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Skin Game
By (author): Stuart Woods By (author): Parnell Hall
9780735219168 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Action & Adventure Jun 04, 2019
$37.00 CAD
Active 6.2 x 9.29 x 1.3 in 320 pages Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons
Teddy Fay returns to his roots in espionage, in the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods.

When Teddy Fay receives a freelance assignment from a gentleman he can’t refuse, he jets off to Paris on the hunt for a treasonous criminal. But as Teddy unearths more information that just doesn’t seem to connect, his straightforward mission becomes far bigger—and stranger—than he could imagine. The trail of bread crumbs leads to secrets hidden within secrets, evildoers trading in money and power, and a global threat on an unprecedented scale. Under the beautiful veneer of the City of Lights, true villainy lurks in the shadows…and Teddy Fay alone can prevent the impending disaster.

Series Overview: Former CIA operative Teddy Fay uses the skills he acquired at the agency, as well as his indelible savoir faire, to solve mysteries and tricky situations.

IN 2017, STUART WOODS SOLD MORE THAN 1.1 MILLION COPIES across all frontlist formats.

POPULAR CHARACTER TEDDY FAY IS NOW A SERIES HERO: This third Teddy Fay novel will follow The Money Shot in August 2018 and last year’s Smooth Operator, creating continuity for the series that we hope to continue on a regular schedule. With his roguish charm and untraditional skill set, Teddy is a winning hero that Stuart Woods’s fans love to see in a leading role.

THE COWRITTEN NOVELS ARE A SUCCESS STORY: Smooth Operator hit #8 on the New York Times bestseller list and has sold comparably to the Stone Barrington novels. Barely Legal in August 2017 hit even higher at #5 on the list, proving fans have embraced the standalone titles.

PARNELL HALL HAS PROVEN AN IDEAL COWRITER: Hall’s collaborations with Woods have earned consistently fantastic reviews from professionals (see below) and fans alike (they average more than four stars on Amazon). Hall is also well known and respected in the mystery community, having been nominated for many awards and served as the president of the Private Eye Writers of America. His knack for punchy dialogue and thrilling action makes him an ideal co-writer, and he was hand selected in a rigorous audition process by Putnam and Woods.

PERPETUAL PUBLISHING: Since 2016, we’ve formulated a schedule and plan to expand the Stuart Woods annual book roster, and the numbers show that fans have embraced it.

Stuart Woods is the author of more than seventy novels. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.

Parnell Hall has been an actor, screenwriter, and singer/songwriter. He is a former president of the Private Eye Writers of America and a member of Sisters in Crime. He has been a finalist for an Edgar, two Lefty, and three Shamus Awards. Hall lives in New York City.

Author Residence: Woods: New Mexico, Maine, Florida; Hall: New York City

Author Hometown: Woods: Georgia

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“Fast-moving, full of action, sexy and now with a very bright, devious new hero in Teddy Fay…It is like eating forbidden fruit, sugary cotton candy or forbidden chocolate brownies with nuts. You know it isn’t good for you, but you can’t put it down! Just go ahead and read it.”—Lincoln Journal-Star

“Woods and Hall have crafted a fast-moving tale with a light touch…Crime fiction doesn’t get much more entertaining than this.”—Booklist (starred review)

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