Repairman Jack: Early Years

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 1,651 ratings

Cold City Publisher's Summary

If you've never read a Repairman Jack novel, this is the place to begin.

It's 1990. A twenty-one-year-old named Jack has dropped out of college, leaving his old life behind to build a new one in New York City. Manhattan's rough edges are jagged enough to shred any unwary newcomer, but perhaps not one who is determined to stay off the grid, at any cost, in the busiest metropolis on earth. And to do so, he'll have to take jobs of a less than legal nature.

An interstate smuggling operation seems to fit the bill perfectly. But Jack's initial foray into the trafficking of illicit goods carries greater risk than he bargained for, putting him afoul of a preteen slavery ring, a group of jihadists, and a pair of vigilante brothers. As if those problems weren't enough, Jack is hunted by some machete-wielding maniacs, and his bartender Julio is harassed by the mob. How these things are linked, and what they have to do with the murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane in Manhattan's East Side Marriott, is a mystery Jack cannot let go of.

Cold City is the first of three new novels revealing the early years of one of the most popular characters in contemporary fiction: a self-styled "fix-it" man who is no stranger to the macabre or the bizarre, hired by victimized people who have nowhere else to turn. This is where he begins the metamorphosis from a naïve New Jersey refugee into the urban mercenary known as Repairman Jack.

©2012 F. Paul Wilson (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Cold City

    • A Repairman Jack Novel
    • By: F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,025
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 890
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 891

    If you've never read a Repairman Jack novel, this is the place to begin. It's 1990. A twenty-one-year-old named Jack has dropped out of college, leaving his old life behind to build a new one in New York City. Manhattan's rough edges are jagged enough to shred any unwary newcomer, but perhaps not one who is determined to stay off the grid, at any cost, in the busiest metropolis on earth. And to do so, he'll have to take jobs of a less than legal nature.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • ME AND JULIO DOWN BY THE SCHOOL YARD

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 02-28-15

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 2

    • Dark City

    • Repairman Jack: The Early Years, Book 2
    • By: F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 326
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 281

    It's February 1991. Desert Storm is raging in Iraq but 22-year-old Jack has more pressing matters at home. His favorite bar, The Spot, is about to be sold out from under his friend Julio. No longer merely reactive, Jack takes the fight to his enemies and demonstrates his innate talent for seeing biters get bit. With a body count even higher than in Cold City, Dark City hurtles Jack toward the climax of this formative New York odyssey in which all scores will be settled, all debts paid.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Repairman Jack Early Years Book 2

    • By PlantCrone on 01-18-15

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 3

    • Fear City

    • Repairman Jack: Early Years, Book 3
    • By: F. Paul Wilson
    • Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 300
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    Centered around an obscure group of malcontents intent on creating a terrible explosion in New York City in 1993, Fear City shows the final stages of young Jack becoming Repairman Jack. It is a dark and terrible story, full of plots and needless mayhem, with secret agents, a freelance torturer, a secret society as old as human history, love, death, and a very bleak triumph.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Everybody gets to die

    • By Juan Hernandez on 11-14-14

    Regular price: $20.99