The Tomb

F. Paul Wilson
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The Tomb


This book was included in Nightmare Magazine's Top 100 Horror Books.

I have found a great new horror series to rival the Joe Ledger series by Jonathan Maberry. That is so pretty high praise coming from me. Repairman Jack is an all around great character. He is tough, plays outside the lines and is honorable and loyal. Everything I enjoy in an action horror character.

This book is the first book in the Repairman Jack series, but the author F. Paul Wilson seems to have a larger world that interconnects several of his book series, so this book is considered the third book in the "Adversary Cycle" and is part of the "The Secret History of the World." To add to that, Repairman Jack appears in both Jonathan Maberry's Rouge Team International series and in his Rot and Ruin series. I'm not really sure how it all ties together but it seems just a tad incestous and interesting as heck.

Repairman Jack is sort of like The Equalizer, Leverage team, and the A-Team. He helps people with problems that cannot be handled by the police and at least in this first book, it has a supernatural element to the problem. Although Jack solves in in the best kind of American way, Guns, guns, and more guns. This book was an action romp, but there was enough character building to allow the reader to feel like they were getting to know the characters and care about them.