Wild card

by Woods, Stuart,

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Summary
Stone Barrington clashes with a determined adversary in the latest non-stop thriller from #1 New York Times -bestselling author Stuart Woods.

Stone Barrington and his latest paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger. He was sent by an enemy, someone who'd be happy to silence Stone and all his collaborators for good . . . only it's soon clear that Stone is not an easy man to target.

But with boundless resources and a thirst for vengeance, this foe will not be deterred, and when one plot fails another materializes. Their latest plan is more ambitious and subtle than any they've tried before, and the consequences could remake the nation. With the country's future in the balance, Stone will need to muster all his savvy and daring to defeat this rival once and for all.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bullet-proof millionaire Stone Barrington and his latest companion, Jamie Cox, lie low at several of Barrington's Continental estates while evading the hit men hired to take them both out. Award-winning journalist Cox is expanding her New York Times exposé of the H. Thomas & Son Investment Bank. The Thomas family was not pleased with the coverage. Nor with Barrington for his role in rooting out their unscrupulous business practices. Cox, Barrington, and several of their pals are now on the family's hit list and use the many resources at their disposal to avoid getting hit. In addition to trying to kill rich lawyers, the H. Thomas crew are funding the campaign of Florida Senator Joe Box (Turbulence, 2018). Bringing Box back helps build anticipation for forthcoming books that follow series sweetheart Holly Barker in her race for the Oval Office. Fans of Barrington and his entourage will enjoy another installment in a series where price is no object for the hero when it comes to solving crimes and satisfying his material needs.--Karen Keefe Copyright 2019 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bestseller Woods's fast-paced 49th Stone Barrington novel picks up where its predecessor, 2018's A Delicate Touch, left off. New York attorney Stone and his latest paramour, New York Times reporter Jamie Cox, are ensconced at his English estate, where Jamie is working on her book exposing the links between a family-owned investment bank, H. Thomas & Son, and organized crime. Since Henry Thomas, the family patriarch, blames Stone for unearthing this damaging information, he and his henchmen are bent on revenge. When a hired gun takes an errant shot at Stone on the estate grounds, Stone and Jamie flee England for the comparative safety of his Manhattan townhouse. Meanwhile, Henry is angling to have his former congressman son, Hank, become the Republican candidate for president, which involves derailing the campaign of the popular if obnoxious junior senator from Florida, Joe Box. The tension rises as a determined assassin makes a deal with the Thomases to kill Stone, who's dropped his guard after mistakenly believing they no longer have reason to do him in. Woods shows no sign of flagging in this long-running series. Author tour. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Stone Barrington novel ; 49.
Subjects Barrington, Stone (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Private investigators -- Fiction.
Electronic books.
Suspense fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Penguin Publishing Group2019.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9780735219304
9780735219304
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