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Bloodline (Repairman Jack #11)

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Jack has been on hiatus since the events in Harbingers. With hislover Gia's encouragement he dips a toe back into the fix-it pool. Christy Pickering's eighteen-year-old daughter is dating Jerry Bethlehem, a man twice her age. Christy sensed something shady and sinister about him, so she hired a private investigator to look into his past. But the PI isn't returning her call ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 18th 2007 by Forge Books (first published June 1st 2007)
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Mike (the Paladin)
Well....weee'rrreee bbbaaaccckkk.....

This series has been/is a good one. There are books that I don't care for as much but on the whole it's an excellent series. The book before this I gave 5 stars, the one before that I gave only 3 (and while I haven't reviewed it yet I've finished the next one and I like it to) so you see there's a spread. That's cool, none of the books are really "bad".

In a phrase, this series is "it's own thing". It starts out as a sort of thriller with paranormal overtones.
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Chris
Apr 24, 2011 Chris rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Repairman Jack fans
Although a good read, Bloodline is not one of my favorites in the Repairman Jack series. It’s not as fun or even suspenseful as some of the earlier books. It’s a serious thriller that takes a long and winding road to make Jack question his bloodline and the origins of his DNA. Of course, along the way, a new link to the Otherness is revealed in the form of another pivotal character Jack is sure to run into again in a forthcoming book. Bloodline lacks the playfulness that Gia and Vicky bring to ...more
Mike Kazmierczak
Apr 15, 2012 Mike Kazmierczak rated it really liked it
With BLOODLINE, you can see the final act of the Repairman Jack series begin. Wilson has talked about how everything will lead up to a grand conclusion in Nightworld which will be rewritten to better tie in to all the previous novels. By leaving some of the plot lines open at the end of the novel, we can see how events will start to cumulate.

BLOODLINE has Jack being hired by Christy Pickering to break up her teenaged daughter Dawn's relationship with a much older Jerry Bethlehem. It turns out th
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Jadewik
In this installment of Repairman Jack, Jack finds himself trying to cope with the recent loss of his brother and daughter by taking on a new job-- a mother concerned that her daughter is dating a man twice her age. Jack takes the job to find out what happened to the first private investigator only to find himself wrapped up in something much deeper.

Once again, it helps to have a running knowledge of the previous Repairman Jack books. This book mentions the death of the brother and Jack's daughte
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Terrie Sharp
Jul 25, 2009 Terrie Sharp rated it really liked it
listening to audio, so far pretty good.
okay finished the audio book and liked it so much i plan to go back to the beginning of this series or as close as i can get to the start. i suppose you can read these as stand alone novels but there is a history and things the main character refers to that i think might make the story richer if i had read the earlier novels. it seems some of the repairman jack history is in short stories that may be difficult to get copies of.
as far as Bloodline goes it wa
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Nick
Sep 07, 2016 Nick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lot of interconnected plot threads happening in this one. And we learn a little bit of what Jonah has been up to since Reborn.
Skip
Feb 11, 2012 Skip rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller, horror
Jack is depressed over the loss of his unborn child and the danger he imposes on Gia and Vicky, when he is approached by a mother concerned over her 18-year old's relationship with a man twice her age. As it turns out, the boyfriend is a fiend, with a nefarious agenda involving preserving his daddy's bloodline via incest. The plot is suspenseful, but also sickening.
Jennifer
Oct 11, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review is for the Audible book, but Goodreads doesn't have that version, but no matter same narrator.

First off, I love this series. Jack is one of my favorite characters and I know this series is ending soon and that makes me sad.

Second, this book kind of departs from a lot of the supernatural, that being the Adversary and the Other, although the Other definitely has a role here, it's just not so in your face as in the last several books. This is Jack getting back to his detective roots aft
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Kristen
Sep 06, 2013 Kristen rated it it was ok
While there were some good things about this book, overall I was disappointed.

I have not read the Repairman Jack series in order, and I accept that I have probably missed out on things as a result.

First, the good - I like the character of Jack. He is an outside the "regular" world and because of that, he can do things and act in ways that normal detectives couldn't and it is believeable. Although Jack is very flawed and broken there is nevertheless an honourableness about him. He tries hard to d
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David Agranoff
Bloodline by F.Paul Wilson
****

The 10th Repairman Jack Novel Harbingers was pretty hard to top. The Brutal twists and turns that all had horrible and deep effects on the life of the title character. I mean wow, I think Harbingers was no doubt the best entry in the series so far. I knew That the next book Bloodline would have the tough job of following up and moving the story forward.

the events of the novels are starting to run together and it's almost impossible to talk about the plot to this on
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David
Jun 28, 2013 David rated it it was amazing
After the lackluster "Harbingers", F. Paul Wilson comes roaring back with "Bloodline". This is a very entertaining book that starts slow and builds with multiple strands of a plot and advances the Repairman Jack series. After the events of "Harbingers", Jack is enjoying life with Gia and Vicky, but is beginning to get a little bored. At Gia's urging, he takes on a "fix" and that gets the ball rolling.
One strand of the plot involves a charismatic man who is involved with a younger woman, agains
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Monique
Jul 09, 2016 Monique rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-book, good
This novel takes place just after Harbingers, when Jack and his families lives were rocked. They are still trying to deal with the consequences and move on but it is hard. Jack decides to take on a job: help a woman get dirt on her daughters boyfriend so she can cause them to break up. Although this may sound horrible her daughters boyfriend is 19 years older than her and there are reasons to believe everything is not all it seems to be between them.

True to all of Jack's cases not everything is
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ScottK
Feb 25, 2009 ScottK rated it it was amazing
Book #11 out of 15. *** Sigh *** What can I say about a series I know is going to end within 4 more books. It is kind of a bittersweet statement, because even though you know the series is going to end , you also know that F. Paul Wilson will NOT let it end in a whimper. I am soooo grateful to whoever it was who told me about Repairman Jack/ F. Paul Wilson, to them I will always be grateful ( even though I am not sure how I found out about either).

IMHO, it takes a great author to have 11 books t
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Annie
Nov 06, 2007 Annie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: thriller lovers
From Publishers Weekly
A monstrous scheme to create an evil superman through crude efforts at gene jiggering bedevils urban mercenary Repairman Jack in his 11th outing (after 2006's Harbingers). When Jack, a New York City paranormal fixer, agrees to help Christy Pickering break up a relationship between her 18-year-old daughter and an older man, Jerry Bethlehem, he discovers Bethlehem is a violent criminal whose past includes abortion clinic bombings and a stay at a government-funded clinic condu
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Benjamin Thomas
I've yet to read a Repairman Jack novel I didn't like. Something about this unique combination of thriller, crime fiction, and supernatural horror that just simply works. At this point in the series, we're rapidly approaching the big mysterious "end" which, in the story's timeline, will happen next spring.

Once again, we get to learn a little bit more about what is happening with the "Otherness" and Jack's role in it all. The major case that Jack get's involved with this time around concerns a m
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Brent
Jan 15, 2016 Brent rated it it was amazing
Shelves: repairman-jack
This installment of the Repaiman Jack franchise has Jack getting drawn into some bad guys who were born that way, and want to make sure others are as well. At this point in the series, this should really feel more repetitive than it does. Instead I found myself drawn in more than usual as Jack set his plan in motion to thwart a bad guy through the clever use of fake letters and 911 calls.

The main client is a woman who is worried about an older man dating her daughter, and the plot goes down the
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Tom
Sep 30, 2012 Tom rated it really liked it
After 11 novels, this book seemed to be close to a return to form for Repairman Jack. While the series is aiming for an ending, presented in a book Wilson wrote long before he got around to doing the rest of the Jack series, this time around there was a minimum of supernatural stuff happening, Jack seemed to be largely in top form, and though the book ended in a cliffhanger of sorts, the novel largely stayed away from some of the more repetitive aspects of the series, like Jack mentioning he has ...more
Michael
Jul 02, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing
I started reading Repairman Jack novels in 2007. I keep getting sucked into these plotlines. A little sci-fi, a little horror, a little hard-boiled detective novel. There is no labor involved in these readings. Just a day or two of doing little else. Jack is a totally normal guy who does extraordinary things according to good conscience. He lives "off the radar," having no SSN, no fingerprints on file, etc. A little libertarian in viewpoint, but yet totally sympathetic to a true blue American. ...more
Martin Streetman
Apr 07, 2008 Martin Streetman rated it liked it
Recommends it for: urban mercenaries ;)
Recommended to Martin by: Ken
My father in law turned me on to this character, repairman Jack, years ago and I like the idea of this guy fixing things that could not be handled through normal means. However in the last several that I have read he has combined our anti hero with a huge dose of supernatural which I don't like as much, oh he is still Jack I just liked the earlier stories better.

In this book he meets an author that is similar to F. Paul Wilson and who has a character named Jake Fixx which I thought was interesti
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Michael
Jul 02, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing
Christy Pickering's eighteen-year-old daughter, Dawn, is dating Jerry Bethlehem, a man twice her age. Christy sensed something shady and sinister about him, so she hired a private investigator to look into his past. But the PI isn't returning her calls. So she calls Jack to find out why.

In this book Jack will find out a bit about why he has always been okay with taking matters into his own hands, and why he's had to reign in his personal darkness. And from this book onward, Wilson is starting t
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David
Aug 20, 2014 David rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks, 2014
Having already started the next book that follows, I've gathered enough to tell that this 11th book in the Repairman Jack series is essentially an epilogue to the next stage of this story. An event is put into play that could be huge for the Adversary. At the same time, more is learned of Jack's origin (though not until the end). Not much action, but lots of creepiness is here. Still, Jack's righteous anger and skills gives way to some fist-pumping on several occasions. I continue to LOVE this ...more
The Cats Mother
Number 11 in the Repairman Jack series, and set a few months after the events of Harbingers, this has him reluctantly taking on a new client, a woman whose 18 year old daughter is dating a suspicious man old enough to be her father. Meanwhile, Jack's copy of the Compendium of Srem has been stolen and a new cult called the Kickers has popped up. Of course there are no more coincidences and Jack detects yet another connection to the Orherness.
I liked this better than the last few, maybe as the dar
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Nicole
Aug 05, 2008 Nicole rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of suspense
Shelves: contempft
A re-reading: Jack is out of the biz, after an attempt by an otherworldly force on his loved ones. However, a job request does come through: find the detective a mom hired to investigate her daughter's suspicious boyfriend. And find him he does, along with a psychopath, questionable scientists, and a scientific reason as to why he is what he is.

A good book. This book takes a look at what makes us bad. Is it in our genes? It also displayed both Otherness and Rasalom. The girl's predicament also m
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Todd
Feb 16, 2015 Todd rated it really liked it
Maybe more like 3.5 stars. The main "mytharc" plotline is finally humming right along and has become the main focus of the story, but I was a bit put off by the incredible stupidity displayed by Christy and Dawn Pickering in this book. I guess it runs in the family. Jack also blew off the "Jake Fixx" sub-plot awfully quickly, which seemed pretty unrealistic. If something like that was going on with me I would be all over trying to find the connection, especially if I had been told (and shown) ...more
Ensiform
Mar 18, 2012 Ensiform rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
The eleventh Repairman Jack novel, and possibly the most thrilling episode of the series in quite some time. Jack is hired to investigate a computer programmer who has charmed a girl half his age into loving him; her mother fears he has a sinister ulterior motive. As Jack investigates this and the new “Kickers” cult, he finds that the hidden truth --- from both the mother and the man --- is far nastier than he could have suspected. It’s an ingenious and creepy plot, one that kept me enthralled ...more
Paul
Jan 29, 2013 Paul rated it it was amazing
Shelves: completed
Jack never fails to impress me, and this one is great although for the first time the novel does not end, and it goes away fromn a single fix to the nearing of the finish we read about in Nightworld. So that is a little disappointing, but still i love reading about Jack, not much on Gia and Vicky, its as if jack is cutting himself off from them, which is a shame as I feel they hold as much sway in a Repairman Jack novel as Jack does, still onto By The Sword hopefully we will see more of Gia and ...more
Grant Howard
Nov 26, 2015 Grant Howard rated it it was amazing
This has been one of the best.
To fully enjoy it I suggest you read "Reborn" first, and to fully enjoy that you read "The Keep" first. That might seem a lot of homework to continue the Jack series, but I assure you both of those books are great reads too. After the digressions of the last two books Jack's back to a street-level fix again, but of course as ever there's more to it than that. In "Bloodline" we also get introduced to a suprisingly meta subplot. Íll be very interested to see where F.
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Sarah Petersen
Oct 16, 2009 Sarah Petersen rated it liked it
The Repairman Jack books are a little like The X-Files. The best, most compelling installments are largely self-contained & don't delve very deeply into the overarching mythology. This one was mostly about the mythology, which means that it was less enjoyable than others in the series. But as the countdown to Year Zero continues, the mythology is becoming more and more important. I feel like I'm reading a very long, very tense book that just happens to be threaded through the plotlines of ...more
NumberLord
Jan 23, 2009 NumberLord rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
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UtahJarhead
Nov 29, 2013 UtahJarhead rated it really liked it
Bloodline is a detective novel where Jack is hired to find dirt on a man. This man is dating a woman's 18 year old daughter and is old enough to be her father. At the same time, Jack does Abe a favor and convinces Jack to let a friend review the Compendium of Srem for a few hours, where it's stolen. So now, Jack has to find his ancient text and at the same time, dig up dirt on the girl's boyfriend.
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Francis Paul Wilson is an author, born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He writes novels and short stories primarily in the science fiction and horror genres. His debut novel was Healer (1976). Wilson is also a part-time practicing family physician. He made his first sales in 1970 to Analog and continued to write science fiction throughout the seventies. In 1981 he ventured into the horror genre with ...more
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