Set in the shimmering heat of the desert Southwest, Short Straw marks the return of the six-foot-seven-inch take-no-prisoners Santa Fe lawyer Ed Eagle, in a complex thriller that delivers the kind of sexy, fast-paced suspense that readers have come to expect from Stuart Woods. Ed Eagle, Santa Fe's preeminent trial lawyer, first introduced in Woods's Santa Fe Rules, finds himself in extreme domestic difficulties. On the morning of his fiftieth birthday, as he is about to open his elegant new law offices, Eagle learns that he is in the sort of trouble usually reserved for his unluckiest clients. Quickly marshaling his resources, which include two private detectives, an accused murderer, and an ace ex-IRS agent, he begins a campaign to save his law practice, his wealth, his reputation, and his self-respect from the astonishing machinations of the person closest to him. The action takes Eagle's team across the Southwest-through the lush southern California world of the very, very wealthy, with the delights of exclusive spas and secluded hotels; to the U.S.Mexico border, and its ever-present dangers; and deep into parts of Mexico where no one can be trusted, least of all the police-always pitted against a wily and completely ruthless adversary. Full of double-crosses and unexpected twists, Ed Eagle's life is one of heightened risks-and pleasures. Witty, action-packed, and compulsively readable, Short Straw is the kind of story that only Stuart Woods could tell.
A new addition to the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series. After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his sophisticated (and very wealthy) former love, Arrington Calder, Stone Barrington is back in New York, and he's looking to stay closer to home and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. But Arrington has other plans for Stone. . . including introducing him to the child he fathered many years ago.
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 low-lifes who all have the same prize in their sights. In this cutthroat contest of wills, it's winner take all ... and Stone will need every bit of his cunning and resourcefulness to be the last man standing.
The new page-turning Stone Barrington novel from the perennially entertaining New York Timesbestselling author. Stone Barrington is enjoying his usual dinner at Elaine's when his boss at Woodman & Weld, the law firm where Stone is "of counsel," walks in, sits down, and hands Stone a check for one million dollars. It seems Stone's undercover dealings with MI6 have brought in a big new client for the firm, and they're willing to pay Stone a huge bonus and make him a partner. But almost as soon as he's taken the deal, Stone gets wind of an impending scandal that might torpedo his big promotion: It may be that the lucrative new client whom he's introduced to the firm might be a Bernie Madoff in disguise. . .
Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of former girlfriend Arrington after she left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest star. The last thing Stone expected was a desperate call from Calder. Arrington has vanished, and her new fiancé wants Stone to come to LA and find her. In a town where the sharks drive Bentleys and no one can be trusted, Stone soon discovers he's drowning in a sea of empty clues that takes him from Bel Air to Malibu to Rodeo Drive. Running out of time and leads, he needs to keep his head above water and find Arrington fast, or end up swimming with the fishes himself.
Two-Dollar Bill delivers all the storytelling twists and whip-smart banter readers have come to love in Stuart Woods's thrillers. In this latest, Stone Barrington, the suave Manhattan cop turned lawyer, is back on his home turf, facing down a brilliant southern flimflam man. The fun- and action-begin with what Stone believes will be a quiet dinner with his ex-partner, Dino, when they are interrupted by Billy Bob, a filthy-rich, smooth-talkin' Texan, who strolls in with the head of Stone's law firm and, unwrapping his wad of rare two-dollar bills, announces he's in town "to make money" and in need of an attorney-namely, Stone-to handle his affairs. No sooner have they sealed the deal with a handshake than the roller-coaster ride begins. Soon Stone is caught in the midst of a beautiful federal prosecutor and a love from his past, a con man with more aliases than hairs on his head, and a murder investigation that could ruin them all. In this stylish adventure in the bestselling series, Woods proves once again that he's at the top of his game.
John Howell, a former investigative journalist trying to escape from his past, finds a perfect sanctuary in a lakeside home in the North Georgia mountains. But little does he realize the town harbors a dark and evil secret, hidden deep within the lake's waters...
Stone Barrington finds intrigue abroad in the sensational new thriller by the New York Times bestselling author. 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.
Stuart Woods is in top form...and so is his perennially popular hero, Stone Barrington! When a hedge fund billionaire hires Stone Barrington to talk some sense into his wayward son, it seems like an easy enough job; no one knows the hidden sins and temptations of the ultra-wealthy better than Stone. But as Stone and his erstwhile protégé, Herbie Fisher, probe deeper into the case-and an old one comes back to haunt him---he realizes that even he may have underestimated just how far some people will go to cover up their crimes...and plan new ones. From Manhattan's mahogany-paneled law offices to its modern penthouse lofts and dimly lit nightclubs, the trail of entrapment and murder leads to a shocking act that no one could ever have anticipated.
Nothing is more precious than White Cargo. In drug-soaked Columbia, a father searches for his daughter among men who would lay down their lives for the pleasures of white women and white powder. The best selling author of Deep Lie delves deep into the jungle for a top-notch tale of drugs, danger, and rescue.
Not a man to dwell on the past, Stone Barrington has no choice but to rattle old skeletons when the people closest to him start dying, and he has little to go on but the suspicion that the killer might be someone he once knew. The trip down memory lane isn't all bad though, for it reunites Stone with his ex-partner, Dino Bacchetti, now head of detectives in the nineteenth precinct. Trying to find a brilliant killer in a sea of old faces is difficult enough without Stone's former love, Arrington, now Mrs. Vance Calder, resurfacing too--especially when she sets off her own fireworks coming nose to nose with his latest flame, a Mafia princess as beautiful as she is dangerous. Caught on a thrill ride of a case that tests him as none has ever done before, Stone races to find a twisted madman with a taste for blood vengeance, with only a prayer to find him before Stone's worst fears are realized.
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