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Preview — Legacies by F. Paul Wilson
Legacies (Repairman Jack #2)
Dr. Alicia Clayton, a pediatrician who treats children with AIDS, is full of secrets, and she has just inherited a house tha...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
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.
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.
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
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
The first quarter of the book is just him on a soapbox preaching about the evils of HIV and the suffering of the children in the clinic. He lets up on it for a while but every now and then he will bring it back up with a long passage about how awful it all is completely out of nowhere.
Now I'm all for t...more
This book doesn'...more
This second book in the series starts off with Jack being hired to recover Christmas toys stolen from a children's AIDS hospital. He does this, and also kicks the guy's ass, dressed like Santa the whole time. I like Jack'...more
но не трябваше да е така през цялото време. понякога нещата можеха да бъдат оправени."
определено една от най-добрите книги, които съм чела от много време насам. не можах да оставя книгата, преди да я прочета. на един дъх. толкова увлекателна и майсторски написана. история за зловеща тайна; история за човек, правещ се на Просто Джак, без ЕГН или социална осигуровка. привидно само майстор, а е повече.
когато затворих книгата, сякаш нещо се изтръгна от сърцето...more
Although this book is fun in general, with Jack's usual flair for action (or reaction) and tricks, people intereste...more