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 of over the border into the bizarre, in The Haunted Air. First brought years in the past within the bestseller The Tomb, Jack has been the hero of a chain of interesting novels set in and round manhattan urban, together with Legacies, Conspiracies, all of the Rage, and Hosts. "Repairman Jack is a superb personality, ultracompetent yet nonetheless susceptible. Wilson strolls into X-Files territory and makes it his personal, holding the motion brisk and the extent of suspense progressively rising," stated the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle.
Repairman Jack does not think a home may 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 occasion 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 important geologic fault referred to as Cameron's Line. yet that is not it is just challenge. the home has a awful heritage. 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 useless of their mattress with their throats slashed; almost immediately thereafter a toddler was once horribly mutilated in an upstairs bed room.
The present proprietors, Lyle and Charlie Kenton, smart practitioners of spiritualist hocus-pocus, use high-tech tips to dupe their marks. possibly they are too solid: they have lured too many purchasers from different mediums and at the moment are below assault. not able to visit the police for worry of disclosing their very own scams, they rent Repairman Jack to mend their problem.
Jack takes the task, figuring he will straighten out the placement by means of carrying out one in every 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 a person, an entity choked with rage and taken again for a selected objective.
But this entity has an time table all its personal . . .
Before he is complete Jack will shuttle 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.