Book Of The Day – The Fall Guy

by Greg on July 25, 2011

Here’s another great, highly rated, bargain Kindle book and it’s today’s Book Of The Day. The Fall Guy by Simon Wood has a great 4.5 star rating and is currently on sale for only 99 cents! Regular price is $1.99 so grab this now while it’s under $1.00!

“Great book, exciting plot, and just the right amount of mystery and action. Simon Wood blended those elements together extraordinarily well. ”
— Amazon Reviewer

The Fall Guy
by Simon Wood
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Category: Mystery & Thrillers/Suspense
Price: $0.99 Save $1.00


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Todd Collins has failed in every job he’s ever undertaken, but that all changes when he backs his jalopy into 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.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

The Fall Guy is the true definition of a thriller ~ depicting a great mystery with exciting plot twists and suspense galore, and a character that struggles daily with choosing his true moral compass or a life he thinks he is meant to live.


Simon Wood has a knack for writing, and it’s evident in this book. It’s an exciting, clever thriller that everybody should check out. Fun read, and keeps the pages turning!


When I started reading this book, I couldn’t put it down. A real page turner. I would highly advise anyone to read this fast paced story with twists and turns in it. I loved it.

Get The Fall Guy here: The Fall Guy

About The Author

I’m 41 years old, English and I live in California with my wife (she’s American but she can’t help it). My background is in engineering, but I now write full time.

I’ve been writing since October ’98 and I don’t seem to be in a hurry to stop. So far, I’ve written around a hundred and seventy short stories and four novels, with many more planned or underway. I’ve had fragments of stories and ideas bobbling around in my head since I was a teenager, but I never did anything with them. The reason for that is probably because I’m dyslexic and reading and writing come hard, but not the imagination for stories. I don’t know what the spark was to get me off my arse, forget my problems, sit in front of a PC and write something, but I did. Because of my reading problems I had to start from scratch. My understanding of rudementary grammar and fiction structure was poor to say the least—there are still a lot of terms writers and editors use that I have to look up in a dictionary. But I put myself through a crash course on creative writing and let rip. Initial results were a bucket full of rejections. It wasn’t until January 2000 that anyone wanted to publish anything (Thank you, Di, from MSF&F). Since I had that first breakthrough, a hundred story sales have followed.

There have been disappointments along the way. I did have a story accepted in ’99, but the magazine went bust the following month. It was frustrating not to get a sale for another seven months after and I wouldn’t re-sell that story for another twelve. I’ve been lucky enough to sell my first novel and a short story collection. My fourth novel is underway, with outlines for others to keep me busy for a decade.

But before you go thinking I’m some sad shut-in who does nothing beyond tapping away at a keyboard all night, I do have other interests. I’m a licensed private pilot and I hold UK and US licenses. It was a great achievement to qualify as a pilot, especially as I can’t stomach heights. I used to race single-seater racecars in England and a day doesn’t go by without my missing it. Motor racing was a bitch of a habit to kick. Cocaine would have been a cheaper addiction. I still play football (soccer, if you’re American). I love to travel and won’t be happy until I’ve visited every country on the planet. I hiked, bused, and railroaded through Thailand. I rafted, surfed and rode horses through Costa Rica. I hiked, biked, kayaked and fell off mountains in New Zealand. And I’ve skied in Europe and the US. You’ve not skied until you’ve skied in Transylvania with wolves as avid spectators. I have South America in my sights next.

My wife, Julie, has to get a mention. She has to edit and read out all my scribblings and listen to me bitch and moan about my writing and all the editors who reject my work—and no, I haven’t gotten used to rejection yet. And if you are an editor reading this, don’t worry, I don’t take it personally. As an editor, writers tend to view you with the same eye the rest of the world views tax collectors.

Other things I do when I’m not writing: Besides being a producer of fiction, I’m a consumer. I read as much as I can (albeit slowly). I listen to audiobooks by the bucket load. Because of the dyslexia, it enables me to get through more titles in a year and it’s not so tiring. I love music and if CDs had calories, I would weigh five hundred pounds. I’ve been propping up Hollywood for years with my visits to the cinema. I love live comedy and go to comedy clubs whenever I can.

I suppose I should mention my weakness for longhaired dachshunds. There’s been a dachshund in my life for over twenty years. So, I have to mention Royston. Bug, Tegan, Chewie, Chase and Marley round off my furry menagerie. All these guys we’ve adopted.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Simon Wood and ENT appreciate it.

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1 simon July 25, 2011 at 1:00 pm

Thanks for posting this. 🙂


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