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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FAST AND LOOSE by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 18, 2017

"Finally, a tale that answers that question of why Woods' bestselling thrillers are so unthrilling: because the characters you care about are never in danger for long enough to mix a proper martini. The unusual aptness of this installment's title is presumably unintended."
A survivor of TV pitchman Nelson Knott's ruinous presidential campaign (Below the Belt, 2017) declares war on New York attorney Stone Barrington, not realizing that in addition to being smart, tough, well-heeled, well-connected, and well-groomed, Stone is immortal. Read full book review >

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SCANDALOUS BEHAVIOR by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"As Stone continues to bed top women, buy every piece of real estate in sight, and vanquish the competition with the wave of a hand, you can't help but be struck by his increasing resemblance to Donald Trump. Or is that suggestion grounds for a libel suit?"
In this moments-after sequel to Foreign Affairs (2015), Stone Barrington acquires an English country estate, a brand-new enemy, and a corpse on his front lawn.Read full book review >

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PARIS MATCH by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 7, 2014

"All this, and much less, is played out against a generic Paris that, apart from the title and the dust jacket illustration, could have been St. Petersburg, Prague or Pittsburgh."
Attorney/CIA consultant/hotelier Stone Barrington whiles away the time waiting to see whether his good friend, pregnant first lady Katharine Lee, will be elected president by dodging death threats from the same old enemies relocated to the City of Light. Read full book review >

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STANDUP GUY by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"The subplots lead nowhere, and the main upshot of Fratelli's little problem is some uncharacteristically salty language."
New York attorney Stone Barrington (Doing Hard Time, 2013, etc.) reaps the whirlwind after advising a walk-in client how to live safely on several million dollars in ill-gotten gains. Read full book review >

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BEL-AIR DEAD by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"Redoubtable Stone not only beds the best women and corrals the best lifestyle perks but succeeds so well in his job that he's rewarded with a full partnership in his law firm and a large share of control over Centurion himself. What a guy."
Stone Barrington (Lucid Intervals, 2010, etc.) fights to protect a Hollywood studio from a takeover bid that goes way beyond hostile. Read full book review >

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ORCHID BLUES by Stuart Woods
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2001

"Saturday matinee fodder that'll keep you turning pages faster than an Elect recruit can field-strip a sidearm—though it'll help if your own capacity for critical reflection is just as low."
How could Florida's Orchid Beach Police Chief Holly Barker outdo her action-packed debut (Orchid Beach, 1998)? By losing her bridegroom to the lunatic terrorists who, having failed to kill presidential candidate William Henry Lee in The Run (2000), are trying again now that he's been elected. Read full book review >

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UNBOUND  by Stuart Woods
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"As uncertain in its pacing and structure as a Road Runner cartoon—you just never know who'll be abruptly discarded and who'll turn out to matter in the Woods world—and equally formulaic in the conduct of individual episodes and the final outcome."
Invincible New York attorney Stone Barrington (Quick & Dirty, 2017, etc.) is shoved to the sidelines by even more formidable ex-CIA agent Teddy Fay, now operating under the names Billy Barnett when he's producing films for Centurion Studios and Ted Shirley when he's seeking full-throated revenge. 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 >

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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 >