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Cold City Audiobook

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (213 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: F. Paul Wilson Narrator: Alexander Cendese Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Repairman Jack Early Years Trilogy Release Date:
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A twenty one year old named Jack has dropped out of college, leaving his old life behind to build a new one in New York City. Manhattan’s rough edges are jagged enough to shred any unwary newcomer, but perhaps not one who is determined to stay off the grid, at any cost, in the busiest metropolis on earth. And to do so, he’ll have to take jobs of a less than legal nature. An interstate smuggling operation seems to fit the bill perfectly. But Jack’s initial foray into the trafficking of illicit goods carries greater risk than he bargained for, putting him afoul of a preteen slavery ring, a group of jihadists, and a pair of vigilante brothers.

As if those problems weren’t enough, Jack is hunted by some machete-wielding maniacs, and his bartender Julio is harassed by the mob. How these things are linked, and what they have to do with the murder of Rabbi Meir Kahane in Manhattan’s East Side Marriott, is a mystery Jack cannot let go of.

Cold City is the first of three new novels revealing the early years of one of the most popular characters in contemporary fiction: a self-styled fix-it man who is no stranger to the macabre or the bizarre, hired by victimized people who have nowhere else to turn. This is where he begins the metamorphosis from a naïve New Jersey refugee into the urban mercenary known as Repairman Jack.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Wilson expertly evokes Manhattan in all its gritty glory in the early ‘90s…This valentine to Jack’s legion of fans still packs a wallop that whets the appetite for his next early adventure.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “If fans want to know how Repairman Jack became the champion of the victimized, they’ve got to pick up Cold City. It’s a one-night read that will keep the lights burning. Gritty, harsh and often funny, it takes readers back to Jack’s early days, tosses him in with colorful characters and lets readers see his basic decency even as he breaks the law.”

    RT Book Reviews

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Review by Abbey | 1/24/2014

    " Sorry but just couldn't get into this one - and this from the author who wrote what I think was the scariest book I ever read, The Keep. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Dan | 1/21/2014

    " Another great story, can't wait for the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Pam | 1/20/2014

    " Gotta love Repairman Jack and his battle against evil! This prequel gives us insight into what made Jack the man he is today. Jack wants to believe in the goodness of humanity, but what he faces makes that difficult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Veronika Levine | 1/17/2014

    " The first of the Repairman Jack early years trilogy and I loved it. The later part of the RJ series got so enmeshed in the supernatural I missed the original fixits. This books brings that back and it's nice to read about him getting his start, his beginnings with Abe and Julio. If you like this series, well worth the read. "

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About the Author
Author F. Paul Wilson

F. Paul Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, and virtually everything in between. He is perhaps best known for the Repairman Jack series, which includes Ground Zero, The Tomb, and Fatal Error. He is also the author of 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.

About the Narrator

Alexander Cendese is an actor and voice-over artist who earned his BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University. He has appeared in such television shows as Law & Order, One Life to Live, Body of Proof, and The Bedford Diaries. As a voice actor he has worked extensively in audiobook narration, reading books by Brian Yansky and F. Paul Wilson, among others.