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Conspiracies by F. Paul Wilson




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Whoa... Repairman Jack is X-Files meets Punisher with some Tesla for seasoning. I couldn't put this one down. The only thing that would make this series more crafted toward me specifically is if Jack somehow got a kitten as a familiar.

P.S. Even better the second time around. ( )
  gypsycab79 | Jun 25, 2013 |
Repairman Jack has been called to action to help a husband find his missing wife who has disappeared under rather mysterious circumstances. The woman in question was deeply involved in alien conspiracy theories and was planning to share her findings on a "Grand Unification Theory" with other like-minded individuals. Days before unveiling her theory, she vanishes, but manages to send a message to her husband declaring that only Repairman Jack can help. How does this woman know Jack? Is there more to these conspiracies than unstable individuals parading around wearing tinfoil caps? Jack is sucked into a paranormal world of conspiracies where he must suspend his own beliefs in order to discover the truth. ( )
  JechtShot | Nov 7, 2012 |
This was rather disappointing after the first two Repairman Jack books. It was entirely formulaic: a cliché plot for occult/horror novels; the good guys following exactly in the tracks of behavior and dialog they did in the last novel; Jack on autopilot as a "repairman". I'll give the next volume a try simply because I liked the first two in the series, but it needs to improve beyond this level. ( )
  TadAD | Aug 10, 2011 |
While "Conspiracies" is the third book in the Repairman Jack series, it actually felt like the true beginning of a series. Where as the previous two books were standalone in story and plot, with "Conspiracies", F. Paul WIlson has sown the seeds to what seems to be a multi-book plot.

"Conspiracies" also firmly plants the Repairman Jack series in the
world of the paranormal and supernatural, contrary to "Legacies". In fact, as the title implies, this book is chock full of conspiracies, MIBs, and mysteries (as one would find in a Dan Simmons novel).

Overall, this is another positive and entertaining entry to the Repairman Jack series. ( )
  timothyl33 | Jun 26, 2011 |
Really slow starter. Ending is kind of neat but from this book I can't see what all the hub bub is about Repairman Jack. ( )
  caklr650 | Jun 25, 2010 |
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Don't bother calling Repairman Jack if your washing machine is busted. Jack is a fixer of a different nature: he investigates crimes that go beyond the norms of traditional law. In 1984's The Tomb, Jack tracked down a prized (and cursed) family heirloom; in 1998's Legacies, he sniffed out the sinister secret behind a man's last will and testament. The enigmatic sleuth makes his third appearance in Conspiracies. "I don't do missing wives," Jack protests at first, but the bizarre circumstances surrounding Melanie Ehler's disappearance convince him to help out the woman's distraught husband.

Melanie is a leading voice in the conspiracy-theory movement, a true believer that crop circles, UFOs, and even El Niño are all part of the same vast plot against humankind. She dubs this her "Grand Unification Theory," or GUT. One week before announcing the GUT theory to the world, Melanie vanishes and Jack is plunged deep into her weird world as he attends the conference where Melanie was due to speak. Jack is initially amused by the eccentricities of the alien abductees and Satanic cult survivors Melanie counted among her colleagues; but an apparently supernatural force, a murder, a disappearing corpse, and a creature straight from the bowels of hell put his skepticism to the test.

Conspiracies is another tightly plotted thriller from F. Paul Wilson, tinged with enough horror and supernatural suspense to please both mystery lovers and horror hounds. Repairman Jack reigns as one of the most alluring and mysterious private investigators in the business. --Naomi Gesinger

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Repairman Jack investigates the disappearance of a well-known conspiracy theorist, journeying into a world where aliens are real, the government is up to no good, and apocalypse is just around the corner

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