The Fixer

The Fixer

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"New York Times" bestselling author Joseph Finder delivers his next breakneck stand-alone thriller about the secrets families can keep, and the danger of their discovery When former investigative reporter Rick Hoffman loses his job, fiancee, and apartment, his only option is to move back into and renovate the home of his miserable youth, now empty and in decay since the stroke that put his father in a nursing home.As Rick starts to pull apart the old house, he makes an electrifying discovery millions of dollars hidden in the walls. It s enough money to completely transform Rick s life and everything he thought he knew about his father. Yet the more of his father s hidden past that Rick brings to light, the more dangerous his present becomes. Soon, he finds himself on the run from deadly enemies desperate to keep the past buried, and only solving the mystery of his father a man who has been unable to communicate, comprehend, or care for himself for almost 20 years will save Rick... if he can survive long enough to do it."show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 145 x 231 x 33mm | 590g
  • Dutton Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0525954619
  • 9780525954613
  • 1,098,726

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Prasie for "The Fixer " [I]f you re in the mood for tense, witty angst about closed-down career opportunities and dirty money cleansed by family redemption, "The Fixer "is the way to go. --"The New York Times Book Review" "Joseph Finder takes a familiar story and gives it a unique spin in his latest page-turner, "The Fixer."" " "Associated Press Joseph Finder has written a tense, fast-moving thriller bearing the warning that there may be things you don t know and should know about your family. " Washington Times" Adroitly told with a riveting cast of three-dimensional characters and enlightening reveals aplenty, Finder s latest standalone should be on everyone s summer reading list. " The Strand Magazine" Joe Finder moves from action to psychological thriller in his scintillating, Boston-based new novel There s a wondrous noir aspect to "The Fixer" that also recalls Dennis Lehane at his best. But Finder, thankfully, isn t nearly as dark or bleak, and remains a storytelling maestro whose latest hits all the right notes. "The Providence Journal " "Finder can make reading about someone walking across a room excruciatingly suspenseful This is a thriller that is as much about redemption as it is about escape. A remarkableexciting read. "Booklist," starred review "The Fixer"is [Finder s] most personal book.... a lively page-turner with smart, tight dialogue. --"The Houston Chronicle" So many surprises, this book is a definite page-turner and a whole lot of fun to read. A thriller that will keep you up late to find out what will happen next. 5 Stars for this one! "Suspense Magazine " "The Fixer" is a page turner with deep emotional resonance as it explores the mysteries between all fathers and sons. " CT News " Engaging, easy and quick reading, along with a practiced blending of action and dialogue. " San Antonio Express News" Praise for Joseph Finder and "Suspicion" A master of the modern thriller. "The Boston Globe" "A can't-miss thriller..."Suspicion" is arguably Joseph Finder's best novel to date, and he's one of the best thriller writers in the business. He's a master at making the reader feel every emotion, jump at every shock and squirm with every twist that Danny must overcome. Associated Press "["Suspicion"] sets the suspense level to a pitch that will keep even the coolest readers sweating." "The Boston Globe" Lock yourself in a room with "Suspicion "and don t come out until you ve read every last word. Completely original, emotionally satisfying, expertly twisted, and genuinely entertaining. "Suspicion" is the thriller to read this year. I loved it. Lisa Gardner Joseph Finder has always been out there on the front edge of things. With "Suspicion" he does it again, giving us a novel that is as timely and cognizant of contemporary society as it is a startling seat of the pants thrill ride. In Finder's hands one man's fight for survival becomes an everyman's journey to the light. Michael Connelly "Suspicion" is Joseph Finder at the absolute top of his form: a heart-pounding, sweaty-palmed, utterly terrifying ride. Tess Gerritsen "Is this Joseph Finder's best thriller yet? It gets my vote. So many twists and shocks. It kept me reading all night." R.L. Stine "Finder fans as well as devotees of action-packed suspense have a great read ahead. The taut pacing, staccato chapters, and ingenious plot, especially Finder's characteristically creative use of digital surveillance techniques, guarantees a literary thrill ride." "Library Journal," starred review "There are many authors who take a reader 'slowly into that good night.' However, the real genius knows how to create the ultimate lead-in. They are the wordsmiths who can, in one page or one paragraph, grab the reader's attention and never let go...A true genius wordsmith, this is one author who has created solid suspense gold." "Suspense Magazine" "[A] lean, crisp thriller a zipping Jaguar of a ride...The plot turns three major ones are as shocking as they are believable...his spare, laminated style is several cuts above that of most thrillers." Publishers Weekly "Thriller veteran Finder merits applause for this streamlined story made believable by Danny's everyman character; readers will find his palpable guilt and fear instantly relatable." -"Booklist" "Full of intriguing characters, squirmy, fast-paced action and a nifty, convoluted plot, Finder's latest is a real keeper. It's likely to keep you flipping pages until you reach the final, unexpected conclusion." -"Lansing State Journal""show more

About Joseph Finder

JOSEPH FINDER is the"New York Times"bestselling author of eleven previous novels, including"Suspicion, ""Vanished, "and"Buried Secrets."Finder s international bestseller"Killer Instinct"won ITW s Thriller Award for Best Novel of 2006. Other bestselling titles include"Paranoia"and"High Crimes," which both became major motion pictures. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts."show more

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4,221 ratings
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4 40% (1,684)
3 31% (1,309)
2 8% (319)
1 2% (93)
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