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Publisher's Summary

Stone Barrington is back. Stuart Woods has created no better known or loved character than the ex-cop, Manhattan attorney, and investigator whose work treads the thin line between the respectable practice of law and the dark side of humanity.

In Dead in the Water, Stone has hardly arrived in St. Marks, a lovely Caribbean island nation, on a sailing vacation when something very strange happens: A beautiful young woman sails into the harbor, entirely alone on a large yacht. Before long she is under the intense scrutiny of the local authorities, in the very considerable person of Sir Winston Sutherland, the minister of justice. The problem is, though she arrived alone, she had departed the other side of the Atlantic in the company of her husband, a well-known writer, who is no longer in evidence.

Evidence is what fascinates Stone Barrington, and he is all that stands between the apparently innocent Allison Manning and the patently evil intent of Sir Winston, whose motives are unclear. What is clear is that the St. Marks system of justice bears little resemblance to the American courts to which Stone is accustomed and that his smallest error could prove fatal to his client.

Dead in the Water is a roller-coaster ride, teeming with the plot twists that have made the novels of Stuart Woods New York Times best sellers and international hits.

©1997 Stuart Woods (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Donlad
  • Hopewell Jct, NY, USA
  • 01-15-17

very good

was a good book for my daily commute to work. this being my first book from this author I would like to see what other books can be downloaded.

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I love Stuart Woods books

I love detective stories it keeps you wanting to here more. Great audio book
Thanks Stuart Woods

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A real surprise twist

I always enjoy the Stone Barrington stories and antics, but this one had a twist that I did not, and, unfortunately, that does not happen often. This book was a true pleasure to read or, actually, listen to 😉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  • Montanan
  • Crossville, TN, United States
  • 03-13-17

The best Stuart Woods ever!

Why this book was not released until now I do not know ... What a great story.

Unlike his normal "fluff" pieces with a bit of mystery, this book has very many twists and turns. You think you have it figured out ... again, and again, and again ... Enjoy listening to this one!

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No St. Marc trip.

like a lot .very different twist to a mystery story but gives that though of what really happens behind the scenes of tropical islands.

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  • Pamela
  • Sherwood, AR, United States
  • 02-14-17

2nd Stuart Woods book

Where does Dead in the Water rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Enjoying the Stone Barrington series and that they pick up from one book to the next.

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Top 5 Stone Barrington Story

This has been the best book so far. I have been reading out of order but this book has set me straight. I will read the entire series in order now. The twists in this book were amazing and well concealed.

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a page turner.

great story and surprise ending. I would like to be able tp picture Stone as a debonair ladies man that always got the bad guy.

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  • Kim
  • BROOKSVILLE, FL, United States
  • 03-03-18

Superb Ending

I read a good many of the Stone Barrington books YEARS AGO and have restarted the series on audible. I don't remember Stone thinking with his - um - boy parts - as much as he obviously does. I also don't remember him drinking RUM and TONIC (how ghastly). With this book, you think you know where it's going - and you're never right. It was a wonderful book. Mr. Woods is an incredible writer. Am looking forward to moving thru the series and looking to see if Holly is on audible, too. It's fortunate that I love the series so much because this narrator is just horrific. I'd kill to listen to it by Ray Porter or Scott Brick.

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surprise ending

really liked this book. a lot of twists and turns. Didn't know he faked his death till the end.

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