Secrets and seduction are temptations Stone Barrington can’t resist, and in this action-packed thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, he encounters plenty of both...
It’s a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. A recent venture has achieved a great victory, but is immediately faced with a new challenge: an underhanded foe who’s determined to wreak havoc at any cost. Meanwhile, when Stone finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process unearths secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming. And when a lethal beauty from Stone’s past resurfaces, there’s no telling what chaos will follow in her wake...
Stone Barrington faces unusual problems in bestseller Woods's rousing 32nd novel featuring the high-powered New York City attorney (after 2014's Paris Match). After celebrating the election of his friend Kate Lee to the U.S. presidency, Stone is saddened by the death of his elderly mentor, Eduardo Bianchi. Because of Eduardo's rumored past mob connections, settling the estate is not simple and brings Dolce, Bianchi's crazy daughter, back from the convent in Italy where she has been confined. Meanwhile, Evan Hills, a "first-term Republican congressman from Pennsylvania," goes public with a story that will taint his party and even Stone can't save him from paying a high price for doing so. Stone discovers that a lot of money is floating around, and plenty of people are used to getting their own way. With such a long-running series, the huge backstory could be overwhelming, but Woods insures that new readers won't get lost.
Another good one.......this guy gets more women than me!
Got to go. Reading another one.....
Great Stone story. Good plots and action. Sorry to see Edwardo go.
Don't waste your $9.99
I can guarantee you that this book is not a New York Times bestseller. It would appear that Woods is doing nothing but publishing novels about every 2 to 3 months and these last two novels are far and away some of the worst he's ever written, particularly this one, that is if he's writing them.
If my counting is correct, beginning with Stone going to college, law school, graduating at age approximately 25 years old, 14 years as a policeman, makes him 39, two or three years dating Arrington, 41, who moved to Hollywood and gets married, nine months of pregnancy, Peter is born goes to Yale gets out goes back to Hollywood probably aged 23 - 24 years, and this puts Stone in his mid 60's. Then add a few more years in between adventures and drinking probably a 100 gallons or more of knob Creek, eating out every night, and screwing everything that walks, and by now, Stone should be a 70+ year old diabetic, dying of aids or alcoholism, and weighing over 300 pounds.