By F. Paul Wilson
The 1st of 3 Repairman Jack prequels, revealing the earlier of 1 of the most well-liked characters in modern darkish fable: a self-styled "fix-it" guy who's no stranger to the macabre or the supernatural, employed through victimized those who don't have any one else to show to.
We subscribe to Jack a number of months after his arrival in manhattan urban. He doesn't personal a gun but, although he's already attached with Abe. quickly he'll meet Julio and the Mikulski brothers. He runs afoul of a few Dominicans, lands up on the East part Marriott the evening Meir Kahane is shot, will get at the undesirable aspect of a few Arabs, starts off a scorching affair, and disrupts the smuggling of preteen intercourse slaves.
And that's simply booklet One.
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Cold City (Repairman Jack: The Early Years, Book 1) by F. Paul Wilson