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The Fall Guy [Paperback]

Simon Wood
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Book Description

15 Nov 2011
When you're down on your luck, life never wants to cut you a break. Todd Collins has failed in every job he's ever undertaken, but that all changes when he backs his jalopy into 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 when he fights back.


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  • Paperback: 134 pages
  • Publisher: Comet Press (15 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936964457
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936964451
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,568,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Simon Wood is a California transplant from England. He's a former competitive racecar driver, a licensed pilot, an endurance cyclist and an occasional PI. He shares his world with his American wife, Julie. Their lives are dominated by a longhaired dachshund and four cats. He's the Anthony Award winning author of Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper, Terminated, Asking For Trouble, We All Fall Down and the Aidy Westlake series. His latest thriller is NO SHOW, the first in the Terry Sheffield mysteries. He also write horror under the pen name of Simon Janus. Curious people can learn more at http://www.simonwood.net.

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About the Author

Simon Wood is an ex-racecar driver, a licensed pilot and an occasional private investigator. Originally from the UK, he now calls California home. Simon has had over 150 stories and articles published. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and has garnered him an Anthony Award and a CWA Dagger Award nomination, as well as several readers' choice awards. He's a frequent contributor to Writer's Digest. He's the author of Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper, We All Fall Down, Terminated, and Asking for Trouble. As Simon Janus, he's the author of The Scrubs and Road Rash. Curious people can learn more at simonwood.net

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fall into wood 16 April 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm a big Simon Wood fan, and he's rather criminally under-recognized despite winning many awards in the mystery and suspense fields. Wood writes with a wry and grim determination to carry you to the heart of human truth, however unpleasant it may be at times. Real people with surreal problems--read it and be glad it's not you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Fall Guy 28 Dec 2013
By Knobby
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Todd Collins is a failure. He's hopeless at his job, has no social life to speak of and really isn't at all bothered.

When he bumps his wreck of a car into a beautiful new Porsche, he is relieved t find that the driver is nowhere to be seen and leaves a note but not with his name and insurance details. It simply says 'Sorry'.

Unfortunately for Todd, the Porsche belongs to a local drugs dealer, who is later picked up by the police for driving with a broken taillight. They discover a large concealment of cocaine and now the drug dealer's boss decides to pay Todd a visit.

Forced to steal a car and then deliver another vehicle to Dallas. Although he's not the sharpest knife in the block, Todd is a little suspicious and pulls over to check out the vehicle a little further. What he finds will change his life forever and will draw him ever deeper into the criminal underworld and for once he's going to have learn and adapt in order to succeed. He knows that his life will certainly depend upon it.

This is a shorter Simon Wood story and an ideal starting point for anyone new to the author's work. Like all Simon Wood books, the story is intriguing, intense and develops at a blistering pace. Full of amazingly clever and devious twists, it's sure to keep you guessing until the very end.

Read this and you'll be an instant Simon Wood fan, desperate for more, and with so many great books the only thing you'll have to decide is which one next...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 23 May 2013
By james
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Hadn't heard of Simon Wood before downloading on the Kindle - the story's great and swings along really well - perfect read for the beach!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent Simon Wood novel 7 Jan 2014
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This is the second Simon's Wood book that I have read and thoroughly enjoyed both.
Really enjoyed the lead character, Todd Collins, one of life's losers who after a minor traffic incidents finds himself getting more and more enmeshed in desperate criminal activities.
Very fast moving plot and good characterizations.
Will certainly read more by this author.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Fall Guy 13 Aug 2013
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I found this quite an extra ordinary book and took some time to get used to the thought processes followed by the main proponent and the quite bizarre choices and behaviours that he made. Once I had suspended my belief and began to get used to his mixture of incompetence and immorality I began to enjoy the book slightly more. Some of the characterisation is quite rich and some of the story becomes funnier as the plot progresses.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simon Wood does it again 21 Jun 2013
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Excellent book, it just goes from one disaster to another, the poor man, I can't believe anyone could have such bad luck. A thoroughly captivating book just couldn't put it down
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting Read 17 Jun 2013
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This story kept me on the edge of my seat all the time. A good plot with lots of twists and turns. The first book written by Simon Wood which I have read. .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No fall down here 14 Mar 2014
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At first I was disappointed that it was a relatively short story, but was not disappointed by the plot. What started out as a careless knock of another car went on to take Todd Collins on a journey he would never have imagined. Great read again by Simon Wood, he never disappoints and his plots are all so very different. Great for a bookworm like me.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The fall guy
Easy reading interesting storyline. Enough action to keep interest in the story
Never sure who the good guys are going to be
Published 1 month ago by robert butler
2.0 out of 5 stars The fall guy
Good story as usual, wood certainly try another one of Simon Woods books.all ways gives a good read. Well recommended
Published 2 months ago by G. Thompson
3.0 out of 5 stars Very very ordinary, don't bother unless you haven't heard of Peter...
Oh dear, the readers who got really excited by this book and gave it 4 or even 5 stars need to search around for better stuff. Read more
Published 2 months ago by CA
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great thriller
This is another great read. If you like a gripping engaging oage turner which excites on every page then this is a great book to read.
Published 2 months ago by J. Cassidy
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite amusing
Easy to read and well paced, what I've come to expect from Simon Wood. I enjoyed it very much and found it quite amusing in parts
Published 2 months ago by birty
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I have recently read several of Simon Wood's novels and find them to be a good read. This story is entertaining and is full of twists and turns. I enjoyed it
Published 2 months ago by Dennis Chappelle-Molloy
4.0 out of 5 stars good stuff
Well written and absorbing. A shame he had to do a Lee Child and emigrate. A nice British thriller would more likely have got 5 stars.
Published 2 months ago by Rogal
4.0 out of 5 stars full of!!
A crime story with good action.
The ordinariness of the main character and the trouble he gets himself into which then escalates to a crescendo.
Published 7 months ago by Jill Chesworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Have only read one other Simon Wood and enjoyed it so much decided to try another one just as good
Published 8 months ago by Mrs C Porter
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