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The Fall Guy by Simon WoodTodd 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.

“Elmore Leonard would be proud to have written 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

THE FALL GUY is available from Amazon, Audible and iTunes.


“Great mystery with exciting plot twists and suspense galore.”
–The Midwest Book Review


Simon Wood is an ex-racecar driver, a licensed pilot and an occasional private investigator. Originally from the UK, he now calls California home. Simon has had over 150 stories and articles published. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and has garnered him an Anthony Award and a CWA Dagger Award nomination, as well as several readers’ choice awards. He’s a frequent contributor to Writer’s Digest. He’s the author of Working Stiffs, Accidents Waiting to Happen, Paying the Piper, We All Fall Down, Terminated, and Asking for Trouble. As Simon Janus, he’s the author of The Scrubs and Road Rash. Curious people can learn more at

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