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Dead End Fix

Justice Series, Book 6
Narrated by: Christina Delaine
Series: Justice Series, Book 6
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (268 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I'll bring Hadley home. Whatever it takes. Whatever it costs. Whoever has to die.

There's a gang war unfolding on the streets of Seattle. A young boy has been killed in a drive-by shooting, and the ensuing chaos threatens to engulf the city. Normally, chief of detectives Mort Grant would be dealing with the fallout - but right now, his mind is elsewhere....

In one gut-wrenching phone call, Mort's worst fears are realized. His granddaughter Hadley has been kidnapped, and the culprit is his own flesh and blood: Allie, his daughter and Hadley's aunt. Now, desperate for any sign of the missing six-year-old girl, Mort turns once again to the relentless vigilante called The Fixer for help.

After rising to the top of one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, Allie Grant has turned her focus back on her family. But since they've rebuffed all her attempts at contact, she's punishing them the only way she knows how. With an endless stream of cash and connections that span the globe, Allie makes a formidable target. But The Fixer boasts the deadliest weapon of all: her razor-sharp mind.

©2016 T. E. Woods (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 02-28-18

Does Dead End Fix complete the Justice series?

Audible listener Shelley titled her review with the same question phrased differently. The question about the future of the series is the only possible headline for my review. There seems to be no obvious path forward for the unlikely co-protagonists (Psychologist Lydia Corriger and Detective Mort Grant), but T.E. (Teri) Woods is a marvelously talented author who may see many future possibilities for the series. Lydia is a vigilante who kills those who need killing if the law does not take care of them and Mort is the straight arrow cop who does everything by the book. Yet Mort is aware of what Lydia does and keeps her secret.

With her Justice series author Woods' has written and released one of the best, most intense, and dark psychological series I have read. Christina Delaine does an excellent job of narration of all six series novels.

The Justice series has my highest possible recommendation. The novels are standalone, but should be listened to in order.

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Will there be more to this series?

This is a gripping suspense that will keep you riveted. I would recommend reading/listening to all of the previous books in this series for background or you may be lost with this one.
This book picks up where the last one left off, Lydia's friend and the chief of police Mort comes to her and tells her that his estranged daughter Ali has abducted his granddaughter.
What differs about this book as compared to others is that this is not one story with one plot. This book has three major plots going on simultaneously. Lydia and Mort getting the girl back. The second is Ali's climb in the Russian underworld and the depths and depravity she will go to to rise to the top.
Finally the third plot that is actually the bulk of this book is a whole separate story about a 12 year old boy getting "accidentally" killed when he's mistaken for his brother, a gang member. This sets off a gang war that leaves many more members dead and Mort trying to find who killed the boy. He can't let it go because this child was headed for better then being with the gangs. He had good grades and did volunteer work.
There are some surprises that I didn't see coming. And throughout there is a constant threat to Lydia from Ali.
Christina Delaine does a fantastic job narrating. She does the gang members to perfection!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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  • Trish R.
  • JACKSONVILLE, FL, United States
  • 02-22-18

5 star book and 10 star narration..



This wasn’t as good as the others in the Fixer (Justice) series but it was still excellent. I think it spent way too much time with the 97 and the Pico gangs and not enough time with Mort and Lydia and Allie. And, speaking of Allie, she was one sick biotch. You could tell how sick she was by her telling her men to “protect your queen,” because that’s how she saw herself. She killed anyone who got in her way, even if she had to kill a child to make a point. And Mort kept telling Allie, his own daughter, she needed to give herself up and he would help her with her legal problems. How Mort could even stand to be near the murdering witch is beyond me, daughter or not.

Lydia went to the British Virgin Islands after Hadley, Mort’s granddaughter, when she was taken by Allie and convinced Allie that it would be better if Hadley went home since Allie’s Russian head-honcho had seen Hadley and since he still hated Allie might kill Hadley if given the chance.

And then there was Kashawn, the 17 year old kid that wanted to be a part of the 97 gang so badly he said he killed a Pico gang member. He was written in such a way that you couldn’t help but like him. It wasn’t so much that he wanted to be in a gang rather he wanted a place to call home: a place to sleep and food to eat. He was a child of the Foster System and that just didn’t work out for him. There was drugs and gang violence all through this book so if you’re bothered by either then this isn’t for you.

There was no sex in this book but the F-bomb was 34 times.

This is the sixth book in the series and I loved every one of them. I sincerely hope we haven’t seen the last of Lydia, The Fixer.

As to the narration: I have to say that Christina Delaine did the most phenomenal job of all the 782 books I’ve listened to. Her emotions were spot on BUT mostly her voices were just incredible. Whether it was a gang member talking, a Russian, Mort or Lydia or Allie or Jim or Micki, a Spanish accent, an Arabic accent or French she did everyone to perfection and with their own distinct voice. Simply awesome!!!

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Fixed in Awe

While I did enjoy the stories and the plot lines were usually able to keep my attention, it was the narration that kept me listening through all 6 of the books in this series! Christina Delaine did an AMAZING job. She brought the many characters to life and was always on point! I will look for more books narrated by her.

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  • J. Wyatt
  • Blue Ridge Mtn's. NC
  • 03-09-18

Hook Up With A Fix

I found this series more than addicting. You will find yourself so absorbed, you will be a junkie looking for the next "Fix"
Thank you T. E. Woods, for a fascinating, refreshing, exotic, and oh so engaging series. You will love the characters, I promise. Even Bruiser, the police K9 is a star in the characters. All of the characters are wonderful and will draw you in with, "a can't wait to see where they go next and what will happen". I'm assuming this was the last book due to ending. I wish there was more, but Wood's
did a superb job with the timing.
Now... very important, although I had never heard the narrator Christina Delaine before, I will defiantly look for her again. She did a compelling performance! One of the best I ever that I have witnessed. Start with book 1, you'll race to get to book 5! Start your Fix now. Well worth the credits, and I'll bet some of you will be purchasing 3 extra credits to get to: The Next Fix!

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A new Fix

What did you love best about Dead End Fix?

continuation of fascinating fixer theme with main flawed actors while incorporating a new tragic story about gang activity and drama in the Seattle area.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

the main plot theme is always well written with deep understanding of the author's background as a psychologist, but also is very creativity and written in such a way that also creates thought provoking questions while patiently developing a separate gripping story line within the book. The narrator Ms. Delaine's reading talents also add greatly to these points. i love to read the books, but Ms. Delaine brings each tale to its maximun. congrats hope Ms Woods you can creatively continue with the Fixer series. if not, the characters and interesting story lines will be sadly missed.

What does Christina Delaine bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

her ability to make the characters live in the listener's mind

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i have been always intrigued by Ms Woods ability to explain the psychological
aspects of the Fixer and her actions while giving great weight and development to Mort and his colleagues. As a criminal trial lawyer i have loved her character development yet giving rise to the more subtle, but believable aspect of the major criminals in each book.

Any additional comments?

well done again. hope the new sister book is as good.

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Title is "The Fixer," not the perils Grant family.

Spoilers herein. The Fixer is a great character. Woods needs to lean into her; however, this series has degenerated into Fables of the Grant Family, about whom I do not care a bit. The resident psychotic needed to be fixed two books ago. Who ever decided "what this thriller needs is kids"? The reader knows exactly what will happen to said kid. Mort Grant seems to fetishize his family myth, even though he admits psycho chick was always a problem. His habit of talking to his dead wife was, at first, charming. It has now grown to just a shade short of fantasy. And why would anyone care about what some wanna-be banger has for lunch? The whole book is entirely too discursive, with an occasional guest appearance by The Fixer. Count me out on anymore of this series.

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I can't believe there not another story

another fabulous narration. there are so many characters that you don't think it's one person. she does distinct male /female voices
the only draw back to this story was the cursing. I was A bit embarrassed to listen to it at home on speaker. don't get me wrong I understand the need for it within the story line. and it wasn't cursing just to curse.
another good violent story that weaves itself into the core story.

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I had to finish the series

I don’t mind some recap because each book has to stand alone but I grew tired listening to the story revisit the past without progressing the plot fast enough. The only reason I stayed with the book is because of my desire to know the ultimate conclusion.
My second problem was with the narration and the repeated Mispronunciation of Davila’s last name.

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Great series for intrigue and suspense

These are great books...especially if one likes strong independent...yet feminine women. Lots of twists and turns...I this is not the end of the Fixers exploits.