Arriving in London to find a young woman, who has been seen in the company of an unsavory gentleman, for a client, Stone Barrington soon discovers that things are not what they seem when he stumbles upon a deadly rivalry between two spies and is implicated in a horrifying double murder.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Stone Barrington, Stuart Woods's suave, urbane series hero, is approached by an enigmatic new client, John Bartholomew, who hires him for what looks like an easy assignment: find his young niece, who's living somewhere in London with a shady character liable to involve her in his illegal activities, and persuade her to return to New York with Barrington. Handing him a ticket on the Concorde and an unlimited expense account, Bartholomew sets Stone on a chase in which identifying who's the predator and who's the prey turns out to be the key to solving a puzzling mystery involving two American spies and a great deal of money.
As usual, Stone wraps it up without getting his tuxedo nearly as wrinkled as the sheets on his bed, which he shares with a bevy of beautiful women including two old girlfriends and one new one. Woods is a lively, engaging, and reliable writer whose bestselling thrillers feature plenty of eye candy, brand names, and plots that don't tax the brain but do make the most of his narrative gifts. Look elsewhere for high art, but this is high entertainment. --Jane AdamsAbout the Author:
Stuart Woods is the author of fifty novels, including the New York Timesbestselling Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in New York City, Florida, and Maine.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Putnam Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 039914868X Ships promptly. Bookseller Inventory # Z039914868XZN
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 170705011
Book Description Penguin, 2002. hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition Hardcover Book 2002 NY: Penguin First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. Bookseller Inventory # WOOSHOR11
Book Description G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition.. 321 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. FICTION. Cop-turned-investigator, Stone Barrington uncovers a puzzling and dead-earnest rivalry between two Americans abroad, two men who feel the sting of a betrayal they can never forget. Stone and his friend Dino discover that they have stumbled into a case so strange that they may never comprehend all its ramifications. (Key Words: Novels, New York Fiction, Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington, Betrayal, Private Investigators). book. Bookseller Inventory # 89089X1
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX039914868X
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M039914868X
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11039914868X
Book Description Putnam Adult, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB039914868X
Book Description Penguin, 2002. paperback. Book Condition: New. Author Signed ARC 2002 NY: Penguin Advance reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author. signed by author. Bookseller Inventory # WOOSHOR06
Book Description Penguin, 2002. hardcover. Book Condition: New. Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2002 NY: Penguin First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover. signed by author. Bookseller Inventory # WOOSHOR01