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A good police/ spy read but a bit pedantic at times.
Some of the clues lacked subtly but still a fun fast read.
From reading this book I would say that Baldacci read a lot of Michael Connelly's books on Harry Bosch. I found similarities between Amos Decker and Harry Bosch. That both characters go by their own tunes and because of this they are better at their jobs but also piss off a lot of people. Once I got into the illusion of the story by Baldacci the reading went quicker however near the end Baldacci started to lack the story line which meant that the story was harder to follow. The reader also did not know everything that Amos Decker knew which made following the story harder as well and jumpy. Therefore, you could not read the story like if it was Clue for the fact you did not have all the information that apparently Amos Decker had learned. So in this story you are definitely just an observer. I did enjoy reading the book but it took longer for me to read it then a Harry Bosch story told by Michael Connelly. Worth reading if you have nothing else to read.
Baldacci is an inconsistent writer. Some books are great and others are poor. This was poor... a slow and boring pace with too much "filler".
Usually like all Baldacci writes but this one was not as good as his usual. Hung in and read it all wasn't one of my favorites
I love David Baldacci books although this wasn't one of his best. It was a little drawn out but it still had some good twists and turns that kept you reading to the end.
Read pages 1-10 then skip to 20 pages till the end. Nothing happens in between. Very long book.
Decker is an unlikeable idiot savant as portrayed in this book. The plot is a bit convoluted and contrived and the likable characters are given little to do but be amazed at Decker and his lack of social skills. The ineptitude of all government agencies is the recurring theme of Baldacci yet he gets all these geniuses to work for these inept agencies
The Fix is the third in David Baldacci's "Amos Decker" series. While I would not say this is Decker at his best, I would have to agree that Baldacci has spun a fine tale. The novel starts with two deaths - a murder and a suicide and proceeds on with more violence. As in the previous two books in this series, Decker does most of the figuring out. There are some loose ends which left me wondering if Baldacci has lost his touch but all in all a readable and enjoyable book.
A good story...especially for those familiar with DC landmarks. A bit drawn out...but a good surprise at the end. Skip a few chapters and go there.
A seemingly good plot, made less interesting by the author's frequent summation of what happened, his frequent referral to Amos's unfortunate past experiences, his use of inappropriate slang and banal dialogue, and his many explorations of possible reasons for what happened. It's like reading the author's stream of consciousness trying to figure out, as he writes, how to solve the mystery he has created, explain the relationships between characters, and provide explanations for their actions. Each chapter ends with the prospect of new information coming into light so you want to keep reading despite his irritating writing style. The action finally comes towards the end when the author has figured out how to end the story.
As a great fan of Baldacci, I felt let down by this book. Too drawn out with details and filler.
Lots of plot twists and turns. Amos Decker is an unlikely hero of this series. He brings a dimension of human frailty and sharp analysis to the FBI cases he traces. A fun read.
Amos Decker No 2. What a page turner.Easy to read. Short chapters.A mini series for the small screen would be in order. NCIS, Criminal Minds etc on steroids.Move aside for The Fixer with 'special powers, but please, Mr Baldacci, don't sell the film rights to Tom Cruise.
Another great book by David Baldacci. He just continues turning out great ones!
I was disappointed in the book. I really liked The Memory Man, and I hoped the books that followed would develop his character more fully. But, I still know practically nothing about him. I didn't like the story line either. Baldacci did not live up to his usually outstanding writing. I am at a loss as to where this series is going. This is the first Baldacci book I have read that is not worth the effort to read.
Amos Decker is not one of my favorite characters. I did not like this book-not the usual Baldacci I have come to expect. I gave it one and a half because I did finish the book.
This novel is SO lame! Given the usual calibre and quality of Baldacci's stories/characters, can't believe he put his name to this work.
The memory man is one of the best books I have ever read. This is one of the worst. This author is very eratic.
Even though there were many intricate plot turns and questions raised during the investigation of two deaths out side the FBI building I enjoyed this newest addition to the Amos Decker story. It interesting to see the slight changes in Amos as he tries to adjust to his new job and surroundings. You get more into the mind of Amos and how he sees things. He is starting to return to new relationships and start to have some feelings again. Be patient as the theories keep changing and more and more possibilities appear - this is a good ride. Continue to enjoy Baldacci and his characters.
I liked Baldacci's THE FIX (although I still can't connect the title to the story). Usual Baldacci twists and turns. Amos Decker is an unusual character for sure, but three books in, I am getting to like his mental gymnastics as a new kind of thriller character. If you are looking for good entertainment from a book, this one does the job.
A twist and turn to many made it hard to keep up with and broke any flow that started. Baldacchino took a great idea and it tanked. Two and a half stars ✨
So bad. This book is made for movie script and lacks substance. Memory Man was way better.