Jack: Secret Histories (Repairman Jack Novels)
by F. Paul Wilson
Review by Drew Bittner
Tor Teen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0765318547
Date: 27 May 2008 List Price $15.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
At age 14, Jack is the youngest of three kids and the one most prone to trouble. His hometown in Burlington County, New Jersey, is quiet and off the beaten path, with only the Pine Barrens to lend an element of mystery to their suburban existence. From official release/information:
Ever come across a situation that simply wasn't right—where someone was getting the dirty end of the stick and you wished you could make things right but didn't know how? Fourteen-year-old Jack knows. That is, he's learning-- learning how to fix things, turning his knack into... well, not a career but a way to fix problems.
Jack and his friends Weezy and Eddie find a body just inside the nearby Jersey Pine Barrens. Along with the body is a cube, an artifact that cannot be thousands of years old... but is.
What are the body and cube doing there? Who wants this discovery kept hidden? And does this have anything to do with what Weezy calls the "secret history" of the world?
(Source: Tor Teen)