When crime hits Manhattan’s rarefied circles, Stone Barrington finds himself in the bull’s-eye in this #1 New York Times bestseller.
Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes—and Stone is a material witness—he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone...and that the biggest heist is still to come.
Stone Barrington shows he's one of the smoothest operators around, despite running into a few rough patches, in Edgar-winner Woods's entertaining 29th novel featuring the New York City attorney (after Standup Guy). What starts as a business meeting for insurance adjuster Crane Hart ends in Stone's bedroom, as so often happens with beautiful women in this bestselling series, but the tryst leads to a confrontation with Hart's estranged husband, Don Dugan, who's stalling on the divorce settlement. Stone handles the oversized Dugan with his usual panache, but his troubles with the couple are just beginning. When the guests at a ritzy private party are robbed, Stone recognizes one of the crooks as a Dugan henchman. A subsequent robbery gets even more personal, when someone is able to bypass Stone's state-of-the-art security system in his Manhattan townhouse and steals valuable paintings. Stone needs to draw on all his talents to recover his artwork and lay a trap for highly elusive thieves.
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The best Stone Barrington novel in some time. Attorney Barrington is embroiled in a great new mystery with more twists and turns than any in recent memory. If you enjoy a good mystery you should not miss this one. Woods is always good but recently his books have strayed a bit
away from his primary characters. That changes with this book.
Woods is back at his best with this story that has a bit of everything including some interesting carnal pursuits that lend the book it's title. Do not miss this book.
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Based on prior reviews (and recent books by this author) I decided to borrow this book from my library rather than buy it. Great decision. It was awful. Shallow plot. Poorly written. Basically soft porn. Stone following his "d#%^k" from conquest to conquest. Why is this author being paid for this! I have read every prior Stone Barrington novel. And have been increasingly disappointed. It seems that the author is just churning g books for profit. Certainly my last!!