THE FIXER: A Justice Novel (Mort Grant Series 1) ~T.E. Woods
THE FIXER is a fast moving read about a person who comes along and creates “right” solutions to a major problem; a self-proclaimed agent of “just” actions who gets well received results. THE FIXER is not a general assassin or serial killer, no indeed, this is a person who takes care of the little guy and most people are enhanced by the results. There is public relief when this person has been “taken out” of the picture, such as a person who through a pyramid scam has ruined lots of people’s retirement savings, cost the tax payers millions of dollars, hurt their own families, it will take years to find justice (like ENRON!) and along comes death as the perpetrator is about to make a clean get away. There just might be THE FIXER involved.
The story begins with a fat man in a hot tub on the sunny shores of the USA interviewing someone to kill his wife in a divorce case and THE FIXER passes this contact on to the police; not the right kind of work. The next step of the story, we are on the streets of my city and I was quite amazed to recognize the coffee shop and the office space the Psychologist is headed towards. T. E. Woods is a Midwesterner; the author must have come through town and toured Seattle to write this new series. Lydia Corriger is the Psychologist getting her cup of Morning-Jo, meeting the new owner of the coffee shop, and then walking past my family’s office building on to the old house which is her office in the story. I knew every step of the way of her journey. I could imagine her home out on the Bay. Corriger’s new client of the day is THE FIXER who is confused and wishes to get out of the business. THE FIXER is nervous, mysterious and does not reveal very much and yet the reader and therapist cannot get this puzzle out of the mind.
A University of Washington Researcher is killed and what is revealed is his cruelty to the animals he uses in his research. The police are now involved locally and trying to piece the puzzle together. Detective Mort Grant is going to be the star of a whole series. He has recently lost his wife to illness and his daughter to drugs and when he begins pursuing the death of a music student connections begin to surface. Grant has done this work for a long time and the read is interesting as his reporter son and he discuss possibilities and probabilities and the psychologist becomes involved in the process.
Woods is a good storyteller and the aspects of a FIXER personality are interesting to unravel and examine through her words and the progression of the story. There was a satisfaction element in the story because I think folks want to know that certain people will receive their just desserts!
I have often wished that the $76 a year I pay in my taxes for the legal fees against ENRON were going to all the folks in between who lost their jobs, retirement funds and financial futures because of greed and speculation. Have you ever wished that someone would be taken care of because of their actions and that they would have to pay for their crimes and destruction? Then you might find some justice by reading THE FIXER.
“T. E. Woods is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Her literary works earned her first place for Fiction at the University of Wisconsin Writer’ Institute. Her Random House Alibi debut, THE FIXER, is on sale February 4, 2014.”
(TLC LOGO) The book was sent to me by the author and TLC Online Book Tours for review and I certainly enjoyed this read very much. I got a Kindle copy on my new KINDLE FIRE HD reader and it was a joy to listen to this exciting story while I was healing from a recent minor surgery. An exciting story and it is fun to know that it is book #1 in a Series about Seattle police detective Mort Grant – THE FIXER.
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