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Stone Barrington Novels #16: Loitering with Intentby Stuart Woods
Synopses & Reviews
Stone Barrington returns in the stunning new thriller by the New York Times­bestselling author.
Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan and pleased to receive an unexpected visit from his friend and sometime lover Holly Barker, now an assistant director at the CIA. For her part, Holly is glad to leave the staid, official environs of the capital for the dining and atmosphere of New York, but her sojourn isnt only for pleasure. An explosive incident requires her immediate attention—and Stones investigative expertise.
But what initially appears to be a clear-cut case soon becomes increasingly complex—and dangerous. For in the secretive world of government intelligence, national interests all too often conflict with power grabs and turf wars, and extreme wealth allows even the most pursued rivals to slip through the cracks. As Stone and Holly follow the trail from Londons posh embassy district to Manhattans Upper East Side, they learn just how well the most cunning plans can be disguised . . . and how far some people will go to wreak vengeance.
"Never one to avoid a glamorous vacation spot, Stone Barrington travels to Key West, Fla., in this easygoing entry in bestseller Woods's long-running series (Hot Mahogany, etc.) to feature the New York cop turned lawyer. Stone is supposed to track down Evan Keating, a young man whose signature is needed on documents allowing his father to sell the family business, except that Evan doesn't want to be found and when he is, doesn't want to sign the papers. Meanwhile, there's always time to enjoy good food and romance. Stone and Dino Bacchetti, his former NYPD partner, eat a lot of conch, while a beautiful Swedish doctor, Annika Swenson, learns the hard way that being involved with Stone is the most dangerous job in America. Woods handles the proceedings with dispatch and good humor, the pages fly by, and contented readers will sit back and eagerly await the next installment. Author tour. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Woods returns with the newest addition to his "New York Times"-bestselling Stone Barrington series. Perennial favorite Woods certainly knows how to keep the pages turning--"Booklist."
Woods' "New York Times"bestselling Stone Barrington series continues as Stone travels to Key West to track down a client's son--and finds more than he bargains for. Perennial favorite Woods certainly knows how to keep the pages turning--"Booklist."
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The newest addition to the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series.
Stone Barrington returns in the thrilling new novel from the New York Times–bestselling author.
After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan—and back in his element, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best.
But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance, against an enemy with plans bigger than they could ever imagine. . . .
About the Author
Stuart Woods is the author of more than thirty novels, including the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series and Holly Barker series. He is an avid sailor and pilot.
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