Fear City

This might be the last Repairman Jack novel. That is what F. Paul Wilson wrote in his introduction to this novel. This is the 19th Repairman Jack novel, not counting the three young adult novels featuring Jack as a teenager. Wilson feels that this series has come to dominate his career.

This novel concludes the Early Years trilogy. It is early 1990s and Jack is still learning his trade. He gets involved with mysterious events including Islamic terrorists. The real life attempted bombing of the World Trade Center features in the plot.

This is good, not great. Maybe I expected too much. If this is the last Repairman Jack novel for the foreseeable future, it would have nice if it were better.

The intersection of the book’s plot with the real world terrorist plot did not bother me. I could understand it if some people took offense.  This is not the first time Wilson has brought real world incidents in one of his novels.


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