Will Lee ran from a life of Southern wealth and privilege to spend a peaceful summer on the coast of Ireland. But there is no peace in this beautiful, troubled land. Restless and dissatisfied, Will dreams of shipbuilding and sailing on crystal-blue waters. But an explosion of senseless violence is dragging the young American drifter into a lethal game of terror and revenge. For the fires of hatred rage unchecked in this place of lush, rolling hills and deadly secrets. Now Will Lee must run for his life from a bloody past that is not his own-and he will find no sanctuary on the rolling waves of the Irish sea.
Hired by an odd client previously unknown to him, Stone arrives in London, on a mission he thinks he understands, but doesn't. Soon he finds himself out of his territory!
HOOKS YOU FAST with a first chapter so chilling it almost clanks cold chains on your spine ... a cracklingly good espionage story!
Holly and Ham are sucked into a whirlpool of crazed criminality, and in the end, even the FBI can do little to help them. This time, Holly, Ham, and Daisy are on their own.
Stone Barrington hits the streets of Manhattan in search of a dangerous woman-and the circumstances behind the death of a very rich husband -in this sexy new thriller in the New York Times best selling series. Back in New York City after the London adventure of The Short Forever, cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington is assigned by his law firm. Woodman & Weld, to aid an important client in her quest to dump her unfaithful husband. Stone thinks the job is ordinary dirty work, but then things take a murderous turn, and the FBI and a foreign intelligence service become involved. Stone is pleasantly surprised to run into Carpenter, the beautiful British agent introduced in The Short Forever, who is in the city to begin an investigation of her own, one whose subject she refuses to reveal. But he suspects that her case might have some connection to the errant husband's, and knows that he and Dino, his former ISIYPD partner, are about to face the most bizarre and challenging assignment of their very colorful careers.
Stone and Holly are on the hunt for a killer who tries to hide among the crowds of New York City. He is running from more than one shocking crime scene and must be caught before he strikes again.
In The Prince of Beverly Hills, Woods introduces a new character, who displays the kind of suave confidence, take-charge manner, and clever wit-under-pressure that are the hallmarks we love. Rick Barron, a sharp, capable detective on the Beverly Hills force, finds himself demoted after a run-in with a superior officer, but he soon lands a job other cops only dream about: the security detail for Centurion Pictures, one of the hottest studios in the midst of Hollywood's golden age of the late 1930s. As the protector of the studio's interests, Barron looks after the elite of filmdom's stars-among them Clete Barrow, a British leading man with a penchant for parties, and Glenna Gleason, a peach of a talent on the verge of stardom. Rick's easy charm has society columnists dubbing him "the Prince of Beverly Hills," the white knight of movie stars, until he stumbles across a murder cover-up and a blackmail scam that threaten the studio's business and may have origins with some unsavory characters. When two suspicious deaths begin to look like a double murder, and an attempt is made on someone who has become an intimate friend, Barron knows he is up against wise guys whose stakes are nothing less than do-or-die. A dicey war of nerves is on. Set in the era of high style and silver-screen romance, Woods's thoroughly entertaining new crime thriller shows us once again why he is a "master of the genre" (Los Angeles Times).
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.
Holly Barker, the small-town cop turned CIA agent, tracks a master of disguise and a consummate killer. Iron Orchid, Stuart Woods's latest in the Holly Barker series, pits the no-nonsense cop against a very elusive killer--Teddy Fay, a villain first introduced in Capital Crimes--and the sparks fly. Authorities thought they had seen the last of Teddy Fay--the ex-CIA tech wizard who kills his political targets for sport--when his plane exploded off the coast of Maine. But they underestimated him once, and they're in danger of doing so again. Now they've found irrefutable evidence that he is alive and on his way to hit a group who will never see him coming. Holly, having resigned her position as the Orchid Beach Chief of Police to work for the CIA, joins the elite task force tracking Fay in New York City. There, she begins to suspect that there are boulders being left unturned in the investigation. Fay seems privy to too many secrets--and employs tricks only an insider would know. He begins to pick off America's enemies one by one-and no one seems the wiser. Can Holly trail her quarry and beat him at his own game? Can she get close enough to find him, and still keep her cover? A chance meeting between Holly and Fay kick-starts a high-speed chase through the canyons of midtown Manhattan, the Metropolitan Opera house, Central Park, and the United Nations Plaza, all to prevent another assassination before Fay disappears again--maybe this time for good.
In Dark Harbor, Maine, Stone Barrington discovers a picturesque town where the shocking deaths of three people have cast a long shadow over this island haven- a locale as mysterious as it is exclusive. Stone Barrington hasn't heard from his cousin, Dick Stone, in years-though he has fond memories of a teenage summer spent at his house in Maine. But then the CIA's Lance Cabot interrupts an otherwise pleasant meat at Elaine's with news of Dick's death--apparently by his own hand. It seems that Dick Stone, a quiet family man who doubled as a CIA agent, methodically executed his wife, daughter, and then himself--or did he? With the help of his ex-partner, Dino, and his friend Holly Barker, Stone must piece together the elusive facts of his cousin's life and death as a CIA operative. Dark Harbor offers us the perfect mix of sexy intrigue and swift suspense that legions of fans have come to expect from master storyteller Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington hunts his most clever nemesis yet --a master of disguise and deceit-- in this latest thriller in the New York Times - best selling series.
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.
Stone embarks on his most dangerous adventure yet when a chance encounter with the wrong man sends him straight into the heart of New York's Mafia underworld. It starts as just another late night at Elaine's and ends with Stone forced to deal, yet again, with the hapless Herbie Fisher, the bane of his existence. Stone finds that what should have been a throwaway case instead leads right to a powerful mob boss with a notoriously bad temper and long reach. Fortunately for Stone, the twists of the case also take a more congenial turn-sending a little romance his way, and giving him another opportunity to try to rescue a beautiful woman in distress. But as the danger deepens, Stone is left to wonder if he can disentangle himself from this lawless mess before he winds up dead.
In the latest offbeat thriller from Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington and Holly Barker find themselves summoned to Washington for a high-level briefing on a fugitive who is driving the CIA crazy, and beginning to look like an unwelcome factor in the approaching presidential election. In less time that he would have thought possible, Stone finds himself, along with his friends Holly and Dino, back on the island of St. Marks, which he first visited in Dead in the Water. St. Marks is a vacationer's paradise of white sand beaches and luxurious ocean-front hideaways. But its exclusive yacht clubs and secluded mountain villas are home to corrupt local politicians and more than a few American ex-pats with murky personal histories. Despite the moneyed glitz and the glorious scenery, Stone, Holly, and Dino soon discover that in St. Marks, everyone is hiding something, and the man they're looking for may just be hiding in plain sight. Besieged on one side by the local authorities and on the other by impossible demands from CIA Headquarters, Stone and friends fight their way through a web of secrecy toward their quarry, burdened with orders they don't really want to follow. Once again, Stuart Woods proves himself the master of can't-put-it-down reading.
A novel of murder, political intrigue, and betrayal set in 1940s Hollywood, when the Red Scare meant anyone could be suspected of un-American activities.
New York Times bestseller Stuart Woods returns with a dynamic thriller starring take-no-prisoners attorney Ed Eagle. In this new thriller featuring the colorful Santa Fe trial lawyer, Ed Eagle finds the tables turned when he testifies as a witness for the prosecution in the trial of his ex-wife, Barbara Eagle, who has been a very, very bad girl. The trial ends in a way Ed had not anticipated, and Barbara is still in a position to make his life, and that of others, a living hell. With private detectives, hit men, double crosses, and billion-dollar-bank accounts involved, Ed calls in every favor and follows every lead, no matter where they take him. From the posh resorts of desert California and the lush wine country of Napa, to the New Mexico high country and the seedy hotels of Tijuana, Ed Eagle won't rest until he's discovered the truth about what Barbara is up to-and settled the score. With Santa Fe Dead, Stuart Woods once again proves he's the master of an "unstoppably good read.
Stone Barrington returns to take on an underworld of crime that gives a new meaning to "old money." In Stuart Woods's engaging new thriller, Stone Barrington is lured from Elaine's to New England, and the genteel but cutthroat world of priceless antiques, historic homes, and lavish country estates. In a place dominated by bluebloods and their inherited wealth, along with the nouveau riche, there are surprisingly few rules of engagement, and Stone finds himself navigating a dangerous course, one where even the most expensive and sought-after status symbols are sometimes stolen and sometimes clever fakes, though no less priceless. With its swift action, bold characters, and wit as dry as the best martini, Hot Mahogany is another must-read from the pen of a master entertainer.
New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods returns with another page-turning thriller. President Will Lee is having a rough week. His vice president just died during surgery. Confirmation hearings for the new vice president are under way, but the squeaky-clean governor whom Will has nominated may have a few previously unnoticed skeletons in his closet. And Teddy Fay, the rogue CIA agent last seen in Shoot Him If He Runs, is plotting his revenge on CIA director Kate Rule Lee, the president's wife. Plus there are some loose nukes in Pakistan that might just trigger World War III if Will's diplomatic efforts fall short. It's up to President Lee-with some help from Holly Barker, Lance Cabot, and a few other Stuart Woods series regulars-to save the world, and the upcoming election.
Will Lee, the courageous and uncompromising senator from Georgia, is back-now as President of the United States-in this fifth book of the New York Times bestselling series that began with Chiefs. When a prominent conservative politician is killed inside his lakeside cabin, authorities have no suspect in sight. And two more seemingly different deaths might be linked to the same murderer. From a quiet D.C. suburb to the corridors of power to a deserted island hideaway in Maine, Will, his CIA director wife, Kate, and the FBI will track their man, set a trap-and await the most dangerous kind of quarry, a killer with a cause to die for...
Cop-turned-lawyer-and-investigator Stone Barrington ventures out to the West Coast -- and out on a limb -- in this scintillating tale of romance and murder from the bestselling author of The Run and Worst Fears Realized. No Stone Unturned... Trouble finds Stone smack in the middle of a romantic Mediterranean holiday. His trip to Venice -- with the fiery Mafia princess Dolce -- is cut short by a frantic phone call from half a world away. A celebrity murder has Los Angeles in an uproar and mysteriously threatens a former flame, Arrington Calder. And once he arrives there, amid Hollywood's sun and sin, he must plumb the depths of film society to find the killer -- before a court trial rips away his last chance at a life he once desperately wanted....
The newest addition to the New York Times- bestselling Stone Barrington series. Dumped by his glamorous Russian girlfriend during dinner at Elaine's, and running low on cash, Stone Barrington is having a bad week. So his luck seems to be improving when he's hired to locate the missing son of a very wealthy man--lucky because the job pays well, and because the son is hiding in the tropical paradise of Key West. But when Stone and his sometime running buddy Dino Bacchetti arrive in the sunny Keys, it appears that someone has been lying in wait. When Stone very nearly loses his life after being blindsided at a local bar, he realizes that the young man he's been hired to track may have good reason for not wanting to be found. Suddenly Key West is looking less like Margaritaville and more like the mean streets of New York. ...
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?
Stone Barrington is back in this thrilling new page-turner from the perennially entertaining New York Times-bestselling author. Stone Barrington is back in New York, and after a rather harrowing sojourn in Key West, he's looking to stay closer to home and work on some simple divorce and custody cases for Woodman & Weld. But when he crosses paths with a fetching Broadway actress--and sometime lip model--Stone gets a little more deeply involved with business than he'd expected. When his new lady love turns out to be a lady with a shady past, Stone and downtown cop Dino Bacchetti realize that her beauty may have an unusually high price ...
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