Stone Barrington must battle a nasty opponent in the latest action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
After returning home from a treacherous adventure, Stone Barrington is all too happy to settle back down in his New York City abode. But when he's introduced to a glamorous socialite with a staggering inheritance, Stone realizes his days are about to be anything but quiet.
As it turns out, Stone's intriguing new companion has some surprisingly familiar ties and other far more sinister ones—including a nefarious enemy who gets too close for comfort. When it becomes clear that this miscreant will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and will endanger all whom Stone holds dear, Stone must step in to protect his friends and prevent a dangerous madman from wreaking havoc across the city.
Bestseller Woods's slick 62nd novel featuring suave New York attorney Stone Barrington (after A Safe House) opens with the arrival of recently widowed Annetta Charles at Stone's Manhattan townhouse. Annetta wishes to make changes to her will regarding her stepson, Eddie Charles, "the black dog of the family." When Stone says you mean "black sheep," she replies, "He's all dog, all the way through, and a mean one, at that." Annetta wants Stone to set up a trust paying Eddie $100,00 a month for her lifetime, because she believes it's the only way to stop Eddie from killing her. Annetta's been receiving threatening notes she's sure are from Eddie, with whom she wants no further contact. It's Stone's job as trustee to deal with Eddie. Thereafter, Eddie, despite being a smart Yale Law School graduate, keeps doing stupid things like showing up unexpectedly at P.J. Clarke's, where Stone and best pal Dino Bacchetti, the New York City police commissioner, often dine, to annoy Stone. A couple of murders, glimpses into the lifestyles of the ultrawealthy, and comic if at times edgy banter between Stone and Dino keep the pages turning. As usual, Woods gives his fans exactly what they want.)
Decent read, but overly detailed ,complex and unlikely plots.
Where did Stuart go?
another bad book from Stuart. Sad sad sad
Mediocre at best. Less than 300 pages means book is only a short story.