Search Results: "Stuart Woods"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 6, 2006

"Imaginative, piercing portrayal of a man shadowed by merciless demons."
British homeless advocate Masters crafts an unconventional biography of a man who raged not only at the dying of the light but often at the very light itself. Read full book review >

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STUART LITTLE by E.B. White
ADVENTURE
Released: Oct. 17, 1945

"The story would have a real chance on its own merits without these really appallingly bad episodes."
Of course this will sell—as an E. B. White item and one that the publishers are pushing hard, playing it for an adult as well as a juvenile sale. Read full book review >

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GLORIA STUART by Gloria Stuart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 1999

"Those who pick up this book will likely ask themselves a similar question. (Author tour)"
The elderly star of Titanic tells all—and then some. Read full book review >

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COLLATERAL DAMAGE by Stuart Woods
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"Agatha Christie's reputation as a puzzle-master survived the long series of spy thrillers that culminated in Passenger to Frankfurt, and Woods will no doubt survive his anti-terrorist confections, along with all his regulars, at least till the inevitable next round."
The sister whose brothers died only weeks earlier in their attempt to plant an atomic bomb in Stone Barrington's new Los Angeles hotel (Severe Clear, 2012) resolves to follow in their footsteps. Read full book review >

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SEVERE CLEAR by Stuart Woods
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"Since the possibility that Woods will kill off virtually his entire stable of regulars (Unnatural Acts, 2012, etc.) is too remote to generate much suspense, fans of this series are left to enjoy the sex, the bling and the reassurance that in Stone's world, 'Sometimes everything goes right' with less effort, error and complexity than you could ever hope for in real life."
What chance does a cabal of bombers have against New York uber-lawyer Stone Barrington; his ex-NYPD partner, Lt. Dino Bacchetti; the CIA's Holly Barker; head of MI-6, Felicity Devonshire; CEO of Strategic Services, Michael Freeman; Woodman & Weld attorney, Herb Fisher; President Will Lee; and his wife, Katharine, Director of the CIA? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

UNNATURAL ACTS by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 17, 2012

"More coherent than most of Stone's recent adventures, with actual resolutions for the major plot lines instead of the usual annoying to-be-continued signs."
Now that everything in New York super-lawyer Stone Barrington's life is perfect, it's time to start grooming a successor: ex-loser Herbie Fisher, now a junior associate at Woodman & Weld. Read full book review >

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STRATEGIC MOVES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2011

"Woods, who evidently writes to a precise word length without bothering with beginnings and endings, delivers loads of juicy complications but no payoffs."
Another installment of nonstop, high-stakes, utterly inconsequential action for Stone Barrington (Lucid Intervals, 2010). Read full book review >

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HOTHOUSE ORCHID by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 22, 2009

"The familiar characters' familiar moves are as stylized as Kabuki in this pedestrian procedural. But at least the ending doesn't simply hit the Reset button for the next round."
Who poses the greater danger to Holly Barker (Iron Orchid, 2005, etc.): the man who once tried to rape her, or a vigilante who shoots political figures who don't share his views? The answer is the only surprise on tap. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MOUNTING FEARS by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 13, 2009

"Wildly erratic Woods's latest won't be news to anyone except folks who think that all presidential elections, especially if they're fictional, have to be as exciting as the 2008 election was in real life."
President William Jefferson Lee IV's reelection campaign turns out to be just one darned thing after another. Read full book review >

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SHOOT HIM IF HE RUNS by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"Despite stiff competition, this meandering Caribbean idyll is the most relentlessly unoriginal of all Stone's adventures. Other crimebusters live on in movies; maybe Stone will get a sitcom."
New York attorney Stone Barrington dabbles once more in international intrigue, unaware that he's out way past his depth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SHORT STRAW by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 10, 2006

"The result, shorn of the franchise cheerleading that's sunk Stone Barrington's latest adventures (Dark Harbor, 2006 etc.) in stagnant self-approbation, is Woods's most entertaining tale in years."
Whatever happy years Ed Eagle may have enjoyed after marrying Barbara Kennerly (Santa Fe Rules, 1992) vanished the moment he woke up on his 50th birthday to find that she'd cleaned him out and taken a powder. Read full book review >

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THE PRINCE OF BEVERLY HILLS by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2004

"Woods (Reckless Abandon, 2004, etc.) writes with smooth confidence as famous names add spice to a diverting summer read that simmers but never gets hard-boiled."
In Hollywood of 1939, a handsome young policeman makes good as a studio security officer, battling a sadistic mobster, finding love, and rubbing elbows with movie stars. Read full book review >