November’s Book of the Month is dedicated to my latest release, THE FALL GUY. It’s been out as an ebook for a while, but the paperback edition comes out on the 15th.
Of all my books, this story has an interesting path to publication. It started life as a short story called Fender Bender. The editor of WORKING STIFFS read the story and loved it and didn’t want it to end, so I expanded it into a full length piece, taking the story into a completley different direction. So here’s the 411 on the book:
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 when he fights back.
When you’re down on your luck, life never wants to cut you a break.
“Elmore Leonard would be proud to have writen this twisty, action-packed tale.”
— Cemetery Dance
“Crime hasn’t been this much fun or unpredictable since the second-story man John Dortmunder squeezed himself into a dishwasher.”
— The Drowning Machine
“Tightly crafted. Wood delivers the goods!”
— Reviewing The Evidence
“For a novice reader of Wood’s work, this is an excellent place to start.”
I hope you’ll stick around for the stories about Todd’s race across the country to save his own neck. 🙂