Santa Fe Dead (Ed Eagle Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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OUR FAVORITE LEGAL EAGLE LANDS IN NEW MEXICO

Attorney Ed Eagle thinks he's safe from his black widow ex-wife, who is now in police custody. But when she escapes, she spins a new web that just might trap him, and everyone he loves.


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Santa Fe Dead (Ed Eagle Series #3)

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Overview

OUR FAVORITE LEGAL EAGLE LANDS IN NEW MEXICO

Attorney Ed Eagle thinks he's safe from his black widow ex-wife, who is now in police custody. But when she escapes, she spins a new web that just might trap him, and everyone he loves.


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In Sante Fe Rules, streetwise Native American criminal attorney Ed Eagle helped a client clear himself of suspicion in a brutal New Mexico murder. In Sante Fe Dead, he must deal with a problem much closer to home: His wife once tried to kill him, and now she's escaped from police custody.
Publishers Weekly

Bestseller Woods's third thriller to feature prominent New Mexican attorney Ed Eagle (after Short Strawand Santa Fe Rules) opens with a bang, but soon devolves into a fairly predictable cat-and-mouse game. Ed and his girlfriend, actress Susannah Wilde, are watching the Los Angeles trial on Court TV of his villainous ex-wife, Barbara, who stands accused of arranging for his murder, when a reporter announces that Barbara has escaped from custody just before the not guilty verdict. Soon, suitably disguised and under an alias, Barbara contrives to meet a recent widower, Palo Alto billionaire Walter Keeler, at a luxury spa and has him proposing marriage and making a new will in her favor. Meanwhile, her hatred for her ex unquenched, Barbara schemes to have Ed and Susannah killed. Bodies, innocent and otherwise, pile up, but there's little suspense about the outcome, and an improbable coincidence involving the billionaire may strike some as a plot weakness. Author tour. (Apr.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440634833
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/22/2008
  • Series: Ed Eagle Novel , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 44,040
  • File size: 769 KB

Meet the Author

Stuart Woods
Stuart Woods was born in the small town of Manchester, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in sociology and moved to Atlanta, where he enlisted in the Air National Guard. In the fall of 1960, Woods moved to New York in search of a career in writing, and remained there for a decade working in advertising, with the exception of ten months spent in Mannheim, Germany with the National Guard during the Berlin Wall crisis of 1961-62.



An attack of wanderlust drew Woods to London, where he worked in advertising agencies until the idea of writing a novel called him to a small flat in the stableyard of a castle in County Galway, Ireland. There, Woods completed one hundred pages of a novel before he discovered sailing, after which, “everything went to hell. All I did was sail.”



Woods took his sailing to a higher level, competing in the Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) in 1976, and the catastrophic Fastnet Race in 1979 in which fifteen competitors died. In October and November of that year, Woods sailed his friend’s yacht across the Atlantic, calling at the ports of Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands, before finishing at Antigua in the Caribbean.



The next couple of years were spent in Georgia, where Woods wrote two non-fiction books: Blue Water, Green Skipper, an account of his Irish experience and the subsequent transatlantic race; and a travel guide entitled A Romantic Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland, which Woods says he wrote “on a whim.” W.W. Norton in New York bought the rights to Blue Water, Green Skipper, and published Woods’ first novel, Chiefs, in 1981. Chiefs won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America that year, was nominated for Palindrome, and was made into a six-hour television drama starring Charlton Heston for CBS. In 2006, Woods had two New York Times national bestsellers with Dark Harbor and Short Straw, and repeated the feat in 2007 with Fresh Disasters and Shoot Him If He Runs.



Woods, who has written thirty-three novels, currently resides in Florida, New York City and Maine.

Biography

Stuart Woods was born in 1938 in Manchester, Georgia. After graduating from college and enlisting in the Air National Guard, he moved to New York, where he worked in advertising for the better part of the 1960s. He spent three years in London working for various ad agencies, then moved to Ireland in 1973 to begin his writing career in earnest.

However, despite his best intentions, Woods got sidetracked in Ireland. He was nearly 100 pages into a novel when he discovered the seductive pleasures of sailing. "Everything went to hell," he quips on his web site "All I did was sail." He bought a boat, learned everything he could about celestial navigation, and competed in the Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) in 1976, finishing respectably in the middle of the fleet. (Later, he took part in the infamous Fastnet Race of 1979, a yachting competition that ended tragically when a huge storm claimed the lives of 15 sailors and 4 observers. Woods and his crew emerged unharmed.)

Returning to the U.S., Woods wrote two nonfiction books: an account of his transatlantic sailing adventures (Blue Water, Green Skipper) and a travel guide he claims to have written on a whim. But the book that jump-started his career was the opus interruptus begun in Ireland. An absorbing multigenerational mystery set in a small southern town, Chiefs was published in 1981, went on to win an Edgar Award, and was subsequently turned into a television miniseries starring Charlton Heston.

An amazingly prolific author, Woods has gone on to pen dozens of compelling thrillers, juggling stand-alone novels with installments in four successful series. (His most popular protagonists are New York cop-turned-attorney Stone Barrington, introduced in 1991's New York Dead, and plucky Florida police chief Holly Barker, who debuted in 1998's Orchid Beach.) His pleasing mix of high-octane action, likable characters, and sly, subversive humor has made him a hit with readers -- who have returned the favor by propelling his books to the top of the bestseller lists.

Good To Know

Some fascinating facts about Stuart Woods:

His first job was in advertising at BBDO in New York, and his first assignment was to write ads for CBS-TV shows. He recalls: "They consisted of a drawing of the star and one line of exactly 127 characters, including spaces, and I had to write to that length. It taught me to be concise."

He flies his own airplane, a single-engine turboprop called a Jetprop, and tours the country every year in it, including book tours.

He's a partner in a 1929 motor yacht called Belle and spends two or three weeks a year aboard her.

In 1961-62, Woods spent 10 months in Germany with the National Guard at the height of the Berlin Wall Crisis.

In October and November of 1979, he skippered a friend's yacht back across the Atlantic, with a crew of six, calling at the Azores, Madeira, and the Canary Islands and finishing at Antigua in the Caribbean.

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    1. Hometown:
      Key West, Florida; Mt. Desert, Maine; New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 9, 1938
    2. Place of Birth:
      Manchester, Georgia
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Georgia, 1959
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2008

    Not one of his best

    Usually a pleasant read, this was almost drudgery to read. Very dry, matter of fact.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2008

    Not one of his best.

    I usually love any books by Stuart Woods but this book was slow and really didn't hold my interest. hopefully the next one will be better.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    SAD

    This was too trashy. Bodies everywhere, c'mon really. I had stopped reading his books, thinking I was too critical, but I see now that my take on some of them was accurate. Shame on you Mr. Stuart!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Silence

    Ur very talented!

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  • Posted June 6, 2010

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    Disappointed in this book

    Stuart Woods has been a favorite author of mine but I was disappointed in this book. The characters in the story were not true to themselves. They developed traits or behaviors that enabled the plot to move along. There is a successful billionaire who marries a woman less than 2 weeks after meeting her and then changes his will to leave her 1/2 his estate. Give me a break. The ex-wife chases after men with money, kills who she wants but all of a sudden you find she has a lesbian lover!

    Just couldn't get beyond the inconsistencies!

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Well written book

    I will look for another of his books, thoroughly enjoyable.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    Easy reading

    The writing is good. At times I could not put the book down. The reading was easy and the plot was easy to follow. Not many characters, to get lost in trying to figure out who's who. Very entertaining reading.

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    Cardboard characters in a wooden plot

    None of the characters seem remotely like humans. I envisioned a writer with a deadline and a storyboard writing because he had to finish. The women do not resonate with me as a female reader. Finished the book only because I wanted to see the nuts and bolts of how it was put together. Cannot recommend.
    Dalelovr

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2009

    Enjoyable reading!

    Fast paced and entertaining, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would recommend it for a quick read. --K--

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  • Posted February 17, 2009

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    Good Reading

    This is one of Stuart Woods' best! I think that each time I read a new book of his. This kept me on the edge of my seat until the end. I would recommend it highly.

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  • Posted November 30, 2008

    This is the worst book I ever read.... no kidding.

    This author needs a good editor, with a heavy pen. Boring, repetitive explanations and descriptions. Police detectives reveal details of their investigations to the erstwhile criminal defense attorney... all entirely implausible. I would recommend that readers never touch another book by this author. This guy gets paid to write this drivel???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2008

    I've read just about all of Stuart Woods' books

    This book was okay. I found a couple of errors and think that someone else should proofread before printing. In this book, Barbara goes to a spa and picks up a bottle of bourbon beforehand since the spa does not serve liquor. In the next chapter, she has a couple of drinks of scotch in her room. She should have been drinking bourbon! Well, at least she is put away for 25 years and we won't have to deal with her for a while.....or will we?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2008

    Too many bodies, not enough logic

    The third Ed Eagle novel has the New Mexico attorney trying to stay one step ahead of his murderous ex-wife Barbara, who escaped custody during her double murder trial, a case related to her attempted murder of Eagle. Before we know it, she's married under an alias to billionaire Walter Keeler who then meets a bad end. Corpses pile up alarmingly fast, straining credulity, and there is one major coincidence in the story that I couldn't get past. However, I have to admit I kept turning the pages quickly despite myself, curious how this fast-paced thriller would turn out. It's trashy but fun just don't think too much and you'll probably enjoy 'Santa Fe Dead.' (I wanted to give the book 2 1/2 stars but rounded up to 3.) Also recommended: 'A STRANGER LIES THERE' - this mystery won the Malice Domestic Award for best first mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2008

    How can you not like something Stuart Woods writes???

    Even his worst book is better than most others. I missed Stone and his people but enjoyed this book very much. I've recommeded it to my book club members.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    a fast-paced thriller

    No one is more surprised than Santa Fe lawyer Ed Eagle when his ex-wife, who is on trial for two murders and sundry other charges, escapes from the courtroom just before the verdict was to be announced. Not concerned except for some pampering, Barbara visits a nearby spa to relax under the alias Eleanor Wright. There she meets billionaire Walter Keeler, who is interested in her. After a couple days together, he whisks her away and marries her. A legal acquaintance tells Ed who sends a letter to Walter warning him not to change his will----------------------- Ed worries that Barbara will come after him and his lover as she once hired a hitman to kill him. His current client Don Wells is in Rome where he receives a call informing him his wife and stepson were killed. Ed goes to Don¿s home where he finds the pair with a bullet in each of them. Walter dies in a car accident, but his will fails to provide Barbara what he promised her. His lawyer explains that Walter changed his mind when he read Ed¿s letter. Barbara plans to make Ed pay by hiring a hitman to kill his lover and Walter¿s attorney Ed knows she is coming.------------- Although readers will wonder where the police fit in except to do what Ed says, Stuart Woods can always be counted on to provide his audience with a fast-paced thriller that holds reader attention from start to finish. Fans of the Barrington tales will also appreciate the appearance of a character from that series a trademark of Mr. Woods that enhances the setting. The two subplots run concurrently with the story line smoothly switching back and forth between them. SANTA FE DEAD is terrific as Ed once again fights the black widow he used to call wife.--------- Harriet Klausner

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