Book Reviews of Short Straw (Ed Eagle, Bk. 2)

Short Straw (Ed Eagle, Bk. 2)
Short Straw - Ed Eagle, Bk. 2
Author: Stuart Woods
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ISBN-13: 9780451220844
ISBN-10: 0451220846
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 392
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 195 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
A page turner, I read in a total of 4.5 hours. Interesting plot with many twists. Gratuitous sex scenes that don't add much to the plot were a little disappointing.
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Helpful Score: 3
Stuart Woods hits it again. This suspense novel will keep you guessing until the end. Twists and turns that Stuart Woods is known for.
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Helpful Score: 1
On the morning of his 50th birthday, Ed Eagle awakens to find that his wife has vanished, and his money has been wired out. Barbara (wife) went to Mexico, and Ed gets a pro-bono assignment to defend Joe Big Bear from a triple homicide. Turns out Joe might have something to do with all this after all.
"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."
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Helpful Score: 1
I loved this book! It was exciting and suspenseful all the way through. Hated to see (I mean, "hear") it come to an end.
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Stuart Woods great as usual.
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Thrilling beyond my greatest hope. Incredible and imaginative with more close escapes and right turns down dark blind alleys of fear and danger. Every other page brings a surprise or a betrayal. Great characters both bad and good. Loved it because the storyteller/reader "Michael Kramer" did such a great job.
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If u do not know stuart woods I suggest u try this one
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Short straw is an easy readable book. It has some interesting twists and I would recommend it to any avid reader.
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Very well written, I could not put it down!
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I really enjoyed this book it held my attention , as all of Stuart Woods books do.
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I've read several Stuart Woods books and have always found them both engaging and entertaining. Sadly, this was not the case here.

Outrageous use of hackneyed characters abound: Corrupt Mexican police chief? Check. Sexually-ambivalent Nordic masseuse? Check. Attractive woman married to a rich man? Yup, she's a gold-digger! At first, I was concerned by the lack of character development. By the end, I was grateful.

Compared to his other books, I found this to be a little too 'painting-by-numbers'.
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Second in a series...okay, but not spine-tingling.
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great story line, very good mystery. Stuart Woods writes very well, and keeps you guessing until the end.
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stuart woods is always a good read. Ed Eagle is no exception. book is great.
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Didn't finish it- liked some of his previous books
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Ed Eagle's wife makes a serious effort to murder him. Good adventure.
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Ed Eagle's wife leaves him, and takes his money. Takes two private eyes and the La Jolla and Mexican National Police forces to catch up with her.
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This is the second Ed Eagle Book, he is an attorney who takes difficult cases. Good reading always surprise endings. I love the Ed Eagle books and recommend them all.
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Ed Eagle and his wife are having a problem. Stuart Woods gives you plenty of twists in this story. Another great read by Woods.
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ONE OF HIS BEST A PAGE TURNER
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My first Woods' book featuring Ed Eagle, SantaFe lawyer. Great read!
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A very entertaining book--excellent read.
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I just started the Ed Eagle series with "Santa Fe Rules" then this title. I was surprised that you could almost interchange one book for the other as the set ups were basically the same. A person accused of triple murder, a wife who suddenly moves money and disappears, a new woman comes on the scene and "steals his heart" one week after the one he really loves leaves. It was fine on "Rules" as it was fresh, but "Straw" became a bit much in its areas of duplication.
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Great book...
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Fast read. Couldn't put it down!
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This is a fast paced read that leaves you guessing to the very end. I you like suspense this is for you.
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I do enjoy a good Stuart Woods novel, and this one, featuring Ed Eagle and his brutally scheming wife is a doozie of a read ... super fast to read because his plotting is excellent, with fun -- and funny! -- characters. Pity poor, but very smart Ed Eagle and his friends, as they pit their wits against his wicked, inventive, ruthless, gun-toting, spa-loving, decidedly nasty wife ...
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I had not read any of the Ed Eagle books other that with this character as a side player instead of a main player. This was a great page turner!
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Excellent suspense. You won't want to put this one down.
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This book is one of Stuart Woods best novels yet. Lawyer Ed Eagle wakes up one morning to find his wife missing, every single penny that he earned is missing, and everyone seems to be out to murder him. But why??
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Love this book, the development of the characters, the humor involved, the crime(s) committed, and the descriptions. My only negative comment would be the ending and without giving it away, I can only say that I would have liked to see the villan get more of what's coming to her. An eye-for-an-eye is what I think she deserved, but that's just me and my sense of justice! All-in-all, a very, very good read.