ABOUT THE BOOK
When Premier League manager Tony Barker is found
hanged in his home, the police declare it a suicide. But
Tony’s old friend, investigative journalist Matt Riley, isn’t buying it. Matt discovers that Tony was about to expose a huge match
fixing scandal, and a police insider tips him off
that key evidence has gone missing.
Suspecting murder, he launches his own investigation.
His editor orders him to drop the story. Matt refuses and gets
fired. Determined to find the truth, he goes freelance and soon penetrates a labyrinth of greed and corruption that leads to an underworld gambling syndicate in Singapore. He believes he is about to solve the murder and break the biggest story
of his life, but others have a different idea . . .
The shadowy figures he’s been tracking have turned their sights on him. Matt Riley is in a desperate race against time—to find Tony Barker’s killers before he becomes their next victim.
CHASING THE STORY OF A
LIFETIME CAN GET YOU KILLED.
‘A compulsively readable thriller that probes the sometimes dark relationship between sport
Matt Lawton, Chief Sports Reporter, Daily Mail.
Fatal Fix held me to the very end…quick-paced and exciting and very reminiscent of Le
Carre. A terrific read.
Gay Courter, author of Code Ezra and Flowers in the Blood.
‘In Fatal Fix, Graham Morse has delivered the goods: a first-rate crime thriller that is
enriched by its understanding of the human heart and enlivened by an authoritative look at
the influence of gambling on big-time sport.’
Les Standiford, author of Done Deal and Last Train to Paradise.
‘Graham Morse's Fatal Fix takes you inside the murky world of football match fixing.
This may be a work of fiction, but it lands uncomfortably close to brutal, unblinking reality.
So pull up a chair, hunker down, and let this novel take you on its revealing and perilous
Douglas Schofield, author of Time of Departure and Killing Pace.
‘In Matt Riley —an investigative sports journalist —Graham Morse has convincingly created
a character who will risk his life to find the killer of his friend and file the story of a lifetime.’
Brian Scovell, author of the biographies of Sir Trevor Brooking and Sir Bobby Robson.
‘Graham Morse’s stylish and compelling thriller will introduce many Americans to the
seamy side of British football (read soccer). British readers and the rest of the football-
obsessed world will experience again with vivid intensity what they hate about the sport they
love. Full of keen observation and humanity, familiar yet fresh characters, scenes that snap,
and cleverly turned twists, this fast-paced first novel will delight all lovers of crime fiction.’
Sterling Watson, author of Suitcase City and The Committee
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