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Cold City (Repairman Jack)

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ISBN13: 9780765330147
ISBN10: 0765330148
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Cold City is the first of three Repairman Jack prequels, revealing the past of one of the most popular characters in contemporary dark fantasy: F. Paul Wilson's self-styled “fix-it” man who is no stranger to the macabre or the supernatural, hired by victimized people who have no one else to turn to.

 

We join Jack a few months after his arrival in New York City. He doesnt own a gun yet, though hes already connected with Abe. Soon hell meet Julio and the Mikulski brothers. He runs afoul of some Dominicans, winds up at the East Side Marriott the night Meir Kahane is shot, gets on the bad side of some Arabs, starts a hot affair, and disrupts the smuggling of preteen sex slaves. And thats just Book One.

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"In Wilson's lively first in a projected trilogy of prequels to his Repairman Jack saga (Nightworld, etc.), Jack, newly arrived in Manhattan, begins honing the skills that will eventually make him a formidable urban mercenary who operates off the grid. Jack's talent for finding trouble is already well developed, as becomes clear when his job smuggling cigarettes runs him afoul of Arab jihadists, the mob, and a ring of sex slavers. Wilson expertly evokes Manhattan in all its gritty glory in the early '90s and introduces series regulars Abe Grossman, Jack's gunrunner and surrogate father, and Julio, the hard-working barkeep at Jack's preferred watering hole, the Spot. Though preachy in spots and devoid of the supernatural subtext that invigorates the later novels, this valentine to Jack's legion of fans still packs a wallop that whets the appetite for his next early adventure. Agent, Al Zuckerman, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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The beginning of a new prequel trilogy, Repairman Jack: The Early Years

About the Author

F. PAUL WILSON, the New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack novels, lives in Wall, New Jersey. In 2008, he won the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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repairmanjack, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by repairmanjack)
Cold City is the beginning, not of the Secret History of the World or the Adversary Cycle, but of it's main character, Repairman Jack. These are Jack's early years in New York City. You learn how he was introduced to some his allies as well as his future enemies. He's not the repairman of the later novels yet, but he is smart and learns quickly. Cold City is the link between Jack as a young boy("Jack", a young adult series)and Jack as a young man full of piss and vinegar looking to prove he's a person to be reckoned with and doing his best to make his mark in the world or more precisely his mark in New York City as someone who is interested in old fashioned justice with a capitol J. This is a must read for those adventuresome souls looking for a real down-to-earth character to identify with. Last but not least is the comic relief. It's not all drama. Throughout all the Repairman Jack novels there is that underlying humor that keeps the story interesting by lightening the load every now and then, when the suspense begins to take your breath away. Cold City is a good solid story and the place to be as you watch Jack's maturation process taking him from one situation to the next. Follow Jack every step of the way learning to be the man you will find in all the rest of his adventures.
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Sean Hicks, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Sean Hicks)
I read a lot of F. Paul Wilson in 2012, and COLD CITY was one of the most enjoyable of his many excellent books. (Another favorite was GATEWAYS.) It was quite a treat to watch Jack establish relationships with pivotal friends from his future life. Abe features prominently, as one would expect, so that is no spoiler, but there are surprise friends as well. Also, certain "random" events which bear no significance on the surface will be recognized for what they actually are by readers of the later books in the chronology. Quite fun, and a definite must for any Repairman Jack fan.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765330147
Author:
Wilson, F. Paul
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Occult & Supernatural
Subject:
Thrillers/Supernatural
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Repairman Jack
Series Volume:
No. 16 of 18
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Wilson's lively first in a projected trilogy of prequels to his Repairman Jack saga (Nightworld, etc.), Jack, newly arrived in Manhattan, begins honing the skills that will eventually make him a formidable urban mercenary who operates off the grid. Jack's talent for finding trouble is already well developed, as becomes clear when his job smuggling cigarettes runs him afoul of Arab jihadists, the mob, and a ring of sex slavers. Wilson expertly evokes Manhattan in all its gritty glory in the early '90s and introduces series regulars Abe Grossman, Jack's gunrunner and surrogate father, and Julio, the hard-working barkeep at Jack's preferred watering hole, the Spot. Though preachy in spots and devoid of the supernatural subtext that invigorates the later novels, this valentine to Jack's legion of fans still packs a wallop that whets the appetite for his next early adventure. Agent, Al Zuckerman, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The beginning of a new prequel trilogy, Repairman Jack: The Early Years

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