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. Download and start listening now!