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The Fixer

(Justice/Mort Grant #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  1,971 ratings  ·  213 reviews
T. E. Woods delivers a fast-paced thriller—the first in an electrifying new series—peopled with sharp, intriguing characters and more twists and turns than a corkscrew.

Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She’s the person you hire when you need something fixed—permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and choo
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Alibi (first published May 1st 2012)
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
Jun 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone, Crime Fiction fans, Crime Thriller Fans
I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thanks for the opportunity.

It didn't take long for The Fixer to hook me in fully as I found myself reading into the early hours of the morning with eyes half closing, determined to get to the end. I loved every word of this book.

The Fixer is a crime thriller with a difference, an interesting and tightly woven plot and characters that will stay with you forever. Who is The Fixer exactly?

I received a free download of "The Fixer (A Mort Grant Novel)" by T.E. Woods, via, ARC copy through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. All I can say is Wow!

Most of us have witnessed wrong doings in our life, injustices, and wished things could be made right. But this novel takes this concept to a whole new level. In this novel the author develops this concept with the introduction of "The Fixer", a vigilante, a righter of wrongs...but always invisible. Her assignm
Apr 09, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 out of 5 stars -- An assassin with a conscience. You can hire this hit woman and she will only accept your case if she decides that it will be delivering JUSTICE, not revenge.

Though the premise of this suspense thriller was not exactly new (remember the DEXTER series), the story was one with several unexpected twists, so it was an enjoyable and quick read for me. It is the first in the "Justice" series featuring detective Morton (Mort) Grant of the Seattle Police. Mort, a widower, teams up
Trish R.
Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it

Let me start by saying I did not skim one page of this book. That’s how good it was. That’s how closely you had to pay attention so you won’t get lost.

I did absolutely love the Fixer. And every man she killed deserved it. And I love Mort and Jimmy and Bruiser (the dog.) And I liked the secondary characters, too: Deidre, Bastian, Buchner, Snelling, Wells and Jerry Childress. I really liked Savannah and Lydia’s backstory. It was quite horrific. You’ll have to read the book if you want to know who
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This is not my usual genre (police procedural), but the description was interesting enough to convince me to nab this on one of Audible's sales. And goodness! I'm glad I did!

The story here was solid and kept me guessing a LOT longer than most mystery books. Hooray for narrator Christina Delaine -- she gave this book exactly the right tone. There were a couple of voices she did that left me a bit cold, but overall her work was excellent, with none of the issues a lot of female narrators (or mayb
Nicole (TheBookWormDrinketh)
2.5 our of 5 stars.
I like the idea of "The Fixer" an assassin for hire for those that have really been wronged. A vigilante of sorts.
The story as a whole was a little dry though. Not bad, but nothing too gripping. I notice that this says this is the first in a series, but I don't know where you could go with this character from here.
Scott Parsons
Aug 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Fixer: A Justice Novel, by T. E. Woods is the first book in the Justice Novel Mort Grant series. I first discovered the Fixer in Book #2 and followed that by reading Book#3. I was so impressed by these novels that I had to go back and read this, the first in the series featuring the Fixer and Detective Mort Grant. I'm glad I did because it establishes the background and the context that brought the Fixer and Mort Grant together.

The Fixer punishes those who deserve punishment as justice for t
If you love the convoluted journey through the tangled webs of intrigue and mystery with vigilante justice, The Fixer by T. E. Woods has it all, in spades! When justice has been denied, there are those who call on the Fixer, a mysterious assassin who uses their “talent” to pronounce the final judgment of guilty on the evil and provide “justice” for those who have been wronged. But who is the Fixer? What motivates them to take the law into their own hands? Is something from their past the catalys ...more
Apr 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wanted to see the bad guy “get it?” Have you ever watched a guilty person evade justice while the victim suffers? Then this book is for you. I really liked “The Fixer”. She (yes, I said she) punishes those who deserve punishment as justice for their crimes since the legal system, for one reason or another, has been unable to do the job. She takes contracts to do “hits” but she has very high standards. She won’t bump off your spouse for you simply because you don’t want to pay their ...more
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I might have gone 4.5 stars but....there is no way to do that so, I will go 'a most excellent 5 star read" review to come...:)

This was a wild and twisty ride that started with a huge shift halfway through when the character we started out with, seemed to morph into a whole new main character. I had no clue who was what or when for awhile there and I love when that happens! I enjoyed the relationship between Liddy & Mort and that is why this book gets a 5 star nod from me ... well, that and t
Liz Barnsley
Jan 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Thank you for the review copy via netgalley

Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She’s the person you hire when you need something fixed—permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it’s clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The F
Julian Froment
Feb 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed reading this book. It was definitely a page-turner and I had difficulty putting it down. It was a relatively easy read, was well paced and the plot was imaginative and well executed. The book seemed to effortlessly flow from one scene to another, from one character to another.

To begin it was difficult to know who the main character was as the action involved ‘The Fixer’, but we did not yet know who ‘The Fixer’ was, although there was significant allusion to point us in a specifi
Jan 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy of "The Fixer" by T.E. Woods from the publisher through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Not familiar with this author, I did not know what to expect when I started to read this story. I was not disappointed as this story is well written with a great plot that includes many twists.

This is not your typical murder mystery. "The fixer" is a story about a female vigilante/hired killer who only accepts certain types of jobs. I must admit that I
Tracy T.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a very good story. It was entertaining, mysterious and you just couldn't help but root for the Fixer. Very good narration too. (audible review)

The story line and plot was very good. I think it it flowed very well and had several twists and turns. I really liked Lydia a lot. I think her character was well done. Ole Mort was hard not to like too. I would have liked to know more about Savannah's character. That was missing for me. I like a female assassin story.

This was a long story and t
Lynda Kelly
Apr 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
This was a real "wow" of a book !! I loved it. Easily the best 49p I've spent the past year !! I'll definitely be getting the rest of this series. I just adore Mort. He's the sweetest guy. A few times found me decidedly sniffy at things he mostly said or did. You'd want him on your side, that's for sure.
The other characters in the story are terrific as well....though parts left me a bit squeamish and I was upset by them and needed to remind myself "it's only make-believe"....thankfully.
I'd assum
Feb 02, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was hard to get into at first. I almost stop reading a few times. But once i got to know the fixer and the characters around her the story got interesting.
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
T. E. Woods created a wonderful series starter here, even though I was having trouble following the chapter-by-chapter scene changes that started the book. They all crystallize eventually into a tense mystery-thriller.

Call up The Fixer at Amazon and you'll find four books near the top, with no less than Bernard Malamud on the list, so deduct some points there. And this is the kind of story that's a little hard to write much about without spoiling many of the twists and turns. So let's focus inst
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars - halfway between "it was okay" and "I liked it." I liked the main character and supporting characters. The first part of the book was interesting and the writing moved the action along. But the second half seemed to violate the writing rule of "show me, don't tell me." In fact, there was a lot of telling, with various characters speaking long monologues about their behind the scenes actions and motivations. While the talking revealed twists, it would have been far better to see the ch ...more
Lori L (She Treads Softly)
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Fixer: A Justice Novel by T. E. Woods is a very highly recommended debut novel in a new series of thrillers featuring Detective Mort Grant and psychologist Lydia Corriger. Look for the second book, Red Hot Fix, due to be released on June 10, 2014.

The Fixer is the person people hire when they need something fixed - but we aren't talking about siding or plumbing problems. The Fixer tackles the big jobs, the personal jobs. The Fixer is contacted when an injustice needs to be made right or can o
Feb 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
I had two, "What a twist" moments, and I always thought I was good at guessing at a whodunit. It's a great mystery a great cast of characters, you got to love Mort Grant. From the beginning it has you guessing and second guessing through the entire book.

The Fixer, is a paid assassin, but unlike others she has ethics and rules. One job per country per year, and it must be just. They must be deserving of their punishment. Being astonishingly beautiful helps her when it comes to luring them to thei
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Vigilante? Or cold blooded killer? The line between the two is definitely blurred when it comes to T.E. Woods' debut mystery, The Fixer. Part murder mystery, part psychological thriller, there are plenty of shades of gray in this compelling whodunnit. An abundance of twists and turns make guessing the killer's identity next to impossible and I have to confess, I was rooting for the murderer throughout the entire novel.

The fixer is who you call when justice has failed and with her clear cut rule
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Fixer is a totally great book the follows the investigations of Mort Grant, a detective in Washington who is made aware of "the fixer" when his son, a reporter, starts investigating multiple stories about a woman who fixes problems for people when the situation is right. He has Mort look into parts of the story to try and validate some of what he has found in his research and Mort finds that he may just have run into a similar scenario that might involve the fixer. At the same time, a psycho ...more
Lisa Otoupal-Robel
Aug 16, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lisa by: Pixel of Ink
The one thing I really liked about this book is that although its called a Mort Grant Novel ... its really a story involving Mort Grant. So many books, when they say a "blah blah blah novel", come across like one of those vanity movies written for the main character, by the main character, based on the main characters life, directed by the main character, produced by the main character and put out by the main characters studio. This book is nothing like that. In fact, when I looked at the name o ...more
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Feb 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Fixer is the first novel in the Mort Grant series by T.E Woods and it was a very good debut novel.

This fixer is a female assassin who only takes jobs that she feels deserves justice. She is more like a vigilante for hire than assassin. Those who want to find her put an ad in three different papers and wait for her to call. Then she listens to your case and decides if it is a job she will take, but she has rule. Only one hit a year in each country, but she broke her own rule. That is when th
Teena in Toronto
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Fixer accepts jobs that right wrongs. She is hired to kill Fred Bastian, a chair of neuroscience at the local university, because he inhumanely killed a gorilla in his lab. It turns out she was watched and set up so she would have to do further killings for the person who had hired her for Bastian's murder.

Lydia Corriger is a psychologist. Savannah Samuels becomes her patient and is cagey in offering information about why she is there and what she does for a living. This frustrates Lydia who
Cathy Cole
Jan 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was interested in reading a book from the Random House Alibi eBook imprint, and after turning the last page on The Fixer, I have to say that I'm very pleased. Author T.E. Woods proves quite skilled at turning the usual thriller formula on its head to create something with nuanced characters, expert plotting, and enough twists and turns to satisfy most adrenaline junkies.

In doing a bit of research, I've seen this book listed as both the first of the "Justice" novels and as the first in the Mort
Mary Brown
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Fixer: A Justice Novel, by T. E. Woods is the first book the Justice Novel series. It is the story of a female assassin who is particular about what cases she takes. She makes sure that the person deserves to die and she never takes more than one job per country, per year. She is an assassin who has rules and she always follows them. Even as an assassin, she has a code of ethics that she follows.She is never suspected by the police and feels she is undetectable. The premise of the book, a fe ...more
Mar 12, 2014 rated it liked it
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There's a rumor of a person who deals out justice when the law and courts cannot. If a criminal avoids prosecution or gets off by intimidating witnesses, there is a remedy. The Fixer is reported to be a beautiful woman, who comes into town like a wraith, kills the target so that murder is never suspected, and then vanishes.

Mort Grant is the homicide detective that starts to put the rumors together and investigate. His son, a journalist, is instrumental in getting him involved, and his involvem
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Fixer always fights for justice. She is the one you want to hire when the judicial system fails and you need something fixed permanently. She evaluates each situation before acting to make sure her results never result in a police inquiry. The Fixer is invisible and deadly.

Lydia is a psychologist in Olympia, Washington. A beautiful extremely troubled young woman, Savannah, comes to her for help and her stories are filled with lies and riddles. Lydia is determined to help her even though she
Engaging, thrilling with so many twists into the story that you won't be able to guess what was going on until the writer reveals it to you. This was one of the few mystery thrillers that I was so totally into for quite sometime. The writing was excellent, the flow of the story, the pacing and build up to the end was so smoothly done, it was almost with regret to turn that last page. As the title suggested the story revolves around the mysterious person called The Fixer. A hired assassin but mor ...more
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T.E. Woods is a clinical psychologist and author living in Bayfield, WI. She is author of two series: The Justice Series (starring Lydia Corriger and Mort Grant) and The Hush Money Series (Starring Sydney Richardson). Her stand alone novel, The Wrong Sister, will be released on February 27, 2018.

Other books in the series

Justice/Mort Grant (6 books)
  • The Red Hot Fix (Justice Series, #2)
  • The Unforgivable Fix (Mort Grant #3)
  • Fixed in Blood (Mort Grant #4)
  • Fixed in Fear (Mort Grant #5)
  • Dead End Fix (A Justice Novel, #6)