Professional gambler, Johnny Chapman, plays the hand he’s dealt, but when he’s dealt a series of losers, he decides to up the ante with more money than he can afford to lose. Just when he thinks his life can’t get any worse, it does. The loan shark he owes the money to demands that he pay up and sends his goons after him. The man offers Johnny one way out—fix a race by fatally injecting the dog most likely to win. A piece of cake, Johnny thinks, until he looks into the big brown eyes of the beautiful dog, and the price suddenly seems too great to pay. Now Johnny’s on the run and the goons are closing in…
The Fix is a thrilling, incredible and exceptionally well-written book. The Fix is a unique book that incorporates a theme you would not traditionally see in a suspense novel. Because of the uniqueness of this book, I found myself falling in love with it even more. It is an incredible, thrilling, action-packed book that will keep readers intrigued and turning the pages with haste from beginning to end! That is why I would already implore you lovely readers to look at this astonishing book because it is just phenomenal!
The Fix is a book about gambling; it follows the protagonist the story, Johnny Chapman, Johnny is a man who is addicted to gambling, and we see him on a losing streak which is going to put him in a lot of trouble. So soon we witness him get involved with loan sharks and these are the worst kind of people… this is evident to the reader when the reader witnesses Johnny be tied up and beaten up by them. However, they have a proposition for Johnny, and this is to drug a greyhound winning dog so that well, he will no longer win. The problem is, is that Johnny has a soft side and when he goes to do this, he can’t help but fall madly in love with the dog and so instead of drugging him he takes him. Soon the reader will follow Johnny and the dog as they try to escape the bad guys. The premise of the book is just this and let me tell you now book lovers, it is incredible!
The story of The Fix is most certainly unique. It is unique because the protagonist’s companion is a dog, but at the same time, this book is packed full of action and suspense. I have never before read anything like this in a book, so already I applaud the excellent author, Robert Downs for his exceptional imagination. The story itself is merely brilliant and I adored the journey the wonderful author took me on. He managed to effortlessly incorporate many unexpected twists and turns so that the readers will turn the page with haste. As I read this book, I found myself re-reading parts because of how shocking it was! It was magnificent to feel this, and I love when an author does this to a reader, this is how reading should be! Full of shocks and surprises and great thrilling moments that you will remember for a long time; if not forever!
Robert Downs is a talented author; there is no question about this. Downs writing keeps the reader on the edge of their seat; his suspense-filled book reminds me of Alfred Hitchcock’s movies; there is a constant feeling of trepidation and a continuous sense of “what is going to happen next?!” as I read this book. I was enthralled because this is how thriller books should be! I was screaming, “yes, finally I have found another great suspense-filled book” so truly book lovers, this book needs to be read and loved!
To conclude my thoughts on this exception suspense/crime story, I would say if you have been bored of late of crime books that well, don’t thrill you, then take a chance with this one because it is an all-consuming assault of brilliance that will keep you entertained from beginning to end! This incredible book gets Five Stars from me!
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