- Copertina rigida: 448 pagine
- Editore: Grand Central Pub Mass Market (18 aprile 2017)
- Collana: Amos Decker
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 1455586560
- ISBN-13: 978-1455586561
- Peso di spedizione: 590 g
The Fix (Inglese) Copertina rigida – 18 apr 2017
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"A compelling puzzler...Baldacci is a truly gifted storyteller, and this novel is a perfect "fix" for the thriller aficionado."―Associated Press
"The set-up for THE FIX is one of the best this master of the thriller has ever come up with, and there is no letdown as Amos and his associates dig into an increasingly bizarre case ...[Baldacci's] plotting is more masterful than ever, and THE FIX is nothing less than terrific from start to finish."―Connecticut News
PRAISE FOR THE AMOS DECKER SERIES:
"Decker is one of the most unusual detectives any novelist has dreamed up...a master class on the bestseller....Highly entertaining."―Washington Post
"Amos Decker is an amazing character. Reading how Decker journeys from hitting rock bottom to finding ultimate redemption is nothing short of rewarding."―Associated Press
"Perennial bestseller Baldacci unveils an offbeat hero with an unusual skill set and tragic past who takes on the evil mastermind behind a devastating school shooting..[Decker] proves a quirky, original antihero with a definite method to his madness...Readers will want to see Decker back on the printed page again and again."―Kirkus Reviews
"Baldacci's novels always have an emotional component...But MEMORY MAN stands out among his thrillers for its deeply felt - and earned - sense of catharsis and healing...Baldacci's last few books have been among his best, and it's a pleasure to see him produce emotionally and dramatically intense work at the height of his maturity as a novelist."―Richmond Times-Dispatch
David Baldacci is a global #1 bestselling author, and one of the world's favorite storytellers. His books are published in over 45 languages and in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print. His works have been adapted for both feature film and television. David Baldacci is also the cofounder, along with his wife, of the Wish You Well Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting literacy efforts across America. He invites you to visit him at www.DavidBaldacci.com and his foundation at www.WishYouWellFoundation.org.
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This is a very good entry in a great series. I just wish that the series remained as good as the first book had been. This series still has potential so I am not going to give up on it.
I really recommend that you read at least the first book in this series before you tackle this one---in fact since there are only three books I would say go for reading both earlier books before reading this one. HOWEVER, you don’t HAVE to read the earlier books to get into this one – it will just make it easier on you to understand Amos Decker’s quirks and fantastical ability.
This book is total mystery with a slight dash of fantasy thrown in. A theft of our Countries secrets, spying, hacking, espionage, Russia- Middle East, murder and a story line a little too close to home/the truth for my taste! In the first book, we find how Amos came to have his ‘abilities’ and he goes from a cardboard box living, shell of a man, to this book where he is a successful part of a team that is part of the FBI and making friends. (with the possibility of a girl-friend I think!)
What slightly bothered me about this book is the fact that it (in my opinion of course) could have lost about one hundred pages of dead-horse beating, repetitive conversation that I am sure if you are in the business of crime fighting, is important but for the average reader is just annoying. I needed a tad more action and a tad less wash-rinse-repeat.
There is also one brief story-line and action sequence that I don’t see how it made the main story move forward -but perhaps this was a set-up for a future story-line.
Not a bad book at all, but not my favorite by far.
Bottom line is if you enjoyed the first two books of the series you will enjoy this one, also. Baldacci picks up where he left off with the cast of characters and adds a new one to the group. He does his usual good job of changing the twists and plot lines, and trying to read faster to get to the next page because you can’t put it down: I stayed up really late to finish it because I didn’t want to put it down. I recommend this one for those who have enjoyed the series, and I’m ready for the next installment.
Adult English. Not a large quantity of profanities and no vulgarities, but the f-word makes two appearances. The rarity is used good to effect, but to say more might spoil the pleasure. If this were a film, I think it would be rated PG 13.
Point is, there are no graphic scenes of sex or violence.
Even though this is the third Amos Decker novel, it is a stand-alone with no cliffhanger ending. I am inclined to enjoy espionage and intrigue stories whose backdrop includes the Middle East. When they star such great, complex characters such as Amos, though, I am doubly pleased.
Perhaps I am more attracted by his vulnerabilities and sense of humor than by his strengths, just as I was by James Rockford and Adrian Monk. At times, the quirkiness is subtle, but, if you imagine Decker as he might have been played by James Garner, you'll get a kick out of him.
What follows should help you decide if your interests in reading are similar to mine.
“When you were describing the place as needing TLC, I sure wasn’t expecting this!”
She looked at him a bit guiltily. “This was the former building owner’s apartment. He put all the money into this space and went cheap everywhere else. The other apartments do not look like this.”
"What happened to him?”
She looked nervous. “I’d rather not say.”
"And why would that be?”
"I just wouldn’t.”
"Okay, he got shot in the parking lot by some drug dealer he stiffed.”
“Shot as in dead?”
"Well, yeah. I thought that was sort of implied.”
Decker looked around. “And did he use the money he was supposed to pay to the dealer to build this out?”
"It’s not clear. But I wouldn’t worry about it. I mean, it’s not like we owe the drug dealer anything.”
"So he was never caught?”
"Well, the police had a suspect, but since there were no witnesses willing to come forward they had to let him go. The building went into bankruptcy and Melvin bought it. He got a really good deal, actually. Apparently there were no other bidders.”
"Shocking,” said Decker.
"But you like it, right?”
"Yeah, I like it. It’s a palace compared to what I’m used to.”
"I already brought my stuff up. You can move in anytime.”
"All my possessions fit inside one bag, so it won’t be a huge undertaking.”
She held out her hand. “Welcome to our new home, roomie.”
Before shaking her hand Decker said, “Let’s get a few more...'
Excerpt taken from Chapter 9 of The Fix by David Baldacci.
Although the plot feels like it was ripped right out of today's headlines, that is not sufficient reason to compel one to read a 500-plus page book on treason, betrayal and murder. What did keep me glued was the character Amos Decker his chemistry with Harper Brown. There is just the right touch of brilliance, combined with sarcastic wit and charm. Cannell's character, James Rockford, as portrayed by the great actor, James Garner, has some similarities, but not so many.
Anyway, this is the sort of plot and character development that I loved to read.
Five stars out of five.
Comments regarding your opinion of this book or of my review, whether favorable or unfavorable, are always welcome. If you buy the book based on my review and become disappointed, especially, I do want to know that and I want to understand how I can improve as a book reviewer. Just please be polite.