Amos Decker witnesses a murder just outside FBI headquarters. A man shoots a woman execution style on a crowded sidewalk, then turns the gun on himself.
Even with Decker’s extraordinary powers of observation and deduction, the killing is baffling. Decker and his team can find absolutely no connection between the shooter – a family man with a successful consulting business – and his victim, a schoolteacher. Nor is there a hint of any possible motive for the attack.
Enter Harper Brown. An agent of the Defense Intelligence Agency, she orders Decker to back off the case. The murder is part of an open DIA investigation, one so classified that Decker and his team aren’t cleared for it.
But they learn that the DIA believes solving the murder is now a matter of urgent national security. Critical information may have been leaked to a hostile government – or, worse, an international terrorist group – and an attack may be imminent.
Decker’s never been one to follow the rules, especially with the stakes so high. Forced into an uneasy alliance with Agent Brown, Decker remains laser focused on only one goal: solving the case before it’s too late.
The Fix by David Baldacci is the third book in the Amos Decker series. For me reading a Baldacci book is like going home – you know what to expect and you never leave disappointed.
In this latest installment, like the previous book, Amos is still working for the FBI. On his way to a meeting in the J. Edgar Hoover Building (world headquarters for the FBI) he witnesses a murder/suicide just outside its doors. His former FBI colleagues, Alex Jamison, Ross Bogart, and Todd Milligan, are once again brought together to solve this horrible crime.
I love David Baldacci’s books! I have read three of his series in their entirety, including this one. I enjoy Baldacci’s short chapter style, I always feel like I am flying through the book and it keeps the story moving at a quicker pace. This book was not so much of a “who done it,” but more of a “why they did it.” At times the story was a bit slow for me, but it did have moments of intensity that helped to keep my attention.
The Amos Decker series is fun and a bit different. He is an ex-football player that, due to a head injury on the field during his very first game, never forgets anything. I find myself liking both the Will Robie and John Puller series a little more than this one, but will continue on with this series for however long he decides to write it. That speaks volumes as to how much I enjoy David Baldacci’s writing.
Series: Amos Decker #3
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: 4/18/2017
Pages: 432 (eBook)
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