Stone Barrington enters a cutthroat game where only the canniest player can come out on top in this exceptional thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.
When Stone travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up: a dazzling newcomer—and close friend of Stone’s—has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems that more than one seat may be up for grabs. And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers-on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for more sinister plans...
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Bestselling mystery writer Stuart Woods’ endlessly capable protagonist Stone Barrington has taken up a new challenge: working for presidential hopeful Kathleen Lee during a Democratic convention. When Lee’s life is threatened, Barrington must use every tool in his arsenal to separate the politician’s friends from her enemies. As many of the novel’s myriad characters become suspects, Barrington finds himself in increasingly dangerous situations. Packed with intrigue and suspense, Cut and Thrust quickly hurtles toward its twist-laden conclusion.
Bestseller Woods's politically themed 30th Stone Barrington novel (after Carnal Curiosity) takes the debonair New York attorney to Los Angeles for the Democratic National Convention. Stone plays host at the Arrington, his posh Beverly Hills resort, to his current lover, Ann Keaton, who's the deputy campaign manager for presidential candidate Katharine "Kate" Lee. When Kate, the wife of current President Will Lee, asks Stone to act as her intermediary at the convention, she has no idea just how big a role he will play. Happily, Stone proves as adept at political deal making as he is at defusing physical threats and character assassinations. Lending support are such pals as Ed Eagle, a member of New Mexico's delegation, who's still hunted by his deadly ex-wife, Barbara, and Stone's old NYPD partner, Dino Bachetti, now chief of detectives. This installment goes down as smoothly as a glass of Knob Creek. Author tour.
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Cut and Thrust
There are two major political parties in our country. To view one in a lesser light as this book has only added more fuel to the political fire that has destroyed this country.
Silly and superficial
Most of this story churns in one direction and then twists to a unrelated finish. I miss the older action-packed story lines which also hinted at living the good life of the rich and famous. Today's Stone Barrington is a wheeler dealer billionaire who hobnobs with the President and is a political fixer for the Democrats. This reads like a daytime soap opera about the mega-rich and famous. Come on, Mr. Woods, there must be some greatness left somewhere.
Cut And Thrust
I read this book in a couple of hours. Just too darn short. Entertaining but a rip off