In F. Paul Wilson’s 7th Repairman Jack novel, GATEWAYS, Repairman Jack learns that his father was involved in a car accident in Florida and is in a coma. He and his dad have been on the outs, but he heads south. In the hospital he meets one of his father’s neighbors, Anya Mundy. She’s a weird old duck who seems to know an awful lot about his father, and even about Jack.
Jack’s arrival does not go unnoticed. A young woman named Semelee, who lives in an isolated area of the Everglades with a group of misshapen men, senses his arrival. She senses that he’s “special,” like her.
Anya takes Jack back to Dad’s senior community, Gateways South which borders on the Everglades. Florida is going through an unusual drought. There’s a ban on watering; everything is brown and wilting, but Anya’s lawn is a deep green.
Who is Anya? Who is Semelee and what is her connection to the strange deaths of Gateways residents—killed by birds, spiders, and snakes—during the past year? And what are the “lights” Jack keeps hearing about—lights that emanate twice a year from a sinkhole deep in the Everglades?
These are questions Jack must answer, and there are secrets he must uncover if he is to protect his father from being the next fatality at Gateways. Along the way he learns that even his father has secrets.
**For those ordering only through Gauntlet, you will receive the chapbook Gateways: An Outline. It’s the 26-page outline F. Paul Wilson wrote for the book (with an introduction written by the author explaining how he uses the outline). Read the book, then the outline to see how they differ. A rare treat for fans of the creator of Repairman Jack.**
“If you’re not already a Repairman Jack fan… get with the program! TombKeeper’s highest recommendation.”
— Creature Feature
“Because every book in the series has been so superb, reader expectations are bound to be high for each new Repairman Jack novel. Wilson not only meets those expectations; he exceeds them every time.”
— Cemetery Dance
“GATEWAYS grabs the reader with its solidly woven plot and delivers a dose of atmospheric suspense… New readers will enjoy the story while old-timers will delight in new revelations and the ever-expanding web of connections that is the universe of (Repairman Jack).”
— Laissez Faire Electronic Times (click here to read this fantastic review in full)
“GATEWAYS is a solid winner from one of the best writers of horror and suspense…”
F. Paul Wilson had provided us with a 26-page outline he wrote for the book (the same outline contained in the chapbook), complete with handwritten notes. Each of the Lettered copies included a different page of the outline, so no two books are the same. The outline page is not tipped into the book, due to the fact that the page is 8 1/2″ x 11″ and the book is 5″ x 8 1/2″. The outline page accompanies the book in the traycase, so it can be easily stored and protected.
As Paul likes to recycle, the outline was typed on the back of pages from his previous book THE HAUNTED AIR making it that more unique and collectible.
Let us reiterate — The outline pages placed in the Lettered edition are NOT copies but F. Paul Wilson’s original typed outlined with his handwritten corrections.If you like Repairman Jack, you’ll love The Repairman Jack Website — here you’ll find News, Book Descriptions, a Message Board, and more.