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Ground zero : a Repairman Jack novel

by Wilson, F. Paul

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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Avalon Public Library Fiction FIC WIL
Location  Avalon Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC WIL
Bethel Park Public Library Fiction FIC WILSON F. Paul
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC WILSON F. Paul
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F WIL
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F WIL
Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction FIC WILSO
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC WILSO
Northland Public Library Fiction FIC WILSON
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC WILSON
Penn Hills Library Fiction WIL
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  WIL

On September 11, 2001, a man drifts in a boat off lower Manhattan as the towers burn. He removes a small box from his pocket and presses a button. As he waits for the south tower to collapse, he thinks: The vast majority will blame the collapse on the crazy Arabs who hijacked the planes and the Islamic extremists who funded them--the obvious choice. A few will notice inconsistencies and point fingers elsewhere, blaming the government or Big Oil or some other powerful but faceless entity. No one--absolutely no one--will guess the truth behind the who and why of this day.


Years later, someone does. Repairman Jack's childhood friend, Weezy Connell (the genius girl from the Tor Teen novel, Jack: Secret Histories ), has started fitting together the pieces of the puzzle and anonymously posting her conclusions on the Web. But she can't stay anonymous forever. Someone is after her. Jack becomes involved in her troubles and in the paranoid mazes of the 9/11 Truth Movement, where conspiracy theories point in every direction.


They're all wrong. The truth is stranger, darker, and more evil than anyone can imagine. It involves the cosmic shadow war into which Jack has been drafted. And if the plot behind it--millennia in the planning--succeeds, it will forever change life on this Earth.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Repairman Jack has been saving the world off and on since his first appearance in print in 1985 (in The Tomb). This is the thirteenth book in a hugely popular series that the author plans to end with volume 15. This time RJ, comfortable with the notion that the supernatural is with us all the time, jumps straight into the ongoing speculation about what really happened on 9/11 and, in doing so, takes our sense of conspiracy theory to a whole new level. Wilson pays homage to H. P. Lovecraft in this genre-bending, high-energy novel for fans of the series.--Swanson, Elliott Copyright 2009 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Wilson's less than satisfying 13th Repairman Jack novel (after By the Sword) blends 9/11 conspiracy theories with a threat to all life on Earth from otherworldly beings. In the author's alternative history, a shadowy figure floating in a boat in New York harbor causes the collapse of the Twin Towers independently of the suicidal al-Qaeda hijackers by detonating explosives in both buildings. Several years later, Eddie Connell seeks out Repairman Jack, heir to the role of "point man in the war against the Otherness." Eddie needs Jack's help in finding his forensic scientist sister, Weezy, whom they trace to a New York City hospital ward. Because Weezy had uncovered suspicious stock trading in advance of the World Trade Center attack as well as the editing out of a man from photos of bin Laden and his top deputies, her life is in peril. The apocalyptic plot and frenetic action fail to add up to a chilling read. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :Tor,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 368 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780765322814
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