Dead in the Water

Stone Barrington, Book 3
Narrated by: Tony Roberts
Series: Stone Barrington, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (581 ratings)

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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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'Bout As Good As Stuart Woods Gets...'

Stone Barrington gives me my money's worth. He handles the twists in this story like a LeMans' driver. There are a bunch. Can't wait to download and start the next in this series. Tony Roberts is the gritty, educated, New York cop/lawyer voice of Barrington and can't imagine another. Unfortunately Roberts for all of his talent (and there's a bundle) doesn't do Caribbean accents convincingly so the listener's gotta' fill in those melodies. But that's a tiny point, this tale of wealth, political corruption and, of course, murder & trials is as perfectly crafted as the plots yachts. OK, the 1970s setting is a trip back into obsolete technologies, but hey, I like historical whodunnits - and the time period isn't way beyond the memories of many readers - thnk of it as a travel into just how primitive our retro world can seem - a trip that adds even more flavor to this cool mystery plot. Oh... BTW... The headline reads "Bout as good as Stuart Woods gets" - which is 'bout as good as anyone writing this stuff, maybe better?

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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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Bad narrator

Horrible accents and voices. Irritating to listen to. Everyone is made to sound like a snob.

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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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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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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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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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Much ado about nothing

A pornographic fairytale about a sleazy lawyer of il repute, but then he’s a "lawyer".... if Barrington (the lawyer) could keep it in his pants and exert some sort of moral values, it could have been a much better novel. Being an early Barrington novel I was hoping for more, but I now see he was a sleep around guy from the beginning.

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Great Except for So Many Graphic Sex Scenes

Woods is such a great story teller, but his graphic sex scenes start to get old.