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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart Woods Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Stone Barrington Series Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9780060841843
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Stone Barrington is back. Stuart Woods has created no better known or loved character than the ex-cop, Manhattan attorney and investigator whose work treads the thin line between the respectable practice of law and the dark side of humanity.

In Dead in the Water, Stone has hardly arrived in St. Marks, a lovely Caribbean island nation, on a sailing vacation when something very strange happens: a beautiful young woman sails into the harbor, entirely alone on a large yacht. Before long, she is under the intense scrutiny of the local authorities, in the very considerable person of Sir Winston Sutherland, the minister of justice. The problem is, though she arrived alone, she had departed the other side of the Atlantic in the company of her husband, a well-known writer, who is no longer in evidence.

Evidence is what fascinates Stone Barrington, and he is all that stands between the apparently innocent Allison Manning and the patently evil intent of Sir Winston, whose motives are unclear. What is clear is that the St. Marks system of justice bears little resemblance to the American courts to which Stone is accustomed, and that his smallest error could prove fatal to his client. Dead in the Water is a rollercoaster ride, teeming with the plot twists that have made the novels of Stuart Woods New York Times bestsellers and international hits.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A roller-coaster ride, teeming with plot twists.” 

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A tale of intrigue, double and triple-cross…spellbinding…[with] a bang-up ending that will leave you reeling.

    St. Petersburg Times

  • “A clever, engaging mystery that keeps the reader off-balance…You can always count on a solid effort from Stuart Woods, and this is one of his best.” 

    Detroit Free Press

  • “Woods keeps this fast-paced yarn above farce but filled with enough humor, sex and clever surprises all the way to the last page to make it thoroughly entertaining amusement.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 5/20/2011

    " Hard to put down. Fast moving mystery. Looking forward to reading some of his other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 5/13/2011

    " I always enjoy Stone Barrington! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Patty | 4/30/2011

    " The relationship issues weren't very believable, but it had an interesting mystery ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 4/16/2011

    " Kindle
    Good read. Very smooth. Good plot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 BJ | 2/8/2011

    " Stuart Woods is a really good storyteller, but I still don't like any of the characters in this series. Of course, not caring if something bad happens to any of the characters isn't all bad. I can enjoy the great plot twists and turns without worrying about what happens to anyone. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kenny | 1/19/2011

    " I loved it! You couldn't have wiped the roguish grin off my face for the last third of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 10/20/2010

    " I love what Woods does here. Sure, Barrington stories are kind of campy and very soap opera-ish, but this is a fast read with all the components of a good murder mystery. For even those of us who think we have it all figured out halfway through, we don't. I sure like a challenge. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 10/9/2010

    " I usually love Stuart Woods but I had this one figured out by page 160 so I skipped the end and did not miss much in between. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen | 9/2/2010

    " Rated very R for filth - gratuitous sex. Skipping the crap, good plot twist, back-flip, and a another twist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Garlan | 8/21/2010

    " A pretty good read. This is my first book by Stuart Woods. Its a pretty fast-paced, if somewhat formulaic book. The characters were all pretty well rounded, and Woods kept the storyline moving well. I give it a 3 1/2 star, down graded to 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 8/8/2010

    " Stone is a guy you love/hate, but I like these novels, never miss one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 6/25/2010

    " Stone Barrington, while waiting to meet his girlfriend in St. Marks, agrees to defend a woman accused of murdering her husband.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 6/22/2010

    " Third in the Stone Barrington series. . . . I was a little surprised at the end of this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 3/1/2010

    " A prime example of whey not to take the advice of scrunchie wearing librarians! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/11/2010

    " A fun, fast moving adventure. "

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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.