Monday, December 27, 2010

THE FALL GUY by Simon Wood

Title: The Fall Guy
Author: Simon Wood

Book Blurb: 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.

Review: Perhaps there is no such thing as a coincidence in Simon Wood's THE FALL GUY. When Todd Collins has a fender bender with a Porsche, he thinks leaving a fake note will take care of everything. His problems just begin, though, when the small man makes Todd pay. THE FALL GUY is a novel of revenge and vengeance. By being thrown into the dealings of a major drug cartel, Todd learns that he might have found the job for him, but even saving his own life comes at a price too high for him to pay. Mr. Wood yanks the reader into the novel full of twists and turns. I couldn't go through the pages fast enough to find out what would happen next to Todd. THE FALL GUY is a great action mystery story that takes the reader from California to Texas to Seattle and back to California.