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Publisher's Summary

Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he’s too smart to be a cop, but it’s pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside out. Suddenly he is on the front page of every New York newspaper and his life is hopelessly entwined in the increasingly shocking life (and perhaps death) of Sasha Nijinsky, the country’s hottest and most beautiful television anchorwoman.

No matter where he turns, the case is waiting for him, haunting his nights and turning his days into a living hell. Stone finds himself caught in a perilous web of unspeakable crimes, dangerous friends, and sexual depravity that has throughout it one common thread: Sasha.

©1991 Stuart Woods (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Hollywood slick and fast-moving." ( Los Angeles Daily News)

What listeners say about New York Dead

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A good start for the series

This is the first book of the Stone Barrington series, and I really enjoyed it.
A woman falls to her death? in front of Stone as he was walking down the street. She disappears, as he runs 12 stories up to her apt. to see if it's murder or suicide. Someone runs away, and the mystery and suspense begins. The book is full of twists and turns, full of clues that never fully give away just what happened to the falling lady, meanwhile Stone searches for answers, making some poor personal choices and gets himself in all kinds of trouble leading up to a nail biting ending.
The story kept me thoroughly interested, with good narration, so I listened and listened, and am now looking forward to the next of the series.

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There were a few good twists

But many of the subplots seemed contrived and unrealistic, Overall it was a good book but not a great one. Now that the main character has been developed, I look forward to reading the next one.

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A Good Read

Fast, easy read. Nothing complicated. After the victim turns out to be a society climber with aspirations on news anchor, I was afraid that it would be one of those conspiracies built around hoidy-toidy New York society and that Sherlock Holmes would appear with a briar and a funny hat. But it turned out to be a reasonable cop drama. Not everyone is portrayed in a good light but that adds to the drama in it. It was light and fun; think I'll try another.

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Too much sex and cursing.

The sex and cursing is gratuitous. The story line was interesting in and of itself.

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Great

I started out of order, I’ve listened to probably 20 Stone Barrington books and love them. It was nice to hear how he started out.

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NOT PREDICTABLE

What made the experience of listening to New York Dead the most enjoyable?

RICHARD FERRONE IS AN EXCELLENT READER AND HAS A GREAT WAY WITH HIS CHARACTERS.

Which scene was your favorite?

THE PART WHEN HE IS BEING FIRED.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

NO

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Best of the Best

I am hooked on Stone Barrington. Love a good mystery and this book is it!

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great read

love the stone Barrington series, the characters are well rounded. like visiting friends when you pick up one of the books.

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Ridiculous

If you like a book that is 25% sappy sex scenes and 25% profane and vulgar language and 50% actually story plot, this is the book for you!

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Not Chiefs

This book is fair, but if you want an excellent Stuart Woods book with super narration I highly recommend CHIEFS. I will read more books in this series, but CHIEFS is in my top 10 all time favorites so future listens will be hard pressed to measure up.

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