The Fixer

The Fixer

A Novel

Large Print - 2015
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When Rick Hoffman starts to renovate the home of his youth he makes an electrifying discovery that will put his life in peril - and change everything he thought he knew about his father.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, A part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781410479495
1410479498
Branch Call Number: Large Print Fic
Characteristics: large print
519 pages ; 23 cm.

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pugfan
Apr 29, 2016

I really tried to like this book. The plot grabbed me. Why wouldn't it? Finding millions of dollars?? But after that the plot and characters got flimsy. Hard to follow and connect to.

akasq Jan 27, 2016

A suspense thriller with a
interesting story line, makes
this a page turner. Enjoyable read.

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gary25
Oct 03, 2015

I like Finder as a writer. This is certainly one of his better books.

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SFKatie
Jul 12, 2015

Just ok.
this is the first Jospeh Finder book I read, and I would not read more. I picked it up because of the "NYT bestseller." I found the plot predictable and did not care about the characters.

eringate Jul 05, 2015

As a huge fan of Joseph Finder, I'm a little disappointed in this one. It has suspense, action and thrills but the pace was a little slower than I'm used to in a Joseph Finder novel. Some of the twists were somewhat predictable and quite frankly it was not the 'can't put down' book that I anticipated. Still somewhat enjoyable and I haven't lost faith in Joseph Finder. Maybe once he gets back to the Nick Hellerman series he will once again be one of my can't miss authors.

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nannerl
Jul 01, 2015

I was a bit disappointed in this novel by an author who should be able to do better. An interesting plotline, and the story-telling is compelling enough that I never considered not finishing it, but at the end of it all I felt there were too many holes in the story, too many unlikely scenarios, and a main character, Rick Hoffman, who wasn't very likeable (and even a bit stupid). Needs some strong editing to make it smooth and believable. And it never was clear to me how the whole kickback business really worked, I couldn't follow the money no matter how hard I tried.

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Reads_A_Lot
Jun 18, 2015

Liked it OK , but didn't think it was as good as his previous books.

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StarGladiator
Jun 12, 2015

This book is kind of a toss up, the main character being somewhat shallow and not particularly endearing. Writing was somewhat offputting, not really gripping the reader. Has a cheery ending, but a little too TV melodrama-like for this reader. [But glad to know that most Bostonians appear to be crooked! Logical given the recent lead-up game to the Super Bowl and those inflated footballs!]

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SEBoiko
Jul 22, 2015

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.

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SEBoiko
Jul 22, 2015

The downside of living way out in the boonies is nobody can here you scream.

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SEBoiko
Jul 22, 2015

Greed brought out the worst in people.

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