19 September 2010

THE TOMB: Repairman Jack #1 / Adversary Cycle #2 - F Paul Wilson

From the back of the book: Much to the chagrin of his girlfriend, Gia, Repairman Jack doesn't deal with appliances---he fixes situations for people, situations that too often land him in deadly danger. His latest fix is finding a stolen necklace which, unknown to him, is more than a simple piece of jewelry. Some might say it's cursed, others might call it blessed. The quest leads Jack to a rusty freighter on Manhattan's West Side docks. What he finds in its hold threatens his sanity and the city around him. But worst of all, it threatens Gia's daughter Vicky, the last surviving member of a bloodline marked for extinction.
It's taken me a bit to work up the nerve to write a review on THE TOMB. It is such a well-written and engrossing thriller and I want to do it justice. I may leave it at the above statement and call it a day. I've been told that not all of the series has the touch of paranormal or horror that THE TOMB has. I'm glad, it was a little intense. I love thrillers and I love paranormal and horror reads, but have to pace several books between...except in October and I read them pretty much back to back, just because it's October.
I can see why F Paul Wilson has such a huge fanbase. I have become one of the legion, that's for sure.
Five shudderingly fab beans......


Becky LeJeune said...

They recently reprinted the rest of the Adversary Cycle so I brought my copy of The Keep out of hiding to reread. I've had the Tomb as the second in that series for ages and never started because I couldn't find the rest of those -- though everyone raves over Repairman Jack. I see it looming in my near future!

Vickie said...

Becky: It's crazy how the series are lined up and intertwined. Especially for someone like me who leans towards reading in order.

WonderBunny said...

I love the Repairman Jack books. I have one on my stack for reading this coming month. I also just got The Keep from pbs.

I'm glad you liked this on Vickie. They are just great!