The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3) by Dean Koontz

The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3)

"I could be dead tomorrow. Or something worse than dead." Jane Hawk knows she may be living on borrowed time. But as long as she's breathing, she'll never cease her one-woman war against the terrifying conspiracy that threatens the freedom--and free will--of millions. Battling the strange epidemic of murder-suicides that claimed Jane's husband, and is escalating across the country, has made the rogue FBI agent a wanted fugitive, relentlessly hunt...


Details The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3)

TitleThe Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3)
ISBN9780525483427
Author
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
PublisherBantam
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery Thriller
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Reviews The Crooked Staircase (Jane Hawk, #3)

  • Yodamom
    1970-01-01
    Fast, violent, deadly, with intense suspense.I think an ultimate fear is losing control of our own minds, or choices. This book dives into that fear and drags it into that dark place, then it adds rape, torture, sex salvery, and running for your life. It is intense. Jane the main character, rams though her targets, try to find her husbands killer, and save her son from an unspeakably horrific threat. The bad guys are so ruthless, my stomach churn...
  • Judy
    1970-01-01
    Jane Hawk and her one-woman war against the Techno Arcadians are back! If anything, this book is even more intense than the first two books. When I finished, I just wanted more. The ending was a cliffhanger so we know there is more to come.Jane's husband took his own life and Jane knows it is because he is being controlled by nanotechnology that is injected in people to control them as robots. They have a list of people who the Arcadians have dec...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    Wow! I pretty much inhaled this 3rd installment in the Jane Hawk novels. I've been a huge fan of Dean Koontz ever since I read Watchers decades ago. One of the things I love most about his books is that no matter how inherently evil his villains are, there is always someone that is good and honorable and full of love. His books are always filled with light and dark, hope and hopelessness... But usually, light, hope, and love conquers. Jane Hawk i...
  • OutlawPoet
    1970-01-01
    Let me start by saying that, despite the 3-star rating, Jane Hawk is still my alter ego. Like her, I’d do anything (and I do mean anything) to defend the ones I love. Lol – I just think she looks better doing it!The book is so full of action and heartbreak. I tore through this in a couple of hours, wishing and hoping there was more once it was over. Readers should know that it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. I was so mad that that he left it ...
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    The Crooked Staircase is maybe my favorite in this series. Koontz is a master of suspense. Anyone who reads his books knows that but I think he outdid himself with this one. You are definitely in for a ride as Jane continues on her mission to expose and destroy those that are trying to enslave the world. She is ruthless and yet she does manage to hold on to her own humanity (I worry for her in this because Koontz takes her so very close to the ed...
  • Paul Anderson
    1970-01-01
    The thrill is back as Dean Koontz returns once again to the fast-paced protagonist-on-the-run roots that made his early novels so exciting and appealing. The Jane Hawk novels seamlessly cross genres, effortlessly moving from science fiction territory into that of James Bond’s espionage and modern techno-thrillers, from noir into pure psychological horror.None of the characters in The Crooked Staircase by Dean Koontz (Random House, May 8, 2018) ...
  • Lisa Cleveland
    1970-01-01
    My thanks to Random House/Bantam books and Netgalley. I loved the first book of this series, then hated the second book. So it was with a bit of trepidation that I requested this third book in the series. I didn't know what to expect, but I knew I'd have to finish the series. Well, this third book wasn't the end, but it did move us much closer to an ending. I confess that I kind of loved this book. The baddies were so freaking evil, but a few wer...
  • J.S. Bailey
    1970-01-01
    I have to say, I wasn't sure about Jane Hawk at first, but this has shaped up into my favorite Dean Koontz series, and I highly recommend it. (I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)
  • Lisa Aiello
    1970-01-01
    I received a copy of this through NetGalley for my honest review.I was able to slide right into Book 3 after finishing Book 2, and was delighted to do so. Dean Koontz is a master storyteller, and Book 3 is my favorite of the series thus far. Jane is continuing on her mission to expose and obliterate the evil plot devised by some pretty horrific minds. Suspense, intrigue, murder, power struggles, and just plain evil abound, and Jane is probably on...
  • Lisa Cleveland
    1970-01-01
    My thanks to Random House/Bantam books and Netgalley. I loved the first book of this series, then hated the second book. So it was with a bit of trepidation that I requested this third book in the series. I didn't know what to expect, but I knew I'd have to finish the series. Well, this third book wasn't the end, but it did move us much closer to an ending. I confess that I kind of loved this book. The baddies were so freaking evil, but a few wer...
  • Judy Lesley
    1970-01-01
    Not for me, but with his legion of fans of this series I'm sure Dean Koontz will be able to carry on. This is the third book in the Jane Hawk series with the books being published at a very smart clip, book one was just published in June 2017, which is maybe why readers don't seem to mind the incredibly abrupt cliffhanger ending to this one. This is my first Koontz novel, therefore my first Jane Hawk, so I did mind the ending.There is a confedera...
  • Glady
    1970-01-01
    I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.Please, just finish already! The Crooked Staircase is the third novel in Koontz's Jane Hawk series. And, once again, he delivers a well-written thriller. The only problem here is that too much of this novel is repetitive of the first and second titles in the series. Once again, innocent, talented individuals are deemed too dangerous to continue with their lives so they are tu...
  • Nan Williams
    1970-01-01
    What a breath of fresh air to have a protagonist who uses her intellect and her wits to outsmart the enemy! To have a woman who is not a smart mouth, but simply smart – as in intelligent. She’s someone with confidence in herself and in her abilities and puts that confidence to work in solving whatever problems she encounters. This is my first book featuring defrocked FBI agent, Jane Hawk.And it wasn’t just Jane, our heroine, who exercised h...
  • Jill Elizabeth
    1970-01-01
    ----------"I thought my war was over years ago.""It's all one war," she said, "and it's never over."----------This is absolutely the most fascinating, horrifying, deliciously twisty series! I am a long-time fan of Dean Koontz, but with the Jane Hawk books he's really come up with something delightful - the plot lines are eerie and creepy and unbelievably believable. The characters are evil and heroic and broken and battered and unredeemable and t...
  • Viccy
    1970-01-01
    What if there was a vast conspiracy aimed at keeping humanity enslaved by killing off the best and the brightest? What if your husband, a decorated Marine combat veteran killed himself for no reason? What if you are an FBI agent, trained to notice anomalies? And you are determined to bring down the cabal directing this conspiracy? You would be Jane Hawk, former FBI agent and now America's most wanted. She has killed her way through the top ranks ...
  • Sherri Lewis
    1970-01-01
    *** I received an advanced e-copy from Net Galley in exchange for my honest reviewThe next book in the Jane Hawk series is here and it is one fast paced ride. Jane is still trying to hunt down all of ones involved in the chilling act of implanting nanowebs in people in order to control them. Since her husband became one of the casualties, she has been on a one-woman hunt and it seems like every time she thinks she is nearing the top of the chain,...
  • Tiffany Foskey
    1970-01-01
    Dean Koontz latest installment in the Jane Hawk series does not disappoint!!!!!! Action packed, drama filled, and sci fi fantasy. Jane Hawk is still on her mission to find the mastermind behind the takeover of the human race and she's getting closer with every chapter. This book is just as good as the previous two in this series if not better. Thank you Netgalley for my oppurtunity to read and review this book. I highly recommend this whole serie...
  • Toni
    1970-01-01
    Love this series. Jane is a woman on a mission. She will stop at nothing to expose the real reason for the unexplained death of her husband. She has put friends Gavin and Jessie in grave danger by having then care for her son, Travis. Will they survive, and what will happen to Travis if they don't. Can't wait for next installment.
  • Melanie
    1970-01-01
    Horrifically beautiful in it's heartbreak and grace, this story of one woman's quest to stop an organization that would change the world as we know it kept me involved to the end and anxiously waiting for the next installment.Koontz's prose is so eloquent that I kept re-reading descriptive passages that resonated in my heart. I cared for the characters and cried with their grief.Thanks to the publisher for an advanced galley of the work.
  • Suellen
    1970-01-01
    In this third installment of the Jane Hawk series, this rouge FBI s still on the run. Is she getting closer to revealing the truth behind the outbreak of murder/suicides that is responsible for her husband’s death? Her travels take her to Lake Tahoe and beyond in this high intensity drama as she searches for answers.
  • Gail Smith
    1970-01-01
    Dean Koontz continues the saga of Jane Hawk, rogue former-FBI agent who has uncovered the dastardly plot to overtake the world by a group of power hungry villains known as the Techno Arcadians. With implanted nanotechnology, they have taken control of a vast number of people that they deemed either a threat to their power grab, or else individuals that were not contributing sufficiently, in their estimation, to society. Their goal is a Utopian so...
  • Kerry Clair
    1970-01-01
    I liked this better than the one before. This was a really good story as we get into the meat of this adventure. I still have to wish that Koontz would spend more time on each character rather than jumping so quickly as it causes my attention to slip. I really prefer being absorbed and riveted in a book and with the constant switches it’s too distracting and easy to put down.
  • Susan
    1970-01-01
    Another thrilling installment in the Jane Hawk series. Jane is back kicking ass and taking names. So much was happening in this book that kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t read it fast enough! The plot thickens with some major developments and new (evil) characters. Can’t wait for what happens next!*ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
  • Mike Zinn
    1970-01-01
    I was rolling along, loving this book, remembering why I had enjoyed Dean Koontz in the past when ———- it just stopped. It was more like part one than a whole novel. The last 8% or so was just a preview of what was to come. That is not at all what we expected. (This was the current read aloud selection for my wife and I.) We both agreed that we were very unlikely to read the sequel. We’ll see. Jane Hawk is a great character, and the plot ...
  • Becca
    1970-01-01
    The plot development seemed a little slow to me in this book. I kept wanting some form of tension to build but never felt like it got there. The main character is very dynamic so I was hoping the plot would make her shine more.
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    I did not finish this book. I got to about 30% and just couldn't. I wish I could have. I LOVED Dean Koontz as a teenager. I just couldn't get past the LONG, descriptive sentences and the fact that the story wasn't really going anywhere. A shame.