Unintended Consequences, the latest novel in the Stone Barrington series, is filled with the intrigue, adventure, and memorable characters that Stuart Woods fans have come to expect from his exciting writing.
Stone Barrington, a one-time policeman now-turned attorney, has transformed himself into a man of enormous wealth. He owns and pilots his own airplane. His lavish homes are located throughout the country, and his circle of friends consists of the fabulously wealthy and powerful. His coterie includes secret top-government agents and officials.
Unintended Consequences, the 26th book in the highly popular Stone Barrington series, begins in France and swiftly moves to New York City, a location familiar to readers of the series. Stone has lost four days from his life and determines to figure out what happened over that missing time period in his life.
During the days after his memory lapse, Stone discovers that he himself is the "unintended consequence" of a secret investigation. A series of events left him in the wrong seat at the wrong time just as one of these secret agencies was taking down one of the bad guys.
Among Stone's properties is a Bel Air hotel that attracts more than its share of buyer interest, sending up red flags. Then the Russians appear to be on his trail. His life is more in danger than ever.
In trying to get to the bottom of these events, Stone is caught up at the center of an intriguing mystery that has given him more than he's bargained for in the European underworld. His investigations take him into the stomping grounds of the ultra rich and powerful people with great ambitions.
Stuart Woods was born in Manchester, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in sociology.
His experience includes a stint in Germany during the 1960s with the United States Air National Guard. He has also worked with a New York advertising agency.
Woods has lived in England, Ireland, and Georgia. He has also spent time racing yachts as well as writing novels. His mystery novels have appeared on numerous lists, including the New York Times Bestseller List.
He currently maintains homes in Key West, Florida and New York City. Woods continues to write mystery and suspense thrillers for millions of his fans.
Stone Barrington is no stranger to schemes and deceptions of
all stripes—as an attorney for the premier white-shoe law firm Woodman &
Weld, he’s seen more than his share. But when he travels to Europe under highly
unusual circumstances, Stone finds himself at the center of a mystery that is,
even by his standards, most peculiar.
Two unexpected invitations may be the first clues in an
intricate puzzle Stone must unravel to learn the truth—a puzzle that will lead
him deep into the rarefied world of European ultrawealth and privilege, where
billionaires rub elbows with spooks, insider knowledge is traded at a high premium,
and murder is never too high a price to pay for a desired end. It soon becomes
clear that beneath the bright lights of Europe lurks a shadowy underworld—and
its only rule is deadly ambition.
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