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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,883 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart Woods Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Holly Barker Series Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781101079591
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A brand-new page-turning Holly Barker novel from the perennially entertaining New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods

After Special Agent Holly Barker lets international terrorist Teddy Fay slip through her fingers for a second time, the CIA thinks she might want a long vacation, at least until Teddy is captured and the bad publicity has blown over. So Holly returns to her hometown of Orchid Beach, Florida, where she had been police chief for many years. But a very unpleasant surprise awaits her. Many years earlier, Holly and another female army officer had brought charges against their commanding officer for sexual harassment, attempted rape, and rape. Holly had managed to fight him off, but the other woman, a young lieutenant, had not. The officer in question was acquitted of all charges, and has also left the army—for a job as Orchid Beach’s new police chief. Will Holly return to the CIA? Or will she challenge her old nemesis for control of the Orchid Beach Police Department?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 2/20/2014

    " Quick,fun ~ a great rainy day or beach read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/19/2014

    " The book had way too many coincidences, even more unrealistic situations and unbelievable dialogue. But I read the whole thing and I guess that says something positive for the book... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 2/16/2014

    " I used to like Stuart Woods. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leanne | 2/12/2014

    " this was an easy read but not very entertaining. I kept waiting for this book to get better but it didn't. "

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

    " It was ok, because I liked the story and the easy read, but I could not get past the misgrammer. I should have paid attention to some of the veiws of this auther. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jannene | 1/28/2014

    " Really this was a 3.5. I figured out the rapist/killer really early in the story. It was still a good read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee Ann | 1/22/2014

    " Holly Barker goes home, finds bodies and romance. It was OK, not my favorite Woods book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dean Lombardo | 1/19/2014

    " Not as fantastic as "Iron Orchid," "Hothouse Orchid," featuring CIA operative Holly Barker, is still a solid thriller and who-dunnit that kept me guessing. The beginning was a little rushed and awkward, but once Stuart Woods got going, the story and its sexy characters heated up with a good lather. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 1/17/2014

    " I think I would have enjoyed reading this one more than listening. The narration was kinda goofy. The story was enjoyable enough :)! Loved the ending... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monique | 1/16/2014

    " It's a fast read, a mystery, but I guess I wasn't impressed with Stuart Woods style of writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christi | 1/3/2014

    " I've read all of the Holly Barker series. I liked this one . . . pretty standard Stuart Woods stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 12/28/2013

    " Enjoying Holly Barker books better than the Barrington ones, I got through this one quickly. But not quickly enough to miss all the errors that Wood's books are famous for. You would think that with all the $$$ he and the publisher makes that he could hire a good proof reader! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 12/13/2013

    " Excellent summer weekend reading. Holly Barker returns to Orchid Beach for a 'vacation' and ends up helping solve the rape/murders of area women. Some old characters (Teddy Fay) return and add to the complexity of the plot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 12/10/2013

    " i've given up on reading this book. i found it very boring and it was hard to stay interested. i have quite a few more books by this author so i'll give him another try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 12/7/2013

    " Light reading. I have to check all sense of reality at the door when I read Stuart Woods..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 11/2/2013

    " This was a quick read. Not something that stays with you after wards. Not deep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terri | 6/22/2013

    " This was a fast read and was entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/31/2013

    " Interestingly clever! Woods maintains page-turner quality~ despite early admission of guilt-by protagonist "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Choopie | 4/27/2013

    " running out of stuart barringtons... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/21/2012

    " Another great Stuart Woods book! Love the Holly Barker charcter and ends on a cliff hanger to boot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 12/9/2012

    " I always enjoy a Stuart Woods book, just like he enjoys his man sluts "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 10/29/2012

    " This is my first Stuart Woods book, and I'd venture to say it might be my last. Too many coincidences. Too simplistic. And it really bothered me that a man who had previously been accused of rape somehow became the chief of police. There are too many other tasty fish in the sea! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lark | 6/8/2012

    " This author needs a lesson on "showing not telling." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 3/3/2012

    " Audio Book. Typical Stuart Woods. Good but not great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 10/12/2011

    " Holly always makes for a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Al J | 8/7/2011

    " Most of Woods are easy reading and easy to follow. The plots are good. I've enjoyed most of his books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 8/5/2011

    " Holly Barker (her 6th book) works for the CIA, and has let the same terrorist slip thru her fingers twice. . . . BAD! So she goes to Florida for a vacation - her dad and his wife live there and she used to be sheriff there. Guess who she sees??? Love me some Stuart Woods, very pulp fiction! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 John | 8/3/2011

    " Woods has slipped. Thin thin plot "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T | 5/11/2011

    " I found Holly Barker very similar to the Robert Parker female lead, Sunny Randall. This was a fun easy read. I am tired of Woods Stone Barringon books. But, I think I will read the rest of the Barker series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Typical Stuart Woods. Good but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abbey | 4/6/2011

    " Quick. Easy. Light. Basically, a beach book.

    Woods is certainly not one of today's best writers, but I enjoy a light read. I really enjoy the Holly Barker books and will continue to read them as they come out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachelle | 3/15/2011

    " Stuart Woods is a decent writer, and I have another of his books that I plan to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 3/2/2011

    " This book stirs great fantasies of how I would like to live if I were wealthy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stefani | 2/2/2011

    " Another good quickie Stuart woods book perfect for ski trip!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bibliodonna | 1/25/2011

    " Dull, lifeless characters. Felt like he phoned it in. The women did not seem like women. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 11/2/2010

    " i've given up on reading this book. i found it very boring and it was hard to stay interested. i have quite a few more books by this author so i'll give him another try. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hank | 9/19/2010

    " I like this series... my guilty pleasure. Summer reading on the Outer Banks. "

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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

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.