Stone Barrington finds himself in hot water in this exhilarating adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
During an intense storm in Dark Harbor, Maine, a perplexing murder lands a dead man on Stone Barrington's doorstep. As secrets swirl around this mystery man's identity, Stone quickly sets out to unravel a web of cunning misdirections and lies.
Soon enough, he is embroiled in an elaborate game of cat and mouse between the CIA and nefarious foreign forces, including a bewitching new companion who comes under his protection. But when Stone's actions draw the attention of an old enemy, one who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from getting out, Stone realizes he may have finally met his match.
Edgar winner Woods's slapdash 61st novel featuring attorney Stone Barrington (after 2021's Criminal Mischief) finds Stone and Dino Bacchetti, his New York City police commissioner pal, dining at their favorite Manhattan restaurant when they're unexpectedly joined by CIA director Lance Cabot. Lance has a mission for Stone, who serves as Lance's associate director: "to provide a safe house for a person who shall remain unidentified, even with regard to gender." Stone agrees to fly this person on his private jet to England and keep them safe at his country house in Hampshire. The next morning, Stone meets this person, who's been smuggled onto his plane, after takeoff. She's Jenna Jacoby, a former model who has just gotten divorced from Texas senator Wallace Slade, an obnoxious jerk. Slade, who's not keen on Jenna's intention to testify soon before a Congressional committee about his unsavory connections to Russia, and a murderous henchman get on Jenna's trail, and the rest of the cartoonish plot centers on Slade's efforts to find Jenna and kill her. Stone and friends take countermeasures amid lots of light banter, good food, and great sex. This one's for die-hard fans only. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit Assoc.
As one who has read every book by this author it is sad to see this sort of slacking and ridiculous plotting for the end of days
I enjoyed the Stone Barrington series much more in the beginning. This book is more of a short story. It seems as though it’s more important to turn out a story for $14.95 than it is to add quality. Very disappointing. This will be the final one I read.
The worst yet. Flying from house to house to escape a killer. The names change but not the disjointed story.
I wasted $14.99