Short works

Books : reviews

F. Paul Wilson, Matthew J. Costello.
Warner Aspect. 1996

F. Paul Wilson.
Tor. 2016

Medical examiner Laura Fanning has two charred corpses and no answers. Her preliminary investigation points to a cult that possesses the fabled panacea – the substance that can cure all ills – but everyone knows that's impossible.

Or is it?

Laura finds herself enmeshed in an ancient conflict between the secretive keepers of the panacea and a more deadly secret group known only as 536, a brotherhood that vows to destroy the panacea and anyone who knows of its existence.

A reclusive, terminally ill billionaire hires Laura to find it. Rick Hayden, a shadowy mercenary, has to keep her alive as they race from continent to continent to find the legendary panacea before the agents of 536 can destroy it.

F. Paul Wilson.
Quick Fixes.
self. 2011

F. Paul Wilson.
The Tomb (== Rakoshi) .
Tor. 1984

[also the stand-alone #2 of the Adversary Cycle]

F. Paul Wilson.
Tor. 1999

F. Paul Wilson.
All the Rage.
Tor. 2000

F. Paul Wilson.
Tor. 2001

F. Paul Wilson.
The Haunted Air.
Tor. 2002

F. Paul Wilson.
Tor. 2003

F. Paul Wilson.
Tor. 2004

F. Paul Wilson.
Tor. 2005

F. Paul Wilson.
Tor. 2006

F. Paul Wilson.
Tor. 2007

F. Paul Wilson.
By the Sword.
Tor. 2008

F. Paul Wilson.
Ground Zero.
Tor. 2009

F. Paul Wilson.
Fatal Error.
Tor. 2010

F. Paul Wilson.
The Dark at the End.
Tor. 2011

F. Paul Wilson.
Nightworld: revised edn.
Tor. 1992

The end of the world begins at dawn, when the sun rises later than it should. Then the holes appear. The first forms in Central Park, within sight of an apartment where Repairman Jack and a man as old as time watch with growing dread. Gaping holes, bottomless and empty … until sundown, when the first hungry, unearthly creatures appear.

Nightworld brings F. Paul Wilson’s Adversary Cycle and Repairman Jack saga to an apocalyptic finale as Jack and Glaeken search the Secret History to gather a ragtag army for a last stand against the Otherness and a hideously transformed Rasalom.

F. Paul Wilson.
The Last Christmas.
Crossroad Press. 2019

It’s late December between Ground Zero and Fatal Error, a winter of discontent for Jack, who’s perhaps spending too much time hanging at Julio’s. An old contact, Edward Burkes, convinces him to take on a missing-person fix. As usual, nothing is as it seems, and the missing person isn’t exactly a person. In fact, it’s like nothing anyone has ever seen.

And in the middle of all this, the mysterious Madame de Medici hires him to safeguard a valuable object. Simple, right?

Not even close.

Yep, Jack is back and, as usual, weird trouble is on his heels.