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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (798 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stuart Woods Narrator: Tony Roberts, Anthony Heald Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2005 ISBN: 9780060842109
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Sandy Kinsolving's once-glittering life hangs by a threat; his future depends on his wife's inheritance and whether or not she's about to throw him out on his ear. What he wouldn't give for a solution to his money and marriage problems.

If this were an Alfred Hitchcock movie, the solution would be obvious. Enter a stranger with wife problems of his own, who offers a violent -- and mutually advantageous - proposal.

Them in the time it takes to whisper a word, Kinsolving's normal life ends. What radiates like a mirage before him is wealth, security, and freedom. But lurking in the shadows are a brutal murder he cannot prevent, and a madman who stalks his every waking moment. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Engages the reader’s imagination in an unconventional way. Compels us to place the novel’s events on the silver screen in the shadow of a latter-day Hitchcock, and somehow, it works.”

    Chicago Sun-Times

  • “Woods does show a reader a good time.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Enjoyable.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The fun part of the story involves all the trappings of great wealth: limousines, caviar, chartered jets for cross-country flights, and stays in fancy hotels.”

    Library Journal

  • “[Woods’] thirteenth novel is a neat piece of work that combines a takeoff on Strangers on a Train with an homage to Patricia Highsmith and Alfred Hitchcock…Woods succeeds admirably.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlie | 1/19/2014

    " Wow nothing like Stuart Woods other books. GREAT book!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hilary LiDestri | 1/19/2014

    " This is classic commercial fiction and very engaging. I read it in one sitting and wish he was still writing this type of book instead of what has become a bit formulaic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla | 12/30/2013

    " Suspenseful, but I disliked every character in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chuck | 12/15/2013

    " Two men share a flight from London to New York City and during the course of the trip make a deal to murder each others wives. It reminded me of the Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Montgomery | 12/11/2013

    " Stuart Woods does not disappoint. He is a master story teller. The only reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 is because the ending was a little cheesy for my liking. Overall good read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 11/28/2013

    " This started out with a lot of promise. It seemed to sputter at the end. The premise was an outstanding one. Two unhappily married men agree to kill each others spouses. One of the two is a bit unbalanced. The tension just didn't sustain itself the entire book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 11/15/2013

    " Another great used book sale find and the third Stuart Woods book I have read, this one a stand-alone book. It took me a while longer to get involved with the story, but once I was into it, I wanted to keep reading and enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy | 11/12/2013

    " It took me a bit of time to get into the book but it was worth finishing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stuart | 10/1/2013

    " If you are a fan of Hitchcock films you will love this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Conrad | 9/27/2013

    " I do not think I will be reading any more of Mr. Woods work. The way he works the plot formula does not create enough interest nor tension for me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kathy | 3/13/2013

    " 2 guys on a plane agree to murder for each other "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michele Kersten-hart | 9/27/2012

    " This book had an interesting twist and a plot that kept you turning pages. Loved it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt Molen | 6/2/2012

    " Unbelievably stupid book. Great plot premise, lots of potential. Just so so dumb. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 5/20/2012

    " I really liked the plot and the suspense but Woods is just grinding out books and yet again he is not helped at all by the poor quality of the editting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 4/20/2012

    " This book was okay and still a fast read. I didn't find it as exciting as some of his other books but I still liked it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Roy | 3/11/2012

    " An interesting premise - good plot development but reads like a made for tv movie - too good to be true. A good summer read though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 2/16/2012

    " The first Stuart Woods book I read. It hooked me! I've read so many of his books, I can't even remember which ones they are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 12/23/2011

    " Enjoyable if a bit predictable and oddly stressful! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krait | 10/31/2011

    " The chances of meeting up with people like this are astronomical. Suspend disbelief about that and this is a plausable book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Philip Cook | 9/14/2011

    " You can't go wrong with a Stuart Woods book. They aren't long, but for a good quick story few authors are better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 9/10/2011

    " It was ok...not my fav Stuart Woods thats for sure... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kfalco | 7/5/2011

    " One of my favorite books!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 6/5/2011

    " The first book I read of his. Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven Slavick | 5/8/2011

    " Similar to Alfred Hitchcock's film, Strangers on a Train. A good plot, some thrilling moments, but nothing that really stands out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty | 4/17/2011

    " The first book I read of his. Loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 3/28/2011

    " The first Stuart Woods book I read. It hooked me! I've read so many of his books, I can't even remember which ones they are. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hilary | 1/1/2011

    " This is classic commercial fiction and very engaging. I read it in one sitting and wish he was still writing this type of book instead of what has become a bit formulaic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashlie | 9/14/2010

    " Wow nothing like Stuart Woods other books. GREAT book!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Matt | 9/13/2010

    " Unbelievably stupid book. Great plot premise, lots of potential. Just so so dumb. "

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

    " Two men share a flight from London to New York City and during the course of the trip make a deal to murder each others wives. It reminded me of the Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Conrad | 1/30/2010

    " I do not think I will be reading any more of Mr. Woods work. The way he works the plot formula does not create enough interest nor tension for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela | 11/11/2009

    " Enjoyable if a bit predictable and oddly stressful! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karla | 9/25/2009

    " Suspenseful, but I disliked every character in the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John | 6/22/2009

    " This started out with a lot of promise. It seemed to sputter at the end. The premise was an outstanding one. Two unhappily married men agree to kill each others spouses. One of the two is a bit unbalanced. The tension just didn't sustain itself the entire book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Penny | 2/1/2009

    " I really liked the plot and the suspense but Woods is just grinding out books and yet again he is not helped at all by the poor quality of the editting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kfalco | 6/18/2008

    "

    One of my favorite books!! "

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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 Narrators

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.

Anthony Heald, an Audie Award–winning narrator, has earned Tony nominations and an Obie Award for his theater work; appeared in television’s Law & Order, The X-Files, Miami Vice, and Boston Public; and starred as Dr. Frederick Chilton in the 1991 Oscar-winning film The Silence of the Lambs. He lives in Ashland, Oregon, with his family.