Infernal (Repairman Jack Series #9)

Infernal (Repairman Jack Series #9)

by F. Paul Wilson
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Overview

Infernal (Repairman Jack Series #9) by F. Paul Wilson

The ninth Repairman Jack novel begins with a tragedy that throws Jack together with his brother Tom, a judge from Philadelphia. They've never been close and Jack, the career criminal, soon finds that he adheres to a higher ethical standard than his brother the judge.

Determined to get to know his brother better, Tom convinces Jack to go on a wild treasure hunt together. Armed only with a map pointing the way to a desolate wreck off the coast of Bermuda, the brothers come across something much stranger, and much more dangerous than mere treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765351388
Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
Publication date: 08/29/2006
Series: Repairman Jack Series , #9
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 3.99(w) x 6.82(h) x 1.27(d)

About the Author

F. Paul Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between. His books include the Repairman Jack novels, including Ground Zero, The Tomb, and Fatal Error; the Adversary cycle, including The Keep; and a young adult series featuring the teenage Jack. Wilson has won the Prometheus Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Inkpot Award from the San Diego ComiCon, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers of America, among other honors. He lives in Wall, New Jersey.

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Infernal (Repairman Jack Series #9) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Disappointing. I had eagerly looked forward to the newest entry in the Repairman Jack series. However, once I began reading it, I sensed what had happened in other book series(by other writers) was now happening in this one. I call this malady the 'Lite-ening' up of the plots and main character. The stories gets less complex and seem to be written by a computer program. At first glance, all the elements that appeared in the earlier stories are there, but when the reader is finished, he doesn't feel satisfied. Like I said - 'Lite'. Then, there is the 'Lite-ening' of the character, Repairman Jack. Mr. Wilson has now almost totally domesticated Jack. The presence of a girl friend and her daughter used to be merely a distraction. In this story, they have become central characters. The readers understand that Jack is basically a good guy. We don't need to be reminded every other page of his capacity to love. A character like Jack works better as a disaffected urban loner. Giving him an almost sickeningly sweet domestic life takes his character in way the wrong direction. This is what should happen in the last book of the series. Another book like this one and it may BE the last, at least for me.
Bastett More than 1 year ago
I did not think this was going to be that good. The opening was so good that I thought it was be just like "Legacies" (both had an amazing opening). But not this one. Keep reading it. This was pretty crazy. Great ending. You'll start reading this book and you won't want to put it down by the 200 mark. Such an incredible story. Gotta read it!
PKS2013 More than 1 year ago
This one felt a bit like "Star Trek 3: The Search for Spook", sort of a chapter that fills in a bit of background without doing much else. It was interesting "meeting" Jack's brother, albeit briefly, although I was shocked to see what happened to Jack's Father after having "met" him in Gateways. A good episode for the RJ series that sets up "Harbingers" well. As others have mentioned, don't read these out of order.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Fans of Jack have come to recognize his stories as a mix of action, suspense, deception, and intrigue. However this story takes a different approach, where there isn't the usual amount of gunplay, hand to hand, and grifting, there is no shortage of suspense, deception, and intrigue. The first half of the story is a treasure hunt between two estranged brothers who'd rather have a root canal preformed without the aid of anesthesia than be together, while the other half is sort of countdown to doom. While the clock ticks away you find yourself turning each page wondering what will happen to Jack and his loved ones and how he will figure a way out of this one. Wilson goes back to an old formula that he hasn't used since 'The Tomb' where he takes you back in time, if only for a few pages, to give you a bit of background to a very important part of the story. I personally couldn't put the book down, and kept trying to figure out what the final chapter would bring. Those who read this will not be disappointed, but it isn't a book that newcomers to the Repairman Jack series should read first. With this particular series, it's best to start at the beginning and evolve with Jack.
harstan More than 1 year ago
At La Guardia, a terrorist kills the father of Repairman Jack. That would be enough to cause most souls woes, but the murder of his father causes the non-existent Jack worse troubles as his estranged brother Tom, a corrupt Philadelphia judge on the lam and disparately needing money, persuades Jack that they should go on a trip together. Though he knows better after spending his salad years with his odious sibling, Jack agrees. Tom could not care less if he ever sees Jack again once their trek is over in fact he plans to insure that he never sees Jack again. Tom has an oceanic map that shows the location of a Spanish treasure ship that sunk off of Bermuda in 1598 he expects Jack to retrieve it. However, instead of booty, Jack and Tom haul up a weird skin covered object, the Lilitongue of Gefreda that the ancients claim enables a person to evade their enemies, but leaves the ¿user¿ inside of the ¿Otherness¿. Not trusting his sibling, Jack believes this object was what Tom sought, but why eludes the Repairman who plans to find out one way or another. Repairman Jack is at his refreshing best in his ninth adventure as fans receive a close look at family members, somewhat less his dad as compared with his loathsome brother. The story line is action packed from the opening scene at the airport to the high seas and to the activation of the device. Readers will appreciate F. Paul Wilson¿s latest caper starring one of the great literary legends of the past decade or so. Harriet Klausner