Excerpt from The Fix

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme. Read the rules and more teasers at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along.

This week I am reading The Fix, one of the books in David Baldacci’s MemoryMan series, which I have written about before. I enjoy the neurodiverse Amos Decker series, and of course, Baldacci is great at creating a complex puzzle with lots of exciting twists and turns.

It was two guns versus one. The response should have been obvious. Lie down and you won’t fall down.
Danny looked first at the guard and then at Decker. 
And smiled.

David Baldacci, The Fix

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.

Comments

  1. Oh yes. His books always keep me riveted! My mother and sister enjoy them too.

    My TT from The Jade Rebellion

  2. I like the sound of this one. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND”

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