In the electrifying new thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington finds himself pitted against both man and nature.
Stone Barrington and several friends are vacationing in Florida when an extreme weather event puts a damper on their trip. Even worse, the hurricane-force winds blow a powerful, noxious politician straight onto Stone's doorstep. Though they part ways before long, Stone soon learns that he hasn't seen the last of his new acquaintance. It turns out that this official has some shady associates who may have destructive plans afoot, and Stone needs an entrée to the inside to figure out their scheme. With the fate of nations at stake, Stone must summon all of his fearless daring to put an end to the audacious plot...but this time he may be in over his head.
The approach of Hurricane Irma raises the tension early in bestseller Woods's 46th novel featuring lawyer Stone Barrington (after Shoot First) as Stone and friends, including Secretary of State Holly Barker, hunker down at his house in Key West, Fla. Joe Box, the junior senator from Florida, who two months earlier tried to assault Holly after a White House dinner, briefly takes shelter with Stone. Once the storm passes and Stone is able to leave the island in his private plane, the plot centers on the efforts of American and British authorities to arrest Selwyn Owaki, a notorious arms dealer with ties to Box. When an attempt involving Stone to nab Owaki at a London restaurant goes awry, Stone becomes a target for some powerful people and must go on the run. The hunt for Owaki turns out to have surprisingly high political stakes, but, since the book's principal villain is barely seen and has a minimal backstory, some readers may feel cheated, despite the concluding fireworks. Author tour.
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Seriously, a rich liberal lawyer that doubles as a spy. Watches morning Joe, seriously I thought this was a work of fiction! Good writing but pretty silly in a number of segments. Keep trying you will get better.
Reads as if took drafts of two separate books, each with distinct plot lines, stapled them together, and declared it one book. Did someone else have a hand in writing it?
Best of the resent Stone Barrington books.
Timely and fast passed. Stone is slowing down and only sleeps with two Women. One new. He doesn’t acquire anything but replaces two items through insurance. I’d like to see Stone in New Orleans next. That would give Stuart Woods another place to live and do research.