“Santa Fe Edge” is a typical Stuart Woods book – the plot moves along quickly via matter-of-fact prose and dialogue with sparse attention to scene description or character analysis. In other words, his books are usually a no-nonsense quick read, and this one is no exception.
A famous pro golfer is accused of his wife’s murder, and Santa Fe attorney Ed Eagle is defending him. Meanwhile, Ed’s ex-wife Barbara has escaped from a Mexican prison and is again out to kill him.
There is a tangential story line about the CIA looking for a man called Teddy Fay who I gathered was a dangerous former operative previously thought to be dead. I’m not sure why they were looking for him, but I assume that was explained in a previous book, as I also assume it will be carried forward into the next book, having not been satisfactorily resolved here.
I didn’t like “Santa Fe Edge” as much as I did some of Mr. Woods’ previous books, probably because I have not read the immediately preceding ones in the Ed Eagle series, so some of the background never became completely clear to me. But I’m sure his regular fans will enjoy it.