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BY THE SWORD by F. PAUL WILSON

Summary

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 donít go as planned, Jack must improvise (and he hates to improvise). By the Sword takes F. Paul Wilsonís trademark breakneck pacing and interweaving storylines to a new level.

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Other Repairman Jack stories:
  1. A Day In The Life - (novelette) in STALKERS (Dark Harvest 1989; NAL/ROC tp 12/90; pb 6/92; Mystery Guild 5/91; Severn House hc/GB; audio version) in THE BARRENS & OTHERS (Forge 1998)
  2. The Last Rakosh - (short story)1990 World Fantasy Convention program book incorporated into All The Rage
  3. Home Repairs - (short story) in COLD BLOOD (Ziesing 6/91) incorporated into CONSPIRACIES (Gauntlet 4/99)
  4. The Long Way Home - (short story-available for download on Amazon) for DARK AT HEART (Dark Harvest 1992)
  5. The Wringer - (novelette) in NIGHT SCREAMS (NAL/ROC) (Jan 1996) in Gauntlet #17 (Oct 1999)
  6. Interlude at Duane's - (short story) from the THRILLER anthology

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By the Sword
(Repairman Jack: Book 12)
by F. Paul Wilson

Forge
October 1, 2008
Available: October 14, 2008
ISBN #0765317079
EAN #9780765317070
352 pages
Hardcover
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Other Books by
F. Paul Wilson

Jack: Secret Histories
Bloodline
Harbingers
Infernal
Crisscross
Midnight Mass
Gateways
Artifact
Sims
The Haunted Air
Hosts
All the Rage
Conspiracies
Legacies
The Tomb

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