Fixed in Blood
by T. E. Woods
My rating: 4 stars
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Genre: Adult thriller
I become whatever they want. Whatever they need.
Seattle Chief of Detectives Mort Grant is still reeling from losing his daughter—again. When Allie first walked back into his life, breaking years of silence, he could hardly believe his luck. And after hearing her story, Mort tried to do everything in his power to keep her safe. The only person he trusted with Allie’s life was The Fixer. But, for the first time, The Fixer let him down.
Now Mort has been called in on a gruesome murder case: a beautiful young woman found in a ravine, her body riddled with stab wounds. Within twenty-four hours, the police uncover a snuff film depicting her murder, the killer’s face always just out of shot. When a second body and video are discovered, Mort knows this is no ordinary case.
From a chain of sleazy payday loan shops to the dark underworld of the sex-slave trade, Mort’s chasing a twisted menace to hell and back. But he’s not the only one. Once again, The Fixer is on the hunt—and she’s desperate to make things right.
Fixed in Blood by T. E. WoodsSnuff films, prostitution rings, loan sharks, mutilated bodies, pompous movie stars and an estranged daughter, welcome to the life of Seattle Chief Detective Mort Grant’s world. Young women are being mutilated and murdered and Mort has no suspect, no leads and nothing to connect the murders except the MO. Enter psychologist Lydia Corriger, a woman with a deadly secret of her own, one that only Mort knows and steadfastly keeps. Together they begin to piece together this brutal puzzle, unaware that the missing pieces will lead them to a shared past filled with pain and loss.
Fixed in Blood by T.E. Woods is a masterful mystery with more thorns than a prized rose. Told with grit, this maze filled with murder and mayhem is riveting on its own, but will probably truly dazzle the Sherlock Holmes of the readers’ world when read as part of its intended series.
I received an ARC edition from Random House Publishing Group - Alibi in exchange for my honest review.