Stone Barrington must track down an enemy intent on disturbing law and order in the latest action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
Upon returning from a dangerous coastal adventure, Stone Barrington is looking forward to some normalcy with the leading lady in his life. But when a grisly crime arrives on his doorstep, along with some suspicious new clients eager for his help, Stone realizes peace and quiet are no longer an option.
As it turns out, the mastermind behind the malfeasance rocking New York City and the nation's capital wields a heavy hand of influence. And when Stone is unable to recruit those closest to the case to his side, he is left with few leads and a handful of dead-ends. But with the help of important people in high places--and the expertise of alluring new friends--Stone is more than ready to rise to the occasion.
At the start of bestseller Woods's fun 55th novel featuring debonair New York attorney Stone Barrington (after Choppy Water), Stone returns to the Washington, D.C., hotel where he's staying for the inauguration of his longtime paramour, Holly Barker, as president only to find the body of Patricia Clark, the incoming secretary of commerce's wife, lying on the floor of his suite. The chief suspect is the victim's husband, Dan Clark, with whom she was going through a contested divorce. Holly soon dismisses Dan from her cabinet. Stone and his New York City police commissioner pal, Dino Bachetti, help investigate the Clark case and subsequent related murders. An obvious villain doesn't lessen the tension of the cat-and-mouse game that ensues. Meanwhile, Stone and Holly contrive to meet discreetly for sex as often as possible. Fortunately for Stone, more than one attractive, willing woman is available when Holly isn't around. Better yet, nobody gets jealous. Woods's alternate universe in which the first female U.S. president is succeeded by the second female U.S. president provides perfect escapist fare. \n
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Classic Stuart Woods
Have read every book this man has written and loved them all. This one is just as good as the rest.
Another GREAT read
Not worth the price
Read like it was written in 3 days. Far from quality of books Stuart Woods normally writes.