The Red Hot Fix: A Justice Novel

The Red Hot Fix: A Justice Novel

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by T. E. Woods
     
 
In the white-knuckle follow-up to her explosive debut novel, The Fixer, T. E. Woods returns with another tense, intricate thriller.
 
What do you say, Morton Grant, Chief of Detectives? You got what it takes to find me? Show me a move. . . . Or I’ll have to show you one of mine.
 
A little more than a year

Overview

In the white-knuckle follow-up to her explosive debut novel, The Fixer, T. E. Woods returns with another tense, intricate thriller.
 
What do you say, Morton Grant, Chief of Detectives? You got what it takes to find me? Show me a move. . . . Or I’ll have to show you one of mine.
 
A little more than a year after the Fixer killings, Detective Mort Grant of the Seattle PD once again has his hands full. In the last four months, seven men have been murdered in seedy pay-by-the-hour motels: first strangled, then tied with rope and set on a bed of crushed mothballs, with a red lipstick kiss planted on their foreheads. Speculation abounds that the killer is a prostitute who’s turning her tricks into dead men. The press has taken to calling her “Trixie.”
 
As Mort follows scant leads in the case, he can’t help but feel continued guilt over his involvement with the Fixer. Though the public holds her up as a folk hero, a vigilante who seeks justice when the system fails, Mort cannot shake the fact that serious crimes have been committed. And though legend says she has vanished, Mort knows exactly where the Fixer is—and he’s conspiring to keep her hidden.
 
As Trixie strikes again, Mort suddenly finds himself and his family in the crosshairs. Because these new murders are not random, and their perpetrator is hell-bent on luring Mort into a sick and twisted game. If he’s not careful, he’s going to need Fixing.
 
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:
9780345549273
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Series:
Justice , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
5,258
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

T. E. Woods is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Madison, Wisconsin. Her scientific writings are well represented in peer-reviewed journals and academic texts. Her literary works earned her first place for Fiction at the University of Wisconsin Writers’ Institute. Dr. Woods enjoys kayaking, hiking, biking, and hanging around the house while her two dogs help her make sense of the world. Her habit of relaxing by conjuring up any manner of diabolical murder methods and plots often finds her friends urging her to take up knitting.

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The Red Hot Fix: A Justice Novel 3.7 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
T. E. Woods keeps the story flowing. Keeps you wondering what's next and interested in the characters. I will definitely read more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a sequel of her previous book "The Fixer," heavily repeating some of what happened before and many of the same characters. This book is just as convoluted as far as the stories go, parallel to each other, plus the first hand impressions of a mythical female murderess. This one person has a special taste for beer bellied truck drivers and longshoreman. The writing is saturated with smart Alec remark such "...his ass is grass and I am a 220 pound lawn mower," ". . .cutting your dick off with a rusty sardine can," to mention a few. All in the name of appearing to be clever. Well, if you care for such things, I guess, it is okay. I don't. When the heroin lectures to two miserable fifth graders about magical kingdoms, kings, and princesses that is when I gave up. But then again, each to their own taste.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never read this author before, but after finishing this I immediately ordered the other two books. The characters were very realistic and the book was very well written. Thebook was one that you did not want to put down. For a great read I would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a good mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a 3 book series that is well written, great characters and a fantastic story line. I loved this book and the series. I am hoping the author continues with these characters, I really want to read more about them.
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
~RECEIVED FOR AN HONEST REVIEW~ Even though I enjoyed this book, I wasn't as impressed as I was with the first book. Don't get me wrong, this is still a great read! Still a fast paced, and still a page turner.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Book two in a series or trilogy and before you read this review, you are going to want to read book one! Now that that is out of the way, if you are a fan of the mystery genre, you should absolutely read these books.  Not only is there a main story line with a who dun it, there are fantastic underlying story lines that weave in and out.  The main story in this book is a lady of the night who is taking out clients and Mort must find out who this lady is.  Lydia is back in this book and has an investigation of her own that smartly ties into Mort's case.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line gets confusing at times with so many characters. However it is very appealing to the curious about what will happen next! I enjoyed both 'The Fixer' as well as this book. Looking forward to the third book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was confused at the beginning and i was stiill confused at the ending. Insread of suspense it was so muddled up i didn't want to ffinish it but i did. Finally!
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And boring.
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a real put off no need for description of not for sensitive viewers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the second book because I enjoyed the first one so much and will buy the third in the series. I might have given a higher mark this time, but the author missed a basic point about Seattle and I was not able to let it go. Just because there is a place called Mercer Island doesn't mean you need to take a ferry to get there. It is East, in Lake Washington and there is an Interstate freeway that lets people exit to the island. The ferries run to the West in Puget Sound. This reads very much like it could be a TV series of some kind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wait
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