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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  215 ratings  ·  6 reviews
"Nightkill" is a taut medical thriller of crooked politicians, an assassin with a tarnished heart of gold, and the mob that is out to get him...and a single-minded medical researcher who would use them all for his own profit. Jake Nacht is a man who knows how to take risks and believes in justice, even if it is of the skewed sort. He's one of the best at what he does - and ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Forge (first published 1997)
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Aug 09, 2012 Chris rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Repairman Jack fans
Fast paced, action-packed read, although a bit predictable at times. The main character, Jake Nacht, is very similar to Repairman Jack, if Jack were a hired hitman. This story feels like part Repairman Jack and part Lincoln Rhyme (see The Bone Collector) - sort of a twisted precursor to Wilson's later work.
It's an okay book but don't let the hype about it being a "medical thriller" fool you. The medical part of the book is extremely short and is only a small part of the plot, not the plot itself
I thought this was pretty good. It started like gangbusters but had a bit of a sagging middle before picking up again at the end. The character was interesting, especially in the early going.
I have to say this book really does it to you with Jake. The way he grew up what he learned and his battle with his life's decisions. GREAT BOOK!!!
Sarah Petersen
A good premise but oddly insubstantial.
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