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by Wilson, F. Paul

Format: Print Book 1998
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
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Brentwood Library Fiction FICTION Wilson Repairman Jack #7
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Collection  Fiction
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Desperate to rid herself of a house she recently inherited, Alicia Clayton attempts to destroy it, but all the people she employs are suddenly found murdered, when Repairman Jack enters the scene and the mystery of the house begins to unfold.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Fourteen years after his debut in The Tomb, Repairman Jack returns in a clever thriller that's sure to delight Wilson's fans. Jack, a fix-it man who specializes in solving people's problems (and who, as far as the authorities are concerned, doesn't even exist), does a favor for a friend--he recovers some toys stolen from a hospital--and winds up helping a woman solve a deadly mystery from her past. Repairman Jack is a strong man whose moments of compassion don't seem forced, an enigma without being annoyingly mysterious. Confronted with a baffling puzzle, Jack relies on a combination of skill and luck to solve the mystery with a minimum of violence. Wilson's many fans will enjoy this second Repairman Jack story and no doubt hope the author doesn't wait quite so long before writing a third one. --David Pitt"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Urban mercenary Repairman Jack is back after a long hiatus, but Wilson's work-for-hire outlaw has clearly lost his edge since his last novel-length adventure, The Tomb (1984). Although still a lean and mean equalizer who makes his living "fixing" personal injustices, he has developed a soft spot for the kind of sympathetic victim that no conscientious defender could refuse. This new escapade pairs him with Alicia Clayton, head of a pediatric AIDS clinic in Manhattan, who has inherited a valuable Murray Hill townhouse from her estranged father. Alicia would love to destroy the building and with it memories of childhood sexual abuse she suffered there, but she is prevented by her slimy half-brother, Thomas, who offers to buy the house for an outrageous sum of money and whom she suspects is responsible for the violent deaths of everyone she hires to dispose of it. Jack eventually teases out the intricate thread that binds Thomas, his secret Saudi Arabian backers, an enigmatic Japanese spy and Alicia's secret shame to the property, but not without considerable help from fortuitous coincidences, lucky deductions and unlikely motives. Wilson (Deep as the Marrow) tries to prop up the shaky logic of his tale with preachy attacks against drug abuse, child pornography and parental irresponsibility, but these issues are too weighty for his pulpy villains and strained plot to bear. Jack still thrills with cliffhanger escapes and ingenious snares for the blundering bad guys, but he emerges from this novel less a hero than a hostage to its social consciousness. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Repairman Jack thriller
Book 1 is the second book in the author's "Adversary Cycle"
#1 - The Tomb
#2 - Legacies
#3 - Conspiracies
#4 - All the rage
#5 - Hosts
#6 - The Haunted air
#7 - Gateways
#8 - Crisscross
#9 - Infernal
#10 - Harbingers
#11 - Bloodline
#12 - By the sword
#13 - Ground zero
#14 - Fatal error
#15 - Dark City
#16 - The Last Christmas
Subjects Adult child abuse victims -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Child pornography -- Fiction.
Terrorists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Energy development -- Fiction.
Electric power transmission -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Forge,1998
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 381 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 0312864140 (alk. paper)
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