Gateways: A Repairman Jack Novel

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Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 368 pages
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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 entertaining."

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," like her.

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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User Review  - quiBee - LibraryThing

Jack, the "repairman", who lives under the radar and attacks jobs that people need done outside of official channels, has to go down to Florida, as his father is the victim of a hit and run accident ... Read full review

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User Review  - JechtShot - LibraryThing

Repairman Jack receives news that his father was recently in an automobile accident and is currently residing in a coma ward in a Florida Hospital. The typical New York storyline is tossed aside as ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
39
Section 4
63
Section 5
72
Section 6
74
Section 7
81
Section 8
89
Section 24
210
Section 25
214
Section 26
233
Section 27
239
Section 28
270
Section 29
272
Section 30
280
Section 31
295

Section 9
91
Section 10
105
Section 11
107
Section 12
126
Section 13
128
Section 14
145
Section 15
149
Section 16
151
Section 17
154
Section 18
155
Section 19
164
Section 20
170
Section 21
176
Section 22
185
Section 23
201
Section 32
309
Section 33
330
Section 34
335
Section 35
341
Section 36
350
Section 37
357
Section 38
374
Section 39
385
Section 40
403
Section 41
404
Section 42
406
Section 43
431
Section 44
437
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About the author (2007)

F. Paul Wilson, a New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between, is a practicing physician who resides in Wall, New Jersey.

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