The Whispering Room by Dean Koontz
“You’re dead already…. They’ll all know about you in the whispering room.”
Jane Hawk is a rogue agent fighting for her and her son’s life and avenging her late husband’s murder. Silicon Valley billionaire David James Michael and owner of the biotech company, Far Horizons, is her target. His company is making nanomachines injected into the bloodstream to be used as a control mechanism “eliminating people who will push civilization in the wrong direction”. Her husband was a product of the experiment and as she delves deeper into the peculiar town of Iron Furnace, Kentucky, she finds a “menace of place as felt in Dachau or Auschwitz, or in the Soviet gulags”.
Sheriff Luther Tillman is out of his league. He is following up a lead involving a Teacher of the Year Award recipient in his home town of Minnesota who drove a burning car into a busy restaurant killing 46 people including the governor. That teacher had attended a conference in Iron Furnace and came back a changed woman. When he teams up with Jane, his life and family will never be the same.
What did Jane and Luther find in Iron Furnace? Can Luther save his family? Can Jane get to her target without all hell breaking loose?
As always, Mr. Koontz delivers! This is his second book in the Jane Hawk series and it stands on its own. What can I say; Jane Hawk is a bad ass and the supporting characters that are introduced throughout are a compliment to Hawk, good and bad. The story line is incredible and rolls along at a fast pace. A book you can’t put down. Recommend!
Thank you to Mr. Koontz and BookishFirst for giving me the opportunity to review this book!