Legacies (Repairman Jack #2)
The long-awaited sequel to THE TOMB. After nearly a decade and a half of refusing to bring back Repairman Jack, F. Paul Wilson finally caved in and wrote LEGACIES.
Dr. Alicia Clayton has inherited the family home, a place that holds such dark memories for her than she wants it razed. But someone will go to any lengths - even murder - to prevent ...more
But it didn't have to suck all the time. Sometimes things could be fixed.
Well, this one just read itself.
This is the second Repairman Jack novel. It’s a great book. If you’ve read The Tomb (Adversary Cycle, #2) you may be entering this book with a certain expectation. Well, let me just come out and say that Legacies is every bit as good, but without the supernatural elements of its predecessor. No, the “weird” factor in Legacies is driven by pseudo science, and reads ...more
Legacies by F Paul Wilson is an amazing sequel to the Repairman Jack series and is the rare case where the sequel is better than the original. This action packed mystery is something unique. It is Wilson's writing style that makes this read and this series stand out. He does not give overloads of details. Nor does he fill the pages with long winded conversations. He really is not big into world building either. All of this makes you think what could make Legacies good then? Wilson pens c ...more
In Legacies, we catch up with Jack several months after the events in The Tomb. He is once again going about his "urban mercenary" lifestyle of righting wrongs for a small fee. This time, however, we see the power of his moral compass. Jack is the "anonymous" super hero. He needs no credit, glory, or fame. His goal is to make a dent in ...more
This one was even better than The Tomb (the Repairman Jack book before this one). If you're a fan of F. Paul Wilson, OR if you want to read a book where the bad guys get their butts kicked in the end, you'll like this one. I can't help it...I'm absolutely drawn to this stuff.
F. Paul Wilson can tell a great story -- with all of the plot twists and turns, it's obvious that while this isn't a great piece of literature, this man has an incredibly good mind.
So here's a bit of ...more
This volume may be a little different from our first outing with Jack, not quite so "quick" in it's up take. Maybe it's a little more convoluted and we're apparently trying for a little more relevance (the tragedy of the children in the imaginary AIDs clinic is touching unless you have no heart). All in all still a good read.
There are ...more
Jack is such an intriguingly diverse character to read. He's one of the best protagonists in the thriller world. He knows he should keep to himself, but loves the two women in his life, Gia and her daughter Vicky. He'd do anything for them and when Gia asks for Jack's help with what's going on at the Center for Children with AIDS where she volunteers, Jack doesn't hesitate.
Someone has ...more
The story is about Repairman Jack; rather than appliances though, Jack fixes ugly situations with a unique twist on personal justice. For example, he'll help con someone who is taking advantage of migrant ...more
It leaves so many unanswered questions. Who is Repairman Jack? He does not exist on any system. So he is very careful not to get caught by the police or FBI. Does he come out of retirement because the love of his life and her daughter gets murdered, or does he just get bored and takes on more cases. S ...more
I just read the prequels to the Repairman Jack series in December. I am now trying acquire them and read the ensuing series in order. This Jack is more mature and more decisive than the Jack in the prequels. This story encompasses world economics and the onset of Aids.
Jack violates a couple of his earlier rules in this book. He gets attached to both a client and a single mom in this book. Jack's normal reaction to bad folks is aptly illustrated in this book. It seemed ...more
SUMMARY: Repairman Jack isn’t your average appliance repairman—he fixes situations for people, often risking his own life. Jack has no last name, no social security number, works only for cash, and has no qualms when it comes to seeing that the job gets done.Dr. Alicia Clayton, a pediatrician who treats children with AIDS, is full of secrets. And she has just inherited a house that holds another. Haunted by painful memories, Alicia wants the house destroyed—but somehow everyone she enlists to he...more
In retrospect it's not a bad book but i found the story underwelming compared to other book in the series. No hint of horror or fantastic here. I guess Wilson didn't merge the two series yet and didn't really know what to ...more
There is a nice pacing of the various cases Jack is working on and are overlapping. The character development is nicely done. Jack is a complex man. How others experience him is also complex - at times trusting him, respecting him... and fearing him.
The motivations of one of the characters is tied to sexual ...more
But the other half of me has an eyebrow raised at all the implausible goings on in thi ...more
I really enjoyed The Tomb, but it was this book the second in the series that sold completely on reading the entire saga. As strong as the Tomb was Legacies is a much stronger book and really defines Jack as a character in deeper way. There is good reason for that, it was the first novel that was intended to be a repairman Jack novel, and it was a good decade and half since Wilson created the character.
If you trust my opinion consider that I am finding it hard to review this book without a wee b ...more
Wilson brings back one of his hardcore fans' favorite characters, Repairman Jack, and weaves three of Jack's jobs into a tightly-wound tale of family manipulation and, as always, saving the world one step at a time.
This time, Jack is employed by longtime on-again-off-again girlfriend Gia to recover a roomful of toys stolen from a children's AIDS crisis center, which leads him into the employ of the head of the center. She just inherited a house, and she wants ...more
However, I did very much enjoy this book and at the same time felt very challenged ...more