The Last Rakosh - A Repairman Jack Novel Author:F. Paul Wilson Jack finds himself, and his friends, at a traveling carnival. During a look through the freak show, they come across what was believed to be extinct: a Rakosh. Or is it? Jack had made sure that the Rakoshi were dead -exterminated. Jack style. But now, somehow, there appears to be evidence of a Rakosh. The Last Rakosh puts Jack back on the trail ... more »of this new mystery that will thrill and entertain, in Repairman Jack style. Previously available as a short story, this version has been completely revised into novella length for this special publication. Previously available in hardcover, The Last Rakosh now being published in an affordable trade paperback.« less
This book will appeal ONLY to the Repairman Jack completist, as only those will know what the heck a Rakosh is -- and they will already have this story as part of the 2nd Repairman Jack book, All the Rage. The tale here is literally the same as in that book minus the Rage-drug and Jack's-surrogate-family connections. I cannot figure if this was written first and then expanded into All The Rage, or if it was culled out of All The Rage for a publisher looking to put something-anything with F. Paul Wilson's name on it onto their list.
If you have not already read All The Rage and cannot find a copy, this makes a decent sequel to the first Repairman Jack book. Otherwise, skip it and read All The Rage.