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Bloodline : a Repairman Jack novel

by Wilson, F. Paul

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 8 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Wilson,
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Jack has been on hiatus since the events in Harbingers . With his lover Gia's encouragement he dips a toe back into the fix-it pool. Christy Pickering's eighteen-year-old daughter is dating Jerry Bethlehem, a man twice her age. Christy sensed something shady and sinister about him, so she hired a private investigator to look into his past. But the PI isn't returning her calls. Will Jack find out why?
  Jack learns there's a very good reason for the unreturned calls: The PI is dead, a victim of a bizarre water-torture murder. As Jack delves into Jerry Bethlehem's past he learns that the man is not who he says he is. Who--and what --he is will have a devastating effect on Jack's life and future, adding another piece to the puzzle of who he really is and why he's been drafted into this cosmic shadow war.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Repairman Jack, the fix-it man who battles evil on a regular basis, is at it again in the latest installment of Wilson's popular series. Still recovering from the catastrophic events chronicled in Harbingers (2006), Jack reluctantly agrees to help a woman find out whether her daughter's much-older lover is up to no good (and, incidentally, why the private investigator the woman hired won't return her calls). Jack soon learns that the man, Jerry Bethlehem, may be much more than a guy who lusts after girls half his age and that the private investigator isn't returning calls because he has been murdered, in a particularly gruesome fashion. All the ingredients for an exciting thriller are here, but the book, like the series itself, feels sluggish, especially compared with the exciting early volumes. The problem with coming up with a genuinely different premise like a hero who fixes lives and grapples with the supernatural is that soon enough the freshness wears off. This series needs a rejuvenating shot of storytelling if it is to live up to its promise.--Pitt, David Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A monstrous scheme to create an evil superman through crude efforts at gene jiggering bedevils urban mercenary Repairman Jack in his 11th outing (after 2006's Harbingers). When Jack, a New York City paranormal "fixer," agrees to help Christy Pickering break up a relationship between her 18-year-old daughter and an older man, Jerry Bethlehem, he discovers Bethlehem is a violent criminal whose past includes abortion clinic bombings and a stay at a government-funded clinic conducting DNA research. Pickering is circumspect about her own background and her daughter's paternity. When Jack probes unspoken links between Pickering and Bethlehem, his investigation intrudes inexplicably upon a shady self-help guru. Sinuous plot twists and shocking revelations abound, but Wilson manages to pull these wildly disparate plot threads together, and tie them dexterously to the series' overarching chronicle of a battle between occult forces in which Jack serves as a reluctant but responsible warrior. Like its predecessors, this novel shows why Jack's saga has become the most entertaining and dependable modern horror-thriller series. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Wilson, F. Paul (Francis Paul). Repairman Jack novels.
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.
Private investigators -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Forge,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Description 384 pages ; 25 cm.
ISBN 0765317060 (hardcover)
9780765317063 (hardcover)
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