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Paul Wilson investigates the origins of Repairman Jack, “one of the all-time great characters” (Lee Child)
Repairman Jack is an anti-hero but not a villain. Many literary heroes work for their governments but Jack is not a government agent—he is an independent contractor, answering to no one.
He has no formal martial arts training—what skills he has he’s picked up on his own, either on the street or in local dojos.
He is off the grid. No government should know he even exists. He has always worked for cash, so he’s never needed a Social Security number and has no intention of registering for one. Thus, he’s never paid income taxes and never will.
He is a “gut anarchist” with a visceral avoidance reaction to anything that will compromise his autonomy.
Jack is a fixer. A repairman. Not appliances...situations. He’s an urban mercenary. When the system can’t fix your problem—or when the system is your problem—you go to someone who operates outside the system. Someone like Jack, who solves problems for cash.