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I'll bring Hadley home. Whatever it takes. Whatever it costs. Whoever has to die. There's a gang war unfolding on the streets of Seattle. A young boy has been killed in a drive-by shooting, and the ensuing chaos threatens to engulf the city. Normally, chief of detectives Mort Grant would be dealing with the fallout--but right now, his mind is elsewhere . . . In one gut-wre I'll bring Hadley home. Whatever it takes. Whatever it costs. Whoever has to die. There's a gang war unfolding on the streets of Seattle. A young boy has been killed in a drive-by shooting, and the ensuing chaos threatens to engulf the city. Normally, chief of detectives Mort Grant would be dealing with the fallout--but right now, his mind is elsewhere . . . In one gut-wrenching phone call, Mort's worst fears are realized. His granddaughter Hadley has been kidnapped, and the culprit is his own flesh and blood: Allie, his daughter and Hadley's aunt. Now, desperate for any sign of the missing six-year-old girl, Mort turns once again to the relentless vigilante called The Fixer for help. After rising to the top of one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, Allie Grant has turned her focus back on her family. But since they've rebuffed all her attempts at contact, she's punishing them the only way she knows how. With an endless stream of cash and connections that span the globe, Allie makes a formidable target. But The Fixer boasts the deadliest weapon of all: her razor-sharp mind.


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I'll bring Hadley home. Whatever it takes. Whatever it costs. Whoever has to die. There's a gang war unfolding on the streets of Seattle. A young boy has been killed in a drive-by shooting, and the ensuing chaos threatens to engulf the city. Normally, chief of detectives Mort Grant would be dealing with the fallout--but right now, his mind is elsewhere . . . In one gut-wre I'll bring Hadley home. Whatever it takes. Whatever it costs. Whoever has to die. There's a gang war unfolding on the streets of Seattle. A young boy has been killed in a drive-by shooting, and the ensuing chaos threatens to engulf the city. Normally, chief of detectives Mort Grant would be dealing with the fallout--but right now, his mind is elsewhere . . . In one gut-wrenching phone call, Mort's worst fears are realized. His granddaughter Hadley has been kidnapped, and the culprit is his own flesh and blood: Allie, his daughter and Hadley's aunt. Now, desperate for any sign of the missing six-year-old girl, Mort turns once again to the relentless vigilante called The Fixer for help. After rising to the top of one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world, Allie Grant has turned her focus back on her family. But since they've rebuffed all her attempts at contact, she's punishing them the only way she knows how. With an endless stream of cash and connections that span the globe, Allie makes a formidable target. But The Fixer boasts the deadliest weapon of all: her razor-sharp mind.

30 review for Dead End Fix

  1. 4 out of 5

    Linda Strong

    Anyone who knows Chief of Detectives, Mort Grant, knows that family is everything to him. In the midst of a gang war, he receives a phone call … his grand-daughter, Hadley, has been kidnapped. The worst part is that she was taken by his own daughter, Allie who is also Hadley’s aunt. Because of Allie’s lawlessness, the family has dropped all contact with her. Now she’s getting her payback. But she loves the little girl and won’t be in any danger .. at least from her. Allie is a cold-hearted woman Anyone who knows Chief of Detectives, Mort Grant, knows that family is everything to him. In the midst of a gang war, he receives a phone call … his grand-daughter, Hadley, has been kidnapped. The worst part is that she was taken by his own daughter, Allie who is also Hadley’s aunt. Because of Allie’s lawlessness, the family has dropped all contact with her. Now she’s getting her payback. But she loves the little girl and won’t be in any danger .. at least from her. Allie is a cold-hearted woman who happens to be head of one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world. Desperate to find his grand-daughter, he turns to the vigilante called The Fixer. Even though Allie has lots and lots of money plus connections with the worst of the worst, The Fixer has a razor sharp mind and will do whatever it takes to bring Hadley back to her family safely. This is a solid written thriller. Lots of action, lots of danger, all the characters are believable. The Fixer, even though she’s wanted by the FBI, does not acknowledge any lines or limits. The only person who knows her identity is Mort Grant. Being a law officer, he knows he is also committing a crime by keeping her identity secret. I’ve been fortunate to read the first few books in this series. As always, it pays if readers start at the beginning. There are lots of nuances that may be missed by skipping around. That being said, this can be read as a stand-alone. Even though there are some references to things that have happened in previous books. Many thanks to the author / Random House Publishing Group – Alibi / NetGalley who provided a digital copy in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Julie

    Dead End Fix by T.E. Woods is a 2016 Alibi publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We are up to book six in this series and the inevitable has finally taken place. Everyone has completely unraveled, and are losing their touch, losing their grip, losing their minds, and losing faith. For those following the series, you will remember how book five ended, which was with a cliffhanger, and I’ve been on pins and needles wonderin Dead End Fix by T.E. Woods is a 2016 Alibi publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. We are up to book six in this series and the inevitable has finally taken place. Everyone has completely unraveled, and are losing their touch, losing their grip, losing their minds, and losing faith. For those following the series, you will remember how book five ended, which was with a cliffhanger, and I’ve been on pins and needles wondering how Mort and Lydia are going to handle the situation without exposing their sordid past. Well, this part of the story turned out to be rather anticlimactic, and was wrapped up fairly early on, making me more than a little suspicious. Well, my instincts were right. The competition between Lydia and Allie is just getting started, rapidly barreling towards the ultimate showdown. Meanwhile, Mort finds himself dealing with a homicide inside Seattle’s gang population. Poor Mort believes in old fashioned justice and is so out of his element here. He doesn’t understand the gang mentality, nor does he understand the law enforcement unit assigned to this area. Their attitude is in direct opposition to everything Mort believes in. But, in the end, Mort may find his very foundation shaken to the core. I think, in this installment, the author wisely begins to transition things, because otherwise the same old battles would become stale and boring. Mort’s crisis of conscience, being forced to face the stark realities of crime, justice, and retribution, is long overdue. If Mort manages to come through this particularly dark episode without totally falling apart, then I predict he will come back with a more realistic approach to his job, see all situations with a more cynical point of view, and will wear a much harder exterior, and may even understand Lydia’s point of view more fully. Lydia, who for me, is the big star of the show, and the most interesting character study I’ve encountered in a crime drama in a long while, has her hands full in this chapter, and spends a lot time trying to stay alive and one step ahead of her arch nemesis. In the end, her insights into entire situation makes too much sense, which is troubling, and I had to shake my head as that thought rolled around in my mind, taking root, and growing steadily to the point where I struggled to argue with Lydia. I still think she nailed it. What she believes is so much more realistic and true, even if we all wish to hold onto Mort’s value system with all our might. While this novel isn’t quite on the same level as previous installments, I think it was a necessary transition piece, with the mind games being toned down a little, and there is more action based suspense, than we’ve seen before. We should all be familiar with the characters at this point, and are emotionally invested in them enough by now to feel their pain, confusion, and conflict, which means the author has created a very firm foundation for the characters and for the fans of the series. It will be interesting to see how things evolve from here, as the tone will most definitely be different. That’s not always a bad thing, and while the storyline was not exactly what I’ve been accustomed to in the past, I still think it was time for the series to move forward, and face new challenges, and bring in new elements in order to sustain its longevity. This is another gritty, twisty, and dark crime drama, and a very solid addition to the series, which left me will lots to ponder over. 4 stars

  3. 5 out of 5

    Gary

    This is the 6th book in the Mort Grant series by T.E.Woods and proved to be another satisfying read. If I am honest I didn't think this book quite lived up to the previous five but the author does set a very high standard. There were lots of sub plots and characters in this one and I felt that this novel got a little too confused at times and little to do with the main character 'The Fixer' In this story Mort's daughter, Allie, is still leading the Russian gang who are after 'The Fixer' Lydia, mea This is the 6th book in the Mort Grant series by T.E.Woods and proved to be another satisfying read. If I am honest I didn't think this book quite lived up to the previous five but the author does set a very high standard. There were lots of sub plots and characters in this one and I felt that this novel got a little too confused at times and little to do with the main character 'The Fixer' In this story Mort's daughter, Allie, is still leading the Russian gang who are after 'The Fixer' Lydia, meanwhile Mort is investigating the murder of a 12 year old boy in the Seattle Ghetto. Previous books have featured Lydia a lot more and felt more structured where as in this novel, Lydia's role was very much reduced and spoilt my enjoyment slightly. I would like to thank Net Galley and Random House for supplying this novel in exchange for a honest review.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Carla

    Even though this is the sixth book in this series, I was able to enjoy it as a standalone. There were some things that I didn't understand until partway through the book, so it would probably be best to read this series from the beginning. Chief of Detectives, Mort Grant, loves his family and it is one of the most important things in his life. When he finds out that his granddaughter, Hadley has been kidnapped, he is devastated, kidnapped by his daughter makes it worse. Allie Grant is a lawless, Even though this is the sixth book in this series, I was able to enjoy it as a standalone. There were some things that I didn't understand until partway through the book, so it would probably be best to read this series from the beginning. Chief of Detectives, Mort Grant, loves his family and it is one of the most important things in his life. When he finds out that his granddaughter, Hadley has been kidnapped, he is devastated, kidnapped by his daughter makes it worse. Allie Grant is a lawless, leader of a Russian cartel and wants her family to accept her. That is not going to happen. Meanwhile, there is a gang war going on and he is trying to figure out who killed the young man that set it off, as well as get the gangs to stop the war before innocent lives are lost. Desperate to find and rescue Hadley, he turns to the vigilante called The Fixer. They have a relationship that is mutually satisfying to them both. Even though Allie has lots and lots of money plus connections with the worst of the worst, The Fixer has a razor sharp mind and will do whatever it takes to bring Hadley back to her family safely. This is a solid written thriller. Lots of action, lots of danger, all the characters are believable. The Fixer, even though she’s wanted by the FBI, does not acknowledge any lines or limits. The only person who knows her identity is Mort Grant. Being a law officer, he knows he is also committing a crime by keeping her identity secret, but also knows that what she does is get justice for people that might otherwise not get it. There was a lot of violence in this book, so if that bothers you, you will probably want to skip this one. I enjoyed the fixer character, Lydia is a classy lady for the most part, but is pretty bad when she is in Fixer mode. I am not sure if I will read/listen to any more in this series as it was a bit violent for me, only time will tell.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Yellagirlgc

    This is the #6 in the Mort Grant series and the first of the series I've read. Mort is chief of detectives and while his granddaughter has been kidnapped by his sociopathic daughter he has a murder to solve. A 12 year old boy has been gunned down in the street and it seems to be connected to gang activity. Lydia was the Fixer. A vigilante thats semi retired and working as a psychologist. Mort holds a special place in her heart even though his daughter hates her. I thought this was a good book. Al This is the #6 in the Mort Grant series and the first of the series I've read. Mort is chief of detectives and while his granddaughter has been kidnapped by his sociopathic daughter he has a murder to solve. A 12 year old boy has been gunned down in the street and it seems to be connected to gang activity. Lydia was the Fixer. A vigilante thats semi retired and working as a psychologist. Mort holds a special place in her heart even though his daughter hates her. I thought this was a good book. All of the people are interesting including the gang members. I found myself rooting for some of them & liking them. I'd like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for this awesome book. I have a new series to catch up on.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jane

    3.5 stars for the Audiobook narrated by Christina Delaine. Well, that's that, I guess. Woods tied this book up with the real feel of "The End". That said, there's definitely room for her to come back and write more, and I hope she does, because these characters really grew on me and I'm going to miss them. I'd LOVE to see some prequels about the Fixer before she ran into Mort, or even another solid whodunnit starring Mort. This particular instalment, like the last, suffers a bit from having too ma 3.5 stars for the Audiobook narrated by Christina Delaine. Well, that's that, I guess. Woods tied this book up with the real feel of "The End". That said, there's definitely room for her to come back and write more, and I hope she does, because these characters really grew on me and I'm going to miss them. I'd LOVE to see some prequels about the Fixer before she ran into Mort, or even another solid whodunnit starring Mort. This particular instalment, like the last, suffers a bit from having too many storylines. Also like the last, I'd figured out the main mystery before the halfway mark. It's surprising to me because the first few books in the series really kept me guessing. I think the main problem here is that too many separate plots means that none can be fully developed, and these plots really are very separate -- there is only a thin thread to connect one to the next. As always, the narration by Delaine is superb (seriously, her voice for Mort is spectacular!) and I've added her to my 'watch for' list, because I think her voice work would elevate even the most drab of stories. Badass Female Character Score: 4/5 The Fixer kicks some ass, as usual, and there are a couple of very minor characters who have a lot of potential.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    3.5 Stars. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the Fixer books so far in the series. However, I do have to say that this one was my least favorite. I think the portrayal of Allie and how she acted, talked and behaved just seemed unlike the characters that I am used to reading in this series. She seemed staged and kind of fake in a way. Like a really, really bad actress in a film. But, the rest of the book was definitely what I am used to and kept me on the edge of my seat and unable to put the book do 3.5 Stars. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the Fixer books so far in the series. However, I do have to say that this one was my least favorite. I think the portrayal of Allie and how she acted, talked and behaved just seemed unlike the characters that I am used to reading in this series. She seemed staged and kind of fake in a way. Like a really, really bad actress in a film. But, the rest of the book was definitely what I am used to and kept me on the edge of my seat and unable to put the book down. I'm hoping this isn't the end of the series, but I can see that it may have been played out. However, who knows what creative minds can come up with. I totally recommend this series as the Fixer is one bas a$$ woman who I definitely would not want to mess with. Thanks to Alibi and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lynda Kelly

    I've had this instalment of the series downloaded for months and months now but keep holding off reading it as I wait on the 7th in the series to be released but it remains elusive so I finally had to cave in and read it. I see she's started an alternative series which doesn't appeal to me so much but think I'll need to give it a try now while I wait on more from Mort and Lydia. I spotted a new standalone as well so she's keeping readers amused, just not with this particular series right now.... I've had this instalment of the series downloaded for months and months now but keep holding off reading it as I wait on the 7th in the series to be released but it remains elusive so I finally had to cave in and read it. I see she's started an alternative series which doesn't appeal to me so much but think I'll need to give it a try now while I wait on more from Mort and Lydia. I spotted a new standalone as well so she's keeping readers amused, just not with this particular series right now.....sigh...... This one featured a lot of gangland stuff which I usually avoid like the plague but I wasn't so bothered since it was also about finding out what's going on with Hadley and Allie in this one, too. You can't believe there are cities run by these feral kids but know it's the same here as it is over there. Some people featured here had the right idea. Let them all murder each other and get on with it. I'd rather see the Army brought in and start rounding them up and drag them kicking and screaming away to a real warzone if they want to play at snipers and gangstas' as they appear to. Make some use out of 'em. They don't realise what utter walking cliches they all are talking like Jamaicans with their teardrop tattoos, street names and gang colours. It's so patently ridiculous I find them laughable. I struggled with some of the language she used here as it was urban slang and I couldn't find a translation online. A lot you can figure out but I just wondered what the exact meanings were. I did like Kashawn, though. You get to understand how he ended up as a gang member since his real family were just a waste of air altogether. Such a shame. At one point I'd have used a hyphen in "shoulder deep" to make a sentence make sense but there were NO other mistakes at all, which for me makes it 5* worthy in and of itself !!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Trish R.

    This wasn’t as good as the others in the Fixer (Justice) series but it was still excellent. I think it spent way too much time with the 97 and the Pico gangs and not enough time with Mort and Lydia and Allie. And, speaking of Allie, she was one sick bitch. You could tell how sick she was by her telling her men to “protect your queen,” because that’s how she saw herself. She killed anyone who got in her way, even if she had to kill a child to make a point. And Mort kept telling Allie, his own dau This wasn’t as good as the others in the Fixer (Justice) series but it was still excellent. I think it spent way too much time with the 97 and the Pico gangs and not enough time with Mort and Lydia and Allie. And, speaking of Allie, she was one sick bitch. You could tell how sick she was by her telling her men to “protect your queen,” because that’s how she saw herself. She killed anyone who got in her way, even if she had to kill a child to make a point. And Mort kept telling Allie, his own daughter, she needed to give herself up and he would help her with her legal problems. How Mort could even stand to be near the murdering bitch is beyond me, daughter or not. Lydia went to the British Virgin Islands after Hadley, Mort’s granddaughter, when she was taken by Allie and convinced Allie that it would be better if Hadley went home since Allie’s Russian head-honcho had seen Hadley and since he still hated Allie might kill Hadley if given the chance. And then there was Kashawn, the 17 year old kid that wanted to be a part of the 97 gang so badly he said he killed a Pico gang member. He was written in such a way that you couldn’t help but like him. It wasn’t so much that he wanted to be in a gang rather he wanted a place to call home: a place to sleep and food to eat. He was a child of the Foster System and that just didn’t work out for him. There was drugs and gang violence all through this book so if you’re bothered by either then this isn’t for you. There was no sex in this book but the F-bomb was 34 times. This is the sixth book in the series and I loved every one of them. I sincerely hope we haven’t seen the last of Lydia, The Fixer. As to the narration: I have to say that Christina Delaine did the most phenomenal job of all the 782 books I’ve listened to. Her emotions were spot on BUT mostly her voices were just incredible. Whether it was a gang member talking, a Russian, Mort or Lydia or Allie or Jim or Micki, a Spanish accent, an Arabic accent or French she did everyone to perfection and with their own distinct voice. Simply awesome!!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Small

    3.5 stars. I lowered my rating because, compared to the other books in this series, there is less action with the protagonist, Lydia, and a subplot not relating to her takes the majority of the book. Having said that, this series is one of my favorite in the crime drama genre. The storyline is original, enthralling, and the dynamic characters are well rounded and the protagonists are well liked. I was afraid that this one ( the sixth) might be the last, as the author is starting another Justice 3.5 stars. I lowered my rating because, compared to the other books in this series, there is less action with the protagonist, Lydia, and a subplot not relating to her takes the majority of the book. Having said that, this series is one of my favorite in the crime drama genre. The storyline is original, enthralling, and the dynamic characters are well rounded and the protagonists are well liked. I was afraid that this one ( the sixth) might be the last, as the author is starting another Justice series. I am very pleased that is not the case. T..E. Woods has fresh ideas for each book. The characters are evolving, and readers are privy to their inner thoughts and consciences. It is a hallmark of a great author that readers become so emotionally invested in the characters! Start at the beginning on the series ( all are 4 or 5 star material).

  11. 5 out of 5

    patrick Lorelli

    This is the 6th book in the series and it begins with one of Mort’s granddaughter’s being kidnap by her Aunt who if are not reading the series is a crime lord. The fixer who is still recovering from her fight form the last book is looking for her. You also have a murder in downtown Seattle which looks to be gang related, but Mort is upset because the gang unit, and the citizens from the neighborhood don’t appear to be looking for the killer, and when a gang war starts the gang unit’s leader stil This is the 6th book in the series and it begins with one of Mort’s granddaughter’s being kidnap by her Aunt who if are not reading the series is a crime lord. The fixer who is still recovering from her fight form the last book is looking for her. You also have a murder in downtown Seattle which looks to be gang related, but Mort is upset because the gang unit, and the citizens from the neighborhood don’t appear to be looking for the killer, and when a gang war starts the gang unit’s leader still does nothing. The author here makes a good point when Linc the gang unit supervisor, and Mort have a sit down. About different opinions on how the investigation should be handled, but Linc makes some very good points, along with the women who runs the community center. This is just one part of the story Allie Mort’s daughter and criminal czar is trying to hold her men together, while still trying to take the fixer. Sending men after her, but they are not coming back. I must say the fight scenes between her and two men in the woods was intense but good reading. The author takes you back and forth between the characters of gang members, police, Allie in Russia and Yemen, and in the life of the fixer and how she is trying to move on but not being allowed. Cannot tell you much more or I will be giving away the story and the ending. this is a must read if you have read the other Fixer books, if you have not find them and catch up to an acting and at suspenseful story with very good characters. A wonderful book. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

  12. 5 out of 5

    Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling

    My View: This novel, part 6 in the Justice/Mort Grant series and is another solid read from this talented author. I enjoyed the psychological battles and the solving of a major plot line in this episode by using psychology alone – this is what “the Fixer” does best - uses her mind. This is the element that I loved in the earlier books. And now reflecting on the practice of psychology as I write my review I have realised the significance of the gang storyline (whilst interesting to read I was at a My View: This novel, part 6 in the Justice/Mort Grant series and is another solid read from this talented author. I enjoyed the psychological battles and the solving of a major plot line in this episode by using psychology alone – this is what “the Fixer” does best - uses her mind. This is the element that I loved in the earlier books. And now reflecting on the practice of psychology as I write my review I have realised the significance of the gang storyline (whilst interesting to read I was at a loss as to how this melded with The Fixer’s plot line) now I get it – it is about the power plays and psychology at work behind the behaviour of gangs - a tenuous link but a link there is. Gang wars, drug lords/wars, one police division working in another’s territory… the psychology that binds and divides is interesting. A solid read; one major story line ends - I have to wonder where this series is now heading…surprise me Dr Woods. (A little bird has told me Dr Woods is developing a new series set in Madison, Wisconsin, now that should be interesting.)

  13. 5 out of 5

    CL

    Mort again asks for Lydia’s help in getting his granddaughter back from Allie after she has kidnapped her. Allie is still leading the Russian gang and will do whatever it takes to remain in control but for how long. Mort is investigating the murder of a 12 year old boy, the brother of a gang member. Great read. I would like to thank the Publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read this ARC.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lori L (She Treads Softly)

    Dead End Fix by T. E. Woods is a highly recommended thriller and the 6th book in the Justice/Mort Grant series. Mort's granddaughter, Hadley, has been kidnapped by his daughter, Allie, who is a known killer and head of an international Russian crime syndicate. After a rocky relationship and estrangement between Allie and her family, they finally gave her a chance and she repaid them by running off with six-year-old Hadley. Mort, who is a Seattle detective, must secretly turn to Lydia Corriger, The Dead End Fix by T. E. Woods is a highly recommended thriller and the 6th book in the Justice/Mort Grant series. Mort's granddaughter, Hadley, has been kidnapped by his daughter, Allie, who is a known killer and head of an international Russian crime syndicate. After a rocky relationship and estrangement between Allie and her family, they finally gave her a chance and she repaid them by running off with six-year-old Hadley. Mort, who is a Seattle detective, must secretly turn to Lydia Corriger, The Fixer, for a chance to see Hadley returned home. Lydia is the one person who could track Allie down and get Hadley returned to her family. But Allie hates Lydia, so any direct confrontation between the two may be fatal for one of them. At the same time a twelve-year-old boy has been killed in a drive-by shooting in Seattle. Mort's team is on the case, but it looks like violence is about to erupt in the city. A gang war may be about to start and more lives may be at risk. Woods does an good job with the writing and plot in Dead End Fix. It has a darker feel to it than previous books and present a major game changer in the series. For anyone new to the series, I must caution you that this really needs to be read as part of the series. I think there is too much backstory and history between the characters for a reader new to the series to just jump in with book six. The gang story line does stand apart, but I certainly couldn't tell anyone to read the series based just on that part of the book. I have enjoyed Lydia's character in the past books more than this one, which may be the last book in the series. Rumor has it that Woods will be starting a new series, which will be something to look forward to. Disclosure: My advanced reading copy was courtesy of the publisher for review purposes.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    Murder, Kidnapping, and the Question of Redemption Allie Grant is back in town saying she wants to be reunited with her family. It's Mort's dearest wish, but he can't take her back into the family until she gives up her criminal activities. This is not what Allie wants to hear. With her worldwide connections, she sets off to punish Mort by kidnapping one of his twin granddaughters. At his wits end, Mort calls on Lydia, the Fixer, to find the girl and bring her back. This is challenging because of Murder, Kidnapping, and the Question of Redemption Allie Grant is back in town saying she wants to be reunited with her family. It's Mort's dearest wish, but he can't take her back into the family until she gives up her criminal activities. This is not what Allie wants to hear. With her worldwide connections, she sets off to punish Mort by kidnapping one of his twin granddaughters. At his wits end, Mort calls on Lydia, the Fixer, to find the girl and bring her back. This is challenging because of Allie's connections, but also because she hates Lydia, believing that she has taken Allie's place as Mort's daughter. Besides his family problems, Mort is faced with a gang war in Seattle and the death of a young boy in a drive-by shooting. Although Mort finds it hard to concentrate, his team takes up the case hoping to get a resolution so Mort can relax. This novel is probably the most violent of the Fixer series. It makes Allie's character clear, but in a way it seems over the top. We do see Lydia in action, but much of the story revolves around Mort's family and his response to Allie's transgressions. A sub-theme of this book is redemption. Mort desperately wants to redeem Allie, but can he? He pulled Lydia out of her role as an avenger, but will his problems throw her back into her old life? We see the same theme played out in the gang war. I thought the author handled it well, and it makes the book more than just a thriller. I received this book from Alibi for this review.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sheryl

    This is the sixth book in the Mort Grant series if you hadn't had read the previous ones this one would have been harder to follow than the other's had been. Mort has taken off work for a few days to recover from one of Allie's latest stunts that really devasted his immediate family. When he returns to work his team is working on a homicide of young teen that inadvertently got shot down in the street as a result of gang violence. The young boy was full of promise, he just happened to be in the w This is the sixth book in the Mort Grant series if you hadn't had read the previous ones this one would have been harder to follow than the other's had been. Mort has taken off work for a few days to recover from one of Allie's latest stunts that really devasted his immediate family. When he returns to work his team is working on a homicide of young teen that inadvertently got shot down in the street as a result of gang violence. The young boy was full of promise, he just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time so it seems. Mort gets pretty swept up in this case because as may already know that family is everything to Mort and he met with the grieving father of the murdered who had just lost his wife as well. This poor man's eldest son is second in command of one of the top gangs in the Seattle area. Meanwhile, Lidia "The Fixer" has made it her mission to return young Hadley back to her family. She tracks Allie down in a remote area. Even though Allie has given Hadley everything a young girl could ask for she is expressing that she wants to go home. Also, while Allie has Hadley she is reminded that Hadley is also could be a huge liability to her from her own men. The Russian Mob still isn't too keen on having her as their Czarina. There is a lot of action and great storylines in this novel. This has become one of my favorite mystery series. I would like to thank Alibi publishing and Netgalley for providing me with e-galley of this book for my honest review.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cathleen

    I received an ARC from the Publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. To sum it up, WOW! This is Book 6 in the Fixer Series and this author, T.E. Woods, just keeps it exciting and fascinating to read. I have read other Series and usually by the 3rd book the storyline starts to creep towards uninteresting and irrelevant. Book 6 is not like that at all. Mort and Lydia are again teaming up, but this time it is to help Mort bring one of his granddaughters back home to her parents. Seem I received an ARC from the Publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. To sum it up, WOW! This is Book 6 in the Fixer Series and this author, T.E. Woods, just keeps it exciting and fascinating to read. I have read other Series and usually by the 3rd book the storyline starts to creep towards uninteresting and irrelevant. Book 6 is not like that at all. Mort and Lydia are again teaming up, but this time it is to help Mort bring one of his granddaughters back home to her parents. Seems that his daughter, Allie, has taken off with Hadley, one of Mort's twin granddaughters. Allie, for whatever reason, has decided she wants to have her family back and kidnapped one of her nieces thinking this would make it happen. I guess that since she is now the head of the Russian Mafia, she thinks she can do whatever she wants. Mort asks Lydia to help him find his granddaughter and bring her back home safely knowing that he can trust herto take care of this without causing any issues for the family. I just could not put this book down once I started reading. I was fascinated by the twists and turns the author has taken in Book 6. It is unusual for me to finish a book in a 24 hour period. That says so much about the author and this series. I highly recommend this series to anyone, but do advise that you start with Book 1 and work your way through the whole series.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Pamela

    Dead End Fix is the sixth book in the Mort Grant/Justice series. It is an extremely well written and professionally edited full length novel. Mort's granddaughter has been kidnapped by his sociopathic daughter Allie. Once again he requests help from the Fixer, Lydia. A parallel story of the murder of a gang member's brother and the ensuing violence is also told. The two plots in the Dead End Fix are complicated, but the themes of violence for moneys sake play well off of each other. The "Allie" st Dead End Fix is the sixth book in the Mort Grant/Justice series. It is an extremely well written and professionally edited full length novel. Mort's granddaughter has been kidnapped by his sociopathic daughter Allie. Once again he requests help from the Fixer, Lydia. A parallel story of the murder of a gang member's brother and the ensuing violence is also told. The two plots in the Dead End Fix are complicated, but the themes of violence for moneys sake play well off of each other. The "Allie" storyline comes to an end with a satisfying confrontation, but leaves some loose threads that possibly lead to future books. I was saddened by Mort's weakness in this book. He is definitely a flawed Hero. You must read this series in order to understand the characters and action in Dead End Fix. This is one of my favorite series. ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Joyce

    I am a Woods fan. I have read all of the books in the Fixer series and think this may very well be the best. Mort's daughter, Allie, is still leading the Russian gang and is more brutal than ever and is after Lydia. Mort is investigating the murder of a 12 year old boy in the Seattle Ghetto. These two crimes have no correlation to each other, but do bring everyone together. This was excellent reading and the kind of book that keeps you from things you were supposed to be doing. Thanks to Net Gal I am a Woods fan. I have read all of the books in the Fixer series and think this may very well be the best. Mort's daughter, Allie, is still leading the Russian gang and is more brutal than ever and is after Lydia. Mort is investigating the murder of a 12 year old boy in the Seattle Ghetto. These two crimes have no correlation to each other, but do bring everyone together. This was excellent reading and the kind of book that keeps you from things you were supposed to be doing. Thanks to Net Galley and Alibi for an ARC for an honest review.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Beautifulday4makeup The-book-and-Me

    I waited some time to review this book, because it is not published yet. The ebook was received in exchange for an honest review. This book is great. It is suspensefull and beautifully written. It caused almost no problem to start the series with this book. In the beginning I had to look a bit for an explanation, but it was quickly found. I really liked reading it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Betty

    DNT Too violent for me.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Patricia

    This is the next book in the Fixer series. The last book left us with a cliffhanger as Derective Mort Grant's granddaughter is kidnapped by her pyschotic aunt. Her aunt is angry that her family is rejecting her because she is a murderer and the head of a drug cartel. But Mort calls on his friend Lydia, the Fixer to get her back and protect his family. Mort fears some sort of retaliation from his daughter, Allie, and cautiously continues working on a big case involving a war between two rival gan This is the next book in the Fixer series. The last book left us with a cliffhanger as Derective Mort Grant's granddaughter is kidnapped by her pyschotic aunt. Her aunt is angry that her family is rejecting her because she is a murderer and the head of a drug cartel. But Mort calls on his friend Lydia, the Fixer to get her back and protect his family. Mort fears some sort of retaliation from his daughter, Allie, and cautiously continues working on a big case involving a war between two rival gangs. The Fixer books are packed full of excitment and this is no different. I am looking forward to the next book and the next dangerous adventures of the Fixer.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Zachary

    DEAD END FIX - # 6 I have to say that I really hated to see this series end. I noticed by some reviews that I read, that some didn't really give this a five star review because it consisted of gang situations as part of one of the many subplots that the author has a wonderful way of weaving together with the other major stories within. AGAIN for fear of spoilers, I just want to say that I have read all six in the series, and I hated to see it end. One major thing, THE FIXER REALLY MEETS HER MATCH DEAD END FIX - # 6 I have to say that I really hated to see this series end. I noticed by some reviews that I read, that some didn't really give this a five star review because it consisted of gang situations as part of one of the many subplots that the author has a wonderful way of weaving together with the other major stories within. AGAIN for fear of spoilers, I just want to say that I have read all six in the series, and I hated to see it end. One major thing, THE FIXER REALLY MEETS HER MATCH IN THIS ONE!!! 💄👑😈💶💰

  24. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Marlene Sanders-Jones

    I'm pleased with the way this story played out. I do not think trying to write in a dialect with which you are not familiar is such a great idea, however, and I hope the author will not go down that path again. Still, the story was nicely done. I'm pleased with the way this story played out. I do not think trying to write in a dialect with which you are not familiar is such a great idea, however, and I hope the author will not go down that path again. Still, the story was nicely done.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Carman

    Loved everything about this series This series was amazing. From beginning to end. I bought the first five in audible so I can listen to them while I work. This one wasn’t on audible so I bought on here to read. I only put down when I absolutely had to. Loved this series!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ruby

    I found myself saying 'No' aloud throughout the ending of the book. Not because I was angry or disagreeing, but because I couldn't believe it. It couldn't end .... not like that .... no no no... but it did. It broke my heart ... in a good way. I found myself saying 'No' aloud throughout the ending of the book. Not because I was angry or disagreeing, but because I couldn't believe it. It couldn't end .... not like that .... no no no... but it did. It broke my heart ... in a good way.

  27. 4 out of 5

    MELISSA

    Love this series Gang wars, drug cartels, a vengeful daughter, an honest homicide detective and the Fixer all tied up with a kidnapping. A lot going on and a lot of action and Mort and Lydia doing what they do best — getting it done.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Becky Kincaid

    Loved it I loved the Fixer series! I couldn't put them down till the last page of the last book! I liked the characters, and the and the complicated situations they find themselves in. This is a must read, and now I'm a fan. Loved it I loved the Fixer series! I couldn't put them down till the last page of the last book! I liked the characters, and the and the complicated situations they find themselves in. This is a must read, and now I'm a fan.

  29. 5 out of 5

    JoAnn Harmon

    Good read All the Fixer books are good. Time and entertainment well worth the effort, even though a fantasy tale. Not too predictable

  30. 4 out of 5

    Melisa

    Finally, Allison Edith Grant is done. I hope this doesn't end the series but so happy that this whole sociopath theme has ended. Finally, Allison Edith Grant is done. I hope this doesn't end the series but so happy that this whole sociopath theme has ended.

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