Literature: Repairman Jack
The Repairman Jack novels are a series spun off from the Nightworld
novels (AKA The Adversary Cycle
) by F. Paul Wilson.
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Repairman Jack is a self-titled "fix-it" man, but not in the common workshop sense. He is something of an underground mercenary, hired by everyday people to fix situations that cannot be dealt with through legal means (e.g.: blackmail). He is careful about whom he agrees to do fix-its for, preferring innocent, desperate citizens being victimized with no one else to turn to. These fix-its usually begin simply, but grow into complex problems that begin to involve more and more sci-fi
elements as the novels continue. The second novel, Legacies
, is the only one that is completely free of any overtly supernatural elements.
All of Jack's fix-its are immediately relevant problems in today's world, covering topics such as conspiracy groups, grassroots movements, designer drugs, public shootings, terrorists, legal dealings and scientific & biological experiments. Jack relies on his brain, wits, experience and real-life weapons and techniques to do battle, and though he makes increasing use of supernatural sources of information (a spiritual medium, an indestructible tome of unknown age), he has so far not used supernatural weapons or abilities in battle.
Jack hides his identity from the government by not voting, paying taxes, opening bank accounts, registering guns or cars, or doing anything else that will leave a paper or electronic trail. He uses a TracFone to leave untraceable calls, demands cash only for payment, and stashes his savings in gold coins in his apartment. He consistently wears gloves or wipes surfaces in order not to leave behind traces
of his identity. He advertises his services strictly by word of mouth and via an anonymous website.
Repairman Jack has appeared in the following novels:
- The Tomb
- All the Rage
- The Haunted Air
- By the Sword
- Ground Zero
- Fatal Error
- The Dark At The End
Three Young Adult
novels also star Jack as well... a Young Adult.
- Jack: Secret Histories
- Jack: Secret Vengeance
- Jack: Secret Circles
A trilogy has been announced which will cover Jack's life between the Young Adult
novels and The Tomb
- Cold City — released in 2012
The Repairman Jack series contains examples of: