Stone Barrington s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual and potentially lucrative dilemma. Read more...
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Stone Barrington is back in the newest edge-of-your-seat adventure in the "New York Times "bestselling series.
Stone Barrington s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual and potentially lucrative dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it s soon clear Stone hasn t seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman s activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime . . . and some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire.
On a hunt that leads from Florida s tropical beaches to the posh vacation homes of the Northeast, Stone finds himself walking a tightrope between ambitious authorities and seedy lowlifes who all have the same prize in their sights. In this cutthroat contest of wills, it s winner-takes-all . . . and Stone will need every bit of his cunning and resourcefulness to be the last man standing."
- ISBN-13: 9780399164156
- ISBN-10: 0399164154
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
- Publish Date: January 2014
- Page Count: 320
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
Series: Stone Barrington Novels
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-10-14
- Reviewer: Staff
A misunderstanding leads Stone Barrington to take on ex-con John Fratelli as a client at the start of bestseller Woods’s polished 28th outing for the suave New York City attorney (after 2013’s Doing Hard Time). Fratelli put his 25 years in Sing Sing to good use by protecting fellow prisoner Eduardo Buono, who rewarded his service by telling Fratelli how to retrieve $2 million in stolen but now technically legal money from a safe-deposit box. Stone’s advice to Fratelli causes complications that Stone isn’t able to handle with the ease fans have become accustomed to, though he continues to enjoy the considerable perks of good friends, fine food, and beautiful women. Alluring illustrator Henrietta “Hank” Cromwell gives Stone’s love life a boost. Fratelli’s bumpy transformation into a wealthy, retired entrepreneur amuses. Stone fences with federal agents, tangles with thugs, and faces the problem of dealing with $5 million in small bills in the liveliest Barrington novel in some time. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit. (Jan.)