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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,412 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart Woods Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Stone Barrington Series Release Date: December 2015 ISBN: 9780735208681
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On the Gold Coast of Florida, Stone Barrington hunts a master of disguise and deceit in this thriller in his compulsively readable, bestselling series. Cop-turned-investigator Stone Barrington becomes reacquainted with a case he thought was buried years ago—and must settle romantic entanglements that haunt him still.

Luxuriating in the winter warmth of a Palm Beach café, Stone is stunned to recognize someone he thought was dead: the beautiful Allison Manning, a woman he had defended against a murder charge on a Caribbean island. Allison is alive and well—and suddenly very rich. And she needs a favor: Might Stone help her square a charge of insurance fraud that’s been hanging over her head for years?

But first, Stone must find the man who is stalking her. He suspects more than one man: an elusive writer who never shows his face; an enigmatic businessman with a past he won’t reveal; and even Allison’s former husband—whom they have all thought dead since those days in the Caribbean. Only Stone can thwart the sly and greedy plan to steal the millions at stake.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[A] tale of sex and violence among the very rich…a delicious climax…a Sopranos-style shootout…Slick, sophisticated fun.”

    Washington Post

  • “Has Woods’ trademark narrative punch, solid pacing, and glossy, brand-name panache.”

    Amazon.com editorial review

  • “In the seventh thriller featuring cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington and his old sidekick NYPD Lieutenant Dino Bacchetti, the prolific and urbane Woods is at the top of his consistently bestselling form…Loaded with perfumed sex, sleek jets and yachts, lavish homes, boutiques, gourmet cuisine, quirky twists, and nonstop action…Grand fun.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Mystery Guild Main Selection
  • A Doubleday Book Club Main Selection

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tracy Canuck | 2/16/2014

    " So implausible. Why do I read these? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/14/2014

    " Basically same as previous Woods books, just a quick read for fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missmath144 | 2/10/2014

    " The best part was the reader, Dick Hill. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leana | 2/7/2014

    " This was a good book. I thought it dragged out a bit near the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerry | 2/4/2014

    " great Stone Barrington mystery "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/29/2014

    " This is an interesting detective story with lots of twists and turns. The audio version has a very believable voice. It pulls together a couple of Stone Barrington's cases. It has an interesting Florida setting, with wealthy people galore. It's interesting how they view life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Choopie | 1/19/2014

    " cosy cosy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Green | 1/17/2014

    " Well written easy read, kept me wanting to read more till the last page "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 1/10/2014

    " another action book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dena | 1/6/2014

    " Was a fast read. Mindless entertainment. Not a whole lot of depth but moved fast enough to keep me reading. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jodi | 12/26/2013

    " Blah! Not worth my time at all. Kept skimming to see if it got better. Bunch of rich losers with nothing interesting going on. Hate the picture of the author on the back too - couldn't he have groomed his right eyebrow so it wasn't sticking up for the photo that graced the back of this book? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 11/30/2013

    " Liked this book. Has recurring characters that I was happy to see again "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 nora | 11/30/2013

    " kept me up until 3 am, couldnt put it down, needless to say it was a page turner, lots of subplots! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicky Beltz | 11/18/2013

    " Another Stone mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 11/13/2013

    " Easy read. Better than some of his others. Still Woods a below average writer compared to others. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 10/22/2013

    " Very Good; continuing character: Stone Barrington; Stone is in Florida, helping a wealthy client find a woman - who he discovers is someone from his past. Ending is rushed, but otherwise very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eileen | 10/21/2013

    " Stone Barrington # 7 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly Pickering | 8/7/2013

    " Another fun, sexy book in the Stone Barrington series. If you like sexy detectives, fast paced books, this is a good one to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 8/4/2013

    " I discovered Stuart Woods's character Stone Barrington, a bit out of reading order, but good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 8/1/2013

    " Nancy 4 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Reed | 5/9/2013

    " carrasco book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 3/9/2013

    " Another installment in the complicated personal life of Stone Barrington. Amazing he ever gets any work done to earn a living. Thank goodness for that trust fund. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patsy Chilson | 11/13/2012

    " I liked this one allot good read.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Wilson | 4/12/2012

    " Awesome stuff "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy | 2/1/2012

    " Woods has the formula down by now. Women, mystery, sex, in equal doses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimmie | 12/19/2011

    " Ready for the next one. Barrington had a lot on his plate in this one but he handled everything with ease adn style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Coreena Turner | 11/12/2011

    " Not enough of a plot twist for me... I kept waiting for something else to happen. Good story and good characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie Tillman | 11/6/2011

    " i gave this book a 4 star rating even though it isnt my style because the writing was good. im not into books with characters that sleep around so much but the plot was good. i like a lot of stuart woods books such as the will lee series but stone barrington is to much for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scottie | 5/9/2011

    " Someone gave me the book on CD. It's nice enough listening while I drive. Not my kind of "read" usually. Yachts and linen suits, Palm Beach, "the beautiful people", detective work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jamie | 4/13/2011

    " These books are so addicting! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leana | 3/10/2011

    " This was a good book. I thought it dragged out a bit near the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 11/26/2010

    " I discovered Stuart Woods's character Stone Barrington, a bit out of reading order, but good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 11/22/2010

    " Well written easy read, kept me wanting to read more till the last page "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dena | 11/21/2010

    " Was a fast read. Mindless entertainment. Not a whole lot of depth but moved fast enough to keep me reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 10/11/2010

    " Another great Stone Barrington novel with danger, intrigue, and sex. Quick read, too. I picked it up yesterday, and now it is done.

    I highly recommend this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 T | 10/3/2010

    " I think I'm done with stone barrington- this was a hand me down book that I read while on the road. Easy read for airports and hotels but not much substance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 nora | 6/20/2010

    " kept me up until 3 am, couldnt put it down, needless to say it was a page turner, lots of subplots!
    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 4/18/2010

    " 1st book I've read by this author ...liked the author but the book was just ok... library mama read this too :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scottie | 4/9/2010

    " Someone gave me the book on CD. It's nice enough listening while I drive. Not my kind of "read" usually. Yachts and linen suits, Palm Beach, "the beautiful people", detective work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 3/19/2010

    " Good series but the first one I have read so I will have to go back and start from the begining "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monty | 3/3/2010

    " This was another enjoyable Stone Barrington novel. I am reading the series in order, so The Short Forever will be next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 8/25/2009

    " Very Good; continuing character: Stone Barrington; Stone is in Florida, helping a wealthy client find a woman - who he discovers is someone from his past. Ending is rushed, but otherwise very good.
    "

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About the Author
Author Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods is a New York Times bestselling author. His first novel, Chiefs, the first of the Will Lee novels, won an Edgar Award for Best First Novel and was made into a television miniseries starring Charlton Heston. His other works include the Stone Barrington novels, the Holly Barker novels, the Ed Eagle novels, and a number of standalone works. He has had more than thirty straight New York Times bestsellers on the hardcover list. He was born in Manchester, Georgia, and earned his BA in sociology at the University of Georgia. Aside from being an accomplished novelist, he is also an avid sailor and has sailed in many prestigious races, including the Observer Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race (OSTAR) and the Fastnet Race. He wrote an account of his OSTAR race experiences in a memoir called Blue Water, Green Skipper, which was published in 1977.

About the Narrator

Tony Roberts is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. He has had roles in numerous films, many by Woody Allen, as well as his starring roles on Broadway in Arsenic and Old Lace; Promises, Promises; and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.