Sunday, June 12, 2016

Dead End Fix

Dead End Fix by T. E. Woods
Alibi: 6/7/16
eBook review copy; 300 pages
ISBN-13: 9780425284551

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.

Disclosure: My advanced reading copy was courtesy of the publisher for review purposes.

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