Review of The Fixer

Posted February 21, 2014 by Stormi in Book Reviews, Review Archive / 2 Comments

Review of The Fixer

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Fixer by T. E. Woods
Genres: Crime, Thriller
Published by Alibi, Random House on Feb. 14th
Pages: 312
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She’s the person you hire when you need something fixed—permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it’s clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible—and quite deadly. . . .

In the office of a clinical psychologist in Olympia, Washington, a beautiful young woman is in terrible emotional pain. She puts up walls, tells lies, and seems to speak in riddles, but the doctor is determined to help her heal, despite the fact that she claims to have hurt many people. As their sessions escalate, the psychologist feels compelled to reach out to the police . . . but it might be too late.

In Seattle, a detective gets a call from his son. A dedicated journalist, he wants his father’s expertise as he looks into a suspicious death. Together they follow the trail of leads toward a stone-cold hired killer—only to find that death has been closer than either could have imagined.

Also by this author: The Red Hot Fix, The Unforgivable Fix, Fixed in Blood, Hush Money

The Fixer is the first novel in the Mort Grant series by T.E Woods and it was a very good debut novel.

This fixer is a female assassin who only takes jobs that she feels deserves justice. She is more like a vigilante for hire than assassin. Those who want to find her put an ad in three different papers and wait for her to call. Then she listens to your case and decides if it is a job she will take, but she has rule. Only one hit a year in each country, but she broke her own rule. That is when things start going in a different way for the fixer.

Mort Grant is a detective and his son is a newspaper man.  His son calls him about a hunch about a man killed in what is called ‘a sex game gone bad’, but he thinks it was murder.  Mort looks into some things for him and one things leads to another and they are on the trail of the fixer.  Meanwhile, Lydia who is a psychologist, thinks that one of her patients Savannah might have something to do with one of the victims and tries to get herself involved in Mort’s investigation to find out.

The Fixer was a fast paced murder mystery with a few twist and turns. I really enjoyed reading it and some of the things that happened took me a little by surprise. It’s hard to review it without giving any details away, but if you really like crime novels then I think you will enjoy this one.  The only thing that I wasn’t so keen on is that it jumped around to a lot of different characters so you sort of feel like you bounce around a bit. Especially at the beginning because the author is trying to set everything up and it really goes character hopping and slows the pace down a bit but after that it picks up and goes really fast.

I would recommend this one and can’t wait to read the next Mort Grant novel.

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2 responses to “Review of The Fixer

  1. Dani

    I’m on chapter 23 in this book has me so confused right now. It started out with the name of the assassin as Savannah, Savannah’s in the ER with her fiancé, then all of a sudden at the end of chapter 22 they start calling Lydia the assassin. What the heck? It’s hard for me to get into the story now because it’s so confusing with the name switch. II keep thinking this is a typo.

    • Stormi

      Hi Dani, it’s been a long time since I read this one. I think the police think it’s Savannah but it’s really Lydia. I do know that it’s not a typo. Sorry it’s confusing you.

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