OUR FAVORITE LEGAL EAGLE RETURNS.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR STUART WOODS CONTINUES WHAT HE STARTED IN SANTA FE RULES:

Stuart Woods delivers a compulsively readable novel of crosses and double-crosses, featuring a shrewd criminal lawyer and his shamelessly sexy wife-a true black widow.
Praise for Short Straw
 
“This fast-moving tale has more than its share of twists, turns and double-crosses...a fine romp.”—The Roanoke Times (Virginia)
 
“Woods keeps [his characters] moving smartly around the playing board like so many checkers.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
 
“A taut tale of a very bad woman out to fleece a very good man…Scarcely an excess word gets in the way of the briskly moving plot.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“Woods keeps the wattage high.”—Booklist

More Praise for Stuart Woods

“Stuart Woods is a no-nonsense, slam-bang storyteller.”—Chicago Tribune

“A world-class mystery writer...I try to put Woods’s books down and I can’t.”—Houston Chronicle 

“Mr. Woods, like his characters, has an appealing way of making things nice and clear.”—The New York Times

“Woods certainly knows how to keep the pages turning.”—Booklist

“Since 1981, readers have not been able to get their fill of Stuart Woods’ New York Times bestselling novels of suspense.”—Orlando Sentinel