- Series: Repairman Jack (Book 2)
- Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Forge Books (January 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812571991
- ISBN-13: 978-0812571998
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.2 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 112 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #472,596 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Legacies: A Repairman Jack Novel Mass Market Paperback – February 7, 2005
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“Repairman Jack is one of the most original and intriguing characters to arise out of contemporary fiction in ages. ...Hugely entertaining.” ―Dean Koontz
“F. Paul Wilson is a hot writer, and his hottest, and my favorite creation, is Repairman Jack. No one does this kind of weird meets crime better than Wilson. Gripping, fascinating, one of a kind. That's F. Paul Wilson and Repairman Jack.” ―Joe R. Lansdale
“Jack is righteous!” ―Andrew Vachss
“Repairman Jack [is] a Byronic hero fans have begged to see again for more than a decade. Legacies is a righteous follow-up....The book is a lot of fun, and Wilson has promised that Jack will be back soon.” ―Rocky Mountain News
About the Author
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 a 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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In particular, the legacy in this story is a house belonging to the late Ronald Clayton - a brilliant scientist but generally unpleasant guy - and has been willed to his daughter Alicia. Alicia, a doctor at a children's AIDS clinic, despised her father and would normally want nothing to do with the house. When her brother Thomas, a loser who can hardly earn a living (and was cut out of the will), offers her a huge sum for the house, she resists, sensing something fishy. Her brother then contests the will, and the people she turns to for help wind up dead.
After Jack does her a favor by retrieving some toys stolen from the clinic, Alicia tries to get his assistance. Initially reluctant, he eventually decides to help. It is apparent that there is something in the house that someone wants, and Jack wants to find it first. He also needs to know who is backing Thomas with a lot of funds.
Unlike many other Wilson books, this is a nonsupernatural story, but there is still some out-of-the-ordinary stuff going on. In addition, we get a good amount of the suspense and action that Wilson does well. On the other hand, there are times in the book that rescues come from out of nowhere which cheapens some of the story. Generally, Wilson is a dependable writer of four star books, and I'll give this one such a rating, but it is a little weaker than his other works.
Legacies is a solid entry in the Repairman Jack series. There is no supernatural element at all, but we do get healthy doses of suspense and action. Jack is in fine form as usual and a relatively minor character named Yoshio is quite interesting as a Japanese operative who becomes something of an ally to Jack. The subplot with Alicia, especially her AIDS hospital, was a lot less compelling to me but these parts aren't difficult to skim if you want to get through them quickly. Fans of Jack will find this well worth reading but I wouldn't recommend it for first timers. The Tomb (Adversary Cycle/Repairman Jack) or Conspiracies (Repairman Jack) would both be better choices as they are better reads and are natural starting points for the character and his mythology.
Legacies represents Wilson's return to chronicling the adventures of his most popular character after many years, and a grand return it is. Like its predecessor, THE TOMB, and its many successful sequels, LEGACIES has a everything going for it--a great character facing unique challenges, escalating stakes, and great writing. The publication of this book was a happy event for Wilson fans; in hindsight, readers would have been even happier if they had known that (at last count) eight more adventures would follow.