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Fresh Disasters: A Stone Barrington Novel (Stone Barrington Novels)

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Publisher Comments:

With Dark Harbor, Stuart Woods proved yet again that he is the master of the popular crime novel. Now he outdoes himself with the newest addition to the series.

Stone Barrington embarks on his most dangerous adventure yet when he takes on a job as a lawyer for a sleazy and clueless con man-and ends up getting embroiled in the underworld of the New York mafia. It started out as just another late night at Elaine's, where Stone was eating a porterhouse steak and enjoying the company of his friends. But when Herbie Fisher, a notoriously not-so-sharp swindler, walked in, the pleasant atmosphere turned to ice. Herbie convinces Bill Eggers, the managing partner of Woodman & Weld, to sign him on as a client — with the goal of taking down the infamous mafia boss Carmine Datilla. And even though Stone doesn't want to have anything to do with Herbie — or the mafia, for that matter-he is soon coerced into being Herbie's lawyer. With the help of his ex-partner, Dino, Stone investigates Datilla the Hun, and the rest of the mob family, encountering intrigue and danger at every turn. Will Stone finally take a stand, or will he end up at the bottom of Sheepshead Bay?

With the swift action, razor-sharp characters, and crackling dialogue that are Stuart Woods's hallmarks, Fresh Disasters is Woods at the very height of his storytelling powers.

Review:

"Smooth-talking New York lawyer Stone Barrington, along with his sidekick, NYPD detective Dino Bacchetti, get dragged into an impossible case in Stone's entertaining 13th outing (after Dark Harbor). Stone's bosses at the high-class law firm of Woodman and Weld want him to sue major league Mafia don Carmine Dattila for beating up a character from earlier Stone adventures, the hapless Herbie Fisher. It's all pretty much good fun — the snappy repartee, hot sex, dinner at Elaine's, comedic Mafia hoodlums with names like Sammy Tools, Johnny Pop and Dattila the Hun — until the tale turns darker with the introduction of a psychotic sculptor, Devlin Daltry, who's the ex-boyfriend of Stone's current flame, Celia Cox, a tall, fabulously beautiful masseuse. Woods delivers few surprises, but there are plenty of laughs as the pages speed by. Series regulars and newcomers alike will be perfectly satisfied." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Stone is as slick as ever, yet readers may be a bit taken aback when a major development fails to elicit much of a response from him. With an unexpected and humorous conclusion, Woods' new novel will please readers looking for light escapist fare." Booklist

Review:

"This is vintage Stuart Woods. He has developed Stone Barrington so well that readers who are acquainted with his writing appreciate him more with each book." Bookreporter.com

Synopsis:

Stone Barrington embarks on his most dangerous adventure yet, when he takes on a job as a lawyer for a sleazy and clueless con man and ends up getting embroiled in the underworld of the New York Mafia. Available in a tall Premium Edition.

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author. A chance encounter with a small-time crook sends Stone Barrington straight into the heart of New York's mafia underworld...

Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author A chance encounter with a small-time crook sends Stone Barrington straight into the heart of New York's mafia underworld...

About the Author

Stuart Woods is the author of thirty-three novels. An avid sailor and pilot, he lives in New York City, Florida, and Maine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451221650
Author:
Woods, Stuart
Publisher:
Signet Book
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Mafia
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Stone Barrington Novels
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.58x4.30x.91 in. .49 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Signet Book - English 9780451221650 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Smooth-talking New York lawyer Stone Barrington, along with his sidekick, NYPD detective Dino Bacchetti, get dragged into an impossible case in Stone's entertaining 13th outing (after Dark Harbor). Stone's bosses at the high-class law firm of Woodman and Weld want him to sue major league Mafia don Carmine Dattila for beating up a character from earlier Stone adventures, the hapless Herbie Fisher. It's all pretty much good fun — the snappy repartee, hot sex, dinner at Elaine's, comedic Mafia hoodlums with names like Sammy Tools, Johnny Pop and Dattila the Hun — until the tale turns darker with the introduction of a psychotic sculptor, Devlin Daltry, who's the ex-boyfriend of Stone's current flame, Celia Cox, a tall, fabulously beautiful masseuse. Woods delivers few surprises, but there are plenty of laughs as the pages speed by. Series regulars and newcomers alike will be perfectly satisfied." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Stone is as slick as ever, yet readers may be a bit taken aback when a major development fails to elicit much of a response from him. With an unexpected and humorous conclusion, Woods' new novel will please readers looking for light escapist fare."
"Review" by , "This is vintage Stuart Woods. He has developed Stone Barrington so well that readers who are acquainted with his writing appreciate him more with each book."
"Synopsis" by , Stone Barrington embarks on his most dangerous adventure yet, when he takes on a job as a lawyer for a sleazy and clueless con man and ends up getting embroiled in the underworld of the New York Mafia. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
"Synopsis" by , From the New York Times bestselling author. A chance encounter with a small-time crook sends Stone Barrington straight into the heart of New York's mafia underworld...
"Synopsis" by ,
From the New York Times bestselling author A chance encounter with a small-time crook sends Stone Barrington straight into the heart of New York's mafia underworld...

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