Der Fixer

Roman
Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 346241111X
Category: Fiction
Page: 362
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Schauplatz ist das zaristische Rußland einige Jahre vor der Oktoberrevolution, zu einer Zeit, da ein radikaler Antisemitismus, geschürt von religiösen Fanatikern und politischen Spekulanten, zu brutalster Unmenschlichkeit ausartet. Jakow Bok, der »Fixer«, ein jüdischer Gelegenheitsarbeiter, gutmütig und naiv, verläßt nach persönlichen und religiösen Enttäuschungen sein Dorf, um in Kiew sein Glück zu machen. Aber er wird von der Geschichte zum Helden, zum Märtyrer ausersehen, ohne daß er sich dessen bewußt wird: ein kleiner Junge wird ermordet aufgefunden, und die Juden werden für die Untat verantwortlich gemacht. Jakow Bok wird als Vertreter einer verhaßten und verkannten Minderheit zum Sündenbock gestempelt, auf den die Krisenstimmung einer ganzen Gesellschaft abgewälzt wird. Jakow wird verhaftet wegen eines Verbrechens, das er nie begangen hat. Jahrelang erträgt er Einzelhaft, Verhöre, Hunger, Terror und Mißhandlungen, weil er an die Macht der Wahrheit glaubt.

The Fixer


Author: Alfred R. Senni
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462893864
Category: Fiction
Page: 305
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Blind with rage after learning of his mother and sisters’ brutal murder John Romano knows he must now enact the special code of the Vendetta called “Omerta, the first duty of a man is to do himself justice with his own hands for all injuries received.” With the help of his childhood friend, who is now the head of the Mafia family that controls a major portion of the East Coast, he spills a trail of blood from Vietnam to New Jersey and to the highest reaches of government in Washington DC to fulfill his Vendetta.

Meisterklasse


Author: Ally Carter
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104027080
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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Kat will das Familienunternehmen verlassen. Aber das ist nicht so einfach, wenn die Familie aus einer Bande berühmt-berüchtigter Meisterdiebe besteht. So rasant wie ›Ocean’s 11‹: der US-Bestseller von Ally Carter Als Katarina Bishop drei Jahre alt war, nahmen ihre Eltern sie mit in den Louvre – um ihn auszurauben. Zu ihrem siebten Geburtstag durfte sie mit Onkel Eddie nach Österreich reisen – um die Kronjuwelen zu stehlen. Mit fünfzehn hat sie genug von diesem Leben und fälscht sich eine Legende, die es ihr ermöglicht, ein elitäres Ostküsten-Internat zu besuchen und eine ganz normale Schülerin zu sein. Doch dieses Glück währt nur sehr kurz, denn die Familie ruft: Einem Mafia-Boss wurden fünf Gemälde von unschätzbarem Wert gestohlen, und dieser verdächtigt Kats Vater. In der Klemme zwischen Interpol und dem Mafia-Boss, braucht Kats Vater dringend Hilfe. Kat bleibt nichts anderes übrig, als die Bilder zu finden und sie wiederzubeschaffen – und nebenbei ihr eigenes Leben zurückzustehlen.

The Fixer

A Justice Novel
Author: T. E. Woods
Publisher: Alibi
ISBN: 0345549260
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
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T. E. Woods delivers a fast-paced thriller—the first in an electrifying new series—peopled with sharp, intriguing characters and more twists and turns than a corkscrew. Never a doubt. Never a mistake. Always for justice. Never for revenge. She’s the person you hire when you need something fixed—permanently. With a strict set of criteria, she evaluates every request and chooses only a few. No more than one job per country, per year. She will only step in if it’s clear that justice will not be served any other way. Her jobs are completed with skill and precision, and never result in inquiry or police investigation. The Fixer is invisible—and quite deadly. . . . In the office of a clinical psychologist in Olympia, Washington, a beautiful young woman is in terrible emotional pain. She puts up walls, tells lies, and seems to speak in riddles, but the doctor is determined to help her heal, despite the fact that she claims to have hurt many people. As their sessions escalate, the psychologist feels compelled to reach out to the police . . . but it might be too late. In Seattle, a detective gets a call from his son. A dedicated journalist, he wants his father’s expertise as he looks into a suspicious death. Together they follow the trail of leads toward a stone-cold hired killer—only to find that death has been closer than either could have imagined. Don’t miss any of the gripping Justice thrillers from T. E. Woods: THE FIXER | THE RED HOT FIX | THE UNFORGIVABLE FIX | FIXED IN BLOOD | FIXED IN FEAR | DEAD END FIX And look for the Hush Money mysteries: HUSH MONEY | BAD GIRL | PRIVATE LIES Praise for The Fixer “Hot and unpredictable, this debut hurls you down the curvy gray avenues of right and wrong at about a hundred and fifty miles per hour. Strap yourself in!”—Amanda Kyle Williams, author of The Stranger You Seek “Pitch-perfect . . . solid characters, unpredictable twists and excellent plotting; a must-read for those who enjoy crime fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Fixer


Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1782393536
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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Kiev, 1911. When a twelve-year-old Russian boy is found stabbed to death, his body drained of blood, the accusation of ritual murder is levelled at the Jews. Yakov Bok - a handyman hiding his Jewish identity from his anti-Semitic employer - is first outed and blamed. Arrested and imprisoned, Bok refuses to confess to a crime that he did not commit. What becomes of this man under pressure, for whom acquittal is made to seem as hopeless as conviction, is the subject of a terrifying masterpiece of twentieth-century fiction.

The Fixer

Spider-Boxed
Author: Stephen Geez
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595279163
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Traces the Anasazi Indian Spider-Box trail searching for the spirits of Tampa's missing homeless victims.

The Fixer

The Notorious Life of a Front-Page Bail Bondsman
Author: Ira Judelson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451699352
Category: True Crime
Page: 272
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

The Fixer


Author: Gary R Hamilton
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1780887124
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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A diamond-smuggling plane en route to Miami is blown off course by a hurricane and crashes in the Jamaican Blue Mountains. The crew dies, and a small team of smugglers sets out for Jamaica with the cryptographic keys needed to open the state-of-the-art digital safes on the plane. In an ‘it seemed like a good idea at the time’ moment, the team leader gives teenager Janet Martin the bag with the keys to carry through Miami International Airport security in the hope of avoiding suspicion. After passing through security, Janet is attracted to the desk by an offer of free tickets to anywhere in the world in exchange for her seat on her overbooked flight to Jamaica. Excited, she accepts the offer and leaves the airport for a hotel, still carrying the smuggler’s bag. The next morning she catches her new flight but in her haste leaves the bag at the hotel. The smugglers then spend the next three months searching for Janet. They want their bag and they desperately want their diamonds. The teenager is kidnapped from a Jamaican hotel, leaving her parents frantic with worry. A special police unit takes over the investigation, but Mr. and Mrs. Martin suspect something is wrong as the investigation stalls. With nowhere else to go and no-one else to ask, the Martins turn to The Fixer for help… The Fixer is a work of crime fiction that will be enjoyed by fans of James Patterson, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Crichton.

The Fixer


Author: Bob Andrews
Publisher: Booksmango
ISBN: 6162220818
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 153
View: 1954

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After more than 50 years in journalism, Bob Andrews decided it was time to come clean and disclose the tricks of his often maligned trade. Andrews-author of "Boom Boom Baby": and "Sticky Rice at the Orchid Café-takes the reader on a tour of his old haunts in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. "It reads like a detective story," said a writer for Le Monde, Paris.

The Fixer


Author: Steve Bunce
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1907195831
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Ray Lester is a fixer in the boxing business. He makes fights happen. He builds a bridge and guides boxers across to the negotiating table. Ray Lester is good at his job. One morning, a girl arrives at Ray's door and asks him for help finding her father, an old-school Vegas crooner called Eddie Lights. Ray travels with his questions to Sin City, along with 30,000 other Brits with their Union Jacks on the way to watch Hatton take on Mayweather. But the boys in leather jackets from back east are on his tail and Ray finds himself embroiled in a murderous plot. So begins a journey into the murky world of deals, fights and fighters. A world beyond the glitz, glamour and glory. A world where the fixer is king.

The Fixer


Author: Max Kinnings
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444751972
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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In a world obsessed with watching itself, reality is the new rock 'n' roll, and Tobe Darling - showbusiness guru and reality alchemist - has the would-be stars of tomorrow beating a path to his door. But Tobe's life is falling apart. He is tired of his clients' desperate ambitions, and lonely after his break-up with Scarlet - the one person who understands his bizarre sexual and psychological needs. After a disastrous appearance on a television show, things come to a head: Tobe dissolves his business partnership and goes out on his own with just one client to his name. But this new client is different from the rest. He is the ultimate show business personality. Tobe's new client is a serial killer.

The Fixer Upper

A Novel
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061888249
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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“Entirely satisfying, an expert balance of warmth and compassion, terrific supporting characters, a little steamy sex, and just enough suspense to keep you from guessing how it will all go down.” —Atlanta Journal-Constitution A sassy, sexy, sometimes poignant look at small town Southern life, as only New York Times bestseller Mary Kay Andrews can tell it, The Fixer Upper is a must-read for fans of Fannie Flagg, Sophie Kinsella, the Ya-Yas, and the Sweet Potato Queens, and for every reader obsessed with decorating and home repair. It is a truly delectable story of a woman whose professional fall from grace lands her back in a hometown she never knew, amongst a gothic Southern family she’s never met, and saddled with a task she could never have imagined.

The Fixer


Author: Terry L. Harris
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312660570
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Can a person see everything before them but be blind to everything around them? The bonus for Jon and his sister from another mister, and her brother from another mother, both are blessed with perspicacious instincts and visualization adeptness. Jon, with his unique team, hires his abilities out to fortune 500 Companies who have found their way to the bottom and cannot figure out why. Challenging jobs, until the daunting task of turning around a small college football team is thrust at him. He calls upon his sister to join him as a consultant. Are two Instinctual minds actually better than one? Jon persuades a diverse group of exceptional people to take this roller coaster ride with him. Nothing eludes Jon ... Except ... An alchemist of human personalities and unlikely alliances, Jon makes his living making a difference. As "The Fixer", Jon is a story of legacy, hope, redemption and change. Open the door to his world where high tech takes a country back road to victory !!

Das Leben ist kein Flickenteppich


Author: Kristan Higgins
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 3955768139
Category: Fiction
Page: 464
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Von einem Wagen angefahren, vom Verlobten verlassen - das Leben meint es gerade nicht gut mit Nora Stuart. Darum will sie Kraft sammeln, am einzigen Ort, der ihr einfällt: zu Hause auf Scupper Island. Nach fünfzehn Jahren wird sie jedoch immer noch wie das schwarze Schaf der Kleinstadt-Gemeinschaft behandelt. Während ihre Mutter so kühl ist wie früher, spürt Nora, für wen sie jetzt da sein will: für ihre rebellische Nichte Poe. Gemeinsam mit ihr, einem Mann aus Noras Vergangenheit und ihrem Bernhardiner Boomer zeigt sie allen, was Familie wirklich heißt.

The Fixer

A Collection of Tales from a Notorious Jockey and His Exploits Among the Dangerous Gangsters, Degenerate Gamblers, Crooked... .
Author: Jerry Bader
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780999266007
Category: Horse racing
Page: 140
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A collection of true stories of a jockey and his exploits in the horse racing world from the 1960s through the 1990s, as he encounters dangerous gangsters, crooked politicians, degenerate gamblers, and corrupt billionaires.