In this action-packed adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington learns that privacy is hard to come by when you’re one of the rich and mighty.
As an eligible bachelor, man-about-town, and mover in the highest social echelons, Stone Barrington has always been the subject of interest and gossip. But when he’s unwittingly thrust into the limelight, he finds himself scrambling to take cover. Before too long Stone’s fending off pesky nuisances left and right, and making personal arrangements so surreptitiously it would take a covert operative to unearth them. Unfortunately, Stone soon discovers that these efforts only increase the persistence of the most troublesome pests...and when he runs afoul of a particularly tenacious lady, he’ll be struggling to protect not just his reputation, but his life.
When Democrat Kate Lee wins a second term as president in bestseller Woods's slow-simmering 42nd Stone Barrington novel (after Fast & Loose), Stone's old flame Holly Barker becomes secretary of state. Unfortunately for the debonair New York attorney, his rekindled relationship with Holly means unwanted publicity. In particular, he becomes the target of ambitious reporter Gloria Parsons, to whom he grants an interview for Just Folks magazine, a decision he soon comes to regret. Gloria later becomes seriously involved with New York governor Benton Blake, who resigns his post after he and his estranged wife reach a divorce settlement. Benton plans to run for the senate in two years, but Kate's charismatic son, Peter Rule, is also planning a run for that seat. That Peter's new wife once had a brief fling with Benton promises complications down the line. A late threat of violence against Stone adds the only real suspense, though its aftermath serves to bring him closer to Holly. Readers will look forward to seeing how Stone and Holly's romance develops.
Read in one day. Really liked it but not the last chapter/ending. Was shocked it ended!
Worse With Age
Our once beloved author is just cranking out drivel these days. Simple and predictable this one. Thin plot. No character development. Dull. There's a story here sort of. But not worth buying this one. Crappy ending too. I'm done with Stone Barrington and his author.
Worst book he's written.......by far. Can't find enough of a story there to convince myself I not only shouldn't have bought it let alone finished it.