Accidents Waiting to Happen by Simon Wood

By Simon Wood

Josh Michaels isn’t sought after lifeless or alive—just useless. That truth turns into shockingly transparent while a stranger runs his automobile off the line. rather than a assisting hand, the guy provides Josh a “thumbs down” and abandons him to what's potentially a watery grave. fortunately, Josh cheats death…this time. but if extra harrowing “accidents” threaten his existence, it’s transparent he’s a marked guy.
Are his earlier blunders coming again to chew him? Or is anything extra sinister afoot? and the way can he persuade his kinfolk, buddies, and particularly the law enforcement officials that he’s at risk? The more durable Josh fights to stick alive, the extra made up our minds his unknown enemy is to determine him useless. And the deeper he digs for solutions, the extra chilling the fact turns into. As his time and good fortune quickly run out, he needs to unmask an insidious conspiracy bent on creating a killing—in extra methods than one.
Nerve-jangling noir doesn’t get a lot blacker than Simon Wood’s best velocity journey into cold-blooded homicide and hot-blooded vengeance.

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Und ich musste mich an den Gedanken gewöhnen, dass es Zeit wurde, ihm noch mehr Raum zu geben, ihn unabhängiger sein zu lassen. �Ich versuche immer, mir möglichst wenig Sorgen zu machen», sagte ich. «Ben ist ein kluger Junge, er macht keinen unnötigen Blödsinn. » �Handys sind in der Schule während der Unterrichtszeiten nicht erlaubt. Wie kommen Sie überhaupt darauf? » Anonyme Anrufe waren allerdings doch eher selten. » Darauf wusste ich nichts zu erwidern. Und langsam verlor ich auch die Geduld mit Joe.

Er war tot. Unterwegs, um Ben von seinem Freund abzuholen und anschließend zusammen mit ihm nach Hause zum Abendessen zu kommen, hatte er in einer unübersichtlichen Kurve die Kontrolle über seinen Wagen verloren. Wegen seiner Prominenz gab es nach dem Unfall eine gerichtliche Untersuchung, doch das war reine Formsache. Menschen kamen nun mal bei Autounfällen ums Leben, so etwas passierte. Man hatte mir erzählt, sein Nachruf sei nicht nur auf der Titelseite der Vineyard Gazette erschienen, sondern auch in allen großen Zeitungen weltweit.

Eigentlich hatte ich mir irgendwo unterwegs einen holen wollen, aber die Cafés waren alle noch geschlossen. Ich war erschöpft, hatte dieses typische Gefühl der Übermüdung, bei dem man glaubt, jeden Moment zusammenzubrechen. Denn als Joe seine Anrufversuche endlich eingestellt hatte, war an Schlaf erst einmal nicht zu denken gewesen. Sechsmal hatte er angerufen, sechsmal alle zehn Klingeltöne ausgenutzt, bis sich der Anrufbeantworter einschaltete. Dann hatte er endlich aufgegeben. Sechs Anrufe. Sechzigmal Telefonklingeln.

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