Ray Lester is a fixer in the boxing business. He puts boxers together and makes fights happen. He builds a bridge, walks across it and guides boxers to the negotiating table. Ray Lester is good at his job. One morning a girl arrives at Ray's door and asks Ray to help her find her father, another man from the fight game. Ray agrees to help, before flying out to Las Vegas for a Ricky Hatton fight. While there, he asks a few questions, but before long the body count begins to rise dramatically in Atlantic City. The girl s father has vanished and there are dangerous people looking for him. This becomes a problem for Ray as they start to hunt him down too, and he is easier to find than the missing man. Ray flees to London and ends up in Blackpool looking for the man, the man s daughter and about six million dollars, while at the same time trying to avoid being found by the wrong people. A fast-paced boxing thriller, The Fixer takes the reader into the murky secret world of deals, fights and fighters a world beyond the glitz, glamour and glory, where men like Ray Lester operate. A world where the fixer is king.
Steve Bunce has worked as a journalist and broadcaster since 1985. He has been at five Olympic Games and reported on over fifty fights in Las Vegas. As well as being a regular columnist for Boxing Monthly he also contributes to The Independent. He has a monthly boxing show on BBC 5 Live and a weekly sports chat show on BBC London. He recently toured the UK with his one-man show, Bunce on Boxing.