Saturday, March 2, 2013

Book Feature/Giveaway - The Fixer - Gary Hamilton

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Plot and characters
Title: The Fixer

Author:  Gary Hamilton

Synopsis:  When their daughter becomes entangled in a dangerous diamond smuggling ring and corrupt Jamaican police refuse to help, the Martin’s must employ a shady figure, above the law, to assist them in saving her.

Blown off course by a devastating hurricane, a small diamond smuggling plane lies wrecked, high up in the Jamaican Blue Mountains, hundreds of miles short of its Miami destination. Desperate to recover their investment before local authorities find the crash site, a team of smugglers sets out for Jamaica, armed with the cryptographic keys needed to open the state-of-the-art safes that lay aboard the stricken plane. In a bid to avoid suspicion at the airport, the keys are inadvertently handed to a na├»ve young woman travelling home to visit her parents. When Janet Martin agrees to give up her seat to another traveller, she unknowingly leaves the airport with the smuggler’s irreplaceable keys; she then loses the bag that contained them, in her haste, the next morning. After months of frenzied searching, the smugglers trace and kidnap Janet from a hotel in Jamaica. When her distraught parents turn to the police for help, it becomes clear that the Special Investigative Crime unit has been compromised and the Martin’s must turn to a force above the law; a so-called “fixer” who may be their only hope.

The fixer is Kenneth Johnson, an unassuming resident of the Cherry Gardens community, one of Jamaica’s most affluent neighbourhoods. He is happily married to his university sweetheart and has three children. An athletically built, six feet, two inches, he is referred to by fellow Jamaicans as a mulatto, or ‘brown skin’. But beneath the veneer of this respectable  family man lies a complex military history which even his loved ones know little about. It’s a controversial history which affords him the unique abilities required by the Martin’s frantic situation. When Kenneth is approached by the distraught couple late at night with their desperate proposition, he finds himself torn between saving their daughter and rousing his own clandestine past.

The Fixer is the explosive debut novel by Gary Hamilton, and introduces readers to a very post-modern hero in Kenneth Johnson, an enigmatic force for good, shrouded by a dark military history. But is Johnson as nefarious as the smugglers he’s charged with recovering Janet Martin from, or is his past firmly behind him? Set largely around Hamilton’s long time home of Jamaica, The Fixer is a fast-paced thriller of police corruption, ruthless criminal gangs and rogue justice meted out by the book’s antihero. An excellent debut that casts an unflinching eye on Jamaica’s unique culture, The Fixer is a must-read for the modern crime enthusiast.
 Gary R Hamilton
About the author: Gary Hamilton was born in Lambeth, South London to two young Jamaican immigrants. His family moved back to Jamaica in 1973 where Hamilton attended Vaz Preparatory School. During his school years he remembers gun-battles taking place right outside the school gates. In spite of his early teacher’s remarks that he would never be academically successful,  Hamilton secured a place at the University of the West Indies; he has gone on to build a successful career in IT over the last  twenty-seven years, initially repairing cash registers and data terminals in supermarkets around Jamaica. Hamilton then started his own business, quickly becoming one of the leading technology distributors in the country, before spending fourteen years at a world-leading IT company where he is now a renowned Cloud Architect.  A keen reader, Hamilton has now fulfilled a lifelong dream by writing his first book. Gary Hamilton now lives in Buckinghamshire, England with his wife and daughters to whom the book is dedicated. The Fixer (Published by Matador, RRP $15.95, eBook $6.40) is available for purchase online at retailers including Amazon.com and can be ordered at all good bookstores. For more information visit www.garyrhamilton.com

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