Once again it is the same stuff over and over, dinner with Dino, sex wherever he lays his hat, overinflated egos and boring plot. Woods needs a new career because his writing stinks.
At the end all it does is leave you hanging so that you will buy the sequel. The book was pure tripe, full of repeat scenarios, bland characters and devoid of any plot. At this point, continuing to read the Stone Barrington series is like smoking or living with an abusive spouse. Here he is, a member of the CIA with a home that has a CIA-installed security system, also a lawyer, former cop, and on the board of one of the nation's leading security firms and he doesn't use his own security system and a guy breaks in to his home with no problem.
Woods, like his characters, has an appealing way of making things nice and clear.”—The New York Times“Woods certainly knows how to keep the pages turning.”—Booklist“Since 1981, readers have not been able to get their fill of Stuart Woods’ New York Times bestselling novels of suspense.”—Orlando Sentinel“Woods’s Stone Barrington is a guilty pleasure...he’s also an addiction that’s harder to kick than heroin.”—Contra Costa Times (California) Stuart Woods is the author of more than sixty novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Stone Barrington series.
He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.
Very disappointed and the worst money I've spent on Amazon. In my opinion, this one was neither better or worse than any of his other Stone Barrington books. There's probably going to be a sequel, which is why it ended as it did. I suppose if one lives in a world where sums like "thirty million dollars" are tossed about like most of us toss about "thirty dollars," or :three hundred dollars" you can have whatever you want with no problems or delays. This book is a load of rubbish and a waste of my money. You know it's bad for you and you know that nothing good will come out of it, but you simply can't seem to help yourself. Moreover, after upgrading his security system after the burglary, he still doesn't use the alarm system..this despite many attacks on his home and belongings on numerous previous occasions and despite have a LOT of valuables in the home.
The book, however, did not end, as in come to a plot resolution or whatever. On another note, I am becoming increasing disenchanted with how things are always so pat in Stone's world: somebody wants/needs something and abracadabra! I am over half done with it and so far nothing has happened! Of course, there is the hired help, a cook and a butler who is former British SAS, but they can't be counted on to activate the security system either for some odd reason or to go an activate it Stone Barrington is getting too stupid for me.