The Haunted Air Book Summary and Study Guide

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Gauntlet, June 2002, 25.00, 462 pp.
ISBN 1857368574

The Kenton brothers are posing as mediums in Astoria, Queens siphoning off customers from other charlatan psychics. One of the scam artists is trying to drive Charlie and Lyle out of business using some dangerous methods. It is only luck that Repairman Jack crosses their path.
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Jack, Gia and Gia's friend are visiting Menalus Manor, home of the Kentons when a small earthquake hits leaving a wide crack going the length of the cellar. While Repairman Jack is trying to get the Kentons' competitors to leave the siblings alone, Charlie and Lyle are starting to experience signs that their house is haunted. Jack finds that the haunting is linked to another case he's working, involving a cult snatching a young child every year as a sacrifice. Jack and those he loves are in danger unless a miracle occurs.

F. Paul Wilson does for haunted houses what Anne Rice has done for vampires. THE HAUNTED AIR is linked to other Repairman Jack novels as the recurring characters add a sense of continuity to the story line. Repairman Jack is mellower and less prone to high risk ventures than he has been in the past, which is a good thing because in nine months his life will change dramatically.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the haunted house chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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