Amos Decker's life changed forever - twice. The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro....
Will Robie, a stone-cold hitman, may have just made the first - and last - mistake of his career....
From David Baldacci comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation....
Seit einem Unfall kann Amos Decker nichts mehr vergessen. So ist er der perfekte Ermittler. Bis seine Familie ermordet wird und er unter der Bilderflut fast...
Michelle Maxwell has just blown her future with the Secret Service. Against her instincts, she let a presidential candidate out of her sight....
She is 20, beautiful, dirt-poor, and hoping for a better life for her infant daughter when LuAnn Tyler is offered the gift of a lifetime....
For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic....
Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped....
Pender Associates is a shadowy organization that specializes in managing seemingly impossible situations for its clients....
Daniel Graham MacCormick - Mac for short - seems to have a pretty good life. At age 35 he's living in Key West, owner of a 42-foot charter fishing boat. Mac served five years in the army....
Not far from Washington, D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose....
It exists at the fringes of Washington, D.C., has no power, and consists solely of four eccentric and downtrodden members whom society has forgotten....
Fourteen-year-old Vega Jane lives in the village of Wormwood, where life is nasty, brutish, and short....
World-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist....
From New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly, a new thriller introducing a driven young detective trying to prove herself in the LAPD....
With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town....
Before he was considered a CIA superagent, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world. And then tragedy struck....
Sidney Archer has the world. Then, as a plane plummets into the Virginia countryside, everything changes....
Amos Decker, David Baldacci's unique special agent, who suffered a head injury that resulted in giving him the gift of a remarkable memory together with a condition called synaesthesia, takes on another case in The Fix.
Walter Dabney is a family man. A loving husband and the father of four grown daughters, he's built a life many would be proud of.
But then the unthinkable happens.
Standing outside the FBI headquarters in Washington, DC, Dabney shoots schoolteacher Anne Berkshire in cold blood before turning the gun on himself. One of the many witnesses is Amos Decker, a man who forgets nothing and sees what most miss. Baffled by what appears to be a seemingly senseless and random killing, Decker is thrust into the investigation to determine what drove this family man to pull the trigger.
As part of an FBI special task force, Decker and the team delve into the lives of Dabney and Berkshire to find a connection that doesn't seem to exist. What they do find are secrets that stretch back a lifetime and reveal a current plot of impending destruction that will send the world reeling, placing Decker and his team squarely in the crosshairs.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, kept me intrigued throughout. Could listen to it again anytime.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great story. Lively narration and engrossing to the very end. I loved it.
Be prepared for the twists and turns.
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would very much recommend this book and in fact the whole Amos Decker series to anyone who enjoys a complex, well-written thriller with unexpected twists and turns in the plot and interesting characters.
What other book might you compare The Fix to, and why?
I think this book is like some of the Robert Crais novels with a central character who is both flawed but very likeable. It has the same well thought out plots and good descriptions of both people and places.
Which character – as performed by Kyf Brewer and Orlagh Cassidy – was your favourite?
I thought all the performances were excellent but particularly liked the portrayal of Harper Brown and Melvin Mars. Between the sharp descriptive text and the voice portraits drawn by the narrators, I could clearly see and hear these characters speak and interact in my mind.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I both laughed and cried at different parts of this book. The scenes with Joey at the Hospice are very touching and sad. The jealousy of Alex Jamison is quite amusing and Decker's reaction to it. Overall I kept listening and promising myself that I would turn the book off after the next chapter, but I was hooked and stayed up much too late listening to 'just one more chapter'.<br/><br/>
Any additional comments?
It has been a real pleasure to see how Decker and those around him have changed and developed over this series. The plots are intriguing and entertaining. As with every different series by this particular author I am never disappointed. I am eagerly awaiting the next book chronicling Amos's journey.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Another amazing combination of crime investigation and family drama. Well presented and easy to follow. Good Work
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I like Amos Decker as a character, there is a lot that can be done with him. This story however is a waste. I feel that either Baldacci either didn't write it and just put his name to it or he couldn't be bothered and just ploughed through the motions to crank a book out to fulfil a contract or something.
I wasn't entertained, I wasn't kept guessing. I wasn't in awe of Deckers skills and amazing memory. In fact "amazing memory" is mentioned three or four times in the book, looks like David couldn't be bothered to pick up the thesaurus.
I made myself listen until the end purely so I could leave this review as I have a rule that I don't leave low star reviews for books I haven't finished. I will be using the Audible "never read a bad book" guarantee on this one I think.
The plot, without spoiling anything is to do with spies and espionage and all of all of the avenues the writer could have gone down I picked off the majority of the plot twists out of the gate.
If you're still reading, seriously give this one a miss, you won't be sorry.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I loved this from the get go. In his usual way, DB keeps you guessing about any new characters as the story winds it's way through many twists and turns and I must say that the main surprise was exactly that when it came.
As always the narrator's were excellent and add to the intrigue.
Thoroughly enjoyed and recommended.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
The Fix is the third in the Amos Decker series and builds strongly on the first two. It's subtly different in that the mystery itself does not seem so personal to Decker and the other key characters. There is less in terms of building an ongoing tension and urgency, that rather comes in a more episodic form including a couple of interesting side plots.
Decker is of course a quite different kind of hero. Dysfunctional detective /agent types are nothing new to the genre but with his accident-induced memory and personality conditions he is just a bit different and better explained than most. The mysteries he investigates are complex and multi-layered and I found the twists here genuinely interesting. Baldacci also manages to weave significant human interest and emotional touches into the overall tapestry. There were perhaps one or two cheesy moments in there but they were well done so I think they can easily be forgiven.
The joint narration works really well between Brewer and Cassidy. Some conversations between single female and male characters are given a much greater tempo as the two voices mean all the he/she saids are dropped without loss of clarity.
In all this is another good addition to the series. To me it didn't quite hit the impressive heights of the previous book but I'll definitely be following Decker and co to the next one.
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
I probably shouldn't have bought this since I didn't enjoy The Last Mile, but I thought I'd better give it a shot based on all the 5 star reviews. Unfortunately I didn't overly like this one either.
The story was full of plot holes and the investigators make these huge leaps of "logic" that are completely out of the blue.
In addition, the dialogue was over-explainy and repetitive, and the whole book was basically Decker butt-kissing. "Oh Decker, you're soo amazing, you have such a gift in your amaaazing memory..." etc etc. Even the President kisses his butt.
The whole thing was clumsy and boring. It wasn't helped by the male narrator giving Decker's voice this weird high nasally twang - he's supposed to be some massive ex-footballer and all I can picture is Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons.
I did love the female narrator though - she does excellent character voices
Good story slightly marred by the way that seemingly Inexplicable clues get rather suddenly answered. it just seemed to hurry at the end ..but a good listen nevertheless
narration was very good. story was good too. looking forward to the next book. Yeah
Good story with lots of twists and turns, stretches the imagination at the end but still a great story
Amos Decker is the memory man but Baldacci is the best at this story type
Amos Decker 3 is exciting and puzzling to the last page. Kyf's narration supports this.
I'm a huge Baldacci fan and love this series. Amos Decker is a unique character and his interaction with the other members of his team and the world in general are always interesting and often amusing. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
A complex story with touches of humour. It was wonderfully read which can make all the difference to the overall experience of the book.
Enjoyed this third book in the series. The narrators were excellent as usual and I look forward to the next David Baldacci book can't come soon enough.
For 2017, touching of very relevant topics. Good to see all the characters and development of their stories (ie Melvin makes an appearance).
More fast paced than previous 2 books in terms of crime-thriller. Overall, enjoyed the story and performance.
love the characters, excellent story & performance. I can't wait for the next book by David Baldacci,
Excellent engrossing thriller, well written and perfectly dramatised by the Narrators.
Narrators can make or break a story and Brewer and Cassidy were spot on from the beginning of the book to the last page. I don't think I've ever been able to give any other narrator/s as glowing a recommendation as that before.
To the story......Spies, Federal Agents, double agents, foreign intrigue and a murder start the ball rolling. And the listener has to run to keep up with it from there to the end.
The writer takes us on a journey full of the ebb and flow of intrigue and suspense and I for one enjoyed every word.
Buy it! You won't regret it.
Thourougly enjoyed this book. Brilliant storyline and quite up to date with real world affairs.
As always the narration was great.
Enjoyed the new character as well.