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 Unforgivable Fix by T. E. Woods
Genres: Crime, Detective, Thriller
Published by Alibi, Random House Pages: 297
Also by this author: The Fixer, The Red Hot Fix, Fixed in Blood, Hush Money
The killer won’t come for you, you fool. He’ll come for me.
Detective Mort Grant of the Seattle PD has finally decided to sell. The home where he and his late wife raised two kids feels too large and too full of old memories. His son is married and raising a family of his own, and despite desperate efforts to find her, Mort has lost touch with his wayward daughter. That is, until the day she walks back into her childhood home and begs for his help.
For the last four years, Allie Grant has been the lover—and confidante, confessor, and counselor—of one of the world’s most powerful and deadly men. But a sudden, rash move has put Allie in the crosshairs of a ruthless Russian crime lord. Mort knows of only one place where Allie will be safe: with The Fixer.
As a hired desperado, The Fixer has killed twenty-three people—and Mort was complicit in her escape from the law. She has built an impregnable house, stocked it with state-of-the-art gear, armed it to the teeth, and locked herself away from the world. But even The Fixer may not be able to get justice for Allie when real evil comes knocking.
The door should have been locked. Lydia Corriger looked up and down the residential side street and saw no movement through the chilling November rain.
What I thought of this book
The Mort Grant Series has been an interesting read for me. Though at times it can be a bit slow to take off I am always amazed at the twist the author gives things at the end. This review may contain a few spoilers from previous books!
It’s a series about a Seattle cop, Mort Grant and The Fixer who is a female assassin/psychologist, Lydia. In The Fixer Mort is looking for The Fixer and is surprised when he finds out who she is, but they have sort of a bond and he doesn’t turn her in. He is hoping she will go straight, yet when he needs her help he doesn’t hesitate to ask because of her skills.
Lydia, does try to go more on the straight and narrow and in The Unforgivable Fix, we get to learn more about her past pains and her as a psychologist. At the end of The Red Hot Fix she was wounded and so she has been on the mend and Mort is telling her she needs to get back to being a psychologist. So she decides to jump back in when a colleague needs her to supervise a young man who is a researcher but needs more clinical work under his wings.
Lydia didn’t know what she was getting into when she took Zach on, but a lot of that is because she is to busy with her new house guest, Morts daughter. Allie comes back to her dad out of the blue because she is in trouble and needs a place to stay and hide from drug lords. Mort doesn’t know of any place better than Lydia’s but she is so not happy with it.
There are a lot of things going on in this story, but in the end it all comes together just like always. Sometimes you are sure you know what is going to happen and then bam you get sidelined by something and you are like wow I didn’t see that coming. I think that is what I like about this series. The author does a great job of weaving several different stories and then wrapping it all up at the end.
The only thing aggravating about this book was the very end. It ended and you were sort of like..what?? At least it lets you know that there was going to be another book cause you just can’t end like that..not really a cliffhanger..just a weird ending.
I can’t wait to dig into Fixed in Blood which is the fourth installment of this series and comes out in June. Lucky for me Alibi loves me and gave me a copy courtesy of Netgalley. 🙂
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