#10. The Tomb (Adversary Cycle/Repairman Jack) - F. Paul Wilson
F. Paul Wilson has become a mid-level success in the fiction realm over the last 25 years. Though he only occasionally breaks the bestseller list, he has developed a fanatical cult following. His novels range from sci-fi to horror to medical thrillers to mysteries to adventure stories... and often cross genre boundaries to include two or three of these genres at once.The Tomb
is the second in Wilson's Adversary Cycle
, a six-book series which deals with the ongoing war between the forces of Order and Chaos. The first book in the series, The Keep
, may be known to some patrons from the incredibly bad movie adaptation from 1983. In this second book, Wilson introduced his most successful and beloved character: Repairman Jack. Living "outside the system," Jack has no identity, no social security number, no official status whatsoever. A cross between Indiana Jones, The Equalizer and Sam Spade, Repairman Jack makes his living "fixing" problems for people who must seek help outside of legal channels.
Repairman Jack appeared in two of the Adversary Cycle
novels, then was spun off into his own franchise. 2011 saw the publication of the seventeenth Repairman Jack book. You can visit Wilson's website at http://www.repairmanjack.com