Deal announcement: J. Todd Scott

From Publishers Weekly, Book Deals, Week of November 17, 2014:

Putnam Gets ‘Bad’ with Scott
Former lawyer and DEA agent J. Todd Scott sold his novel Bad Land, in a two-book preempt, to Nita Taublib at Putnam… (read the rest at PW’s site).

J. Todd Scott, DEA ASAC (he’s a real-life Hank Schrader), writes fiction inspired by his work, and he’s got some great stories. Bad Land deals with corruption in a Texas border town, where the line between criminals and law enforcement is often blurry. I’m thrilled to have brokered this deal and I hope all of you get the chance to read Bad Land when Putnam publishes it in 2016.

Visit Todd online at