"Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She’s the person you hire when you need something fixed—permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it’s clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible—and quite deadly.
In the office of a clinical psychologist in Olympia, Washington, a beautiful young woman is in terrible emotional pain. She puts up walls, tells lies, and seems to speak in riddles, but the doctor is determined to help her heal, despite the fact that she claims to have hurt many people. As their sessions escalate, the psychologist feels compelled to reach out to the police . . . but it might be too late."The Fixer," is a fantastic read. It's a multi-layered mystery. First you're wondering just who is The Fixer. Once you learn that you're wondering just who put The Fixer in the fix she finds herself in. Outside of the mystery I also loved the moral questions raised when considering The Fixer's line of work. Despite her strict rules and her desire for justice, the reader has to decide for themselves if The Fixer is working for a greater good or is just as bad as the criminals she goes after. I found myself struggling with this long after I finished the book.
In Seattle, a detective gets a call from his son. A dedicated journalist, he wants his father’s expertise as he looks into a suspicious death. Together they follow the trail of leads toward a stone-cold hired killer—only to find that death has been closer than either could have imagined." - tewoodswrites.com
In addition to musing the morality of The Fixer herself, I also found myself thinking of the detective, Mort, who investigated the case. Like The Fixer, Mort has a heartbreaking history that propels his motives. At the novel's conclusion, life is still unsettled for him but fortunately he returns in "The Red Hot Fix."