The Forbidden Door

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When this relentless rogue FBI agent comes knocking, her adversaries will have to answer—with their lives—in the latest thrilling Jane Hawk novel by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Corner.

“Koontz continues the incredible saga of the robust character of Jane Hawk, and it’s as terrific as the others in the series.”—Associated Press


“We’re rewriting the play, and the play is this country, the world, the future. We break Jane’s heart, we’ll also break her will.”
 
She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nation’s most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by a powerful secret society’s terrifying mind-control technology. She couldn’t save her husband, or the others whose lives have been destroyed, but equipped with superior tactical and survival skills—and the fury born of a broken heart and a hunger for justice—Jane has struck major blows against the insidious cabal.

But Jane’s enemies are about to hit back hard. If their best operatives can’t outrun her, they mean to bring her running to them, using her five-year-old son as bait. Jane knows there’s no underestimating their capabilities, but she must battle her way back across the country to the remote shelter where her boy is safely hidden . . . for now. As she moves resolutely forward, new threats begin to emerge: a growing number of brain-altered victims driven hopelessly, violently insane. With the madness spreading like a virus, the war between Jane and her enemies will become a fight for all their lives—against the lethal terror unleashed from behind the forbidden door.

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 (Coming Soon!)

Praise for The Forbidden Door


“Compelling and enthralling.”New York Journal of Books

“Mind-blowing. . . [a] gripping series . . .  a thrill ride. [Dean Koontz is] able to distract you for hours.”Bookreporter 

“Koontz is on another roll with a new series that boasts a juicy premise and a compelling star. . . . Pure gold.”Booklist 


The Forbidden Door - Dean Koontz Summary

The Forbidden Door (Indonesian: Pintu Terlarang) is a 2009 Indonesian thriller film, directed by Joko Anwar. It is based on the novel Pintu Terlarang, written by Sekar Ayu Asmara. Joko Anwar won the Best of Puchon award at the 2009 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, and was nominated for the Golden Kinnaree Award at the 2009 Bangkok International Film Festival...


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The Forbidden Door - Dean Koontz Book Reviews (185)

Dgb65

Stupido1 star

Chock full of irrelevant fluff - 400 pages could be reduced to 50 pages of actual content. 15

Koontz Fan 101

More more more!!! Mr. Koontz never fails to keep me glued to the pages.5 star

Jane Hawk is unforgettable. She is arguably the most captivating protagonist Mr. Koontz has created to date. While reading Jane, I must set an alarm to keep myself from being late to work, bed, life in general, etc. Seriously, Jane Hawk never ceases to amaze, making it difficult to focus on much else but her next move. Her trusted allies are equally mesmerizing. I have fallen in love with the whole lot of them. Even some of the creepy characters are fascinating. I have no idea how Mr. Koontz does it, but I sure am grateful. If you’re wondering if Jane is worthy of your time, the answer (in my opinion) is an unequivocal “Yes!”. Start from the beginning though.., you won’t want to miss a beat. #gojanego 55

Ibooks2fa

Good Read.5 star

Cant wait for the next book. 55

Mid-Life

The Forbidden Door1 star

Same story as first two. Boring. Taking an okay idea and drawing it out. This was my last book in the series.. 15

Ferrari$

The Forbidden Door1 star

Doesn’t really get one star. Worst book I’ve read in year. 15

ledoss

Wow, caught fire4 star

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. 45

LEEE0316

Awesome Thriller5 star

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. 55

Nanna Teacher

Jane versus the Arcadians in a Quest to rescue her son5 star

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. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and from Netgalley. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 55

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Loraine5 star

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 55

Bobby of Wilbur

The Crooked Staircase5 star

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. 55


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