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Dead Fix

(2017)
(The second book in the Detective Todd Ratso Holtom series)
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DEAD FIX
#2 in the Det. Insp.Todd "Ratso" Holtom series

Dead Fix is the second in the "Ratso" series. It follows on from theacclaim and success of HARD PLACE (see below). Now, in this gripping and compellingplot,London cop Ratso is tasked with investigating international sportsmatch-fixing.

Following avicious attack on seeming innocents, he uncovers that he is up againstmore than bent players as he enters the shady and murderous world ofcriminal gangs.Billions are being staked on fixed results using illegal bookies operating in a global black-market.

The trail and a murder point to a mastermind operating from Dubaiand India. But are Ratso's instincts failing him? Once again he issupported by his police colleagues, Jock Strang, Tosh Watson and NancyPetrie.

As the investigation twists and turns, fresh evidence points to theUSA. Here, his svelte long-distance lover, Det. Kirsty-Ann Webber of the Fort Lauderdale Police Department yet again proves her worth as thescope and scale of the investigation race to a dramatic climax.

PRAISE for HARD PLACE
#1 in the Det. Insp. Todd "Ratso" Holtom series.

"Wow! What a page turner! I can't wait for the next release. A definite 5-star from me!"

"Fantastic read, great characters, gripping storyline. Definitely want to read more adventures from Ratso. Roaring success Mr Stewart!"

"This book engenders the same get-to-the-end compulsion for the reader as does a Harlan Coben crime suspense or a Simon Kernick or Mark Billingham police novel... the prose is easy to read and the plot is enthralling."

"Douglas Stewart has done a great job and has created in Detective Ratso a character who is quick-witted, clever and a worthy addition to the action thriller genre."

"It is as if the author has inside knowledge of these characters and places; their portrayal is simple, effective and truly insightful."

"Each chapter leaves you eager to continue reading. This was the first of Stewart's novels I have read but I will definitely read more."

"In Hard Place, author Douglas Stewart offers up an oh-so-British thriller brimming with chilling mayhem, questionable police tactics, tough and terrible villains and a deep understanding of the real world of crime and cops. Try to put it down - I highly recommend."

"I read a lot of thrillers and Hard Place is high up on my list of favourites."

"Hard Place is inspired by a real-life event, though Douglas Stewart has transformed this into an entertaining crime thriller in the same manner as Roger Donaldson's 2008 film "The Bank Job".

"I will definitely buy more "Ratso" publications."

"Eat your heart out David Hosp."

"... A very enjoyable read. It's a fast moving thriller in which you feel you really get to know the characters.... Each chapter leaves you eager to continue reading."

"The plot was fast paced, characters well-constructed and believable. There are many twists and turns which makes the book very difficult to put down."

"Couldn't stop reading, this was worth 5 stars."



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Used availability for Douglas Stewart's Dead Fix

Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dead Fix: Volume 2 (Detective Todd "Ratso" Holtom)
Author(s): Douglas Stewart
ISBN: 0-9964798-1-3 / 978-0-9964798-1-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chewton Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead Fix: You Bet. They Win. (Detective Todd "Ratso" Holtom Book 2)
Author(s): Douglas Stewart
Publisher: Chewton Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA