The Fixer: A Lawson Vampire Novel 1 [NOOK Book]

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The Fixer: A Lawson Vampire Novel 1

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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)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012098092
  • Publisher: Jon Merz
  • Publication date: 1/27/2011
  • Series: The Lawson Vampire Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 101,782
  • File size: 723 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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  • Posted February 17, 2011

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    A Great Beginning to a Terrific Series!

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2011

    An awesome start to an awesome series

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    LOVED IT!!

    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!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    Great read...very poorly formatted

    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!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Enjoyable.

    Slow, but worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Good read

    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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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    Really good

    I recommend. very good.

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

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    GREAT READ, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

    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!

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  • Posted February 17, 2011

    This book is just the starting point!

    The Fixer, the first of the Lawson Vampire Series, is a FANTASTIC read. I did not have a formatting issue. Perhaps the other reviewer had a glitch? I own all of Mr. Merz's available titles both as the ebook (Nook) also as Kindle and as paperback/hardback... yes, I am that big of a fan. His writing is excellent. Once you start this series you will have to finish!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2002

    hard-boiled vampire noir!

    Fixer is kind of book that you just can't stop reading!Merz's debut novel is awesome dark fantasy adventure with unique and unforgettable hero, Lawson. Lawson is the fixer.Fixers are vampires charged with the duty of executing rogue vampires who break the balance.The Balance is the line between humans and vampires and it's what keeps the world of vampires hidden from humanity.Lawson is great as what he does which is good as he must face again his archenemy, Cosgrove.Cosgrove is a truly evil vampire who seeks to destroy the vampire council raise a vampire god; all in his plot for world domination! Lawson must use all of his wits, strength and agility against enemy who is stronger than him and he is falling in love is human assasin named Talya who also wants to Cosgrove dead! Merz's novel gives us a scenic tour of Boston as our hard-boiled hero with the help of retired, fixer named Zero must stop Cosgrove's conspirary.The plot twists are brilliant as our hero finds that he doesn't know who to trust and including his heart!Merz's action sequences are great as he describes hand to hand combat, chases and some unique weapons.Fixer is also great because the author has the ability to destroy some of the myths concerning vampires like: they are not immortal but they live for centuries and they can walk in daylight.Merz's also does his research into the world of assasins and spies. I want the next Lawson's adventure

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2002

    Just awesome

    If you are looking for a twisting plot, good characters and a lot of action, look no further. Just an awesome book, no other way to say it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2002

    BRILLIANT!

    Probably one of the top debut novels I've ever read. Loaded with action with a dark shadowy feel-look out Gotham City-this book rips you along for a dizzying ride of conspiracies, cool characters, unique perspectives on bloodsuckers, and flat out fun. Rumor is this is going to be a series, so get on board and pick this one up! Merz is amazing!

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