A delicate touch

by Woods, Stuart,

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Summary
Stone Barrington uncovers a societal minefield in the exhilarating new adventure from #1 New York Times -bestselling author Stuart Woods.

When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried.

With this explosive information in-hand, Stone Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place, his only options either to play it safe to the detriment of others, or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. But when it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner . . . so he may as well throw caution to the wind.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Woods' Stone Barrington is always dependable, even as the author turns out four books a year featuring this much-loved character. Ex-NYPD detective turned lawyer at a tony law firm, Barrington is able to indulge his expensive tastes while maintaining his integrity. Here, as executor of the estate of Eduardo Bianchi, a man reputedly once high in the Mafia in his younger years who turned respectable and gained power, Barrington comes into possession of files on 12 men, 11 now dead, containing explosive information. The sole living subject of the files is Gianni Tommassini, whose Mafia-ordered murders are documented. Now, with his name anglicized to Henry Thomas, he leads a prominent banking family, and his grandson is a candidate for president. Barrington plans to expose the files and the politically motivated corruption behind them, but first he must evade the Thomas family in a potentially deadly yacht chase. Woods continues to deliver satisfying escapist fare, with the Bondian Barrington outmaneuvering his foes yet again, always with high-tech gadgetry at the ready and a beautiful woman at his side.--Michele Leber Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "At the start of bestseller Woods's suspenseful, twisty 48th Stone Barrington novel (after Desperate Measures), lawyer Stone arranges for a safe located in the Brooklyn mansion of the late Eduardo Bianchi, "a mysteriously powerful man reputed to have been at the top of the Mafia," to be opened on the behalf of Eduardo's grown daughter. Inside, besides millions in cash, are criminal histories prepared by Eduardo of a number of high-level mob bosses, all of whom are dead, except for Henry Thomas, formerly Gianni Tommassini. Long ago, Henry founded an investment bank, "with much of its original funding from the Five Families." Henry's son, Jack, has run the bank for the last 20 years, and Jack's son, Henry II, is a popular New York congressman. What are the Thomases up to now? Stone joins forces with comely New York Times reporter Jamie Cox to find out. Meanwhile, Henry becomes aware that Stone is on his trail and orders his henchmen to use any means to stop Stone. As usual, Woods tells a fast, enjoyable crime story seasoned with tantalizing views of the lifestyles of the rich. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit. (Jan.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series A Stone Barrington novel
The author's other series protagonist, Holly Barker, makes an appearance in books 10, 14, and 25
#1 - New York dead
#2 - Dirt
#3 - Dead in the water
#4 - Swimming to Catalina
#5 - Worst fears realized
#6 - L.A. dead
#7 - Cold paradise
#8 - The Short forever
#9 - Dirty work
#10 - Reckless abandon
#11 - Two dollar bill
#12 - Dark harbor
#13 - Fresh disasters
#14 - Shoot him if he runs
#15 - Hot mahogany
#16 - Loitering with intent
#17 - Kisser
#18 - Lucid intervals
#19 - Strategic moves
#20 - Bel-Air dead
#21 - Son of stone
#22 - D.C. dead
#23 - Unnatural acts
#24 - Severe clear
#25 - Collateral damage
#26 - Unintended consequences
#27 - Doing hard time
#28 - Standup guy
#29 - Carnal curiosity
#30 - Cut and thrust
#31 - Paris match
#32 - Insatiable appetites
#33 - Hot pursuit
#34 - Naked greed
#35 - Foreign affairs
#36 - Scandalous behavior
#37 - Family jewels
#38 - Dishonorable intentions
#39 - Sex, lies and serious money
#40 - Below the belt
#41 - Fast and loose
#42 - Indecent exposure
#43 - Quick and dirty
#44 - Unbound
#45 - Shoot first
#46 - Turbulence
#47 - Desperate measures
#48 - A Delicate touch
#49 - Wild card
Subjects Barrington, Stone (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Electronic books.
Suspense fiction
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2018.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780735219274
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