The Fall Guy [NOOK Book]

Overview

Todd Collins has failed in every job he's ever undertaken, but that all changes when he backs his jalopy in a shiny, new Porsche belonging to a drug dealer. When the police stop the drug dealer for a broken taillight that Todd has caused and discover a cocaine shipment, a West Coast kingpin holds Todd responsible. On the run from organized crime, Todd discovers his true calling.
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The Fall Guy

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Overview

Todd Collins has failed in every job he's ever undertaken, but that all changes when he backs his jalopy in a shiny, new Porsche belonging to a drug dealer. When the police stop the drug dealer for a broken taillight that Todd has caused and discover a cocaine shipment, a West Coast kingpin holds Todd responsible. On the run from organized crime, Todd discovers his true calling.
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Editorial Reviews

The Drowning Machine
"Crime hasn't been this much fun or unpredictable since the second-story man John Dortmunder squeezed himself into a dishwasher.”
CrimeSpree Magazne - Jen Jordan
“What should have been simple revenge for a bad man turns into a clusterfuck with an unpredictable end.”
Cemetery Dance - Garrett Peck
“Elmore Leonard would be proud to have written this twisty, action-packed tale.”
Hellnotes - Nickolas Cook
“For a novice reader of Wood's work, this is an excellent place to start.”
Reviewing The Evidence - Maddy Van Hertbruggen
"Tightly crafted. Wood delivers the goods!”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016689395
  • Publisher: Simon Wood
  • Publication date: 3/27/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 150
  • Sales rank: 1,235,354
  • File size: 125 KB

Meet the Author

Simon Wood is an ex-racecar driver, a licensed pilot and an occasional private investigator. He shares his world with his American wife, Julie. A longhaired dachshund and five cats dominate their lives. He's had over 150 stories and articles published. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, such as Seattle Noir, Thriller 2 and Woman's World. He's a frequent contributor to Writer's Digest. He's the Anthony Award winning author of Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper, Terminated, Asking For Trouble and We All Fall Down. As Simon Janus, he's the author of The Scrubs and Road Rash. His latest thriller, Hot Seat, and No Show will be out in June 2013. Curious people can learn more at www.simonwood.net.
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  • Posted December 15, 2010

    Outstanding

    The next time you bump into a car and even contemplate not leaving a note, think of Todd. A simple hit and run starts Todd on a journey of not only trying to keep himself alive, but also one of self discovery. The 'Small Man' wants Todd to pay for the loss of his drugs (they were in the Porsche when it got pulled over for the busted light), and sends him to Dallas to deliver what he thinks is "just a car." But nothing is ever "just" anything in the land of illegal doings. Todd soon finds out there is much more involved, and begins to live the life of a criminal. A life that is both completely foreign to him, yet somewhat exhilarating. He soon wonders if he could be cut out for a life of full time crime as he certainly seems to have the knack for it. As Todd zig-zags his way from San Fran to Texas to Seattle and home again he tests the boundaries of the law and how close he thinks he can come to going over the line. While he wasn't Mr Perfect (hello, he did hit a car and leave a fake note), he isn't/wasn't a hard core criminal. But will he become one? Will he be pushed to his limits? Will he do whatever it takes to save himself? Or will he run from everyone and live in hiding, working dead end jobs for the rest of his life, just below the radar? Can he ever find his way out of the wrong place, wrong time position he continually finds himself in? The Fall Guy is the true definition of a thriller ~ depicting a great mystery with exciting plot twists and suspense galore, and a character that struggles daily with choosing his true moral compass or a life he thinks he is meant to live.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    Good paced story for light reading

    I like reading Simon Wood books He keeps the story moving at a good pace I also like the clean language

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Fun Read

    Like other Simon Woods

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2012

    A Very good

    This is a fast paced easy to read book I have read 3 other books by Wood and like his style and his tongue-in -cheek humor

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Excelent

    Todd got out of so many vlose calls. Wondered every time how he was going to get out. Fun story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2011

    Highly recommenended

    This is the first time I have read a Simom Wood book, it won't be my last. Very well done. It just keeps getting better and better as you read, hard to put down.
    It was well worth the price.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 13, 2011

    Good fun reading

    Hard-luck simple guy gets entangled in a mess. He's out of one problem and into the next; you can't help cheering for him.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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