Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Pg. 69: "Accidents Waiting to Happen"

Today's feature at the Page 69 Test: Simon Wood's Accidents Waiting to Happen.

About the book, from the author's website:
Josh Michaels is worth more dead than alive. He just doesn’t know it yet. He has no idea why someone would try to kill him, clearly that’s exactly what happened. When an SUV forced Josh’s car off the road and into a river, it might have been an accident. But when Josh looked up at the road, expecting to see the SUV’s driver rushing to help him, all he saw was the driver watching him calmly…then giving him a “thumbs down” sign. That was merely the first attempt on Josh’s life, all of them designed to look like accidents, and all of them very nearly fatal. With his timeand maybe his luck running out and no one willing to believe him, Josh had better figure out who wants him dead and why … before it’s too late.
Among the praise for the novel:

Accidents Waiting to Happen is a briskly plotted thriller that uses point of view shifts better than any novel I’ve read in quite a while in his debut.”
CrimeSpree Magazine

One of the most riveting first chapters I have read in some time. The pacing is spectacular and gets progressively faster as the reader nears the finale. An unqualified recommendation.”
Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine

“An impressive debut.”
Mystery Scene Magazine

“Simon Wood...delivers a suspenseful, brisk tale in his debut.”
Florida Sun Sentinel

“What a thrill ride!”
— Literary Editor for the
East Bay Express

Simon Wood is the author of a robust and expanding list of novels and stories.

Visit Wood's website, his MySpace page, and his contributions to Murderati.

The Page 69 Test: Accidents Waiting to Happen.

--Marshal Zeringue