Ever come across a situation that simply wasn’t right—where someone was getting the dirty end of the stick and you wished you could make things right but didn’t know how? Fourteen-year-old Jack knows how. Or rather he’s learning how. He’s discovering that he has a knack for fixing things. Not bikes or toys or appliances—situations….
It all starts when Jack and his best friends, Weezy and Eddie, discover a rotting corpse—the victim of ritual murder—in the fabled New Jersey Pine Barrens. Beside the body is an ancient artifact carved with strange designs. What is its secret? What is the secret of the corpse? What other mysteries hide in the dark, timeless Pine Barrens? And who doesn’t want them revealed?
Jack’s town, the surrounding Barrens, his friends, even Jack himself…they all have…Secret Histories.
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From Jack: Secret Histories
Weezy laid the object on the ground between them and began to examine it.
Jack knelt opposite her. “What do you think it is?”
She shook her head, looking as baffled as he felt. “I don’t know. Some kind of stone—onyx, maybe? It’s got no writing on it, but I get this feeling it’s . . . old.” She looked up at him. “Know what I mean?”
Jack couldn’t say why, but he knew exactly what she meant.
“Yeah. Very old.”
“And where there’s one there’s
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It all starts when Jack and his best friends, Weezy and Eddie, discover a rotting corpse—the victim of ritual murder—in the fabled New Jersey Pine Barrens. Beside the body is an ancient artifact carved with strange designs. What is its secret? What is the secret of the corpse? What other mysteries hide in the dark, timeless Pine Barrens? And who doesn't want them revealed?
Praise for Repairman Jack:
“The Tomb is one of the best all-out adventures stories I've read in years.”—Stephen King (President of the Repairman Jack fan club)
“Repairman Jack is one of the most original and intriguing characters to arise out of contemporary fiction in ages.”—Dean Koontz
“The most welcome discovery, for readers new to the thriller universe, is F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack.”—Janet Maslin
F. Paul Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between. His books include the Repairman Jack novels, including Ground Zero, The Tomb, and Fatal Error; the Adversary cycle, including The Keep; and the young adult series featuring the teenage Jack. Wilson has won the Prometheus Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Inkpot Award from the San Diego ComiCon, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers of America, among other honors. He lives in Wall, New Jersey.
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