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Short Straw

Format:  Paperback,

392 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: May 2007

ISBN-13: 9780451220844

ISBN-10: 0451220846

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Stuart Woods delivers a compulsively readable novel of crosses and double-crosses, featuring a shrewd criminal lawyer and his shamelessly sexy wife-a true black widow.


Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: May 2007
ISBN-13: 9780451220844
ISBN-10: 0451220846
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 392
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.5
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.25 x 7.75 x 1.0

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Biography of Woods, Stuart

Stuart Woods was born in Manchester, Georgia on January 9, 1938. He received a BA in sociology from the University of Georgia in 1959. He worked in the advertising business and eventually wrote two non-fiction books: Blue Water, Green Skipper and A Romantic's Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland. His first novel, Chiefs, was published in March 1981. It won an Edgar Award and was made into a TV miniseries starring Charlton Heston.

His other works include the Stone Barrington series, the Holly Barker series, the Will Lee series, the Ed Eagle series, and the Rick Barron series. He won France's Prix de Literature Policiere for Imperfect Strangers. Currently, two of his novels, Under the Lake and White Cargo are under development as feature films.


Review by Library Journal (2006-09-15)

One look at his bedside clock, and attorney Ed Eagle knows he's in trouble. He's overslept on the day of his office's grand opening. But this fact quickly pales as he learns the reason for his tardiness: his wife drugged him the night before. Moreover, she has left him and ostensibly cleaned out his bank accounts. And so begins Woods's latest thriller, which revisits characters and settings introduced in Santa Fe Rules.

The author's fans, as well as other readers who revel in the plot-driven novel, will no doubt enjoy this fast-moving tale of Eagle's mult i front campaign to retrieve his monetary fortunes, escape assassination, defend a guilty client, and win the affections of a lovely young starlet who moves to town. There isn't much character development or a sense of place here. For all public libraries.

[See Prepub Alert, LJ 6/1/06.] - Nancy McNicol, Ora Mason Branch Lib., West Haven, CT

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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