Inspired by real events, Dead Fix is the second of the Det. Inspector Todd “Ratso” Holtom series, following on from Hard Place. Ratso investigates international sports match-fixing, a labour of love for this London detective. Billions are being staked on fixed results using a global black-market. Following a vicious attack on seeming innocents, he realises that he is up against more than bent players as he tackles the shady and murderous world of criminal gangs.

The trail points to a mastermind operating from Dubai and India. But are Ratso’s instincts failing him? Once again he is supported by 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.

***** “Gripping, action-packed thriller.”

Peter James

"In Dead Fix, Douglas Stewart takes you as close as you'll want to get to the high-stakes, high risk world of top level match fixing."

Simon Toyne

***** “Excellent page turner!”

***** “Thoroughly engrossing and exciting story!”

***** “Five Star plus!”

***** “An excellent story involving a modern crime.”

***** “Couldn’t put it down.”

***** “A real page-turner!”

***** “The reader is caught up in the race to the clever, action-packed finish that takes everyone by surprise.”

***** “Fantastic reading!”

***** “Well-written, and well researched.”

***** “Another great case for Ratso!”

***** “Got a great twist to it.”

***** “Excellent read!”

***** “A fantastic book, wonderfully well written.”