Stone Barrington takes on a scheming rebel in this latest action-packed thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods.
Upon returning to New York City after a whirlwind British excursion, Stone Barrington is notified of a delicate situation within the country's administration. A close friend requires his expertise and subtlety to eradicate a destructive presence in a classified agency--only it soon becomes clear that this renegade was sent by a rival Stone has encountered before.
From the City of Light to the rocky Maine coastline, Stone will need to summon all his wit and daring to halt the audacious plots threatening to reveal confidential intel, and catch the evasive traitor at last. This enemy may be equipped with unlimited resources and devious schemes, but if Stone remains vigilant, justice may finally prevail. . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When we want a playboy hero who can handle life-and-death situations while still managing to have a very good time, one name pops to mind: Stone Barrington. When Secretary of State Holly Barker—another protagonist in Stuart Woods’ universe of thrillers—starts to suspect a double agent in the State Department, she calls on her old friend Stone to uncover the mole. We love how Woods’ lawyer-turned-spy-hunter always seems to have an answer for everything—and when he doesn’t, he knows just who to call. Watching him put together a crack team of his smartest, most well-connected friends to unravel a dark and destructive conspiracy is exhilarating fun. Stone’s swanky, jet-set lifestyle adds a James Bond flair to this already-exciting read, which is packed with hairpin turns that could prove deadly.
In bestseller Woods's serviceable 52nd Stone Barrington novel (after 2019's Stealth), CIA director Lance Cabot calls on New York attorney Stone, a part-time CIA consultant, for help in exposing a State Department mole who's working for the Russians. Stone is soon distracted by airplane broker Callie Stevens, who persuades him to buy a private jet, an upgrade for his existing one, in a deal that goes smoothly until, in an undeveloped subplot, an act of vandalism on the new jet suggests that Callie's ex-husband is out to get her. Stone flies his new plane to Paris, where by chance he encounters American entrepreneur Peter Grant, who may be in thrall to Russian oligarch Yevgeny Chekhov. A poisoning and a murder raise the stakes as Stone's dealings with the shifty Grant and generic villain Chekhov start to dovetail with the original mole investigation. The witty banter among Stone and friends and his frequent bedding of willing women keep the reader turning the pages to the mildly exciting showdown on a giant yacht anchored off Martha's Vineyard. Woods seems to be treading water.
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Terrible taking advantage of his readership.
Have gradually lost interest as his books become less entertaining for his readers, and more about him making a personal political statement.
Worst of the series and an ending that just stopped as if there were chapters missing
Total waste of time and money and a big disappointment