Stone Barrington finds intrigue abroad in this sensational thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington is no stranger to schemes and deceptions of all stripes—as an attorney for the premier white-shoe law firm Woodman & Weld, he’s seen more than his share. But when he travels to Europe under highly unusual circumstances, Stone finds himself at the center of mystery that is most peculiar, even by his standards. Two unexpected invitations may be the first clues in an intricate puzzle that will lead Stone deep into the rarefied world of European ultra-wealth and privilege, where billionaires rub elbows with spies, insider knowledge is traded at a high premium, and murder is never too high a price to pay for a desired end...
At the start of Edgar-winner Woods's slick 26th Stone Barrington novel (after Collateral Damage), the New York City attorney awakens in a hospital bed in the American embassy in Paris with no memory of the previous four days and no idea why he's in Paris. Once released, Barrington accepts a dinner invitation from wealthy businessman Marcel duBois, who soon sells him a newly produced luxury automobile at the bargain price of $225,000. Further talks with duBois, including security arrangements for the tycoon and discussions of how he might be of use to new CIA director Lance Cabot, result in a trip to New York for both Barrington and duBois. A mysterious Russian named Majorov keeps popping up, and various attempts are made on the lives of Barrington and duBois, though most are quickly countered. Barrington, smooth as silk whether making a multimillion dollar deal, bedding attractive women, or acting heroically, makes everything look much too easy.
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Not the best...
but better than they have been. Some new characters added some life and Stone is getting back to his old self instead of a sad old man
I have become increasingly disappointed with Woods' development of Barrington's character. Ever since his involvement with Arrington it has become nothing more than a journey into the life of the "Rich and Happy 1%" (a.k.a. Mike Penn) lived vicariously through Stone and his cohorts. The plot development is minimal. The story proceeds through one business deal to another, all within the unreachable stratosphere of the 1%. Get real!!! I used to be a big fan, but I believe this to be my last Barrington adventure. I much prefer the more down to earth Harry Bosch, Alex Cross or Jack Reacher. What is Woods thinking?!?
A stupid book with cardboard characters and non-existent plot. Don't waste your money or time.