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Publisher's Summary

Hired to prove infidelity in an heiress' marriage, Stone Barrington goes undercover. But the work turns dirty - and catastrophic - when the errant husband is found dead, and the other woman disappears without a trace. Now Stone must clear his own good name and find a killer hiding among the glitterati of New York's high society.

Enter Carpenter - the beautiful British intelligence agent first encountered in The Short Forever - who has arrived in New York to begin an investigation of her own. Stone suspects that her case is strangely connected to the dead husband. And he and Dino, his former NYPD partner, are set to face the most bizarre and challenging assignment of their very colorful careers.

©2003 Stuart Woods (P)2016 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Woods writes in a dry, witty style that keeps all his characters on a likable keel.” (Publishers Weekly)

“A crisp, fleet time killer: the fashion plate lawyer’s best outing since Dead in the Water.” (Kirkus Reviews)

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As usual. great!!!!!

Read the book years ago in print. Enjoyed it again with Tony Roberts narrating it.






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Review of Stuart Woods’ “Dirty Work”

I like all of the Stone Barrington stories but this was not one of the best. He usually has happier endings but not this one. I assume that Stone and Felicity will make up in a future book. I would prefer the “F” word not be mentioned so often but I guess this is typical language in NY. I will look forward to the next one. Don Pearce

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always enjoyable!

Looked it very much. kept building toward a predictable end, but was fun getting there.

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Must read

Excellent reader. One of the best ! Intriguing story, can't wait to read the next book..

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Unlikely hero

Flip another great story by woods. Love the surprise hero in the ending. Looking forward to the next book.

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Dirty Work

Awesome. I am beginning to see how all the characters are starting to fill the pages. Looking forward to the many books to come.

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not his best work

My hubby and I have enjoyed listening to this series on Audible. We were a little disappointed in the ending. Not nearly as dramatic as his previous Stone Barrington books.

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Engaging story very well told

Dirty Works pits an incredible but believable assassin against British intelligence. The tension builds to a climax in a financial transaction oversight the consequences of which are deadly. Beautifully told with detail that fills in the picture of the characters such that the reader feels as if they are within a hand shake or a shoulder pat away. As always, the audio book version of Stuart Woods is "made" by Tony Roberts as the narrator.

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enjoy

I love the Stone Barrington character so I've either read or listened to much of these by Stuart Woods. I'd say this one didn't capture my attention as much as usual but it was still loads of entertainment.