Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 289 p.
From the Publisher
"Short Straw" reintroduces Santa Fe lawyer Ed Eagle, who first
appeared in Stuart Woods''s 1992 thriller, "Santa Fe Rules." In his
first adventure, Ed fell in love with the seductive Barbara
Kennerly, and married her-against his better judgment.
Turns out that Ed should have listened to his intuition. Ed Eagle
awakens the morning after his fortieth birthday to find that
Barbara has vanished, and Ed''s money-from his business, his bank,
and his brokerage accounts-has been wired to the Cayman Islands.
Barbara, it appears, had drugged his birthday wine, neatly cleaned
him out and then fled to Mexico, from where she can''t be
extradited. And as if that weren''t bad enough, when Ed arrives at
work that morning he discovers that he''s been assigned a new
client who looks like nothing but trouble-Joe Big Bear, a part-time
mechanic charged with a triple homicide. Ed hires two slightly
shady investigators to search for his wife. But when they track
Barbara down in Puerto Vallarta, they discover that Joe Big Bear
may also be embroiled in Barbara''s plot. Ed soon finds himself
caught in a scheme that is much more far reaching-and deadly-than
anyone would have expected.