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Reprisal (The Adversary Cycle Book 5)

Reprisal (The Adversary Cycle Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

F. Paul Wilson
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The penultimate novel of F. Paul Wilson's Adversary Cycle.

“Who am I? Why, I’m you. Or parts of you. The best parts. I’m the touch of Richard Speck, Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Bin Laden in all of you. I am the thousand tiny angers and fleeting rages of your day—at the car that cuts you off on the freeway, at the kid who sneaks ahead of you in line at the movies, at the old fart with the full basket in the eight-items-only express checkout at the supermarket. I’m the nasty glee in the name-callers and the long-suffering pain, the self-loathing, the smoldering resentment, the suppressed rage, and the never-to-be-fulfilled promises of revenge in their targets. I’m the daily business betrayals and the corporate men’s room character assassinations. I’m the husband who beats his wife, the mother who scalds her child, I’m the playground beatings of your little boys, the backseat rapes of your daughters. I’m your rage toward a child molester and I’m the pederast’s lust for your child, for his own child. I’m the guards’ contempt for their prisoners and the prisoners’ hatred for their guards, I’m the shank, I’m the truncheon, I’m the shiv. I’m the bayonet in the throat of the political dissident, the meat hook on which he is hung, the cattle prod that caresses his genitals. You’ve kept me alive, you’ve made me strong. I am you.”

The immortal evil defeated in The Keep and reincarnated in Reborn has come of age and begun to settle scores. He targets a few unlucky individuals for destruction now, but soon the whole world will suffer. And he will feed on our tears and our pain.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 472 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wilsongs (9 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008220BGG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,536 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 30 Mar 2013
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This is one of my all-time favourite novels written by someone who isn't Stephen King or James Herbert. It is fast paced and edgy and keeps the reader enthralled to it s end. Left open for the next in the series , it leaves you reeling and makes you want to read on. Excellent read and expertly written!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crazy good 4 Mar 2013
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It's not very often you forget the characters aren't real, but F.P Wilson does it very well, and the story line is always inventive and clever. Would recommend this as a good scare anytime.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Reprisal 27 Jan 2013
Silky smooth transaction. Speedy delivery. Thanks everyone. This book is a present for a relative so I am unable to say anything useful about the book's contents, merely express satisfaction at the purchase process.
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4.0 out of 5 stars In defense of Reprisal... 28 Dec 2000
By Mary Shawhan - Published on
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Reprisal is the second book of the Nightworld Trilogy; part of the Adversary Cycle from F. Paul Wilson. This book continues the story begun in "Reborn", of the return of Rasalom (a sort of shadowy, lord or darkness character) and the efforts of a small group of enlighted souls who try to thwart him (or just merely survive). Along the way, Rasalom tries to break their spirits by performing unspeakable acts of evil.
Although some of the story devices are rather gruesome (as stated in the previous review), they completely in line with the story and with its main character. All in all, a very good effort by the author and and excellent second-book-in-a-trilogy.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slow burn thriller chills bones while stabbing at heart. 1 Mar 2002
By Chadwick H. Saxelid - Published on
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Reprisal represents a pretty serious shift in the Adversary Cycle's tone and focus. This is an intimate psychological horror story about corruption and revenge (hence the title) rather than conspiracy or otherworldly beings/monsters, at least on the surface. The Evil One has been reborn and, in an interesting twist, decides to have some fun torturing a surviving character from Reborn by defiling and destroying those close to him. These assaults are pretty spine chilling in their utterly soulless ferocity and, as one review points out, may offend some feint of heart readers. Be warned, some sequences will leave you pretty shaken up. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can Even Surpass The King 9 Oct 2002
By rere - Published on
This book is one of the greats in thrilling and horrifying its reading...This book, in many ways, came out even better than some of the horrifying Stephen King novels, which we all know are first-rate thrillers. You'll have to read it yourself to find out why!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Scary! 5 Dec 2001
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First let me warn you: the faint of heart should think twice about picking up this book...on to the review...
This was awesomely frightening and chilling! I love the fact that FPW holds back no punches in an effort to shock you...there are no pit pat solutions, no happy endings. This is true horror, because it's neverending. Reprisal is the fabulous continuation of The Keep (excellent!) and Reborn (pretty good). I must say that some of the horrors are pretty creative. FPW is heads and shoulders above formulaic writers like King. I did't put Reprisal down until I was finished reading it.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid paranormal suspense 16 Feb 2012
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If you're an F Paul Wilson fan already, then you know what you're in for - likeable, morally centered, heroic protagonists fighting an uneven battle against perhaps not-quite-earthly forces of destruction. The Repairman Jack story is a sideline in this book, but any new information to fill out the back story is exciting. As usual, the story is engaging and you won't put the book down until you're finished.
If you're not an F Paul Wilson fan, now is a great time to start!
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