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A Novel of the Adversary Cycle

Adversary Cycle/Repairman Jack (Volume 5)

Author: F. Paul Wilson




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This is the fifth book in Wilson's Adversary Cycle, updated by the author and available for the first time in trade paperback, and released in preparation for the grand climax of the Repairman Jack cycle. Poised and waiting for the moment he can unleash an ancient wave of horror that will extinguish humanity, the son of clone Jim Hanley, Jonah, poses as a graduate student in a small southern town to hide his venomous vampiric identity.

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The bestselling supernatural thriller from horror author F. Paul Wilson, Reprisal is the fifth book in the Adversary Cycle

"Who am I? Why, I'm you. Or parts of you. The best parts. I'm the touch of Richard Speck, Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Bin Laden in all of you. I am the thousand tiny angers and fleeting rages of your day—at the car that cuts you off on the freeway, at the kid who sneaks ahead of you in line at the movies, at the old fart with the full basket in the eight-items-only express checkout at the supermarket. I'm the nasty glee in the name-callers and the long-suffering pain, the self-loathing, the smoldering resentment, the suppressed rage, and the never-to-be-fulfilled promises of revenge in their targets. I'm the daily business betrayals and the corporate men's room character assassinations. I'm the husband who beats his wife, the mother who scalds her child, I'm the playground beatings of your little boys, the backseat rapes of your daughters. I'm your rage toward a child molester and I'm the pederast's lust for your child, for his own child. I'm the guards' contempt for their prisoners and the prisoners' hatred for their guards, I'm the shank, I'm the truncheon, I'm the shiv. I'm the bayonet in the throat of the political dissident, the meat hook on which he is hung, the cattle prod that caresses his genitals. You've kept me alive, you've made me strong. I am you."

The immortal evil defeated in The Keep and reincarnated in Reborn has come of age and begun to settle scores. He targets a few unlucky individuals for destruction now, but soon the whole world will suffer. And he will feed on our tears and our pain.

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“[A] first-class horror novel. . . . Wilson's most gripping yet, with his strongest characterizations.” —Kirkus Reviews on Reprisal

“Very unsettling . . . scary . . . one of Wilson's best.” —San Francisco Chronicle on Reprisal

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