Out of the 14 Stuart Woods books I have read, "Dead in the Water" was the best. It is full of suspense all the way and it has an ending that is a big surprise.
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In Dead in the Water, Stone has hardly arrived in St. Marks, a lovely Caribbean island nation, on a sailing vacation when something very strange happens: a beautiful young woman sails into the harbor, entirely alone on a large yacht. Before long, she is under the intense scrutiny of the local authorites, in the very considerable person of Sir Winston Sutherland, the minister of justice. The problem is, though she arrived alone, she had departed the other side of the Atlantic in the company of her husband, a well-known writer, who is no longer in evidence.
Evidence is what fascinates Stone Barrington, and he is all that stands between the apparently innocent Allison Manning and the patently evil intent of Sir Winston, whose motives are unclear. What is clear is that the St. Marks system of justice bears little resemblance to the American courts to which Stone is accustomed, and that his smallest error could prove fatal to his client.
Excellent reading, excellent author.
Stuart Woods and Stone Barrington at their best. Very enjoyable, fast moving.
Fast-paced, filled with enought humor, sex, and clever surprises all the way to the last page to make it thoroughly entertaining amusement.
Stone Barrington only wants a winter getaway from the chill of New York in the beautiful, tropical Caribbean paradise of St. Mark's. But the lawyer, cop gets instead the chance to defend Allison Manning.
Another Stone Barrington novel. Fast paced.
I enjoyed all of this series of books.
One of Wood's best! One in the Stone Barrington series.
One of his best. This is a fast paced page turner.
Heads up for those who don't wish a lot of sexual references - this book contains many.
"One of (his) best...Woods is a pro and this goes by like a summer breeze, with just enough heat to make you sweat."
As always, a good read from Stuart Woods.
great book really keept me going.
As all of us, Stone Barrington dreams of a tropical vacation during the middle of a harsh winter season in New York. This now lawyer, ex-cop is now finding himself defending Allison Manning who has been accused of killing her husband and burying him at sea.
I really like all the Stone Barrington novels.
Another bestsellers from a great writer, who doesn't like Stuart Woods?
Great Stone Barrington book
A Stone Barrington novel. In this one, he actually participates in a trial as defense attorney. The situation is bizzare and the plot twists and turns right to the end.
Stone Barrington novel - definding woman in Carribian - very good
This is a page turner. It will keep you guessing right up to the end.
Stone Barrington is on a getaway to the Caribbean paradise of St. Marks when by chance he becomes involved in the murder trial of a beautiful young woman accused of killing her rich husband on board their luxurious yacht and then burying him at sea.
The story continues through the affair with the accused to the conclusion of the trial.
Be warned that the love scenes between Stone and his client are very graphic and may not be to everyone's taste.
The elements of the story and the conclusion are a bit jaw dropping.
All in all, I enjoyed the book.
Stone Barrington only wants a winter getaway from the chill of New York in the beautiful, tropical Caribbean paradise of St. Mark's. But what the lawyer and ex-cop gets instead is the chance to defend Allison Manning. The beautiful young woman stands accused of killer her rich husband on board their luxurious yacht and then buring him at sea.
Stone isn't exactly conversant with the island country's law, but this much is clear to him: Allison is being railroaded bythe perverse sense of justice of a prosecutor who will do anything to stay in office. Donning the robe and wig of a British barrister, Stone does everything he can to save Allison, from publicizing the case all over the American press to conduct the kind of smart, tough investigation that money can't buy. Just when he has the jury in the palm of his hands, a shocking reversal of fortune changes everything. And what was once a sure thing begins to look a lot like a death sentence.
A very exciting murder mystery ---- and that is before the two surprises at the ending!
Another good Barrington story
Check out the movie after you've read this book. Very well read and extremely well adapted.
Easy reading. No lulls here!
excellent really enjoy his books
I like Stone Barrington, he can get into so many situations--this wasn't hard to figure out but it was still a good read and easy to read.