The Fix

The Fix

Book - 2017
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When Amos Decker witnesses a murder-suicide just outside FBI headquarters, 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. Harper Brown, an agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, 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 when the case becomes a matter of national security, Decker remains focused on solving the case before it's too late.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781455586561
1455586560
Branch Call Number: FIC MYS
Characteristics: 420 pages ; 24 cm

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A perplexing murder with absolutely no leads. Amos Decker stays close to the investigation as there appears to be serious links to national security from this puzzling case.


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reader7176
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

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Zoelexi777
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.

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OKdeb123
Aug 24, 2017

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

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7626dee
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

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writermala
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.

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wlight17
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.

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gloryb
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.

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Eil_1
Jun 30, 2017

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

lindab2662 Jun 17, 2017

Lots of plot twists and turns. Amos Decker is an unlikely hero of this series. He brings a dimension of human frailty and sharp analysis to the FBI cases he traces. A fun read.

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0007548100dmw
Jun 06, 2017

Another great book by David Baldacci. He just continues turning out great ones!

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