Stone Barrington finds himself in a dark place in the City of Light in this international thriller in Stuart Woods’s #1 New York Times bestselling series.
When some business arrangements demand his personal attention, Stone Barrington jaunts off to Europe and immediately finds himself embroiled in trouble on both sides of the pond. In Paris, an old enemy is still in hot pursuit, but now he has the aide of a powerful man with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the States, the churning rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance to the entire nation. From the bright lights of Paris to the staid paneled boardrooms of Capitol Hill, at risk is not just Stone’s reputation, but his very life...
Edgar-winner Woods's intriguing 31st Stone Barrington novel (after Cut and Thrust) takes the New York City attorney to Paris for the opening of his new hotel, l'Arrington. Stone leaves behind his love, Ann Keaton, to manage the campaign of the first-ever pregnant presidential candidate, their mutual friend, Kate Lee, the wife of exiting President Will Lee. In the City of Light, Stone finds himself the prey of a former enemy, making his sojourn there as terrifying an experience as it is a pleasurable wining-and-dining one. And Stone being Stone, he's not without women for long. There's Mirabelle Chance, a couture designer, and Stone's on-and-off lady friend, Holly Barker, offering her very special personal touch as well as her procedural CIA support. As always, Woods's knack for natural, nimble dialogue moves the plot along as Stone fights for his business interests, his reputation, and even his life.
Simple and lovable
Love the stone series. Simple books with a lot of pleasure. The mega wealthy perfect gentlemen who loves all women. The ultra rich or ultra powerful woman, that are hard to hate. Add in some CIA employees and its a delectable series. To me, it's the perfect book as a companion to a bubble bath or when you need your real world to disappear for a couple hundred pages.
The only thing that has ever disappointed me, is the authors final pages. His request to write to me with only "I love your book" or "I hate your book" letters. It's too bad I'm in love with Stone too much to let him go. Until the next time, Mr. Barrington.
Another great Stone B. Yarn. Good plot twists and turns and usual good ending.
Another formulaic Stone Barington story consisting of very little actual story woven into a large collection of improbable sexual encounters and tedious small talk. Sad to see what used to be a decent series degenerate into this crap.