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Accidents Waiting to Happen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2002

    Best Seller Waiting To Happen

    I found this book to be addicting. I could not put it down. It's refreshing to have a less then perfect hero. Just an average guy who made mistakes and is bound for a wild ride. I'm especially impressed this is the authors first book. The story flows effortlessly through all the twists and turns. I'm looking forward to his next one.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    tremendous non-stop action thriller

    While driving on an isolated bridge overlooking the Sacramento River, a guy in an SUV runs Josh Michaels off the road. Luck saves him when fishermen rescue him. The police believe a random encounter with a psycho or road rage occurred, but Josh thinks otherwise as the culprit watched with his thumb pointing down as Michael almost drowned. Josh¿s former secretary Bell wants silence money from him. Besides the affair they shared, she knows how her former boss received construction kickbacks though he used the money to pay his daughter¿s medical bills. Though he has two dilemmas, he is most immediately concerned immediately with several other attempts to kill him, people he knows being murdered, and ultimately other fatal ¿accidents¿ happening around the country. If he can rid himself of that monkey than Josh realizes that Bell will never be satisfied so he must deal with her next. Though the two story lines that make up Josh¿s dilemma ultimately come together, they also conflict for much of the story line for lead plot. Still ACCIDENTS WAITING TO HAPPEN is a non-stop action thriller that uses out of control viatical settlements to spin quite a thriller. Josh is a tremendous protagonist knowing he made two wrongs already that could cost him all he cherishes, but is most worried about the perilous threat he caused to his beloved wife and daughter by those want him dead. Simon Woods will keep the suspense thriller crowd up late reading this one sitting chiller. Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2002

    Great Start

    I have just finished reading this first novel by an obviously highly talented new writer. I have read countless mysteries and thrillers and find this book to rank right near the top of those I have read. It's very hard to put down and will keep you guessing right to the last page. A great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2002

    Actual Commentary from a College Undergrad

    It's hard enough to think of reading anything for pleasure when you're bombarded with hundreds upon thousands of pages of polemics debating developmental theories. Since I've purchased this book I have not wanted to put it down, but after picking it up last night and vowing to finish it so it was no longer a tempation and a distraction to the high volume of weekly assigned readings, I'm glad I made that decision. It literally had me bouncing on top of my bed squealing with excitement as I turned the page. It's a very fast read, which for someone in my case is a very good thing. I'm very proud to say that I work with the man who has craftfully written this fabulous book, to say the least, and reunited me with an old pasttime I otherwise would not have picked up again~ leisure reading. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2002

    Accidents Waiting To Happen

    Josh Michaels is on top of the world. On his way home from a business trip, he is smiling and feeling very satisfied with his life, a beautiful wife, a daughter he adores, and a job that fulfills him and pays him a good salary. Suddenly he sees a large black SUV rapidly gaining on him. The road is virtually deserted except for the two vehicles. As the suv went around to pass, it suddenly swerved into his front fender just before the two of them went onto the small bridge ahead. Josh tries to miss it and loses control going over he embankment and crashing headlong into the river. Josh finds himself in deep water and the river is slowly finding its way inside the car. As he looks up to the bridge he sees the suv stopped and the driver standing on the bridge. As he tries to signal for help the driver turns his thumb down, gets into his vehicle and leaves. 'Ah, good, ' Josh thinks 'He's surely going for help.' He finds he can't open the doors, and when he tries the windows they won't roll down either, He searches for his cell phone in the dark water, and when he finds it, its dead. He decides he'd better wait for the help he thought was surely coming as he cannot swim and has a fear of the water. As the water began to get in deeper and deeper, he rethinks his position and manages to break a window. After a struggle he crawls through it and into the swift current. Fighting his way to the top he sights the bank and after a great deal of effort, he reaches it, cold, wet, and exhausted. When he again regains consciousness he is in a hospital room. He is not seriously affected by his ordeal and finally gets to go home. Several weeks later, after a couple of 'accidents' that were near misses, Josh begins to realize people are dying unrepentantly all around him. He becomes convinced he is a target without reason. As this book goes on there is an insurance scam, a paid assassin, and a former secretary ex-lover who knows too much and demands money for her silence, all tied together with the attempts on his life, and to break up his marriage. This is a very interesting read, hard to put down. The characters are well written and real. The plot is a mind boggler with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing till the last page. Review by: Ginny Welding

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2002

    If you like Thrillers you will love this one.

    I enjoy thrillers and fiction this books main point is something that could happen in real life. It makes you wonder if in the near future something like this can really happen.I would like to add that this book has a lot of twists to it and it keeps your attention.

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