Stone Barrington gains an adversary that he can’t seem to shake in this electrifying adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Stone Barrington’s latest lady friend is full of surprises, both good and ill. A sensual woman with unexpected desires, Stone finds her revelations in the boudoir extremely agreeable. But on the other hand, she also has some unfinished business with a temperamental man who believes Stone is an intolerable obstacle in the way of his goals.
In a cat-and-mouse game that trails from sun-drenched Bel-Air to a peaceful European estate and gorgeous Santa Fe, Stone and his friend remain just one step ahead of their opponent. But their pursuer is not a man who can stand to be thwarted, and tensions are mounting...and may soon reach the boiling point.
Boris Tirov, the hapless villain of Edgar-winner Woods's diverting 38th Stone Barrington novel (after Family Jewels), detests Stone, a suave, well-connected New York City attorney whose latest lady friend happens to be Boris's ex-wife, screenwriter Gala Wilde. Stone flies his private jet to Santa Fe, N.Mex., where Gala has a house, and later to England, where Stone owns an estate with its own airfield, but the vengeful Boris, a Hollywood movie producer with rumored connections to the Russian mob, remains hot on their trail. The ease with which Stone keeps Boris at bay threatens to become monotonous until Boris cuts a deal with Russian president Viktor Petrov: in exchange for Petrov not extraditing Boris from the U.S. on a long-standing murder charge, Boris will ensure that Petrov has an intimate meeting with a beautiful American actress who's due to arrive in Moscow for a movie premiere. Woods leaves this intriguing plot line up in the air, presumably to be continued in a later installment, as the main action speeds toward Boris's final, foolish attempt to get even with Stone.
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A another well written,over priced, short story by Mr Woods. At least he ends this book with the words "To be continued". Rather than buying this as an e-book, spend an extra .75 cents at Costco and buy it in hard back. Then you can donate it to a library so others can read it for free, and you get a tax deduction.
Another fun read
Once again Stone Barrington is deep into another adventure. As always there's a woman and of course someone trying to kill him again. This was another start to finish fun read. You really should be reading the Stone Barrington series !
Simply awful even by Mr. Woods current standards. The only saving grace is that Stone Barrington is to be back burnered in the next book.