Repairman Jack : The Haunted Air…

The Haunted Air is the sixth book in the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson.

It seems the world is quite literally going to Hell and Jack is one of the few people that might be able to stop it. This latest adventure sees Jack getting drawn into investigating the ritual killing of children, phony mediums and a ghost interfering in his private life.

On the plus side, the book was well paced and I was desperate to know what happens next. On the negative side, the content is really heavy and disturbing. There are elements that are very similar to one of the Felix Castor books, but with a much darker edge.

I like the main character. I want to see how his family life continues to develop. I’m not sure I can make it much further through the series without a break for something a bit lighter though.

Cheers

Tim…

Repairman Jack : Hosts

Hosts is the fifth book in the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson.

Jack is reunited with his sister, just as a new virus threatens to link all human brains into a single collective hive mind, turning the human race into a docile petri dish living for the greater good of the virus.

Perhaps it’s my mood, but this story is just a little too depressing for my tastes. I’m hoping the rest of the series won’t degenerate into this type of doom and gloom. It needs a little more wit and humor to lift it.

Cheers

Tim…

Repairman Jack: All The Rage…

All The Rage is the fourth book in the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson.

There is a new designer drug in town. In the right dose it makes you assertive and confident. Too much and you become a savage killer. What seems like an innocent case for Jack, turns into a life or death situation for him and the people he loves.

A pretty neat romp that follows on quite nicely from the previous books…

Cheers

Tim…

Repairman Jack: Conspiracies…

Conspiracies is the third book in the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson.

Jack is hired to look for a missing woman who happens to be part of a very exclusive conspiracy theory group. What’s more she went missing just before presenting her Grand Unification Theory, that supposedly explains the true root of all conspiracies through all the ages. Coincidence?

I really liked this story. I’m not into conspiracy theories myself, but I can see why they are fascinating to people. That constant spiral of the lack of evidence because the evidence is being withheld. It kinda draws you in.

I find people’s reaction to conspiracy theories rather intriguing. Doubters will turn their nose up at the thought of aliens because of the lack of proof, then go to church to worship to a God that requires no proof, just faith. Interesting. :)

I have a couple of acquaintances who are into the whole conspiracy thing. The thing that is rather disturbing about that is once you go down that path everything you ever see, do or experience seems to some how relate to it. Everything is a cover-up by [ the government | the Illuminati | Aliens | Satan | some other dark forces ].

My brain is a bit to basic for all of that. If I see it, it’s real. If I don’t it’s mumbo jumbo. Life’s a lot easier to cope with that way. :)

Cheers

Tim…

Repairman Jack: Legacies…

Legacies is the second book in the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson.

This book was more like a straight detective story based around a new scientific discovery. There was no supernatural aspect to the case, which was a bit disappointing. The story itself was fine, but the supernatural thing peaks my interest that bit more. I’m still happy to keep reading the books in the series, especially since they are only £1.97 on Kindle. :)

Cheers

Tim…

Repairman Jack: The Tomb…

The Tomb is the first book in the Repairman Jack series by F. Paul Wilson.

Jack fixes things. Not washing machines and stuff like that. He fixes situations for people. It’s a job that takes him outside the law and means he has to separate himself from most of the things society think of as normal. It also recently separated him from his girlfriend when she found out his job doesn’t involve fixing household appliances. Now he’s got to fix a situation for his ex girlfriend involving a family curse that started generations ago in India.

Followers of the blog know I love The Dresden Files and the Felix Castor series. Repairman Jack hooks into exactly the same groove for me. Harry Dresden, Felix Castor and Jack are the same type of men. Strong, self-reliant and they get the job done in an action-packed way. Very appealing for a cowardly computer geek like myself… :) I’m looking forward to the next 14 books in the series.

Cheers

Tim…