FIXER

A Novel by Ed Brodow


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Review of Fixer by C. Wilson on Amazon.com

Having read Ed Brodow's excellent work on negotiation (Negotiation Boot Camp), I was curious to see what he could do with fiction. I was not disappointed. Fixer is original in many ways, not the least of which is the way the author portrays New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Fiorello comes off as a defensive, vindictive SOB who goes after Harry Leonnoff, Fixer's protagonist. Harry manages to overcome poverty, polio and anti-Semitism without being angry. He sublimates his anger into his life's passion, helping immigrants and poor people who are victimized by a crooked political system. I loved the way Harry's character develops from the boy with polio to a fearless marshal and politico who is not afraid to tackle the system. Harry eventually runs afoul of LaGuardia and the way these characters work out their conflict, with the juicy addition of Harry's psychotic ex-Marine brother-in-law, make Fixer a fascinating story. As a former Marine, the author's exciting account of the Battle of Belleau Wood was an unexpected plus. The novel is full of detail and spice. Fixer's finish is as moving as it is surprising and it left me wanting to re-read the whole book from the beginning.

 
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