Legacies finds Jack taking on as a client an AIDS doctor who is involved in a fight both in the courtroom and out with her half-brother backed by a shady and mysterious Saudi over the inheritance of their father's house. Of course, shady Saudi guy has hired mercenaries to track and intimidate the doctor into selling and, of course, this strengthens Doctor's resolve to do no such thing which, of course, sends her to Jack.
Jack just wants to know what's so dad-gummed important about the house to blow up a lawyer's car other than for him just being a lawyer but, of course, none of the parties involved want to tell him. Which leads me to my problem with the series thus far. There's no sense of a struggle between two great minds, no real suspense in that regard sure, Jack is often in danger but Jack runs circles around the baddies until he delivers them all wrapped up in a cute bow.
I don't know, maybe later on he'll fight his Dr. No or his Karla, but for now I'm just left thinking that things are too easy for him. Still, it's a really fun read that will probably not take most people longer than a day or two to tear through. Perfect for beach reading or a long commute. In fact, I think I should go grab book three right now. View all 3 comments. Feb 12, Nancy Oakes rated it really liked it Shelves: If you're a fan of F.
Paul Wilson, OR if you want to read a book where the bad guys get their butts kicked in the end, you'll like this one. I can't help it I'm absolutely drawn to this stuff. Paul Wilson can tell a great story -- with all of the plot twists and turns, it's obvious that while this isn't a great piece of literature, this man has an incredibly good mind. So here's a bit of the story: His methods are somewhat unorthodox, because Jack is a "non-person," but he does get the job done. The kids who were to get the toys were kids who were not only AIDS patients, but some of them were crack babies or born with other very sad problems, so Jack agrees to take on getting the toys back.
It seems that she inherited her dad's house but there is some kind of secret in it that some very bad people are willing to pay millions for. While she doesn't want to necessarily live in the house, she wants to know what is going on and hires Jack. So as the story unravels, Jack is there at every turn Fun fun fun -- and worth every second I stayed up late to finish it.
Nov 08, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Why did I wait so long to start reading this series. After reading The Tomb, I was hooked. Now that I have finished Legacies, I am ready for yet another dose! In Legacies, we catch up with Jack several months after the events in The Tomb. He is once again going about his "urban mercenary" lifestyle of righting wrongs for a small fee.
This time, however, we see the power of his moral compass. Jack is the "anonymous" super hero. He needs no credit, glory, or fame. His goal is to make a dent in Wow! His goal is to make a dent in the dark side of humanity The Jack seen in Legacies is the man that many good-hearted people wish they could emulate without getting into trouble for it.
Paul Wilson has created a character that combines the relentless justice-seeking of the pulpy action heroes like Mack Bolan and Doc Savage with the intelligence and complexity of stories like the Bourne series. In this book, Jack is hired to help a troubled doctor deal with complications surrounding her inheritance. Alicia Clayton adds an emotional side that Wilson pulled off very well.
It was very interesting to see how Jack's emotions responded to those of his client. This gave me another reason to love Wilson's hero, Jack. That did not hurt anything, but I hope the next installment heads back down that road. I highly recommend this book to those who like the Bourne Identity and also those who like good detective stories. Jump in and enjoy! I find myself enjoying these books. This is the second of the "Repairman Jack" books and while they are by no means "great literature" they are still "good reads".
This volume may be a little different from our first outing with Jack, not quite so "quick" in it's up take. Maybe it's a little more convoluted and we're apparently trying for a little more relevance the tragedy of the children in the imaginary AIDs clinic is touching unless you have no heart. All in all still a good read. There are I find myself enjoying these books. There are also some nice "inside" things in the book i always wonder if I missed some since there are some I get.
Have you read The Weapons Shops of Isher? Mar 30, Phillip III rated it it was amazing. It was a long, long time ago when I first read F. And while I have read more books by this author, I never revisited the Repairman Jack series. Recently, I bought them all. So, readers, be prepared for a string of Repairman Jack reviews. It brought me right back into the melee as I remember it. And Jack is as busy as ever! What starts out as a simple job for Jack, blossoms explodes? A It was a long, long time ago when I first read F. A heartless soul has broken into the Center for Children with AIDS and stolen all of the donated Christmas gifts meant for the sick kids.
Hired to find out who was behind the theft, Jack is determined to track down the thief. Alicia Clayton, for the most part, runs the Center. When she is introduced to Jack, she realizes he may be the best person to help her out of a tough situation. Her father has died. He left everything he had to her. The will is being contested by her half-brother, who was deprived of any inheritance.
Full of secrets, and a dark, dark, past, their father was on the brink of something big. Before his revelation was brought to light he'd perished in a plane crash. Now, two separate entities have an interest in digging up what the man had left behind. They will stop at nothing to discover what the late Mr. Even if it comes down to murder, or countless murders. That is, until Jack enters the picture. At that point, all bets are off!
A truly exciting, fast, and nail-biting read. Paul Wilson can tell a tale. While I may go back and re-read The Tomb , I felt very comfortable jumping back in some fifteen, twenty years later. It's like I never stopped. This was a great novel. And I am anxious to progress through the rest of the series! Jul 30, Lin rated it really liked it. Another good one in the Repairman Jack series.
This one was less paranormal, more mercenaries, spies, and intrigue. Good characters and plenty of action that kept the plot moving. Sep 21, Mike rated it really liked it. Jack encounters Alicia, a pediatric HIV doctor who has inherited her despised father's mansion.
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Jul 02, Arthur O'dell rated it it was amazing Shelves: Re-read this for the third time as I'm trying to maximize my free month of kindle unlimited. Repairman Jack is awesome. Love this series This is my favorite book series. It is a major commitment totaling over 20 books it is well worth it. Dec 11, Vickie rated it it was amazing Shelves: I know, I know C'mon, you knew that Jack is such an intriguingly diverse character to read. He's one of the best protagonists in the thriller world. He knows he should keep to himself, but loves the two women in his life, Gia and her daughter Vicky.
Someone has I know, I know Someone has stolen the toys that were donated for the children so that they might have a semblance of a normal Christmas. Jack does his magic and the toys are returned and crapweasel Grinch is definitely taught a valuable lesson the Repairman Jack way and put behind bars. The rest of the book is repairing the issue of who's killing everyone involved in the house that Dr Alicia Clayton, a pediatrician who works at the Center, has inherited from her father.
She doesn't want the house, but she wants help finding out what's going on and why her half-brother wants it so badly. What's in the house that someone is willing to kill? Seriously awesome scenes abound throughout the book that has Jack defying the odds and fighting the good fight to make things better for good guy and doing what it takes to put away the bad crapweasels out there. I luh-huv this series!! Five thriller holiday beans This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I must tell you it was excellent.
Repairman Jack is a very interesting character, and I can see why there are so many books based on him. It leaves so many unanswered questions. Who is Repairman Jack?
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He does not exist on any system. So he is very careful not to get caught by the police or FBI. Does he come out of retirement because the love of his life and her daughter gets murdered, or does he just get bored and takes on more cases. S This is the first book that I have read by this author, and I must tell you it was excellent.
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She knows what he did for a living, and had no problem killing someone if he felt the world would be better off without that person. See, I guess I'll just need to read more about Repairman Jack to get the answers to these and other questions left unanswered. I highly recommend this series, but do not read it if you will not be satisfied with unanswered questions. I know I will pick and choose the books that I think will give me the most answers to the questions I want answered. It will be hard though because all of the Repairman Jack books have high ratings. Apr 15, Michael Hall rated it really liked it.
I found this book near impossible to set down, always wanting to read just a little more. It's an easy read and has a breakneck pace full of adrenaline, action, and mystery. Rescuing stolen toys for sick children, solving the mystery of an inheritance that someone unknown is too willing to kill for, getting an immigrant worker his just reward, even potentially saving the world is all just part of Jack's special services -- and he gets the job done in memorable and breathtaking fashion! The lowli I found this book near impossible to set down, always wanting to read just a little more.
The lowlife scum versus Santa scene had me grinning ear to ear and cheering the whole way! I'm a bit of a late comer to the Repairman Jack series, originally picking it up halfway through the series. This is the second book in the series, but the 8th or 9th one that I've read, and I find myself liking Jack even more than before! This also seems to be the only that doesn't involve the supernatural or the cosmic battle that ties the entire series arc together, which makes it more of a crime-action-thriller.
And despite all of the violence he's capable of handing out we do see that Jack is an outstanding and noble human being willing to give his all for the right cause, truly a modern day ronin. Jul 12, Jesse rated it liked it Shelves: I didn't find this, the long awaited second in the Repairman Jack series to be nearly as good as the first. Don't get me wrong, its intense and exciting at times, but it just didn't have the 'oomf! Jack helps a troubled woman with a problem, and along the way he solves a couple smaller problems for other people.
I guess I was kind of hoping for a cooler plot hook than I got, and possibly one that was less morally disgusting and depressing. Still, I didn't hate it. Its a good li I didn't find this, the long awaited second in the Repairman Jack series to be nearly as good as the first. Its a good light action read, but not I suspect the height of the series I hope. I have the 3rd waiting in the wings, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will wow me a bit more than this one did.
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This book was great. I really like the Repairman Jack character. Oct 23, Lavender rated it it was amazing Shelves: This one was a page turner. I read most of it in one weekend. Repairman Jack returns to do what he does best! Apr 22, Darius Murretti rated it really liked it. Much better than volume one. The element of terror is there plus no sex scenes. I must say the author is complete ignoramus when it comes to karma.
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But our author seems to think that karma means that if someone kills my great grand parents I have to avenge that to clean that karma by killing that persons great grand children utter nonsense!!! Also a negative karma can never be cleaned by committing another negative karma b Much better than volume one. Also a negative karma can never be cleaned by committing another negative karma but only by doing a good karma or practicing mediation on God.
Such sheer heights of ignorance and arrogance!!!! I don't like this author anywhere near as much as s Douglas Preston fro whom I have some respect and who wrote the Pendergast series , I also dont care for the way he twisted the hindu religion. Other than that a delightful read Dec 26, Susan rated it it was amazing. Legacies is the second novel of Repairman Jack.
He isn't an appliance repairman. He fixes situations for people even though it may be dangerous for him. In this novel, the first situation he fixes the loss of Christmas presents stolen -the presents were for AIDS children. His second situation is with the same doctor that has a personal problem that she doesn't know what to do. It's a legacy that seems like it should be easy to resolve but isn't. What is the legacy? That first book was called The Tomb, and while a good book, actually had nothing at all to do with a tomb.
In contrast, the second book in the series, Legacies, has a lot to do with legacies. In particular, the legacy in this story is a house belonging to the late Ronald Clayton - a brilliant scientist but generally unpleasant guy - and has been willed to his daughter Alicia. Alicia, a doctor at a children's AIDS clinic, despised her father and would normally want nothing to do with the house.
When her brother Thomas, a loser who can hardly earn a living and was cut out of the will , offers her a huge sum for the house, she resists, sensing something fishy. Her brother then contests the will, and the people she turns to for help wind up dead.
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After Jack does her a favor by retrieving some toys stolen from the clinic, Alicia tries to get his assistance. Initially reluctant, he eventually decides to help. It is apparent that there is something in the house that someone wants, and Jack wants to find it first. He also needs to know who is backing Thomas with a lot of funds. Unlike many other Wilson books, this is a nonsupernatural story, but there is still some out-of-the-ordinary stuff going on. In addition, we get a good amount of the suspense and action that Wilson does well. On the other hand, there are times in the book that rescues come from out of nowhere which cheapens some of the story.
Generally, Wilson is a dependable writer of four star books, and I'll give this one such a rating, but it is a little weaker than his other works. For those who are new to the series, Repairman Jack doesn't officially exist. He has no social security number, no tax records, and no legal identity of any kind.
Jack has spent his adult life trying to disappear from society, even distancing himself from his family. He's also a man that people come to for help with problems. For a fee, Jack will "repair" the situation. In Legacies, Jack helps a doctor named Alicia Clayton with a simple robbery but he soon gets involved in a much deeper problem of hers. Without giving away too much of the plot it involves everything from international intrigue to a dark family secret that has haunted Alicia since she was a child.
Legacies is a solid entry in the Repairman Jack series. There is no supernatural element at all, but we do get healthy doses of suspense and action. Jack is in fine form as usual and a relatively minor character named Yoshio is quite interesting as a Japanese operative who becomes something of an ally to Jack. The subplot with Alicia, especially her AIDS hospital, was a lot less compelling to me but these parts aren't difficult to skim if you want to get through them quickly. Fans of Jack will find this well worth reading but I wouldn't recommend it for first timers.
After literally saving Christmas for the unfortunate residents of the Center for Children with AIDS, Jack is approached by pediatrician Alicia Clayton, the Center's director, for help with a personal problem. Alicia, it seems, has inherited a mansion from her hated father, a mansion that contains a secret so powerful that foreign governments are willing to kill for it. Jack agrees to intervene, and finds himself embroiled in a battle with Alicia's deranged half brother, evil Arabs, mysterious Japanese intelligence agents, and American hitmen, all fighting over a scientific breakthrough that could change life as we know it.
Legacies represents Wilson's return to chronicling the adventures of his most popular character after many years, and a grand return it is. The publication of this book was a happy event for Wilson fans; in hindsight, readers would have been even happier if they had known that at last count eight more adventures would follow.
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I loved the first five novels, but then F. Paul Wilson gets into some metaphysical crap that I just don't enjoy. I don't remember which book this is, but I enjoyed Repairman Jack when he was "fixing things" for people, i. Those stories I REALLY enjoyed, but when it got into the forces of good and bad and somehow he was going to have a role in a showdown, and all these metaphysical things start happening, I quit reading it.
Maybe that sounds good to someone, but it totally lost me. This was the long awaited sequel to the repairman Jack character we first met in The Tomb. I thought it was very good but maybe not quite on a par with The Tomb. Very good stand alone story with a few interesting twist. See all reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 7 months ago. Published 11 months ago. Published 1 year ago. Paul Mastin Top Contributor: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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