Wilson, F. Paul -- The Tomb
First of the Repairman Jack series about which I've been hearing for
years. Man attempts to live outside society in New York, fixing
injustices for cash (or exacting revenge for hire, depending on which
side of the transaction you're on). He runs into other things that
live outside society, namely a nest of millenia-old demons. This book
predates the modern urban-fantasy-horror genre, and feels it -- Jack
is not caught between the mundane world and the magical, but between
his weird quasi-Batman world and the magical. (Or, to put the
distinction more directly: he has exactly one friend -- his weapons
dealer -- and not a network of cops and coroners and allied vampires.
Mind you, Wilson restarted the series in the mid-90s, so maybe that
changes.) Anyhow, it's a good read, and now I have to find more Wilson
in original publication order.
Already read this. Bought this thinking it was The Keep. It wasn't.
Books I have acquired recently
All the books I own