Repairman Jack is back! Jack can fix any problem, natural or supernatural, for a price. Now, in his next gripping adventure, he takes on two cases at once. The first involves a nun being blackmailed. What’s in those photos, she won’t say, but with her meager savings just about exhausted, she hires Jack to help her.
The second: an elderly woman needs Jack to find her missing son. Jack must infiltrate the inner reaches of the Dormentalist Church, a secretive, globe-spanning cult whose members include some of the biggest and most powerful names in entertainment, sports, and politics. Ruthless in its pursuit of critics and enemies, the Church hides a sinister agenda known only to its ruling elite.
But Jack can be ruthless, too, going to darker lengths than ever before as he crisscrosses the two fix-it jobs to settle the deadliest of scores.
©2007 F. Paul Wilson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"F. Paul Wilson is a great storyteller and a thoughtful one." (David Morrell)
"Repairman Jack is one of the most original and intriguing characters to arise out of contemporary fiction in ages...hugely entertaining." (Dean Koontz)
This is a good light listen. I just finished two Ludlum books and needed light fast paced and good so - Here it is...
Christopher Price did a great job narrating.
It can only be compared to other Repairman Jack books. Wilson has a certain style and Jack can be a bit predictable but, without being a spoiler I did not expect this ending.
The final scene with the church leader.
I was sorry for with the way it turned out for the nun. Not surprised though, I think the woman had some problems. Also did not expect what happened with the church founder - Wow! All in all this was a good listen. These books are not deep but they make a great listen and Jack is a good even if maybe a little shady hero.
I started with the prequel and have worked my way to this one. In my opinion the series started a little weak but entertaining. Over time, Wilson has gotten better and better and building complex plots with well planned surprises. In recent stories he's even "gotten" me a couple of times with surprises that I "should have seen coming" since the clues were all there. That's unusual for me. It's not perfect and if I wanted to pick at nits I could -- especially on some technical details -- but that's hardly the point. I'm not looking forward to the new narrator that is introduced later in the series.
This series gets better with each book. Jack is a sadistic but vindictive mastermind who u hate to love. The plot twists are beautifully intertwined to create a sometimes overly perfect flow. It is frightening to pull for a good guy who does so much killing. But you do anyway. And in the end you feel as vindicated as Jack does. If u liked any of the other handyman Jack books ... you'll love this one.
The narrator does a great job. Brings depth to the book.
It ties into "the Keep."
The writing was plodding, the story tedious, the characters uninteresting. Repairman Jack needs an overhaul. I blame myself for purchasing a book whose two major plots focused on such obvious themes: a nun having an affair (old fashioned--she would have left the convent if she had half a mind) and a dubious cult modeled after Scientology. Better would be less flatulent, detailed writing (give me a break--a fat villain with a taste for liverwurst and onion sandwiches), a heroine on the verge of a miscarriage, and some dubious racial slurs, whether or not intended. I intend to request a refund.
No redeeming qualities other than the blurb promoting the book and the five star rating other readers gave it.
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