THE FIXER

THE FIXER                                                    IRA JUDELSON
Posted:  Nov. 26, 2014

The Fixer: The Notorious Life of a Front-Page Bail BondsmanFrom New York's foremost bail bondsman with "over $30 million on the street" comes the story of a modern-day "fixer" who walks a fine line between hustler and humanitarian with clients ranging from the rich and famous to the mafia and gangs of New York.

With from-the-gut prose, Ira Judelson sheds light on the highs and lows of the bondsman life. But Judelson is no process server. He sees himself as a sort of modern day macher, using his juice as a bail bondsman to help friends old and new out of jams wherever he can. He is also a keenly observant and wildly charismatic insider who's seen it all.

Prepare to be shocked, but also informed in The Fixer as Judelson reveals the unwritten laws of the courtroom and even prison -- not to mention the shameless activities of his unbelievable list of clients, including former New York Giants Plaxico Burress and Lawrence Taylor; rappers Ol' Dirty Bastard, Ja Rule, Lil' Wayne, and DMX; comedian Katt Williams; notorious Manhattan madam Kristin Davis; and former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. You'll see why the New York Times describes Judelson as "an inevitable entry in the BlackBerrys of New York defense lawyers, an ATM for desperate rappers, actors, athletes, executives, and madams with pocketbooks much fatter than his."

The Fixer is a rollicking narrative that follows Judelson as he learns the ins and outs of the down-and-dirty world of bonds: which judge might let you slide, which ones have zero tolerance, which lawyers do pro bono for the right case, and the cops and DAs who believe in second chances. Judelson illuminates a world almost entirely opaque to the general public, but also entertains and informs with the inside scoop on the underbelly of the justice system.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This book is about a bail bondsman from New York by the name of Ira Judelson. It begins with a back story of his life growing up and then moves into how he got into the business and became a bail bondsman. Not a very easy process. He also goes into the problems that come along with the job like family events, missing some and when this is where your income is it takes away from certain things. He talks about some of the cases that he worked to bail people out on not any names, he also goes into some of the people who have jumped bail on him. He also gives people tips if they should ever get arrested, or even just brought in for questioning, on what not to do. Those were very good tips. This book was interesting and at times it was exciting. Overall a good book. I got this book from net galley.

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