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Short Straw

by Stuart Woods

Signet | May 1, 2007 | Mass Market Paperbound

Short Straw is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
OUR FAVORITE LEGAL EAGLE RETURNS.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR STUART WOODS CONTINUES WHAT HE STARTED IN SANTA FE RULES:

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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.6 × 4.24 × 0.99 in

Published: May 1, 2007

Publisher: Signet

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451220846

ISBN - 13: 9780451220844

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Short Straw By Stuart Woods This book was absolutely great
Date published: 2007-11-25

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Short Straw

by Stuart Woods

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 400 pages, 7.6 × 4.24 × 0.99 in

Published: May 1, 2007

Publisher: Signet

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451220846

ISBN - 13: 9780451220844

About the Book

Ed Eagle--first introduced in "Santa Fe Rules"--returns in this new, heart-stopping novel by "New York Times" bestselling author Woods.

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One ED EAGLE DIDN’T WANT TO GET OUT OF BED. USUALLY HE woke at the stroke of seven, put his feet on the floor and was up and running, but not this morning. He drifted for a moment, then snapped back. He raised his head and looked at the large digital clock that rested on top of the huge, flat-screen TV on his bedroom wall: 10:03A.M. Impossible. Clock broken. He sat up and checked his wristwatch on the bedside table: 10:03. What the hell was going on? He had a hundred people coming to lunch at the grand opening of his new offices at noon, and there was much to do. Why hadn’t Barbara woken him? He stood up. “Barbara?” he yelled. Silence. He looked at the other side of the bed: still made up. He staggered into the bathroom and splashed water on his face, then he walked across the hall to his wife’s bathroom. Not there. On the marble shelf under the mirror was a small plastic bottle from the pharmacy, lid off. He picked it up and read the label. AMBIEN. Sleeping pill. He never took them. He looked inside: empty. He replayed the evening before: steaks for the two of them, grilled on the big Viking range, Caesar salad, bourbon before, bottle of red with. Half a bottle of red wine would not cause him to over-sleep. Not unless it contained an Ambien or two. He had an uncomfortable feeling in his gut. He walked downstairs in his bare feet and checked every room, then he went to the garage. Barbara’s Range Rover was gone. Could she have gone to the of
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OUR FAVORITE LEGAL EAGLE RETURNS.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR STUART WOODS CONTINUES WHAT HE STARTED IN SANTA FE RULES:

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.

About the Author

Stuart Woods was born on January 9, 1938 in Manchester, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia. Woods worked in the advertising business and eventually wrote two non-fiction books before being given an advance to write a novel he had been pondering for nearly a decade. Chiefs (1981) won an Edgar Award and was made into a TV miniseries starring Charlton Heston. Woods has published a number of books since.

Editorial Reviews

A roller-coaster ride of breathtaking speed, sharp, totally unexpected turns and unflagging suspense. (Los Angeles Daily News)

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