Synopses & Reviews
New York Times
bestselling author Stuart Woods kept a nation of readers glued to their seats as one of his best-loved characters, ex-cop-turned-Manhattan attorney and investigator Stone Barrington, battled a viciously corrupt Caribbean minister of justice in Dead in the Water
and fought the gossip-mongering hordes of the newspaper business in Dirt,
proving that the line between what's legal and what's lethal can be deadly fire.
In Swimming to Catalina, Stone is back, still smarting from his sudden breakup with the brilliant, beautiful magazine writer Arrington Carrington, who has left him to marry Hollywood's hottest male star, Vance Calder. Then Calder calls Stone for help: Arrington has vanished without a trace, and Calder, refusing to call the police, wants Stone to find her. Arriving in L.A. with little to go on, Stone soon finds himself in the deepest kind of trouble as he nearly drowns in a sea of lost leads and empty clues that take him from Bel-Air to Malibu to Rodeo Drive. In a town where the sharks drive Bentleys and no one can be trusted, Stone must use all his wits to find Arrington and keep his head above water... without losing it.
Drenched in Hollywood glitz and glamour, and filled with the dizzying plot twits and turns that have made his novels New York Times bestsellers and international sensations, Swimming to Catalina is Stuart Woods's fastest-paced, most riveting and unabashedly clever thriller yet.
On the heels of Stuart Woods's spectacular New York Times-bestselling Dead in the Water (more than 100,000 hardcover copies sold) comes an explosive new Stone Barrington thriller set in the dazzling world of Hollywood.
When the Vance Calder, Hollywood's Hottest Actor and husband of Stone Barrington's ex-girlfriend Arrington, calls Stone for help, the New York lawyer-turned-investigator knows something's amiss. Arrington has vanished, and Calder, refusing to call in the police, wants Stone to find her. Soon, the intrepid investigator (who still carries a torch for his former love) finds himself in deep -- and in deep waters -- as he pursues every lead. To make matters worse, everyone he meets is suspect -- from Armani-clad mobsters to movie moguls who suspiciously want to make him a star. In this town of sharks, Stone must use all his wits to keep his head above water ... without losing it.
Drenched in the Hollywood glitz and glamour readers love, and filled with the dizzying plot twists and turns that have made his novels international bestsellers, Swimming to Catalina is Stuart Woods's fastest paced, most riveting, and unabashedly fun thriller yet -- one that's sure to race up bestseller lists from coast to coast!
About the Author
Stuart Woods is the author of more than forty novels, including the New York Times bestselling Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series. An avid sailor and pilot, he lives in New York City, Florida, and Maine.