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Cold City : a Repairman Jack novel

by Wilson, F. Paul

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 9 copies
Available (6)
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Bethel Park Public Library Fiction FIC WILSON F. Paul
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC WILSON F. Paul
Brentwood Library Fiction FICTION Wilson Repairman Jack Early Years #1
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FICTION Wilson Repairman Jack Early Years #1
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Wilson
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Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
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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
Shaler North Hills Library Fiction WILSON
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  WILSON
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Northland Public Library Fiction CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Fiction
Penn Hills Library Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
Upper St. Clair Township Library Thriller Fiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Thriller Fiction

The first of three Repairman Jack prequels, revealing the past of one of the most popular characters in contemporary dark fantasy: a self-styled "fix-it" man who is no stranger to the macabre or the supernatural, hired by victimized people who have no one else to turn to.

We join Jack a few months after his arrival in New York City. He doesn't own a gun yet, though he's already connected with Abe. Soon he'll meet Julio and the Mikulski brothers. He runs afoul of some Dominicans, winds up at the East Side Marriott the night Meir Kahane is shot, gets on the bad side of some Arabs, starts a hot affair, and disrupts the smuggling of preteen sex slaves. And that's just Book One.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Readers who might be tempted to cry enough already with Repairman Jack! those for whom 15 novels are plenty, not to mention three Teen Jack books might be dismayed to learn that this is the first in a new trilogy about the fix-it man, whose projects usually wind up involving him in life-or-death battles with evil (or perhaps that should be Evil). But never fear: this tale, set in 1990 and chronicling Jack's early adventures in New York City, is more entertaining than the series has been in quite awhile. Its prose is refreshingly nimble, not lumbered by the extensive backstory that weighs down other books in the series, and Jack himself a younger, less experienced version of the familiar character is likable and even kind of goofy. It goes without saying that rabid Jack fans will snap this new book up, but it can also be safely recommended to readers who have grown tired of the increasingly dark and impenetrable Jack novels. A breath of fresh air for a long-running crime-fiction franchise.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In Wilson's lively first in a projected trilogy of prequels to his Repairman Jack saga (Nightworld, etc.), Jack, newly arrived in Manhattan, begins honing the skills that will eventually make him a formidable urban mercenary who operates off the grid. Jack's talent for finding trouble is already well developed, as becomes clear when his job smuggling cigarettes runs him afoul of Arab jihadists, the mob, and a ring of sex slavers. Wilson expertly evokes Manhattan in all its gritty glory in the early '90s and introduces series regulars Abe Grossman, Jack's gunrunner and surrogate father, and Julio, the hard-working barkeep at Jack's preferred watering hole, the Spot. Though preachy in spots and devoid of the supernatural subtext that invigorates the later novels, this valentine to Jack's legion of fans still packs a wallop that whets the appetite for his next early adventure. Agent, Al Zuckerman, Writers House. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Wilson, F. Paul (Francis Paul). Repairman Jack novel. Early years trilogy ; bk. 1.
Subjects Repairman Jack (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :Tor,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Repairman Jack novels.
Contributors Wilson, F. Paul (Francis Paul). Repairman Jack novels.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Description 368 pages ; 25 cm.
ISBN 9780765330147 (hardcover)
0765330148 (hardcover)
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