Repairman Jack, F. Paul Wilson’s vigilante hero first seen in the New York Times best seller The Tomb, returns in a thriller that thrusts Jack back into the weird, supernatural world that he thrives in. Looking for clues to the mysterious disappearance of leading conspiracy theorist Melanie Ehler, Jack attends a convention of bizarre and avid conspiracy theorists. It’s a place where aliens are real, the government is out to get you, and the world is hurtling toward an inevitable war of good versus evil incarnate.
Jack finds that nobody can be trusted - and that few people are what they seem. Worse yet, Jack’s been having vivid dreams that make him wonder whether he’s headed for a clash with his own past - maybe The Tomb’s evil rakoshi beasts aren’t through with him quite yet.
©2013 F. Paul Wilson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"The Tomb is one of the best all-out adventure stories I’ve read in years." (Stephen King [president of the Repairman Jack fan club])
I Jack has "lost me." I recognize and appreciate Wilson's imagination, but Jack has lost his sense of humor ... and all connection to reality. This story has several cons I can't get past:
1. Very violent. Yes, I know they've all been violent, but this one seemed to go into overdrive.
2. Waaay too many coincidences. Wilson got away with them (IMHO) until this book. I experienced entirely too many "Wait... what?" moments.
3. I get that these books are dark, but this one is unrelenting. Jack's sense of humor is gone (it's the only way I can describe it.) This book takes itself VERY seriously.
Then... it just ended. There was no conclusion - no tying up of loose ends - no sense of completion. It just stopped. And when I thought, "What am I willing to endure in order to find out what happens next?" the answer was, "Nothing."
Repairman Jack is a great character whose potential is squandered in favor of boogymen and blood.
Yes. I love sensible Jack having to go undercover as an alien abduction "experiencer" to solve his case. The truth is so much stranger than anyone realizes.
When the Christian woman makes him hold a cross in his hand to prove that he is not in league with the Devil and it takes every ounce of self-control that Jack has to not roll around on the floor and pretend to be in extreme pain. I love his boyish sense of humor.
When the narrator does good, I get so caught up in the story that I don't even think about their performance.
Great series. Start with "The Tomb" and keep going. Thank you Audible for bringing all the Repairman Jack series to us loyal members.
Mystery, intrigue, & repairmen jack to the rescue. Mission accomplished and has the torch been passed?
I was a bit disappointed with this entry into the Repairman Jack series. Although it was certainly entertaining enough to finish and had lots of quirky characters that was also the problem. Too many characters and not enough development. It even ended with a bit of a thunk. One way I measure my satisfaction with a book is "how did I feel about the characters", love them or hate them. Frankly I didnt feel much toward any of them in this book. A Tesla creation was at the center of story but thinly explored and ultimately I didnt mind the story being over.
The narrator is ok, at times it does seem he's just reading the book rather than becoming the characters as the great readers do (I started this series out of order so Dick Hill was the first reader I listened to, and he is among my favorites).
I think you could skip this volume and read later ones without missing much.
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