Stone Barrington’s trip to Europe turns into an international incident in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.
When he’s apprised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington rushes off to Europe for a whirlwind tour of business and, of course, pleasure. But from the start the trip seems to be cursed, plagued by suspicious “accidents” and unfortunate events, and some of Stone’s plans go up in flames—literally.
Stone sets out to learn the true source of his curious misfortune and finds that what appeared to be bad luck may, in fact, have been a warning. From the chic streets of Paris to Italy's spectacular Amalfi Coast, Stone is pursued from all sides. But when the tables turn, the hunted may become the hunter...
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Private jets, lavish hotels, wild trysts, and high-profile crime cases: Stuart Woods’ 35th Stone Barrington adventure has everything you’ve come to expect from the jet-setting series. In Foreign Affairs, Woods takes us on a smooth, calculated, and entertaining ride across Italy and France as his playboy protagonist works to unravel a network of corruption and racketeering overseen by mob boss Leonardo Casselli. This Barrington adventure feels as fresh as ever, hopped up on action and high-flying adventure.
Edgar-winner Woods's appealing 35th Stone Barrington novel (after Naked Greed) takes the peripatetic New York lawyer, playboy, and investor to Rome, where the Arrington Group, of which he is a board member, is planning to build a palatial new hotel. On Stone's last-minute flight from JFK, he meets Hedy Kiesler, a beautiful artist, with whom he shares an upgrade to first class and later a bed in Rome. Meanwhile, Leonardo Casselli, a relocated New York Mafia don, makes it clear that the hotel won't go up peacefully until he gets his share of the action. Stone calls on old friends Dino Bacchetti of the NYPD and Mike Freeman of Strategic Services for aid in his fight with Casselli, who has plenty of goons at his disposal. When Hedy becomes a pawn in the conflict, Stone devises a dangerous plan to infiltrate Casselli's stronghold on the Amalfi coast. The finale boasts Woods's customary combination of panache and brio.