
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finishing this book brought back feelings similar to those I had after reading the last book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series: I didn't want the journey to end, but I wanted the journey to end. I'm not sure this is the last we'll see of rogue FBI agent Jane Hawk, actually, but if it really does mark the end of this series, it brings a bang-up ending to her battle against mind-controlling powers-that-be who killed her beloved husband and threatened the very existence of society as we know it ...more
Janet Newport
I've read the whole series now.... all 2,329 pages.

While it's been an exciting read with lots of action (everywhere), some likeable characters and some really despicable ones, the only ones that felt real to me were some of the minor ones that helped Jane along all 2,329 pages.

This should have been a much shorter read... maybe 2 books only. But I guess it was worthwhile if one doesn't mind thesaurus vomit and overly detailed and repetitive descriptions of gourmet foods, men's clothing, the luxur
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is definitely a series that any fan of the techno thriller genre won't want to miss. Be sure to start at the beginning and read the books in order for maximum enjoyment. This title brings the fast and furious tale to a close and, as I've said since I finished THE SILENT CORNER, this collection should definitely be made into a miniseries or a single blockbuster movie on the big screen!

What's it about -- well, in a nutshell: "Nanoweb brain implants; adjusted people shorn of free will, memorie
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, html-href
KoontzLand - May/June 2019 group read

Thanks to Random House & our Koontzland group, for the ARC copy.

A well-written Jane Hawk triller & mystery - she’s able to do everything! A “Beautiful” heroine, most wanted fugitive, x-FBI “rogue” agent, admired for her courage & the series ends showing she’s able to defeat anyone & solve any problem thrown her way.

In this book - she must defeat the “Techo Arcadians”, find/protect her son Travis (5 yrs old) & prove her husband Ken, was a murder not suici
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So, a book or two ago, I was mightily upset with our author. While I still loved Jane and was still very much into the series, I was…not pleased…with some decisions the author made. And I wasn’t the only one.

Well, in a case of what surely must be an author listening to his loyal readers, Mr. Koontz pulled it all together!

Now, based on this book I’m assuming we’re at the end of Jane’s Saga – and Mr. Koontz pulls this ending off in fine (and seriously exciting) style!

He pulls out all the stops and
Karen R
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed the Jane Hawk series tremendously and this installment doesn’t disappoint. Jane’s kick-ass character, the storyline and high tech gadgetry feel fresh and new. Jane’s street/tech smarts shine through again as she vigilantly works to expose powerful and ruthless bad guys.

The man seemingly at the top of this dark network, Wainwright Hollister, believes “people are tools, unless they decline to be used, whereupon they become merely obstructions that must be broken and quickly swept a
Bam cooks the books ;-)
*4.5 stars rounded up

Excellent last chapter in an exciting series! Dean Koontz juggles several strands to the story and ties them together nicely at the end. I was wondering how he was going to end this. Very well thought out and a bit shocking.

I received an arc of this book and the rest of the series from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review. Highly recommend.
Cody | CodysBookshelf
Jan 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dean-koontz
DNF. It took me ten days to read only 200 pages, or so. There’s a good story hidden somewhere in here, but it’s buried under Dean Koontz’s bloated, purple prose. This “action” series has had the forward motion of a truck stuck in mud since book two.
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the last book in Koontz's Jane Hawk series, and he pulled it off in fine form with high style and care. There were a couple of coincidences in the book that troubled me a little (of all the homes in the world that the high tech burglar could have targeted, he happened to choose the one in which Travis and his protectors were hiding, and at one point Jane was more than a little lucky in approaching one particular random stranger for help), but overall I was pleased and surprised by the re ...more
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