Review: The Fix (Amos Decker #3) by David Baldacci

The  Fix

Series :  Amos Decker

Publisher:  Pan Macmillan

Source : Publisher

Release Date : July 18th 2017


David Baldacci’s remarkable detective Amos Decker – the man who can forget nothing – was first introduced in the sensational number-one New York Times best seller Memory Man. Now Decker returns in a stunning new novel….

The Fix

Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself.

Even with Decker’s extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter – a family man with a successful consulting business – and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack.

Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren’t cleared for it.

But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government – or, worse, an international terrorist group – and an attack may be imminent.

Decker’s never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it’s too late.

Tash M

I love the idea of this thriller series. Decker isn’t the typical kind of  detective that graces the screens or books. He looks a like totally unremarkable guy but the way he dresses and interacts with others he makes a name for himself very quickly.  I can see why readers love this series and why Baldacci wrote this type of character.

As Amos Decker is a remarkable detective , he can’t forget a thing. A remarkable skill thanks to thanks to his past.  A skill that is going to become very useful in his latest case, The Fix which  everything a 21st  century thriller should be .

It starts off many  like other thrillers, a murder takes place. However the location and the fact that the murderer does it outside the FBI headquarter execution style gets everyone notice.  Decker happens  to see things and soon finds himself on the case.

As much Decker can relive the murder and tell everything he knows to the others. There so many unanswered questions.  As this case doesn’t make any  sense given the background of the people involved in the killing.  Challenging Decker and the others to  look outside the box.

Until a DIA agent enters the picture and makes things very interesting.  Harper Brown  knows something that could blown open the case. However she isn’t willing to play ball .  Nothing going to stop Decker in his tracks when it just rules in the way

However breaking the rules isn’t the least of his problem with this case, The Fix

I originally picked this book up as I curious by the plot not knowing this was the third book in the series. Whilst it refers a lot to a particular case they previously solved and Decker’s own past. I enjoyed the overall narrative  to the story. It made Decker seem more human and relatable given that he was very blunt and straight to the point.   He may have had unorthodox methods of going around and doing things but he warmed up to me quickly as  we got further into the book and saw things expanded and explored .

Baldacci writes a thriller that has all the trademarks that avid readers will enjoy but does in such a way that makes is a standout for it’s differences  Decker was a different sort of lead. Something that this story needed as you wouldn’t expect the ending. How they got to from point A to B. I can easily see why people are a fan of this series. Decker is in  a league of his own and I can’t wait for the next Decker adventure whenever that will be.




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