The Fixer: A Lawson Vampire Novel 1

The Fixer: A Lawson Vampire Novel 1

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by Jon F. Merz
     
 

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MEET LAWSON.

A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance - the secret existence of a race of LIVING vampires that have evolved alongside humanity for thousands of years.

A FIXER.

Part-spy, and part-commando

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MEET LAWSON.

A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance - the secret existence of a race of LIVING vampires that have evolved alongside humanity for thousands of years.

A FIXER.

Part-spy, and part-commando -- James Bond with fangs. Lawson mixes shrewd cunning with unmatched lethality to get his job done. He tries his best to dismantle conspiracies, dispatch bad guys, and live long enough to get home.

COSGROVE.

The name's enough to make Lawson go ballistic. The last time they tangled, Cosgrove butchered fifty people. Now he's back in Boston and the Council wants him dead. But Cosgrove has other plans.

TALYA.

An ex-KGB assassin with secrets of her own, and skills to match Lawson, she wants revenge and doesn't care who knows it.

THE SARGOTH.

An ancient legend. A whispered myth. And if Cosgrove has his way...an inevitable reality.

(This version uploaded 11 August 2011)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012098092
Publisher:
Jon Merz
Publication date:
01/27/2011
Series:
The Lawson Vampire Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
259,279
File size:
739 KB

Meet the Author

Jon F. Merz is a writer with over a dozen published novels, a producer for New Ronin Entertainment and a trained black belt ninja. He has taught defensive tactics to civilian crime watch groups, police, military units, and agencies like the US Department of State, the Department of Justice, and the Bureau of Prisons. In his past, Jon served with the United States Air Force, worked for the US government, and handled executive protection for Fortune 500 clients. He lives with his wife and two sons in suburban Boston. Visit his Web site at www.jonfmerz.net.

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The Fixer 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
JoeNassise More than 1 year ago
Meet Lawson, a touch-talking, wise-cracking secret agent for the vampire council. As a Fixer, it is Lawson's job to maintain the Balance, that veil of secrecy that keeps the vampire race hidden from ordinary humans. When a vampire steps over the line, it's up to him to be sure they never have the chance to do so again. When Lawson's oldest enemy, Cosgrove, returns to Boston and begins to carve a bloody swath through the human population, it only makes sense that the Council sends Lawson to take care of things. But things aren't always as they seem and Lawson soon finds himself neck deep in trouble, uncertain of who to trust and rapidly running out of options. If you're looking for an urban fantasy series with a different take on vampires and enjoy firefights, martial arts, and a noir atmosphere, then I urge you to give The Fixer a try. You won't be disappointed.
The_Other_Stephen_King More than 1 year ago
This is the first in the Lawson series. If you like your vampire stories gritty, witty and action packed then this is definitely the one for you. Right from the start you are taken on an wild, adrenaline fueled romp into what has become a very interesting and unique take on the world of vampires. With characters that you want to see more of its a good thing that the rest of the Lawson series is also now available on the nook. What are you waiting for? Get them ordered and start reading.
BethBurrow More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure why the reviewer says that it was "poorly formatted" because the entire manuscript looks just great on my Nook. I did not have an issue with it and it is a FANTASTIC Read!! I love all of Jon. F. Merz's books!!
JoeHempel More than 1 year ago
If I were to go on story alone, I would give this book 4 stars. But formatting plays an important part in an eBook, and there was just so much that was poorly formatted that I can't overlook that. It was like I purchased a pirated copy, with odd line breaks, chapters that jumped from 2 to 19...the chapters are there, just regular text inside paragraphs so you HAVE to search for it and edit the book yourself. Otherwise, it's really not an enjoyable read. Also there are question marks at certain points that didn't seem to belong...and it just seemed like a converted text file....not a book. The story itself was actually quite good. Although the character descriptions are lacking, the action kind of speaks for who they are. The action scenes are described REALLY well, and the authors training in Ninjitsu really comes through...one thing I hate is a fight scene that doesn't make sense..this makes sense. Use of momentum, pivot points, and reaction were a sight for sore eyes. This is definitely a different take on the Vampire...and I loved it. Screw Twilight....Lawson is my type of vampire!! I will be buying the next book in the series because the world is intriguing to me. And I'm purposely not really saying anything about the plot in this because it was well done, and I don't want to spoil it for anyone that might check this out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This seriously needed an editor. There were about 2 dozen typos and other mistakes. It needed to shed 100 pages. The real problem, though, is plot. It's Blade rewritten as a slower, stupider vampire. Sorry, Ninja-vampire. Seriously? For a guy who spent 100 years learning to fight, he gets his butt kicked every single time. The fight scenes are actually boring. And the overarching story - he basically gets himself in the same situation & makes the same mistake 5 times for the sake of forbidden love.
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Slow, but worth reading.
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This was a pretty good read. It was something totally outside of my normal type of books but I'm glad I read it. I think this counts as Urban Fantasy? Maybe? See I'm not even sure what to call it. Either way, it was good. I'll definitely continue on into the series to see what happens. The book ended with a good deal of momentum and so I hope that isn't lost as the series goes on. I love that the Vampires in this series aren't some weird type of supernatural creature but instead another species that evolved alongside of humans. Great idea. That alone opens up soooooo many more ideas and doors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read, with an interesting plot. Reminds me a little of the Travis McGee books by John McDonald. There were quite a few typos in this ebook edition though.
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Mush_mjg More than 1 year ago
I recommend. very good.
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jazz1970 More than 1 year ago
The Fixer is the first novel in a series by Jon F. Merz, featuring Lawson, a Fixer-an agent for the vampire high council, charged with protecting the balance by keeping the existence of vampires from the human public. I enjoyed the easily readable flow of this novel and its intriguing and dynamic characters. I was also impressed with the witty dialogue. Jon's take on vampires is interesting in that it shies away from the usual mythology surrounding these creatures of the night, gives them more relatable and human qualities. ***NO SHINY VAMPS OR FRILLY DRESSED CADS HERE!!!*** I'm hooked on the series and look forward to reading them all. Keep them coming Jon!