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marți, 26 martie 2013

Blog tour review - Fixer by Gene Doucette

Hi everyone! I'm back with a great new book, Fixer written by Gene Doucette and I'm very happy to be part of the release tour. Enjoy!   

Synopsis (Goodreads)
As a child, he dreamed of being a superhero. Most people never get to realize their childhood dreams, but Corrigan Bain has come close. He is a fixer. His job is to prevent accidents—to see the future and “fix” things before people get hurt. But the ability to see into the future, however limited, isn’t always so simple. Sometimes not everyone can be saved.

“Don’t let them know you can see them.”

Graduate students from a local university are dying, and former lover and FBI agent Maggie Trent is the only person who believes their deaths aren’t as accidental as they appear. But the truth can only be found in something from Corrigan Bain’s past, and he’s not interested in sharing that past, not even with Maggie.

To stop the deaths, Corrigan will have to face up to some old horrors, confront the possibility that he may be going mad, and find a way to stop a killer no one can see.

Corrigan Bain is going insane . . . or is he?

Because there’s something in the future that doesn’t want to be seen. It isn’t human. It's got a taste for mayhem. And it is very, very angry.

My review:
   I really liked this book. It was engaging and thrilling right from the start. And when I get to know Corrigan Bain it all made sense. The idea of being capable of saving people from terrible accidents is amazing, even though our main character has a better reason to do it: the guilt that haunts him when he fails. 
   So we have an amazing character who calls himself a fixer because of his "superpowers" and also an FBI agent named Maggie Trent who has a proposition for him. For the last few months, Maggie has been confronted with a strange case which involved many people dying with a slight connection between them. She thinks they were murdered, but nobody can prove it as long as they haven’t found any evidence. As if the murderer is a ghost. Here comes Corrigan Bain’s part. But even with his gift can he see the unseen? 
   Corrigan Bain is as normal as a hero can be, but he also possesses flaws that make him someone we can connect to. His past is filled with negative memories and bad persons, but he still ended up a good man. But is he capable of finding the truth when he needs to remember his dark past?

   The author offers us an alternation of the past with the present and this seems to be very important for the case. It was great to discover bit by bit about our character and to be able to understand him better. I liked Corrigan and Maggie's relationship even though they act cool about it and pretend to be just friends. She is also the reason he starts to work with the FBI, especially when he wants to avoid prof. Archibald Calvin who has an obsession about strange events and Corrigan isn't the most ordinary man. At first sight this book might appear very scientific, but if you read it carefully you can understand the theories that revolve around Corrigan's ability, so you don't have to have to be an expert in physics. 

   I recommend it to everyone who can enjoy a good mystery and also some complexity, because "Fixer" is a good combination of many genres.     
   I received an ARC copy for an honest review.    

My rate: 5/5

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About Gene Doucette:
Gene Doucette is the author of Immortal and Hellenic Immortal and the upcoming Fixer, as well as the as-yet untitled third Immortal book.

Gene is also a humorist and an award-winning screenwriter and playwright. He lives in Cambridge MA with his wife and, when the colleges aren't in session, his two children.

Connect with the author: Twitter - Website