Review of Fixer by S. Peek, Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer
Harry Leonnoff was a Jewish boy with polio who grew up in New York
City in the late 1800s. He grew into City Marshal Harry Leonnoff, 'The
Fixer' who is a crusader for the underdogs.
This is a well written, interesting story that takes place from Harry's
birth in 1883 to his death in 1961. Most of the story takes place between
World War I and WWII.
Leonnoff is a compelling character as are several others in this book.
He is the nemesis of famed NYC Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, who is portrayed
as being very corrupt. Leonnoff is not only a champion for the downtrodden
as a fearless hero, he is also a major philanthropist.
This first novel by Ed Brodow is really a fascinating read, both in terms
of action and NYC political history. I recommend it.