The Long Game
A Fixer Novel
The Kendricks help make the problems of the Washington elite disappear. . . . but some secrets won't stay buried.
Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke Academy in Washington D.C., can fix just about any problem her classmates-or their power-wielding parents-might have. After all, this sort of thing runs in the family. But she's happy to be using her skills on the odd class election these days, together with the help of her friends at Hardwicke.
Then a terrorist attack strikes in the heart of the capital, followed by an attempt on the President's life, and Tess soon finds herself investigating a plot that may hit closer to home than she ever could have imagined. Can she piece it all together in time before anyone else gets hurt?
Award for The Fixer
VOYA Perfect Tens 2015
Praise For The Long Game: A Fixer Novel…
“Barnes maps out a plot worthy of soapy political thrillers.” - Kirkus Reviews
“Espionage, politics, and high school combine in this fast-paced sequel to The Fixer. . . . revenge is just the starting move in this cat-and-mouse thriller.” - Booklist
“Barnes is a master at orchestrating clues as well as surprises, and her heroine has a very satisfying knack for flattening both student and adult bullies.” - VOYA
“Fans of the first Fixer novel will be thrilled with this satisfying sequel. Barnes is truly playing the long game with her readers as she weaves a plot that’s suspenseful and intriguing. Her characters are well-rounded, realistically flawed and vivid. This second tale will continue to thrill fans of multiple genres, including suspense, mystery and political intrigue. A true page-turner.” - Top Pick, RT Book Reviews
“House of Cards meets Criminal Minds. . . . You won’t be able to put it down until the last page. . . . The sequel can’t come soon enough!” - Top Pick, RT Book Reviews on THE FIXER
“Barnes paints a convincing behind-the-scenes picture of national politics, and the social scene in the Hardwicke School mirrors the power-play atmosphere . . . . [R]eaders will find plenty to enjoy with the interesting characters . . . Intriguing.” - Kirkus Reviews on THE FIXER
“Imagine Shonda Rimes's Scandal plunked into the middle of an elite private high school in Washington, DC . . . Barnes packs all of that and more in this YA thriller.” - School Library Journal on THE FIXER
“This book is riveting. . . Recommended for all public and high school libraries.” - VOYA on THE FIXER
Bloomsbury USA Childrens, 9781619635999, 368pp.
Publication Date: May 23, 2017
About the Author
Jennifer Lynn Barnes has written more than a dozen young adult novels, including The Fixer, the Raised by Wolves series, and the Naturals series. She has advanced degrees in psychology, psychiatry, and cognitive science. She received her PhD from Yale University and is now a professor of psychology and writing.