Stone Barrington is called to Bel-Air to oversee an exclusive event that will gather the top echelons of the beau monde: Hollywood starlets, socialites, politicos, billionaires from overseas. It’s a task in which Stone has a personal stake, and one that is made all the more pleasurable - though somewhat more complicated - with the arrivals of two beautiful women with whom he’s intimately acquainted.
But the grand occasion has also attracted a dangerous criminal group with sinister plans. The hunt to find them leads Stone into a complex web of deceit and misdirection, in a world where the intrigues of government intelligence collide with the clandestine machinations of the upper crust.
As he draws nearer to his quarry, he realizes that the stakes are higher than anybody could ever imagine...and that the enemies he’s seeking might just be hiding in plain sight.
©2012 Stuart Woods (P)2012 Penguin Audio
I have enjoyed the whole series. What I like to call popcorn books, Pure entrainment and can't put them down.
I did find there was not enough excitement building up to the climax. Kelly should have had more trouble reaching Stone or something. I liked the sub plot with Peter. But it was too insignificant...like it was thrown in without much thought. Souls have been a much longer book too weave the plot and subplots. Next!
I love everything Stone Barrington. I am a fan of the series and have gotten others to read/listen to the series. But this one was just not as good as the others. Instantly it was predictable and Stone and Dino were barely in the book. It was a book about everyone else in Stone's life but him. He was the sub-character in his own series.
I believe that you could skip this book and go straight to #26 without missing anything!
This is only my second audio book. I've found that I sometimes have to go back a bit to re-listen to a segment, especially if I'm driving. I love the fact that it makes my drive time fly by.
The narrarator is great and speaks clearly.
It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat. Especially when I arrived at work during the good parts. I didn't want to get out of my car!
It wasn't my favorite but it kept my interest the whole way through.
I feel like Staur woods always does a good job of wrapping up his books.
Tony Roberts always does a fine job with these characters. I couldn't listen to anyone else narrate Stone barrinton at this point.
I don't have one
60 yr old retired
The story was completely unrealistic. I just don't think the CIA & Secret Service would acquiesce to a lawyer and a security person to let them handle a terrorist threatening 2 presidents. The kids having luck fall in their laps. The bomb experts having a crowd around as they do their work. It was a shallow and frustrating.
Go back to the old Stone Barrington. He was arrogant but you had to like him. We didn't even like him in this book.
No, we didn't like his "lady voice." We didn't like Dino sounding like a thug. And we didn't like the music coming on at strange times. The music reminded us of an old radio show, but it didn't fit.
I guess there was something redeeming about it because we finished it. Both of us really couldn't wait to have it over with. We paid for it so we muttled through it.
I have twice already.
Yes. Stone Barrington is who every man would like to be.
Stuart Woods brought many of his characters together from his past books. I was worried that this might have been his last because of this. I certainly hope not. I love Mr Woods's work. Especially when Holly Barker and Stone Barrington get together in a book. Magnificent!
Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also
Action, Plot, Cast
To me there were many I liked the part near the end when justice was severed
WOW I only hope Mr Roberts keeps up his great work. He is one of the best He brings the characters mood to life Can't read that out of the book
Beverly Hills Under Attack
Great book, looking for the next Mr Woods keep up the good work
Changed my thoughts on this book since I've realized it's part one of a trilogy; story = 4 stars.Wish Audible made this clear on their site.
The story was dull; it would have made a better short story. There was little suspense or action, unless you count the bedroom scenes. This was my first Stone Barrington novel and the author did little to help a newcomer grasp the character, it felt like I came into the movie theater late. Also, I still can't tell who the main character was, Stone, Holly, or the bad guys.
At first it was difficult telling the characters a part, the narrator did a poor job of distinguishing them, it's a good thing characters names were use often.
I do not recommend this book.
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