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years in high school, Winona Garbrick, a
former WAC in World War II, a ;-foot-;-inch disciplinarian who could terrify ;-foot-;-inch jocks, but who cared about me, a
lonely kid, and encouraged my writing.
Jane takes most of her
substance from my wife,
Gerda, who was never FBI,
but who took pistol training, is indomitable, is a
rock in any crisis, is tough
but tender and has a dry
wit like Jane Hawk’s. Five
pages into the novel, Jane
Hawk won my heart.
Writing about her is
CC: What do you
most want readers to know about the book?
DK: It’s about the price of freedom, but
also about hope, about the power of love, a
speeding roller-coaster ride with a serious
purpose and, at all times—I hope—as much
fun to read as it was to write! (Item
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I HAVE BEEN reading
Dean Koontz novels for as
long as I can remember,
so I’m thrilled to share
that he’s started a new
series that begins with
The Silent Corner. After
her husband kills himself,
Jane Hawk sets out on a
search for truth. Her quest
for answers about a rash of suicides makes
her the most wanted fugitive in America.
I recently had the opportunity to ask
Koontz some questions about the new book.
THE COSTCO CONNECTION: How did
the character of Jane Hawk develop?
DEAN KOONTZ: She grew out of the
qualities of women I’ve known. Of the people who had a profound positive effect on
my life, all but one were women. My mother
endured a hard life stoically, with dignity.
During one of Mom’s medical crises, I lived
half a year with a friend of hers, Louise
Kinsey, who instilled in me a love of books.
I had the same English teacher for four
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