The Fall Guy

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
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. More

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Words: 47,690
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452373263
About Simon Wood

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, four cats, three chickens and ten thousand bees. He's the Anthony Award winning author of more than a dozen books. His titles include Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper, Terminated, Asking For Trouble, We All Fall Down and the Aidy Westlake series. His next thriller is THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY will be out February 2015. He also write horror under the pen name of Simon Janus. Curious people can learn more at

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Review by: Nathan Henrion on Oct. 12, 2010 :
Wood's books are always a fast-paced, lean and mean affair, and The Fall Guy is no different. Todd Collins makes a mistake by backing into the wrong car, which leads him on a life and death odyssey from San Francisco, to Dallas, to Seattle, then back home....a huge triangle of suckage.

What makes this book so enjoyable is the way Collins dances around the idea of becoming a full-fledged criminal. At times he wants to jump in with both feet but is always pulled back by some thin line of conscience. I loved how the character craved the idea of doing bad things to bad people, but always found that he didn't really want to occupy that space. He does enough to exact his revenge, and at times seems to be a hapless dude always walking into the wrong situation, but in the end he takes what he wants from the underworld and is still able to walk away guilt free.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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