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The Haunted Air: A Repairman Jack Novel

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Publisher Comments:

Repairman Jack doesn't believe a house can be haunted. But he's about to change that tune...

It started off as a lark, a late-night jaunt from a boring party to the home of a psychic medium, with Jack dragged along as a reluctant participant. But as soon as Jack and Gia step across the threshold, the house and the earth itself shake to the accompaniment of a tortured scream.

Menelaus Manor sits atop a major geologic fault known as Cameron's Line. But that's not its only problem. The house has a horrific history. Its original owner died of cancer; his son blew his brains out in the basement; the couple that bought it next were found dead in their bed with their throats slashed; shortly thereafter a child was horribly mutilated in an upstairs bedroom.

The current owners, Lyle and Charlie Kenton, clever practitioners of spiritualist hocus-pocus, use high-tech tricks to dupe their marks. Perhaps they're too good: they've lured too many clients from other mediums and are now under attack. Unable to go to the police for fear of exposing their own scams, they hire Repairman Jack to fix their problem.

Jack takes the job, figuring he'll straighten out the situation by engaging in one of his favorite pastimes: scamming a scammer. But soon he learns that this fix-it involves more than professional jealousy in the spook trade. The earthquake marked the awakening of something in Menelaus Manor, something that used to be someone, an entity full of rage and brought back for a specific purpose.

But this entity has an agenda all its own...

Before he's finished Jack will travel from the seamy world of psychic scams to the inner circle of a well-connected murder cult, and finally into the dark heart of madness where he must strike a deal with a rage-filed entity returned from the dead.

Review:

"Repairman Jack is a wonderful character, ultracompetent but still vulnerable. Wilson strolls into X-Files territory and makes it his own, keeping the action brisk and the level of suspense steadily rising." San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle

Review:

"Readers know they can count on Wilson to weave the most unruly narrative strands into a tight Gordian plot and he doesn't disappoint here....[T]he tale...speeds briskly to its spooky climax..." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Subplots branch and come together....Entertaining fan-fodder but no chiller like The Exorcist or Lovecraft's Cthulhu sentiences." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Hot damn — Wilson's rediscovered horror!...Wilson isn't as sloppy here as he was in Hosts...so the action and narrative mesh well. This novel also works better...in that the elements of horror are sharper, more in focus." Cat Eldridge, Green Man Review

Review:

"Wilson's novels deliver with solid, well-plotted story lines...but it's his deft touch with characters that stands out....The Haunted Air is no exception....A competing duo add a touch of danger and comic relief." Lisa DuMond, SFSite.com

Review:

"Funny, fast paced, filled with genuine feelings of love and terror...sets a new standard for Repairman Jack that will have readers looking forward to the next installment before they've even finished reading this one." Rick Kleffel, "The Agony Column," Trashotron.com

Synopsis:

F. Paul Wilson's engaging, self-employed, off-the-books fixer, Repairman Jack, returns for another intense, action-packed adventure just a little over the border into the weird, in The Haunted Air. First introduced years ago in the bestseller The Tomb, Jack has been the hero of a series of exciting novels set in and around New York City, including Legacies, Conspiracies, All the Rage, and Hosts.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback — the sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Tomb. Repairman Jack doesn't believe that the ghost of a nine-year-old girl is haunting a house in Queens. But he's about to change his tune — this entity has an agenda of its own.

Synopsis:

F. Paul Wilson's engaging, self-employed, off-the-books fixer, Repairman Jack, returns for another intense, action-packed adventure just a little over the border into the weird, in The Haunted Air. First introduced years ago in the bestseller The Tomb, Jack has been the hero of a series of exciting novels set in and around New York City, including Legacies, Conspiracies, All the Rage, and Hosts. "Repairman Jack is a wonderful character, ultracompetent but still vulnerable. Wilson strolls into X-Files territory and makes it his own, keeping the action brisk and the level of suspense steadily rising," said the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle.

Repairman Jack doesn't believe a house can be haunted. But he's about to change that tune . . .

It started off as a lark, a late-night jaunt from a boring party to the home of a psychic medium, with Jack dragged along as a reluctant participant. But as soon as Jack and Gia step across the threshold, the house and the earth itself shake to the accompaniment of a tortured scream.

Menelaus Manor sits atop a major geologic fault known as Cameron's Line. But that's not it's only problem. The house has a horrific history. Its original owner died of cancer; his son blew his brains out in the basement; the couple that bought it next were found dead in their bed with their throats slashed; shortly thereafter a child was horribly mutilated in an upstairs bedroom.

The current owners, Lyle and Charlie Kenton, clever practitioners of spiritualist hocus-pocus, use high-tech tricks to dupe their marks. Perhaps they're too good: they've lured too many clients from other mediums and are now under attack. Unable to go to the police for fear of exposing their own scams, they hire Repairman Jack to fix their problem.

Jack takes the job, figuring he'll straighten out the situation by engaging in one of his favorite pastimes: scamming a scammer. But soon he learns that this fix-it involves more than professional jealousy in the spook trade. The earthquake marked the awakening of something in Menelaus Manor, something that used to be someone, an entity full of rage and brought back for a specific purpose.

But this entity has an agenda all its own . . .

Before he's finished Jack will travel from the seamy world of psychic scams to the inner circle of a well-connected murder cult, and finally into the dark heart of madness where he must strike a deal with a rage-filed entity returned from the dead.

About the Author

F. Paul Wilson, a New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between, is a practicing physician who resides in Wall, New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812557312
Author:
Wilson, F. Paul
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror - Series
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Ghost stories
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective / General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Occult & Supernatural
Subject:
Thrillers/Supernatural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperback
Series:
Repairman Jack Novels
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
6.72 x 4.16 x 1.18 in

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Product details 544 pages Tor Books - English 9780812557312 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Repairman Jack is a wonderful character, ultracompetent but still vulnerable. Wilson strolls into X-Files territory and makes it his own, keeping the action brisk and the level of suspense steadily rising."
"Review" by , "Readers know they can count on Wilson to weave the most unruly narrative strands into a tight Gordian plot and he doesn't disappoint here....[T]he tale...speeds briskly to its spooky climax..."
"Review" by , "Subplots branch and come together....Entertaining fan-fodder but no chiller like The Exorcist or Lovecraft's Cthulhu sentiences."
"Review" by , "Hot damn — Wilson's rediscovered horror!...Wilson isn't as sloppy here as he was in Hosts...so the action and narrative mesh well. This novel also works better...in that the elements of horror are sharper, more in focus."
"Review" by , "Wilson's novels deliver with solid, well-plotted story lines...but it's his deft touch with characters that stands out....The Haunted Air is no exception....A competing duo add a touch of danger and comic relief."
"Review" by , "Funny, fast paced, filled with genuine feelings of love and terror...sets a new standard for Repairman Jack that will have readers looking forward to the next installment before they've even finished reading this one."
"Synopsis" by , F. Paul Wilson's engaging, self-employed, off-the-books fixer, Repairman Jack, returns for another intense, action-packed adventure just a little over the border into the weird, in The Haunted Air. First introduced years ago in the bestseller The Tomb, Jack has been the hero of a series of exciting novels set in and around New York City, including Legacies, Conspiracies, All the Rage, and Hosts.
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback — the sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Tomb. Repairman Jack doesn't believe that the ghost of a nine-year-old girl is haunting a house in Queens. But he's about to change his tune — this entity has an agenda of its own.
"Synopsis" by ,
F. Paul Wilson's engaging, self-employed, off-the-books fixer, Repairman Jack, returns for another intense, action-packed adventure just a little over the border into the weird, in The Haunted Air. First introduced years ago in the bestseller The Tomb, Jack has been the hero of a series of exciting novels set in and around New York City, including Legacies, Conspiracies, All the Rage, and Hosts. "Repairman Jack is a wonderful character, ultracompetent but still vulnerable. Wilson strolls into X-Files territory and makes it his own, keeping the action brisk and the level of suspense steadily rising," said the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle.

Repairman Jack doesn't believe a house can be haunted. But he's about to change that tune . . .

It started off as a lark, a late-night jaunt from a boring party to the home of a psychic medium, with Jack dragged along as a reluctant participant. But as soon as Jack and Gia step across the threshold, the house and the earth itself shake to the accompaniment of a tortured scream.

Menelaus Manor sits atop a major geologic fault known as Cameron's Line. But that's not it's only problem. The house has a horrific history. Its original owner died of cancer; his son blew his brains out in the basement; the couple that bought it next were found dead in their bed with their throats slashed; shortly thereafter a child was horribly mutilated in an upstairs bedroom.

The current owners, Lyle and Charlie Kenton, clever practitioners of spiritualist hocus-pocus, use high-tech tricks to dupe their marks. Perhaps they're too good: they've lured too many clients from other mediums and are now under attack. Unable to go to the police for fear of exposing their own scams, they hire Repairman Jack to fix their problem.

Jack takes the job, figuring he'll straighten out the situation by engaging in one of his favorite pastimes: scamming a scammer. But soon he learns that this fix-it involves more than professional jealousy in the spook trade. The earthquake marked the awakening of something in Menelaus Manor, something that used to be someone, an entity full of rage and brought back for a specific purpose.

But this entity has an agenda all its own . . .

Before he's finished Jack will travel from the seamy world of psychic scams to the inner circle of a well-connected murder cult, and finally into the dark heart of madness where he must strike a deal with a rage-filed entity returned from the dead.

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