It’s pure luck that places Stone Barrington on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out....
When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it's clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide....
Successful movie producer Wolf Willett is stunned when he sees his own death reported in a major newspaper. It says he was a victim in a triple homicide during a sordid tryst with his wife....
Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town....
Rick Barron, a sharp, capable detective on the Beverly Hills force, finds himself demoted after a run-in with a superior officer, but he soon lands a job other cops only dream about....
In 1919, Delano, Georgia appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear....
Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual - and potentially lucrative - dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman’s activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime...and some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire.
On a hunt that leads from Florida’s tropical beaches to the posh vacation homes of the Northeast, Stone finds himself walking a tightrope between ambitious authorities and seedy lowlifes who all have the same prize in their sights. In this cutthroat contest of wills, it’s winner-takes-all...and Stone will need every bit of his cunning and resourcefulness to be the last man standing.
I Love all of Stuart Wood Books
Takes me to another time and place
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Bad, naive, predictable, arrogant. That's before Herb Fisher, Stuart Wods's alter ego shows up,,,down hill from there. Wish I skipped this one.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
Listening my through Stuart Woods/Stone Barrington books I haven't made time to read...Tony Roberts does a superb job narrating.
Enjoyed as much as his other books. Kept me interestested, although I thought I figured out Hank was the culprit before it became out.
I have read or listened to every one of Stuart Woods books up til this point. I am a little disappointed in this story line as the character Stone Barrington is much to smart to have done the things in this book that he did. Hope this doesn't continue to happen to this character.
I am a huge Stuart Woods fan, but to enjoy this book one needs to suspend common sense. Dino and Stone, the two protagonists, are smart characters as a rule. The perp was so obvious from the beginning that I kept thinking there would be an unforeseen twist . . . . but no. If you're willing to listen to this book for pure escapism, you may not have the issues that I do. But if you enjoy trying to solve a mystery - forget about it.
I found this to be light entertainment that was engaging but required no thought - a nice blend of plot twists and comfortable predictability.
If you read these books, you know that many of the stories are very similar. This was, on the cusp, of being refreshingly different.
What did you love best about Standup Guy?
Great story, good flow
What was one of the most memorable moments of Standup Guy?
The ending with the twist at the airport
What about Tony Roberts’s performance did you like?
I always enjoy Tony's narration of Stuart Woods Books.
when I see some of these negative reviews I sometime wonder if we're listening to the same book. This book and the narration was excellent.