Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Fixer Comes Out of Seclusion

Mort Grant has sold his house and is moving to a house boat. While Lydia, the Fixer, helps him pack, he suggests that she's been out of circulation too long. It's time to get back into the world, perhaps reopen her practice. At first Lydia is against the idea but when an old friend and colleague asks her to take on her research assistant so that he can get his certification, she agrees.

Lydia's life is changing, but so is Mort's daughter Allie's. She is the mistress of an international drug smuggler, but when the feud between him and a Russian drug lord heats up, she runs home to daddy. The question is whether she wants to change, or whether she's plotting her next move.

This is another excellent installment in the Fixer's adventures. The two plots, one with Lydia, one with Allie, dovetail nicely. Moving back and forth between the two, instead of disrupting the story,
adds suspense.

If you haven't read the two previous Fixer books, you can read this one as a standalone, but once you meet Lydia, Mort and the others, you'll want more time with the Fixer. I highly recommend this book for mystery and suspense fans.

I reviewed this book for Net Galley.