Rick Hoffman is the protagonist in The Fixer, and I loved him, flaws and all. We meet him right after he loses his job, his home and his fiancé. He returns to his father's home that has fallen into disrepair. His dad, a well known lawyer, has been in a nursing facility for the last twenty years, following a stroke that left him unable to communicate. When an old friend offers to work with his construction crew to fix up the house at a reasonable price, Rick, who is hard up for cash, hesitates. While in the house the two men break down a wall to track down a noise, and Rick stumbles on boxes filled with over three million dollars in cash.
Not sure who it belongs to, Rick hides the money and attempts to track down it's roots. Author Finder has an amazing talent with plot lines like this. As convoluted as they get, the reader never feels confused. His characters are strong and interesting and the story never dull. There is always a small amount of romance, and this story doesn't disappoint in that area either. With a bit of politics, some really nasty villains and a story that doesn't quit, Joseph Finder takes us on a ride that we won't soon forget.
This is definitely a book to pre-order and begin reading the day it comes out.
Publisher - Dutton
Date of Publication - June 9, 2015