A creative and frightening story of a evil conspiracy using nanotechnology and one woman’s fight to save her son.
She was one of the FBI’s top agents until she became the nations most-wanted fugitive. Now Jane Hawk may be all that stands between a free nation and its enslavement by the Techno Arcadians and their terrifying mine-control nanotechnology. Jane has struck major blows against this powerful secret society in the past, but now they are going to make her come back to them. They are going after her five-year-old son, Travis, to use him as bait. The Techno Arcadians have brain-altered an entire neighborhood and programmed them to find Travis. Jane must battle her way back across the country to reach her son who she thought was safely hidden away. But something went wrong with the neighbors who were injected with the nanotechnology, and now they are each going violently insane. With the madness spreading, Jane must use all of the few resources available to her to reach her son.
Jane Hawk is a fabulously strong female character, and she comes alive on the pages of The Forbidden Door. I wanted even more of her, as she out-thinks and out-fights those trying to capture her. This story focuses on the hunt by the army of Arcadians and adjusted neighbors who are trying to find Travis and lure Jane into their trap. Each chapter is told from alternating perspectives and if I wasn’t paying close attention I’d loose track of which of the many bad guys were taking the lead. The story is creative and frightening and DEAN KOONTZ’s writing is both haunting and action-packed. One of my favorite parts of the book is the relationship that the sweet and brave 5-year-old Travis develops with a brilliant but panicked autistic recluse.
Thanks to Netgalley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher Bantam Books
Published September 11, 2018