Cold Paradise" is the latest Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods. Stone is hired by rich man Thad Shamus to find a woman named Liz that he met in the Hamptons and wanted to see again. Stone travels to Palm Beach, Florida and finds Liz Harding rather quickly. Liz is actually Allison Manning, Stone's former client with whom Stone had a brief affair. Allison (Liz) retains Stone to do some legal work, and the rest of the book is devoted to finding Allison's husband, Paul Manning. For Stone Barrington readers, Stone once again beds a beautiful woman, Callie Hodges, Thad's girl Friday.
Playing time approximately 6 hours.
From back of box: "Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington has the street smarts and debonair charm his fans love, and Palm Beach, the setting of his new adventure, is his most glamorous scene-of-the-crime yet.
Allison Manning, the woman Stone defended against a murder charge in 'Dead in the Water', mysteriously reappears to request his help with problems she has never resolved, which involve millions of dollars. She fears, too, that somebody might be stalking her. She knows of no one better than Stone, who has both the legal experience and the investigative instincts to guarantee her safety today and make sure she survives tomorrow as well.
Stone and his partner, Dino, begin to suspect that more than one person might be after Allison: one so clever he manages never to show his face, but even more frightening, another person everybody has long forgotten. In a search that ranges from the boardrooms of Manhattan to the sumptuous villas lining the Gold Coast, Stone uncovers a sly and greedy plan to steal millions of dollars-and reveals the crafty killer."