Dead Fix by Douglas Stewart
From local Isle of Man based author, Douglas Stewart.
Dead Fix is the second in the “Ratso” series. It follows on from the acclaim and success of Hard Place. Now, in this gripping and compelling plot, Ratso is tasked with investigating international sports match-fixing, a labour of love for this London detective. Following a vicious attack on seeming innocents, he realises that he is up against more than bent players as he enters the shady and murderous world of criminal 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 Dubai and India. But are Ratso’s instincts failing him? Once again he is supported by his police colleagues, Jock Strang, Tosh Watson and Nancy Petrie. As the investigation twists and turns, fresh evidence points to the USA. Here, his svelte long-distance lover, Det. Kirsty-Ann Webber of the Ford Lauderdale Police Department yet again proves her worth as the scope and scale of the investigation race to a dramatic climax.