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Body Broker: A Jack Dixon Novel

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  10 reviews
When a teenager disappears from an elite boarding school, local police throw the seemingly innocuous case to their neighborhood PI. Enter Jack Dixon: college dropout, ex-cop, and ex-cook. What should be a simple case quickly turns sour, pushing Jack into the path of Nordic biker cultists and vicious drug dealers. But the houseboat-dwelling PI is determined to find the ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published September 1st 2019 by Santa Fe Writer's Project
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Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book hooked me right from the beginning. I think it may have been the way the narrator, the book's protagonist, Jack Dixon, dealt with the spam email on his phone in the opening paragraphs, but I immediately liked this character and wanted to know more about him.

And having learned more, I found lots to like about him. Even his annoying quirks seemed believable and rounded him into a complex, real person. Jack Dixon has not been terribly successful thus far in his life. He dropped out of
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Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Blazed right through this zippy PI thriller - a feverish tapestry of goons, guns, dietary restrictions and awkward gym routines. Can’t wait to crack open the next Jack Dixon case file!
Sep 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything I want in a detective novel

I like my detective fiction like I like my Orange juice: pulpy. Jack Dixon is exactly what I picture when I picture a detective movie. He has his own code, is own way of life, and A set of skills that make him an excellent investigator, however unlike many a loose cannon detectives he does have to answer to someone. Throughout the entire ride I ate up the adventure Jack went on in taking this job. The location May be fictional but it was grounded enough in
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I want to be Jack Dixon in my next life.
Jennifer Gottschalk
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Body Broker" is a quick, massively enjoyable read. Jack Dixon is a complex, compelling character that is instantly likeable. He has a great sense of humour and unique world view - think Jack Reacher but not quite as tough (or cliched).

This one is more 'action' than 'crime' and provides readers with an original mix of intrigue and excitement.

Ford has the ability to write both Fantasy and crime novels and he is fast becoming one of my favourite authors, mostly because he writes exceptionally well
Jul 14, 2019 rated it liked it
In a genre filled with trigger-happy private eyes, Jack’s talk first, throw some punches, and shoot never mentality is refreshing. He lives for the puzzles rather than the chase. He’s described as a college dropout, ex-cop, and ex-chef. But Jack is completely fine with being a bit of a loner. He takes solace in his daily routine of waking up, eating a scoop—or two—of almond butter, going to the gym, listening to Orioles games, going to bed, and repeating. And then when he runs out of money he ...more
Ian Fannin-Hughes
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
I was underwhelmed by the story and its main character, it was not the thriller that was advertised. Jack Dixon appears to be an interesting person on the surface, but the surface is where it stops. The character is stationary in his growth and mindset, though his dry humor can be enjoyable at times. Overall I felt the story was stagnant and achieved little by the end. Not a bad book, but not great. Prose can be good, and the beginning 1/3 of the book kept me interested. It was the last 2/3 that ...more
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This was a fun read. I'd probably give it 3.5 stars due to some inaccuracies about drug prescriptions in Maryland (I struggled not to let that throw off the story), but the writing itself was engaging, and so was Jack. I'd definitely read the next in the series.
John Hendricks
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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A fast-moving PI tale done in a modern noir style. Nice character development for the lead and a good Introduction to a large supporting cast with great potential for an ongoing series. Looks like next book in series will appear in 2020. Try it out.
Nov 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Jack Dixon is a kale-eating, protein butter and whiskey dinner gym nut who for some reason is tolerated by his boss and his buddy Bob, the police officer. Definitely a tortured soul, but we don't why (unless it's explained in an earlier book). Fast moving and interesting.
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Daniel M. Ford was born and raised near Baltimore, Maryland. He holds a B.A. in English from Villanova University, an M.A. in Irish Literature from Boston College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, concentrating in Poetry, from George Mason University. As a poet, his work has appeared most recently in Soundings Review, as well as Phoebe, Floorboard Review, The Cossack, and Vending Machine Press. ...more