The horror genre is enriched by this book, which is inventive and original. Though the book is plot, rather than character, driven, it does not suffer for its lack of character development. The reader is kept too busy thinking about the plot to worry unduly about character development. Such is the power of this unusual and compelling horror story.
The plot is relatively simple. The horror reached across the world from India to the United States. A heinous defilement and murders in a temple in mid nineteenth century India by British soldiers unleashes a curse which is to follow the descendants of the leader of the attack. Coupled with that curse is an entourage of creatures of unimaginable horror that have once again risen to do the bidding of one who would right past wrongs. But with great power comes great responsibility.
Enter Repairman Jack, a man who works to put to right what once went wrong. A man who earns his living by his wits and by his ability to defend himself to the death, if necessary. If one has a problem, he will fix it. When he agrees to help a one armed Indian gentleman, Kusum Bahkti, retrieve a necklace that is a priceless family heirloom. How priceless, he will soon find out.
Repairman Jack is thrust into the middle of a series of almost
inexplicable events....mysterious disappearances, rank odors, unusual substances of Indian origin, and a necklace that holds the key to an ancient horror. He then encounters what would be the most formidable foes he would ever encounter. He must find a way to vanquish these hellish creatures or risk losing those whom he loves.
Highly original and inventive, this is a pretty well written horror story that should keep even the most jaded of readers turning its pages. It is also the book that introduced the character of Repairman Jack, a popular character who would go on to have a series of books revolve around him.