Stone Barrington investigates the secrets of a CIA officer's suicide in this next thriller in the bestselling series.
Stuart Woods's bestseller, Dark Harbor, brings us the perfect mix of sexy intrigue and swift suspense that have earned him legions of fans over the years. In this latest thriller, Stone enters the picturesque town Dark Harbor off the coast of Maine, where the shocking deaths of three people have cast a long shadow over this island haven-a locale as mysterious as it is exclusive.
Stone Barrington hasn't heard from his cousin, Dick Stone, in years-though he has fond memories of a teenage summer spent at his house in Maine. Then, Lance Cabot of the CIA interrupts an otherwise pleasant meal at Elaine's with news of Dick's death-apparently by his own hands. It seems that Dick Stone, a quiet family man who doubled as a CIA agent, methodically executed his wife, daughter, and then himself-or did he? What would cause a loving father and husband to murder his family as they slept? Before his death, Dick had appointed Stone executor of his will, giving him full control of the disposition of a sizable family estate. Was Dick preparing for his suicide, or forewarning Stone of his murder?
With the help of his ex-partner, Dino, and his friend Holly Barker, Stone must settle the estate and piece together the elusive facts of his cousin's life and death as a CIA operative. At every step Stone knows he is being watched by Dick's family-and one of them just may be a killer.
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by Stuart Woods
"In Woods's latest novel starring Stone Barrington, ex-cop turned lawyer turned CIA consultant, narrator Tony Roberts does a fine job with a plethora of agents bumbling over bodies on an island off the coast of Maine. There is more talk than action, and suspense is not ratcheted up-despite seven deaths-until CIA Agent Holly Barker is kidnapped. Roberts keeps the dialogue flowing and distinctive, from the aristocratic tenor of Holly's boss to the New York City cop chat of Barrington's ex-partner to the bullies who are Barrington's ill-fated second cousins. This is not Woods's best, but Roberts keeps the story moving and the eventual action scenes lively. D.P.D. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"
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