A Repairman Jack Novel
On Sale: February 7, 2006
Mass Market Paperback
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Following last year's successful The Haunted Air, F.
Paul Wilson returns with another riveting episode in the
saga of Repairman Jack, the secretive, ingenious, and heroic
champion of those whose problems no one else can solve. As
Dean Koontz says, "Repairman Jack is one of the most
original and intriguing characters to arise out of
contemporary fiction in ages. His adventures are hugely
In Gateways, Jack learns that
his father is in a coma after a car accident in Florida.
They've been on the outs, but this is his dad, so he heads
south. In the hospital he meets Anya, one of his father's
neighbors. She's a weird old duck who seems to know an awful
lot about his father, and even a lot about Jack.
Jack's arrival does not go unnoticed. A young woman
named Semelee, who has strange talents and lives in an
isolated area of the Everglades with a group of misshapen
men, feels his presence. She senses that he's "special,"
Anya takes Jack back to Dad's senior
community, Gateways South, which borders on the Everglades.
Florida is going through an unusual drought. There's a ban
on watering; everything is brown and wilting, but Anya's
lawn is a deep green.
Who is Anya? Who is Semelee, and
what is her connection to the recent strange deaths of
Gateways residents-killed by birds, spiders, and
snakes-during the past year? And what are the "lights" Jack
keeps hearing about-? Lights that emanate twice a year from
a sinkhole deep in the Everglades . . . lights from another
place, another reality.
If he is to protect his
father from becoming the next fatality at Gateways, there
are questions Jack must answer, secrets he must uncover.
Secrets . . . Jack has plenty of his own, and along the way
he learns that even his father has secrets.
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