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"No time to delay. Do what you were born to do. Fame will be yours when you do this."
These are the words that ring in the mind of mild-mannered, beloved schoolteacher Cora Gundersun - just before she takes her own life, and many others', in a shocking act of carnage. When the disturbing contents of her secret journal are discovered, it seems certain that she must have been insane. But Jane Hawk knows better.
In the wake of her husband's inexplicable suicide - and the equally mysterious deaths of scores of other exemplary individuals - Jane picks up the trail of a secret cabal of powerful players who think themselves above the law and beyond punishment. But the ruthless people bent on hijacking America's future for their own monstrous ends never banked on a highly trained FBI agent willing to go rogue - and become the nation's most wanted fugitive - in order to derail their insidious plans to gain absolute power with a terrifying technological breakthrough.
Driven by love for her lost husband and by fear for the five-year-old son she has sent into hiding, Jane Hawk has become an unstoppable predator. Those she is hunting will have nowhere to run when her shadow falls across them.
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By Michael on 11-28-17
Much better than The Silent Corner
Here Koontz blends his new hot dark female avenger protagonist with classic Koontz writing as he works hard to tone down the protagonist. In the first book Jane Hawk would kill somewhat minor bad guys with little compunction and the paranoia ran very deep (which I found off putting), now she has a conscience, questions the raw paranoia and the story blooms in classic Koontz style. This was not the very best of Koontz but I enjoyed the listen and finished it quickly. There were lots of great characters (much more than Silent Corner) and plenty of twists and turns.
The narration was very good with very nice characterization and subtle expressions of emotion that enhances the listen.
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By Daniel on 11-26-17
Dammit, I had things to do!
I really did have things I needed to do. My lawn is filled with leaves. I have plants that are still outside and need to be brought into the greenhouse before it freezes. Those same plants need some attention before I move them; re-potting, trimming, etc.. I need to get Christmas cards out, do shopping, and oh, just a host of other things, but for more than 14 hours of awake time, I listened to Jane Hawk as she struggled to get through one day after another in a world gone absolutely loony-toons with these guys who want to rule the world.
This time (SPOILER ALERT - SPOILER ALERT You have been warned!!! SPOILER ALERT) This tine the evil guys are these "intellectuals who have invented a nannite that forms a controlling network in a victim's brain and that person becomes like a slave, willing to do just about anything up to and including killing themselves.
Jane decides to take out the highly connected and very rich leaders of this cabal and goes hunting. Along the way she meets characters that are memorable as only Dean Koontz can make characters. Elizabeth Rodgers brought each of them to life with her wonderful narration of this book. Her rendition of "Grandpa Bernie" is both touching and hilarious, for example.
This is another Dean Koontz masterpiece. He just gets better and better, Get this book. If you like out-there science and action packed stories that are tightly plotted and well narrated then you WILL like this book;. I loved it.
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