The Fix

The Fix

Large Print - 2017
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Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution-style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself.

Even with Decker's extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter--a family man with a successful consulting business--and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack.

Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren't cleared for it.

But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government--or worse, an international terrorist group--and an attack may be imminent.

Decker's never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it's too late.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
Edition: First edition, Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781455571154
Characteristics: 674 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
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Jan 02, 2019

From reading this book I would say that Baldacci read a lot of Michael Connelly's books on Harry Bosch. I found similarities between Amos Decker and Harry Bosch. That both characters go by their own tunes and because of this they are better at their jobs but also piss off a lot of people. Once I got into the illusion of the story by Baldacci the reading went quicker however near the end Baldacci started to lack the story line which meant that the story was harder to follow. The reader also did not know everything that Amos Decker knew which made following the story harder as well and jumpy. Therefore, you could not read the story like if it was Clue for the fact you did not have all the information that apparently Amos Decker had learned. So in this story you are definitely just an observer. I did enjoy reading the book but it took longer for me to read it then a Harry Bosch story told by Michael Connelly. Worth reading if you have nothing else to read.

Feb 17, 2018

Baldacci is an inconsistent writer. Some books are great and others are poor. This was poor... a slow and boring pace with too much "filler".

Oct 16, 2017

Usually like all Baldacci writes but this one was not as good as his usual. Hung in and read it all wasn't one of my favorites

Sep 29, 2017

I love David Baldacci books although this wasn't one of his best. It was a little drawn out but it still had some good twists and turns that kept you reading to the end.

Aug 24, 2017

Read pages 1-10 then skip to 20 pages till the end. Nothing happens in between. Very long book.

Aug 19, 2017

Decker is an unlikeable idiot savant as portrayed in this book. The plot is a bit convoluted and contrived and the likable characters are given little to do but be amazed at Decker and his lack of social skills. The ineptitude of all government agencies is the recurring theme of Baldacci yet he gets all these geniuses to work for these inept agencies

Jul 20, 2017

The Fix is the third in David Baldacci's "Amos Decker" series. While I would not say this is Decker at his best, I would have to agree that Baldacci has spun a fine tale. The novel starts with two deaths - a murder and a suicide and proceeds on with more violence. As in the previous two books in this series, Decker does most of the figuring out. There are some loose ends which left me wondering if Baldacci has lost his touch but all in all a readable and enjoyable book.

Jul 18, 2017

A good story...especially for those familiar with DC landmarks. A bit drawn out...but a good surprise at the end. Skip a few chapters and go there.

Jul 08, 2017

A seemingly good plot, made less interesting by the author's frequent summation of what happened, his frequent referral to Amos's unfortunate past experiences, his use of inappropriate slang and banal dialogue, and his many explorations of possible reasons for what happened. It's like reading the author's stream of consciousness trying to figure out, as he writes, how to solve the mystery he has created, explain the relationships between characters, and provide explanations for their actions. Each chapter ends with the prospect of new information coming into light so you want to keep reading despite his irritating writing style. The action finally comes towards the end when the author has figured out how to end the story.

Jun 30, 2017

As a great fan of Baldacci, I felt let down by this book. Too drawn out with details and filler.

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May 02, 2017

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