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Binding: Audio CD
Dewey Decimal Number: 813.54
Format: Bargain Price
Label: Penguin Audio
Manufacturer: Penguin Audio
Number Of Items: 7
Publication Date: 2007-09-25
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Studio: Penguin Audio

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In the newest addition to the bestselling series, Stone Barrington and Holly Barker pursue a master spy and murderer in a tropical paradise where very little is as it seems


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Summary: Quick read, typical of the more recent books in this series
Comment: Stone Barrington joins forces with Holly Barker to help run down a criminal mastermind who is driving the CIA crazy. In the process of tracking this criminal down, Stone, Dino and Holly find themselves back on St. Marks (which Stone previously visited in Dead in the Water: A Novel). However, behind the beautiful scenery and the tourist attractions, there are also to be found more than a few American expatriates with something to hide, as well as a corrupt system of politicians that are running the place. As they stalk their prey, they find that more than one person on St. Marks has a reason to want to hide - and that maybe the person they are seeking is right in front of them.

It seems rather ludicrous to call this one a Stone Barrington novel, as it features Holly Barker just as much. I think it is probably time for Woods to stop writing individual stories and just go with the melding of all his worlds into one. However, this is a nice book for a quick read - a good book to read on a plane, or while sitting on a lovely sunny beach. It's brain candy, but it doesn't taste too bad.

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Summary: Ho-Hum Non-Thriller
Comment: This is my first Woods book and it'll be my last. The characters here are wooden and the plot so linear and predictible. And the ending is unsatisfying, leaving the reader to ask "Is That All There Is?" Barrington and company don't seem like very nice people and they can't seem to decide if they are on this Caribbean island to find someone or if they just want to drink and make whoopee. Also, there's a political undertone I find unpleasant. On one page the author takes a gratuitous swipe at President Bush as allegedly favoring torture, while on another page Woods' characters seem to blithely countenance assassination as a worthy activity. In Woods' mind: torture bad, assassination good. Nah, this book just doesn't cut it, for more than a few reasons.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: Stinks
Comment: I should have known after his last book, that this would stink also. I don't know why I keep going back to Woods, probably because I run out of things to listen to. I will not be buying any more of his books or even going to the library to get them. It is not worth it. I could not even get past the first few chapters.

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Summary: Shallowly entertaining read despite errors.....
Comment: This was by no means his best work but it was passable. I would rate it a solid passing C grade. I was disappointed though to see so many errors. There is a scene where Irene is in the restaurant and calls "Ginny" Holly before she found out who Ginny was. And other errors like that.

And it read more like a chapter book instead of a novel. Quick, short and in between with no real beginning or end. Perfect for a by the pool/at the beach read....



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Summary: Shoot Him If He Runs
Comment: As always pure Stuart Woods and Stone Barrington. Actually as you get in to the book the title makes perfect sense. With a villian like this what else could you do but SHOOT HIM!



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