Dark City is the second of a new prequel trilogy, Repairman Jack: The Early Years by F. Paul Wilson.
It's February 1992. Desert Storm is raging in Iraq but twenty-two-year-old Jack has more pressing matters at home. His favorite bar, The Spot, is about to be sold out from under Julio, Jack's friend. Jack has been something of a tag-along to this point, but now he takes the reins and demonstrates his innate talent for seeing biters get bit. With a body count even higher than in Cold City, this second novel of the Early Years Trilogy hurtles Jack into the final volume in which all scores will be settled, all debts paid.
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This second chronicle (after Cold City) of the formative years of Wilson's long-running series character Repairman Jack begins with an adrenaline-pumped chase across the top of a moving subway train, and the thrills don't stop until the final page. It's 1991, and 22-year-old Jack is getting the hang of life in New York City as well as having experiences that are training for his future as an anonymous urban mercenary and "fix-it" guy. He has brushes with machete-wielding Dominicans, extortionist mafiosa, a scam artist who preys on elderly ladies, and Arab jihadists planning the first assault on the World Trade Center. An associate also perfectly pinpoints him as someone with "an outlook that mixed outlaw mentality with a moral code." A series of seeming coincidences proves to be the first hints of the supernatural destiny that Jack will embrace in his later adventures. Any reader who has followed Jack's exploits over the decades will find this book an entertaining addition to the series.