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  • The Big Fix

  • Torus Intercession, Book Five
  • By: Mary Calmes
  • Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
  • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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The Big Fix

By: Mary Calmes
Narrated by: Nick J. Russo
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Summary

Philanthropist. Humanitarian. Soldier. Spy.

Jared Colter, the head of Torus Intercession, has a secret life he left behind, one that only his closest confidants know about. Normally, the past keeps its secrets, but not this time. Old ghosts come calling to the very doorstep of his new life, when Owen Moss, the person closest to him, goes missing. A carrot left dangling to lure Jared out and into the hands of an unknown enemy.

Owen Moss was once a scared, orphaned boy saved by Jared, but he’s no longer a child even if Jared is having trouble seeing him that way. He’s 32 now, in love with Jared, and as Jared’s obliviousness keeps butting up against Owen’s desire, the tension between them keeps escalating. Something has to give, and soon.

With a bounty on his head, Jared races through the brutal underworld of Southeast Asia, in search of Owen. It’s a maze of treachery and murder, where one false move means death. The answer is tied to the man Jared used to be, taking him into the heart of the lion’s den, where he’s forced to face the darkest questions about himself to save the man he loves.

©2022 Mary Calmes (P)2023 Mary Calmes

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Over the top indulgence

I love this series and this author, but for me this did not work. People from other books pop in and out all the time. They add nothing to the story and distract from main storyline. James Bond action sequences are fantasy. Killing is treated as perfectly acceptable and just about everyone carries guns.
I am still hoping Owen gets over his infatuation and finds a real partner.
But I wait with anticipation for the next in the series. No one can get it right every time and 9 out of 10 books by this author are big fat 5 stars for me, so the occasional indulgence is quite ok

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-05-23

Awesome book!! Amazing series 😍😍😍

I absolutely LOVED this series of books!! I hope there are more Torus stories to come, I’ll be sad if this is the end. I have come to love every one of Mary’s books and I can’t wait to read the next one!!!

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  • Arianna Nyte
  • 05-05-23

Extremely Disappointed

Considering the other books in the series, I thought I knew what I was getting into. I did not. Very little romance. A whole lot of action. Not to mention torture. This was not the book I was expecting at all. I felt like the other books in the series are heart warming. Not this one. Thoroughly disappointed.

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  • Sue 🎧
  • 11-04-23

enjoyed it

📖 Story comment: good pace, likeable characters, entertaining story.
This feels like a book that could wrap up this series. I enjoyed Jared and Owen's story, and Jared's complete obliviousness. I liked the interaction of characters from her other books.

🎧 Narrator comment: I enjoy Nick Russo as a narrator, he suits the characters, has good timing, cadence, inflections and intonations and it's easy to distinguish the characters from each other. Overall an enjoyable performance and he bought the story to life

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• 1 not my thing • 2 didn't like the narration • 3 didn't keep my attention • 4 was good, but once was enough [3⭐] • 5 enjoyed it [4⭐] • 6 will listen again if i'm in the mood for the narrator [4⭐] • 7 goes on the "re-listen" list [4⭐] • 8 kept me up past bed-time [4.5⭐] • 9 recommended to family/friends [4.75⭐] • 10 own it in all formats [5⭐] • 11 keep a copy with me at all times [5⭐]

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-04-23

Great story

It was great to see old characters again and how they all interconnect between a few different series.

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  • Sagrace
  • 22-03-23

Is this the last Torus Book?

I’ll be so sad if this is the last Torus book.

I have loved this series but this one was different from the first four books - more intrigue and background on the country, the bad guys and infrastructure.

I read this book first knowing I would purchase the audiobook as soon as it came out but I found it heavy with details so I couldn’t read it right before I went to bed since I needed to track the story - with the audiobook it was easier to follow but I must admit I couldn’t multitask while listening. Heavier story than the other Torus stories.

That being said - loved the characters and final resolution to their angst/tension.

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  • Aethena Drake
  • 15-03-23

Good story. Good narration.

This was a nice addition to the Torus series. Jared and Owen's story has been a long time in the making. I liked the ebb and flow of action that was interspersed with romance. If you are looking for an age gap romance, this will suit your interests. I would have liked a bit more focus on what made Owen and Jared connect besides the fact that Jared saved Owen from difficult situations.

Overall an entertaining read/listen with another good performance by the narrator Nick J Russo.

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  • Beach reader
  • 26-02-23
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Full disclosure - I've been a Mary junkie for years and years.
Jared spent his adult, working life in service to the government and much if his work done in the shadows. His life has been entwined with Owen's for decades and while he sees Owen as a man, he can't get over the age difference between them. Owen had been waiting patiently for Jared to finally see him as a kid who Jared needs to recognize he's in love with. As lovely as Jared is, he's dense as a block of lead. A maddening and treacherous dash across Thailand to rescue Owen again is the impetus that Jared needed to face his doubts about what his and Owen's hearts want and need.
I loved seeing characters from other books pop up - I always love a peek at their lives after their book has ended.
The voice artist, Nick Russo, was new to me, and he did a good job with the entire cast.
I'm looking forward to Mary's next book.

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  • Sue
  • 24-02-23

Blast from the past

I loved Jared and Owen’s story!
Also enjoyed the characters from previous books showing up !
Happy ending !

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  • LAUREEN L. SHARPE
  • 21-02-23

Great series

Good story. Enjoyed having a lot of characters from different series integrated into in the story.

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  • (Mimi) Johnson
  • 18-02-23

Ahh, Another Winner

Mary Calmes is one of those authors that releases a new book and I just buy it. I loved this series. I love how we also get to see not only the other characters from previous books in this series but we also get to see cameos of some of our favorite characters from her other books. It was a great read and a great listen since the narration was awesome.

So worth the credit. I can't wait to see what series or new book is coming next from Ms Calmes.