By F. Paul Wilson
F. Paul Wilson's attractive, self-employed, off-the-books fixer, Repairman Jack, returns for one more extreme, action-packed experience a bit over the border into the unusual, in The Haunted Air. First brought years in the past within the bestseller The Tomb, Jack has been the hero of a sequence of fascinating novels set in and round ny urban, together with Legacies, Conspiracies, the entire Rage, and Hosts. "Repairman Jack is an excellent personality, ultracompetent yet nonetheless susceptible. Wilson strolls into X-Files territory and makes it his personal, preserving the motion brisk and the extent of suspense progressively rising," acknowledged the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle.
Repairman Jack does not think a home will be haunted. yet he is approximately to alter that music . . .
It started out as a lark, a late-night jaunt from a run of the mill get together to the house of a psychic medium, with Jack dragged alongside as a reluctant player. yet once Jack and Gia step around the threshold, the home and the earth itself shake to the accompaniment of a tortured scream.
Menelaus Manor sits atop an incredible geologic fault referred to as Cameron's Line. yet that isn't it is only challenge. the home has a awful historical past. Its unique proprietor died of melanoma; his son blew his brains out within the basement; the couple that received it subsequent have been came across lifeless of their mattress with their throats slashed; almost immediately thereafter a baby was once horribly mutilated in an upstairs bed room.
The present proprietors, Lyle and Charlie Kenton, shrewdpermanent practitioners of spiritualist hocus-pocus, use high-tech tips to dupe their marks. probably they're too solid: they have lured too many consumers from different mediums and at the moment are less than assault. not able to visit the police for worry of revealing their very own scams, they lease Repairman Jack to mend their problem.
Jack takes the activity, figuring he will straighten out the placement by means of undertaking considered one of his favourite hobbies: scamming a scammer. yet quickly he learns that this fix-it includes greater than specialist jealousy within the spook exchange. The earthquake marked the awakening of whatever in Menelaus Manor, whatever that was once a person, an entity packed with rage and taken again for a selected objective.
But this entity has an schedule all its personal . . .
Before he is accomplished Jack will commute from the seamy global of psychic scams to the interior circle of a well-connected homicide cult, and at last into the darkish middle of insanity the place he needs to strike a care for a rage-filed entity lower back from the dead.