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.
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.
i love the amos decker series . this book is well written filled with many twists and turns . looking forward to the next one
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.