By the Sword: A Repairman Jack Novel (Paperback)

New York Times bestselling author F. Paul Wilson's 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.

F. Paul Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between. His books include the Repairman Jack novels—including Ground Zero, The Tomb, and Fatal Error—the Adversary cycle—including The Keep—and a young adult series featuring the teenage Jack. Wilson has won the Prometheus Award, the Bram Stoker Award, the Inkpot Award from the San Diego ComiCon, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers of America, among other honors. He lives in Wall, New Jersey.
Product Details ISBN: 9780765399052
ISBN-10: 0765399059
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: August 4th, 2009
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Repairman Jack

“Like its predecessors, this novel shows why Jack's saga has become the most entertaining and dependable modern horror-thriller series.” —Publishers Weekly on Bloodline

“F. Paul Wilson's Repairman Jack is a cultural icon.” —David Morrell, author of First Blood, on Harbingers

“The plot moves briskly but never recklessly, the dialogue is salty and witty, and the characters have enough dimension to elevate them above the genre pack. Jack, introduced more than twenty years ago, is aging gracefully.” —Publishers Weekly on Infernal