The Crooked Staircase

The Crooked Staircase

"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 hunted not only by the government but by the secret cabal behind the plot. Deploying every resource their malign nexus of power and technology commands, Jane's enemies are determined to see her dead . . . or make her wish she was.

Jane's ruthless pursuers can't stop her from drawing a bead on her prey: a cunning man with connections in high places, a twisted soul of unspeakable depths with an army of professional killers on call. Propelled by her righteous fury and implacable insistence on justice, Jane will make her way from southern California to the snow-swept slopes of Lake Tahoe to confront head-on the lethal forces arrayed against her. But nothing can prepare her for the chilling truth that awaits when she descends the crooked staircase to the dark and dreadful place where her long nightmare was born.

Title:The Crooked Staircase
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525483427
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About Dean Koontz

Acknowledged as "America's most popular suspense novelist" (Rolling Stone) and as one of today's most celebrated and successful writers, Dean Ray Koontz has earned the devotion of millions of readers around the world and the praise of critics everywhere for tales of character, mystery, and adventure that strike to the core of what it means to be human.


    The Crooked Staircase Reviews

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*

    4.5 stars!Jane Hawk is still on a search to find out the reason why her husband was killed and who did it. His death was set up to believe that he committed suicide, but Jane knows better. She is hidi...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐Book three of the Jane Hawk series and this is my favorite of the three so far! I’d considered walking away from the series after the last book The Whispering Room and now I’m so glad ...

  • Yodamom

    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 rap...

  • Monnie

    I have three things to say about the books in this series, of which this is the third: First, I loved every single minute of reading them all. Second, they're good enough to keep you looking forward t...

  • Maureen Carden

    The Crooked Staircase, the third book in the Jane Hawk series is a powerful read.Jane continues her fight against the Techno-Arcadians; the cabal mostly consisting of politicians, agents of secret/ la...

  • Tiffany PSquared

    "Jane stood in the dark, and the dark stood in her, the latter being the darkness of both her past actions and lethal potential."OK, be honest, did Dean Koontz have a clandestine meeting with George R...

  • Marialyce

    4 kept me going starsJane Hawk is a remarkable capable woman who in this third book in the series is still tracking a nefarious group called the Arcadians. Their goal is to control the population, eli...

  • Lisa

    Unrelenting tension and an unyielding female protagonist are the highlights of this well-plotted novel. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ SUMMARYAn epidemic of murder-suicides is sweeping the nation. It claimed Jane Hawk...

  • Dee Arr

    While I have enjoyed Dean Koontz books in the past, I am sorry to say that was not the case for “The Crooked Staircase.” Mr. Koontz has crafted a good story, and there are plenty of thriller eleme...

  • Karen

    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 th...