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NEW from the best-selling author of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal: it's Fixer!

What would you do if you could see into the future?

As a child, he dreamed of being a superhero. Most people never get to realize their childhood dreams, but Corrigan Bain has come close. He is a fixer. His job is to prevent accidents—to see the future and “fix” things before people get hurt. But
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ebook, First, 362 pages
Published March 21st 2013 by The Writer's Coffee Shop (first published March 20th 2013)
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Raum
Apr 02, 2013 Raum rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been posted on My Reading Lounge: http://myreadinglounge.blogspot.com

Have you ever watched one of those movies that leave you sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering if your heart will stop beating before the end? Good thriller movies are like that, but this kind of suspense is extremely rare to be found on written pages.

Well, Fixer has it.


Gene Doucette tells the story of Corrigan Bain, a superhero whose adventures are set in an everyday context. Corrigan, whose strange name
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DMS
Jul 23, 2013 DMS rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
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Sandi Layne
Dec 14, 2012 Sandi Layne rated it it was amazing
Corrigan Bain is going insane.

The refrain is oft-repeated in the course of this novel, and at one point I almost believed it to be true. In fact, I do think Bain lost his grip on rationality at some point, but that's probably because I'm temporally-challenged.

I am not, in fact, a superhero.

He is.

Corrigan can see the future within a certain construct. He has chosen to use this power for good, as it were, and help people - rescuing them, fixing situations in advance of their being broken, really
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Ceillie Simkiss
Jun 30, 2016 Ceillie Simkiss rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, sci-fi
Gene Doucette’s Fixer was intriguing the entire way through, using time jumps to show you the Bain’s background, and it seriously puts a twist on the old war phrase “Kilroy was here” in a slightly terrifying manner.
This book was not my usual type of book, but it was up for an ARC on Netgalley, and it looked interesting, so I figured I’d try for it, and I got it! How exciting!

The summary for the book says, “What would you do if you could see into the future?

As a child, he dreamed of being a supe
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Sandra
Mar 13, 2013 Sandra rated it really liked it
Recommended to Sandra by: TWCSPH
This review is posted in its entirety on My Fiction Nook.

"Don't let them know you can see them."

Fixer, the latest offering by Gene Doucette is written in much the same style as his previous books - witty, snarky and always highly entertaining. Due to the subject matter, I suggest ingesting much caffeine and/or sugar before starting this book, so your brain and you are wide awake when reading this. The complexity of the theories employed in this book does not make for a little night time readin
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Jen
Nov 24, 2012 Jen rated it it was amazing
This book is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I don't know what I can say about Corrigan Bain that won't come out like a gushing, fan-girlie mess, but he is imperfectly perfect. At his core, he is the best kind of person. He is a fixer; his ability allows him to prevent accidents from occurring.

Friend and former lover, FBI agent Maggie Trent asks for his help on a case, and Corrigan learns there's a lot more to seeing a few seconds into the future. Without giving away any more of the plot, the
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Flirty Reader
Nov 14, 2012 Flirty Reader rated it it was amazing
Let me just say, you will be swooning over Corrigan Bain as much as being blown away by an amazing story. A must read!
Katrina Tinnon
Apr 01, 2013 Katrina Tinnon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do believe Corrigan Bain is my new fave character that Doucette has written. I used to love Adam from The Immortal books, but nope Corrigan is pretty epic.

Fixer is written in various points of view. Corrigan's is the main one, but we are able to see into other characters that effect the events that transpire. It's an awesome mystery with creepy factor.

Corrigan is our main character. He's able to see the future and tries to keep people from getting hurt. He shows up at just the right time to sa
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Ivyd
Mar 03, 2013 Ivyd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
A few seconds, a few minutes ahead of us in time, who or what lurks just beyond the edge of our field of vision? What is time? Can we manipulate it? Can others and have they? What if you could save others from grievous injury, even death, with the ability to “see” these incidents before they happened? Would you? How much of a toll would that take on a person, on their sanity?
Discover the answer to these questions and more when you meet Corrigan Bain, a fixer.

When Corrigan’s former love
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Diana
Mar 26, 2013 Diana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. It was engaging and thrilling right from the start. And when I get to know Corrigan Bain it all made sense. The idea of being capable of saving people from terrible accidents is amazing, even though our main character has a better reason to do it: the guilt that haunts him when he fails.
So we have an amazing character who calls himself a fixer because of his "superpowers" and also an FBI agent named Maggie Trent who has a proposition for him. For the last few months,
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Alison Wood
Jan 03, 2013 Alison Wood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recently received an ARC of Fixer by Gene Doucette. This is a fascinating novel about a man named Corrigan Bain. Corrigan is a superhero or so he believes as a child. Corrigan lives in Boston and has a very interesting day job. Corrigan spends his life as a Fixer, a man who is tasked with stopping accidents before they can happen. Corrigan Bain is able to see the future, but only in a limited capacity. Corrigan's abilities have resulted in a working relationship with the FBI. However, Corrigan ...more
Passion For Pages
Reviews on Passion for Pages

I loved his Immortal series, so when I discovered a new Doucette book, you better believe I snatched it up as quickly as I could.

Fixer is another one of those books that you will not be able to put down. I love the way Doucette spins a tale—his writing style is just so fresh and new. The creativity that goes into his books is just something that makes you sit there and wonder how one man can be so bloody brilliant.

It’s not a romance novel by any means, yet I fell he
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Tracy Jones
Mar 28, 2013 Tracy Jones rated it it was amazing
Tagline: What would you do if you could see into the future?

As a contemporary, science fiction, fantasy novel - The “Fixer” – caught my full attention from the very beginning. Being a fan of Gene Doucette’s previous work – The “Immortal” series – I could hardly wait to dive into this new book as well. Though I was somewhat prepared for a mind-boggling adventure, I was by no means ready for where this story would mentally take me. An added bonus was a creative lesson in applied science that I ha
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Rivie Bleu
Originally posted on Bookshelf
An adult paranormal, entertaining, interesting and complex story.

This is not the typical adult crime novel that I was expecting. I had forgotten that it was supposed to have a touch of paranormal so it came as a surprise. I kept wondering how things were possible and trying to figure it out but I just couldn't understand everything.

This story kept me interested the whole time. I liked how everything was "physically" possible that I had to keep reading to get the f
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Ellen
Feb 17, 2013 Ellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as a First Reads win. Let me start by saying it's not my typical genre of book to read. Having said that, I found this story very intriguing and spellbinding. It is a mix of time travel and psychic ability of sorts. It catches you from the beginning and sweeps you right into the story, which after finishing, felt like watching a sort of time tornado from the start until it pulls you into the middle for the final whirls and spins. Very cool! And at the end, it leaves you with ...more
PopcornReads
We’re one of today’s stops on the virtual book tour for Fixer by bestselling author Gene Doucette. Normally we get approached to host a stop on a book tour before checking out the book but this time we had already chosen this book when we learned about the book tour. Perfect! Fixer is a genre bending novel that combines science fiction and mystery with a bit of horror and fantasy into its own unique blend of fiction that works very well. Sound interesting? Read the rest of my review at http://po ...more
Kari
Mar 21, 2013 Kari rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
This was a great book! It started out really interesting and held my attention straight through to the end with ease! I think I have found a new author to add to my 'go to' list! I rate this read a 4/5 and a definite book to buy for my reading friends. Also, I do believe I have a crush on the main character Corrigan Bain- a rescuer, future savvy problem fixer. Hope there's a sequel!
Kathie (katmom)
Nov 14, 2012 Kathie (katmom) rated it it was amazing
This book was fabulous.

Corrigan Bain is my new swoon-worthy guy.

Is he insane? He certainly wonders.

And this:

Don't let them know you can see them.

Yes, gave me shivers!

Just where IS Corrigan, anyway? Is he a super hero? Maybe. All I know is that I want him on my side where he's always in time.

Now we need to get a petition going: SEQUEL!
Donna Huber
Feb 10, 2013 Donna Huber rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It started out strong. I liked it better when the past was short snippets. I have to think on how I feel about the ending. Read my full review at Girl Who Reads
Dorothy
Mar 25, 2013 Dorothy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Well written book from a very talented author. I liked it more than the Immortal series!
Neil
Sep 23, 2015 Neil rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: modern-fantasy
Not to sure about this author as I really enjoyed his first novel on the Immortals as it was new and very funny but since then his last 2 books (including this one) failed to live up to expectations. This book had a fantastic concept of time travel but it had a very weak storyline and became more of a technical description of time travel with complicated physiological discussions on how and why etc.

I did not understand the storyline especially why the monsters had to kill anyone who saw them. T
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Ken Melby
Aug 01, 2013 Ken Melby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
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Masquerade Crew
STACI T'S REVIEW

4.5 STARS


Fixer, by Gene Doucette, is a sci-fi/fantasy/thriller amalgam set in the Boston area. The novel does not follow a traditionally chronological timeline; rather it jumps from present to past (and even the near future) to reveal who protagonist Corrigan Bain is, how his upbringing formed the man he is, and what promises the future holds for him. The characters (the non-evil characters) are all likeable and the plot, while requiring belief in scientific advances, does not ne
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Henry Lazarus
Gene Doucette has a neat tale about a man born with the ability to see a seconds into the future. Corrigan Bain actually can see generalities about the future well enough to act as a Fixer (paper from The writers coffee Shop Publishing House) and save people from deadly mistakes. FBI agent Maggie Trent had worked with him once before on a bank robbery that would have gone horribly wrong. When a group of physicists working on the theory behind his abilities start getting murdered, she finds him a ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**Provided by Netgalley and The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House for an honest review**

Unfortunately I found that I was unable to finish this book. It is safe to say that at 50% through, I knew this book was not for me and I had to stop reading. I struggled to read most of what I had and have only stopped reading one other book before. :(

First this book jumps time frames from now to 5 years ago, eight years ago, thirty eight years ago. It also has multiple POV. Any more than three to me is
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Milan
Jun 07, 2016 Milan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Karalynn
I bought this because I LOVED The Spaceship Next Door. Alas, I think this book is smarter than I am. Or it gives more of a shit about being five minutes ahead in the world. Whatever. I finished it, but more out of principle than interest.
Mark
Nov 08, 2014 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm coming to enjoy Gene Doucette very much. Having started with the Immortal series, I moved onto Fixer, about a dude who can see into the very near future (like five seconds). This puts him in a position to help people avert disaster (i.e., fix things). Plus, he wakes up every morning knowing where and when to be.

The novel's really about two things:

* Dealing with being different. Hard to grow up right when people think you're crazy.
* Dealing with the threat when you begin to realize there's so
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Nobody Important
This book made me very happy. Very interesting premise on time as a transversable dimension. Great to find something that isn't a tired rehash.
Thank you Gene
Darren A.
Jul 24, 2016 Darren A. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read

Solid writing backed by an interesting idea makes for the best books. This is one of them. Give it a try.
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Gene Doucette is the author of The Immortal Novel Series, Fixer, the new sci-fi novel, The Spaceship Next Door. He's also written a number of novellas for the ongoing Immortal Chronicles series, and the standalone novella, Immortal Stories: Eve.


Gene is also a humorist and an award-winning screenwriter and playwright. He lives in Cambridge MA with his wife and, when the colleges aren't in session,
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