"Great haunted house tale"
The Kenton brothers are posing as mediums in Astoria,
Queens siphoning off customers from other charlatan
psychics. One of the scam artists is trying to drive
Charlie and Lyle out of business using some dangerous
methods. It is only luck that Repairman Jack crosses their
Jack, Gia and Gia's friend are visiting Menalus Manor, home
of the Kentons when a small earthquake hits leaving a wide
crack going the length of the cellar. While Repairman Jack
is trying to get the Kentons' competitors to leave the
siblings alone, Charlie and Lyle are starting to experience
signs that their house is haunted. Jack finds that the
haunting is linked to another case he's working, involving
a cult snatching a young child every year as a sacrifice.
Jack and those he loves are in danger unless a miracle
F. Paul Wilson does for haunted houses what Anne Rice has
done for vampires. THE HAUNTED AIR is linked to other
Repairman Jack novels as the recurring characters add a
sense of continuity to the story line. Repairman Jack is
mellower and less prone to high risk ventures than he has
been in the past, which is a good thing because in nine
months his life will change dramatically.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 13, 2002