The Fix by David Baldacci
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Amos Decker, he's one of Baldacci's most interesting character creations to date (and I sincerely hope they try turning his stories into a movie or TV series next, especially after the unfortunate failure of King & Maxwell a few years back and Unforgettable, with Poppy Montgomery's character Carrie Wells having the same condition as Decker, fading into slow oblivion.) Unfortunately, compared to Decker's first two outings, The Fix feels, ironically, pretty forgettable. The story, while it opens strongly, soon devolves into a confusing mess of Russian spycraft that really ought to have been better framed to be relevant to today's world where the Russians really got us screwed in the last election.
At least there's Decker and his team to liven up the story with their distinctive presences - especially Melvin Mars, whom I'm very happy to see getting his life back on track after Decker helped him out so terrifically in The Last Mile.
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