By the Sword

By the Sword

A Repairman Jack Novel

Book - 2008
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By the Sword takes up the adventures of Repairman Jack directly after Bloodline .  Jack is hired to find a legendary Japanese sword, a katana stolen from the Hiroshima Peace Museum and brought to New York City. Central characters include the members of a weird Japanese cult, a young Japanese businessman and his three Yakuza bodyguards, plus Hank Thompson, the Kicker cult leader from Bloodline . The cult, the businessman, the Yakuza, and the Kickers are looking for the sword as well.

Also in the mix is the pregnant teenager carrying a child, loaded with abnormal DNA, who will be a decisive force in the cosmic shadow war raging behind the scenes. She becomes a pawn in the game, hunted by both sides. Following his usual m.o., Jack maneuvers all sides into a bloody melee from which he plans to waltz away with the fabled katana. Of course, when things don't go as planned, Jack must improvise (and he hates to improvise). By the Sword takes F. Paul Wilson's trademark breakneck pacing and interweaving storylines to a new level.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765317070
Characteristics: 350 pages ; 25 cm.


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Feb 26, 2013

I liked it and I must admit that knowing that Repairman Jack's saga is coming to an end made it even more interesting. Like the author said, though, at this stage in the game, it is difficult to go full circle with the books and close all the loops in the plot because there are too many balls in the air. That's probably why the book felt a bit too "scattered" at times in my opinion. Still, very good though


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