Fixed in Blood: A Justice Novel

Fixed in Blood: A Justice Novel

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by T. E. Woods
     
 
Perfect for fans of Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter thrillers and the novels of Lisa Gardner and Karin Slaughter, the gritty, action-packed Justice series continues as a depraved mind taunts those who seek retribution on both sides of the law.
 
I become whatever they want. Whatever they need.
 
Seattle Chief of Detectives

Overview

Perfect for fans of Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter thrillers and the novels of Lisa Gardner and Karin Slaughter, the gritty, action-packed Justice series continues as a depraved mind taunts those who seek retribution on both sides of the law.
 
I become whatever they want. Whatever they need.
 
Seattle Chief of Detectives Mort Grant is still reeling from losing his daughter—again. When Allie first walked back into his life, breaking years of silence, he could hardly believe his luck. And after hearing her story, Mort tried to do everything in his power to keep her safe. The only person he trusted with Allie’s life was The Fixer. But, for the first time, The Fixer let him down.
 
Now Mort has been called in on a gruesome murder case: a beautiful young woman found in a ravine, her body riddled with stab wounds. Within twenty-four hours, the police uncover a snuff film depicting her murder, the killer’s face always just out of shot. When a second body and video are discovered, Mort knows this is no ordinary case.
 
From a chain of sleazy payday loan shops to the dark underworld of the sex-slave trade, Mort’s chasing a twisted menace to hell and back. But he’s not the only one. Once again, The Fixer is on the hunt—and she’s desperate to make things right.
 
Praise for The Fixer
 
“Hot and unpredictable, this debut hurls you down the curvy gray avenues of right and wrong at about a hundred and fifty miles per hour. Strap yourself in!”—Amanda Kyle Williams, author of The Stranger You Seek
 
“Pitch-perfect . . . solid characters, unpredictable twists and excellent plotting; a must-read for those who enjoy crime fiction.”Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101886564
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/16/2015
Series:
Justice , #4
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
13,171
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

T. E. Woods is as eager as her fans to return to the thrilling world of the Justice series. She’s busy writing the next installment and is developing a new series set in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Fixed in Blood: A Justice Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced mystery with a good plot line and well developed characters. Held my interest until 3:00AM when the book ended and I'm thinking that about says it all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters, great stories, the Fixer series is all good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just keep them coming!
1335sj More than 1 year ago
I loved this series, I've not had the opportunity to read one before but I'll sure start. I liked the way the the author wrote this so you don't really have to start from the beginning of the series without feeling totally lost. Granted, after reading this one you'll want to start from the beginning. Mort has a couple of disturbing homicides on his hands in Seattle. They are similar in many ways. These murders also involves Vice, while they were going doing their job they ran across something that may or may not tie into these homicides. This brings Mort and Lydia together again because one of her patients disappears into thin air. Lydia receives a call from her lost patient but it's through her answering service so she doesn't get to talk to her, but she does start at once to track her down. She has extremely sophisticated software more so than even the police and she doesn't have to wait on warrants. So she goes to Mort with this information and it weaves you in and out of some different scenarios. I loved the way the author has the ability to keep you on one trail than yanks you somewhere else. Meanwhile, Mort is still hoping to get good news from his daughter Allie, who was kidnapped by the Russian Mobster, who is a monster. It seems they may have joined forces and it's pulling Mort down farther in regards to ever getting his daughter back. This is a very, very fast paced read and I truly enjoyed it and I think any crime fiction reader will love it as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first read of a "Fixed" novel; it won't be my last. I found it to be captivating and the kind of novel it is hard to put down. The plot was complex. Every protagonist brought baggage with them, but it was baggage the reader would have known about had they read the earlier parts of the series. The villain or in some cases, villains were all sufficiently sociopathic to enthrall any mystery and thriller fan. The ending was expected, but more hoped for than most. All in all, it was a very good read. Thanks to Net Galley and Alibi for the prepublication copy.
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rfcurious More than 1 year ago
Another outstanding installment in what has become my favorite crime solving series. T.E. Woods knows her characters and doesn't mind sharing them with her readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this series and was hooked from the start. If you like well writen books that keep your interst this is for you
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book! This is a great thriller, suspenseful book. This is the fourth book in the Mort Grant series by T E Woods. Seattle Chief Detective Mort Grant is reeling from losing his daughter, and he blames The Fixer for letting him down. Mort is called on a gruesome murder case of a young woman who was stabbed multiple times. When another body is found, he knows he is dealing with a serial killer. The Fixer wants to make things right by helping with the case. If you are looking for a great book that will keep you in suspense until the end then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
scambra More than 1 year ago
I found this book on NetGalley. I'm a huge Karin Slaughter fan and when T.E. Woods was compared to her, it made my decision that much easier. It was a little disappointing that once I started that I realized it wasn't the first in the series. It wasn't hard to pick up most of the backstory from previous books, so I never felt lost. This was a great suspenseful crime thriller that had me turning the pages quickly. Just when I thought I had it all figured out, I turn the page and I was wrong! I'm hooked, so now I'm going back to the beginning and reading them all! 
JennMcLean More than 1 year ago
This will be my second T.E. Woods mystery that I've reviewed. I loved "The Unforgivable Fix"  so I was looking forward to reading "Fixed In Blood". I certainly was not disappointed. This was a spectacular read, the thrilling mystery held me tight until the very last page. Here's the gist of the book. The Fixer is on the hunt again. Psychologist Lydia Corriger is helping a young woman try to make a better life. The young woman comes to her office complaining that she's sick of working dead end jobs and fulfilling her parents' low expectations of her. She wanted to be different so Dr. Corriger began an intensive bit of behavior changing therapy. When Dr. Corriger got a late night call from her distraught patient, saying she was being forced to work off a debt by using her body, the doctor tries to intervene. She's shocked to find that Detective Mort Grant, her former friend, is also on the hunt for same people. What Dr. Corriger doesn't know yet is that two women are dead and all of these cases are connected. Is Dr. Corriger's patient the next slated to die? Mort and Lydia (Dr. Corriger) decide to pool their resources because Mort knows Lydia's secret. She used to be The Fixer, an assassin who helped people with no other recourse. Mort is leery to trust Lydia again, he is unsure if she has really left "The Fixer" behind. Lydia's past is what shattered their friendship before and Mort isn't eager to reestablish any kind of relationship, even if it's professional. This book was certainly a knock it out of the park, five out of five kind of thriller. I have one caveat. READ THE PREVIOUS BOOKS FIRST. Without the incredible history and background between Mort and Lydia, the reader would lose the meat of this book. As Denise, another reviewer said... "it would have been better had I been able to read those intervening stories first". She's right, go read "The Fixer", "Red Hot Fix" and "The Unforgivable Fix" first, you won't regret it. T.E. Woods has written a truly spectacular series here with heroes and villains that knock your socks off. Believe me, you'll thank me later. 
jayfwms More than 1 year ago
I admit it, I am a sucker for the "Fixer" series. Each new story brings in fresh material and is as exciting as the previous books. After estrangement in the last book, a new set of crimes force Matt and Lydia to team up again to solve a case. Matt's daughter Allie becomes more of a major character in this book, and the stage is set for a book about her. I will look forward to reading it. If you have not read the previous books in the "Fixer" series, this one will stand on its own, but I recommend you start from the beginning to fully appreciate the development of the characters. Woods is the sort of artist that can paint a full scene in your mind with a few well-chosen words. I recommend the whole series.
Ladystorm More than 1 year ago
This has been a pretty good series if your into crime novels like I am. It’s also a series you need to read in order. The author is really good at coming up with ways to blindside me when I think I know who is who..lol. I totally thought The Boss Man was someone else! This review could contain spoilers from previous books..no way of getting around it! In book three Lydia disappointed Mort by letting his daughter leave. More than anything Mort who is a Seattle Police Detective blames himself for not being around enough when his daughter was a child. Maybe she would have turned out differently, but I don’t believe that for anything. He has a great son, but his daughter had a sense of how she wanted things to be and that is how they are to her. She went from being on drug cartel’s mistress to another and from there she is building up her own empire of sorts. She is evil, pure and simple and we get a glimpse of that evil in this book. Lydia aka The Fixer helps one client find a job and it’s at a Rite Now Finance place, one of those really shade Pay Day Loan type places. She was also helping another client Delbe who was making great progress, but then after a frantic phone call from her about how she can’t come by any more, she’s been branded, she should have never taken that other job, etc. It has Lydia on ends to try and find out what is going on. Her other police friend Bauer can’t help her because there is nothing to go on, but that doesn’t mean the Fixer can’t. So she starts investigating starting with Rite Now Finance because Delbe had taken out a loan. Meanwhile, Mort is investigating the death of two young girls and their connection sends him and his partner to Rite Now Finances. Lydia happens to be there at the same time and thinks she wasn’t seen but Mort sees her and pays a visit wanting to know what she was doing there. He walks a fine line with her because of who she is, but he has chosen not to turn her in. She tells him about Delbe and now she is helping Mort again like always. Fixed in Blood takes you from the seedy world of prostitution rings, to Hollywood mega stars. I really feel sorry for Mort because he is learning his daughter is a horrible person. Mort is a solid guy and he has always been a by the books guy. Meeting the Fixer and letting her go was really hard for him but she saved his life and has continued to help him out when needed. He doesn’t like to push her to far for fear of bringing out The Fixer, but some times some people just can’t change. Lydia, is trying to do things Mort’s way but there is a part of her that wants to hunt down the men responsible and let The Fixer have them. As much as I like her as a psychologist I like her Fixer side too and I was glad that in this book we got to see a bit more of that side than in the previous book. All the characters are great from the main to the secondary! If you love crime novels then you should really check this series out!
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Snuff films, prostitution rings, loan sharks, mutilated bodies, pompous movie stars and an estranged daughter, welcome to the life of Seattle Chief Detective Mort Grant’s world. Young women are being mutilated and murdered and Mort has no suspect, no leads and nothing to connect the murders except the MO. Enter psychologist Lydia Corriger, a woman with a deadly secret of her own, one that only Mort knows and steadfastly keeps. Together they begin to piece together this brutal puzzle, unaware that the missing pieces will lead them to a shared past filled with pain and loss. Fixed in Blood by T.E. Woods is a masterful mystery with more thorns than a prized rose. Told with grit, this maze filled with murder and mayhem is riveting on its own, but will probably truly dazzle the Sherlock Holmes of the readers’ world when read as part of its intended series. I received an ARC edition from Random House Publishing Group - Alibi in exchange for my honest review.