Short Straw

Short Straw

Book - 2006
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Penguin Putnam
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.

Baker & Taylor
Having married the seductive Barbara Kennedy against his better judgment, Santa Fe lawyer Ed Eagle awakens the morning after his fortieth birthday to discover that his wife has vanished and that all of his money has been wired to Mexico, a circumstance that is complicated by a new case involving a part-time mechanic who has been charged with a triple homicide. By the author of Santa Fe Rules. 225,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Ed Eagle, Santa Fe's preeminent trial lawyer, first introduced in Woods's Santa Fe Rules, finds himself in extreme domestic difficulties. On the morning of his fiftieth birthday, as he is about to open his elegant new law offices, Eagle learns that he is in the sort of trouble usually reserved for his unluckiest clients. Quickly marshaling his resources, which include two private detectives, an accused murderer, an ace ex-IRS agent, he begins a campaign to save his law practice, his wealth, his reputation, and his self-respect from the astonishing machinations of the person closest to him. The action takes Eagle's team across the Southwest, always pitted against a wily and completely ruthless adversary.

Baker
& Taylor

Having married the seductive Barbara Kennedy against his better judgment, Santa Fe lawyer Ed Eagle awakens the morning after his fortieth birthday to discover that his wife has vanished and that all of his money has been wired to Mexico.

Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2006
ISBN: 9780399153686
0399153683
Branch Call Number: Fiction Woo
Characteristics: 289 p. ; 24 cm

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akasq May 11, 2014

Ed Eagle's character is a by
product of the Stone Barrington
series,just a step below, but still
enjoyable. Both Stone and Ed are
up-scale lawyers with so much going on who wouldn't want to be part of it all.

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