Stone Barrington finds intrigue abroad in the sensational new thriller by the New York Times best-selling 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.
©2013 Stuart Woods (P)2012 Penguin Audio
Tony Roberts makes this series. He is the voice of Stone and everyone else.
Yes I would recommend this to a friend. As usual, this is a light read/listen. I usually listen to this series of books while I sew..
He is fabulous in his narration. The characters each have their own personality that you instantly recognize as soon as you hear them "talk". Mr. Roberts is Stone.
No, this series of books is very light and is not something that keeps you on the edge of your seat.
I love this series of books, they are easy to listen and characters are great. What made the listening less than a five star review was I got the feeling that the story was written as the author was writing the story. There was thing that popped up, seemed important, and was dropped shortly afterwards with no explanation of why it was included and why it was dropped. That bothered me a great deal.
Lovers of Stone will be happy, I was. Kind of the usual stuff for stone, just as expected. Not much Dino in this book. Stone under threat from and chasing women around Europe.
I think the reader is perfect for this series and think it's great he has been the reader for all the books.
I like that his books are light and entertaining but this one was not believable. It was a little over the top with how rich people and the CIA can do things. I like my stories to be more fun believable but I still like the Stone Barrington series.
This had to be my favorite SB novel thus far. It was truly a mystery from the first page. In fact, I wondered if I had missed a book with the way it opened. You'll enjoy it.
Probably not. The usual chase without much plot. Bad guys are like Wile E. Coyote - always getting hit on the head with the Acme anvil
The book reads as if different people wrote different parts and the parts were put together. Many of the vinettes could be removed and the story wouldn't miss it.
Yes but the next book had better not be as mundane.
At times, Tony Roberts mixed his voices up. Stone and Dino were the only characters whose voices remained the same through out the book.
I really love Tony Roberts' reading of all Stuart Woods books. The books themselves are amusing, but Roberts reading is fabulous!
Dino because Roberts makes him so real!
Love all the Woods books by Roberts and this is great as they all are.
No because I like to make the fun last!
Love books, what else can I say.
I wish the story was better.
I'll switch to another writer before coming back to Woods.
Mr. Roberts is always great. Love the narration, you could listen to him read the phone book.
Yea, question my loyalty to Woods.
I seem to remember liking Stuart Woods. I guess I am getting tired of everyone surviving one impossible situation after another.
Some sort of a realistic ending
Most of the ending.
I am not a writer and I am sure he knows much better than I and I am sure he has an audience that dies for his style. Don't know if I will try another. Hmmm. Wonder how many of his I have already listened to?
I always enjoy the Stone Barrington stories.
This one was "just OK," not the best in the series but still readable. Good escape reading.
I think Tony Roberts is the voice of Stone Barrington, I can't imagine the audible series without him.
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