This a prequel and a good place to start for the series -- but understand that the series is all about the dark hero looking out for the powerless. T..Show More »he writing is technically good and the story moves along, but don't look for feasibility in the plot line, or plausibility in almost any aspect of the series. This book attempts to tell the early story of hour Repairman Jack (a sort of poor man's Jack Reacher) got started helping people, and maybe some of where his skills come from -- but really, it doesn't set up a plausible background for what the character is later in the series. The Reacher character from that series looks well researched and plausible compared to Repairman Jack. If you're looking for solid logic and well thought out long term series story arcs, go somewhere else. If you want to see a tough and mysterious hero beat up bad people this is for you.
After being quite disappointed in the first novel in this series, I decided to go ahead and listen to this, the second book, I liked it quite a bit ..Show More »better than the first book..especially since there weren't hanging story lines as there were in the first book...
I enjoyed this so much I purchased the third in this series plus the first one in the original series..
Recommended for those who like fix-it type guys with a touch of paranormal