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All the rage : a Repairman Jack novel

by Wilson, F. Paul

Format: Print Book 2000
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Fiction FIC WILSON F.Paul
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Fiction
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Wilson,
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Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
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Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction FIC WILSO
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Collection  Fiction
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Northland Public Library Fiction FIC WIL
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In the new Repairman Jack thriller, Jack fights against a new street drug called Berserk. Repairman Jack is one of the most original and intriguing characters to arise out of contemporary fiction in ages. His adventures are hugely entertaining.--Dean Koontz.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Like Mr. Chapel in ABC's short-lived Vengeance Unlimited series, or Judge Nicholas Marshall of TNT's Dark Justice, Wilson's series hero Repairman Jack is an all-purpose fix-it man, dealing with big-time repairs. In this episode, Jack must determine the origin of a new street drug, Berzerk. Under its influence, users' aggressive and egotistical tendencies are greatly, uh, accentuated. An intricate twisting of story lines leads to a dramatic conclusion that harks back to the first Repairman Jack novel, The Tomb (1984), and leaves the reader thirsting for more. As captivating as his first three Repairman Jack thrillers, this will satisfy the fans and probably spur newcomers to pick up on what they have been missing. --Bryan Baldus"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Wilson's conscientious urban mercenary, Repairman Jack, debuted in The Tomb (1984), which was a national bestseller and later a film. Neither Wilson nor Jack are quite the draw they were then, and so Jack's fourth novel-length adventure probably won't hit general lists, though it will do well on specialized ones. Jack takes personal assignments that subtly reflect larger, more pervasive problems in the body politic. In his spellbinding new outing - the most intricate and energetically plotted since The Tomb - he tackles the rising tide of aggressive behavior inundating contemporary society. When he takes a retainer from research chemist Nadia Razminsky to investigate the shady relationship between Dr. Luc Monnet and expatriate Serbian gangster Milos Dragovic, Jack knows that Dragovic has bought into the American dream with millions made in illicit drug trafficking. Through a series of intrigues that cut perilously close to home and threaten longtime girlfriend Gia and her daughter, Vicky, he discovers that GEM Pharma, Monnet's private pharmaceutical company and Nadia's employer, is supplying Dragovic with a designer super-steroid (sold on the street as "Berzerk") that boosts bestial behavior in its users. En route to vanquishing the villains with an actual taste of their own medicine, Jack must save the lives of Nadia and her lover, confront the sideshow monster whose blood supplies the drug and recover from an accidental dosing that sends him on an uncharacteristic - but thrillingly sustained - egomaniacal rampage through New York City. Wilson (Conspiracies) skillfully juggles subplots whose unpredictable collisions and complications further accelerate the relentless momentum of Jack's labors. What's more, he weaves seamlessly into the story's fabric pet social critiques that in past episodes have stuck out like cranky harangues. A satisfying open-ended climax sets the stage for yet another chapter in Jack's compelling saga. (Oct.) (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 Repairman Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Drug traffic -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Forge,2000
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 383 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 0312867964 (acid-free paper)
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