Watch Your Back [NOOK Book]

Overview

Want your suspense lean and mean?

From the master of the "heart-whamming" read (Publishers Weekly) comes a novella of suspense and three new stories. Full of the twists and shocks James Scott Bell is known for, these taut tales are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your e-reader long into the night.

In the title novella, Watch Your Back, hotshot IT guy Cameron Cates ...
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Overview

Want your suspense lean and mean?

From the master of the "heart-whamming" read (Publishers Weekly) comes a novella of suspense and three new stories. Full of the twists and shocks James Scott Bell is known for, these taut tales are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your e-reader long into the night.

In the title novella, Watch Your Back, hotshot IT guy Cameron Cates seems to have it all. A secure job, a fiancée who loves him and the prospect of a steady life ahead. But then he sees her. The new woman at work. And like watching a car crash in slow motion, Cam knows he can't turn away and is powerless to stop what happens next. A tale of lust and greed and corporate America––and what happens to dreams that become all too real.

Fore Play is the story of the world's top golfer and the trouble that follows his off the course activities. Let's put it this way: his game will never be the same.

In Rage Road, a nice young couple thinks they're out for a smooth ride through some lovely country. The truck behind them has a different idea.

Married man Frank Dabney has learned to listen to his wife, Susie. But in Heed the Wife he finds out he may have listened one too many times.

"Compulsively readable, Bell takes his place at the top of the crowded suspense genre." – Sheldon Siegel, New York Times bestselling author

"One of the best writers out there, bar none." – In the Library Review
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012637239
  • Publisher: Compendium Press
  • Publication date: 2/10/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 552,791
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

James Scott Bell is a multi-bestselling suspense author and writing teacher. He was the fiction columnist for Writer's Digest magazine and has written three bestselling craft books for Writer's Digest Books, including the #1 bestsellers Plot & Structure and The Art of War for Writers.

Jim attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he studied writing with Raymond Carver. He holds a law degree from the University of Southern California. A former trial lawyer, Jim now writes and speaks full time.

Website: www.jamesscottbell.com

Blog: www.killzoneauthors.blogspot.com
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  • Posted August 2, 2011

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    They'll make you think, that's for sure.

    This is a book of short crime stories. The first story is a great deal longer than the others. They were fun to have to read when I had just a few minutes here and there. I could read one, then put the book down until later without that craving to know what happens next. I've never read an anthology before, so that was kind of nice.

    The stories were darker. They left me feeling a bit uncomfortable. Most of them ended with the Twilight Zone-esque cliffhangers that make you think. So if you are a fan of closure and happy endings, you won't find that here. But these are interesting stories about people being people, succumbing to greed, lust, power, and pride. They'll make you think, that's for sure.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    Somewhat Disappointing

    I was so looking forward to a new James Scott Bell book, having read all of his others. While this book is his usual thrilling, action-packed style, he has abandoned, for the most part, the clean language and lack of sexual situations, etc, that made his earlier books clean and exciting reading for those of us who want a great read without having to weed through garbage. If he's trying to 'cross over' to the secular market, a warning to his Christian readers would be helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

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    Every Wanted To Walk On The Wild Side?

    Author James Scott Bell' WATCH YOUR BACK novella, trailed by three short stories, takes readers to the edge of conflict, dipping into the blackness of human greed, anger and lust. Center stage in this novella, Cam emerges as a conflicted computer geek whose attention is captured by the alluring new employee, Laine. Cam has already promised his hand in marriage to another woman, but his desire to shed any religions restraints-represented by his fiancée, Ann Pellite, and her church-going family-slowly draws him to walk on the wild side with Laine. As he grapples with the allure of money, greed, and excitement, he begins to find out that not everything is what it appears to be. WATCH YOUR BACK, coupled with similar messages in the three short stories-FORE PLAY, RAGE ROAD, and HEED THE WIFE-gives readers a good taste of James Scott Bell in full writing form. Recommend readers grab their own copy soon and enjoy each unexpected ending as these stories unfold.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

    A suspenseful, quick and fabulous collection of stories!

    James Scott Bell is a master storyteller. In a few short words he can make you care about a character, cause you to wave your hands in warning as they speed toward disaster, or root for them to win the day. Watch Your Back is exactly that kind of story. I read the first novella in one night, unable to put it down. A fantastic read! And the bonus is a collection of riveting short stories. They are the perfect way to end the day - a quick and delicious read by a suspense master. Give us more of these, JSB!

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