Dead End Fix by T. E. Woods
eBook review copy; 300 pages
Dead End Fix by T. E. Woods is a highly recommended thriller and the 6th book in the Justice/Mort Grant series.
Mort's granddaughter, Hadley, has been kidnapped by his daughter, Allie,
who is a known killer and head of an international Russian crime
syndicate. After a rocky relationship and estrangement between Allie and
her family, they finally gave her a chance and she repaid them by
running off with six-year-old Hadley.
Mort, who is a Seattle detective, must secretly turn to Lydia Corriger,
The Fixer, for a chance to see Hadley returned home. Lydia is the one
person who could track Allie down and get Hadley returned to her family.
But Allie hates Lydia, so any direct confrontation between the two may
be fatal for one of them.
At the same time a twelve-year-old boy has been killed in a drive-by
shooting in Seattle. Mort's team is on the case, but it looks like
violence is about to erupt in the city. A gang war may be about to start
and more lives may be at risk.
Woods does an good job with the writing and plot in Dead End Fix. It
has a darker feel to it than previous books and present a major game
changer in the series. For anyone new to the series, I must caution you
that this really needs to be read as part of the series. I think there
is too much backstory and history between the characters for a reader
new to the series to just jump in with book six. The gang story line
does stand apart, but I certainly couldn't tell anyone to read the
series based just on that part of the book. I have enjoyed Lydia's
character in the past books more than this one, which may be the last
book in the series. Rumor has it that Woods will be starting a new
series, which will be something to look forward to.
My advanced reading copy was courtesy
of the publisher for review