Will Lee

7 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,092 ratings

Chiefs Publisher's Summary

In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

Author Stuart Woods' riveting novel spans three generations while also probing deep into Southern small-town attitudes and behavior. The residents of Delano, with their reluctance to disturb a familiar social order, provide the perfect backdrop for this tale of dark secrets and murder.

Over 40 years ago, Woods found a battered chief-of-police badge in his grandmother's house. It had belonged to his grandfather, who had been shot in the line of duty. The story of the lawman's death inspired Woods to write Chiefs, which won an Edgar Award and was made into a popular TV miniseries.

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  • Book 1

    • Chiefs

    • By: Stuart Woods
    • Narrated by: Mark Hammer
    • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,046
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,314

    In 1919, Delano, Georgia, appoints its first chief of police. Honest and hardworking, the new chief is puzzled when young men start to disappear. But his investigation is ended by the fatal blast from a shotgun. Delano's second chief-of-police is no hero, yet he is also disturbed by what he sees in the missing-persons bulletins. In 1969, when Delano's third chief takes over, the unsolved disappearances still haunt the police files.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • In my 'Top Ten' books of all time!

    • By karen on 09-17-13

    Regular price: $38.47

  • Book 2

    • Run Before the Wind

    • By: Stuart Woods
    • Narrated by: Rick Holmes, John Keating
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    Will Lee ran from a life of Southern wealth and privilege to spend a peaceful summer on the coast of Ireland. But there is no peace in this beautiful, troubled land … Restless and dissatisfied, Will dreams of shipbuilding and sailing on crystal-blue waters. Then an explosion of senseless violence drags the young American drifter into a lethal game of terror and revenge. Now Will Lee must run for his life from a bloody past that is not his own.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • OUTSTANDING

    • By Henry A. Long Jr. on 04-12-13

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • Deep Lie

    • By: Stuart Woods
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    Sifting through reams of seemingly unrelated intelligence, CIA analyst Katherine Rule discovers a chilling pattern: an ultrasecret Baltic submarine base...a crafty Russian spy-master in command...a carefully planned invasion about to be launched from dark waters. Her suspicions, however, are dismissed by those higher up; her theory, they say, is too crazy to be true. But to Katherine, it’s just crazy enough to succeed - unless she can stop it. If she’s right, an attack sub has already penetrated friendly waters.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Could not finish the book

    • By Bill on 05-14-12

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • Grass Roots

    • A Will Lee Novel
    • By: Stuart Woods
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 282
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    Will Lee has returned to his roots to kick off his campaign for the Senate. A prominent lawyer, he has come back to his hometown of Delano, Georgia, to plan his strategies...and to argue an explosively controversial case that could seriously damage his political career. For Delano is a town with a dark secret - a smoldering hotbed of racial hatred and moral outrage, held in the thrall of a sinister white-supremacist group called The Elect... a breeding ground for violent, evil forces that will stop at nothing to keep the candidate out of office.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Plot: Dems vs. "Evil" Republicans

    • By Paula on 01-15-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 5

    • The Run

    • By: Stuart Woods
    • Narrated by: Ken Howard
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 173
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Will Lee, the hero of the acclaimed New York Times best-sellers Run Before the Wind and Grassroots, has finally established himself at the heart of American government as the respected Senator from his home state of Georgia. The road to the White House, however, will be more treacherous and deadly than Will and his wife, Kate, an associate director in the Central Intelligence Agency, can imagine.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kinda predictable Stuart Woods. There is a bonus.

    • By Richard Delman on 06-25-13

    Regular price: $25.09

  • Book 6

    • Capital Crimes

    • By: Stuart Woods
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    When a prominent conservative politician is killed inside his lakeside cabin, authorities have no suspect in sight. And two more seemingly different deaths might be linked to the same murderer. From a quiet DC suburb to the corridors of power to a deserted island hideaway in Maine, Will; his CIA director wife, Kate; and the FBI will track their man, set a trap - and await the most dangerous kind of quarry: a killer with a cause to die for....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Narration Detracted from Story

    • By Patricia D. Saleh on 01-07-16

    Regular price: $24.50

  • Book 7

    • Mounting Fears

    • By: Stuart Woods
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    New York Times best-selling author Stuart Woods returns with another absorbing thriller. President Will Lee is having a rough week. His vice president just died during surgery. Confirmation hearings for the new vice president are under way, but the squeaky-clean governor whom Will has nominated may have a few previously unnoticed skeletons in his closet. And Teddy Fay, the rogue CIA agent last seen in Shoot Him If He Runs, is plotting his revenge on CIA director Kate Rule Lee - the president's wife.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Mounting Sorrow

    • By Craig on 07-03-09

    Regular price: $28.00