Hothouse Orchid - Holly Barker, Bk 6 Author:Stuart Woods After Special Agent Holly Barker lets international terrorist Teddy Fay slip through her fingers for a second time, the CIA thinks she might want a long vacation, at least until Teddy is captured and the bad publicity has blown over. So Holly returns to her hometown of Orchid Beach, Florida, where she had been police chief for many years. But a ... more »very unpleasant surprise awaits her. Many years earlier, Holly and another female army officer had brought charges against their commanding officer for sexual harassment, attempted rape, and rape. Holly had managed to fight him off, but the other woman, a young lieutenant, had not. The officer in question was acquitted of all charges, and has also left the army-for a job as Orchid Beach's new police chief.
Will Holly return to the CIA? Or will she challenge her old nemesis for control of the Orchid Beach Police Department?« less
Love the series! Great Characters !. . I have kept up with Holly and Teddy! and Daisy the Doberman. . .almost hard to post this book as I could read it again, well sorta. . Stu should persue this series and let Stone Barrington rest awhile.
My favorite of the Orchid series. Held my interest throughout as Holly returns to Orchid Beach for a vacation and finds herself embroiled in helping local police find a serial rapist/murderer. The book gallops along with characters from earlier books in the series appearing to keep the action going. A winner that I read in two days and was sorry to see end. Good read!
Darleen M. reviewed Hothouse Orchid (Holly Barker, Bk 6) on
Helpful Score: 1
I cannot tell you how disappointed I was in this book. The plot is poorly thought out, the dialogue is so bad a 3rd grader could have done better. Woods, in my estimation, has steadily gone downhill as a writer and is now just churning them out to keep his editor happy. I want my $10 back.
This was a fast read; however, it kept my attention up to the end. This was my first read by Stuart Woods and his style is simple, to the point. This book would be perfect for a day at the beach or the park to relax and be entertained.
Claudette T. reviewed Hothouse Orchid (Holly Barker, Bk 6) on
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I gobbled this book up like cotton candy. It was about as complex as cotton candy also and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately I figured out who the bad guy was right away but that didn't stop me from reading every word right to the end. This is a great, "get your mind off the world" book. I recommend it to anyone who likes to spend time with Holly Barker.
Another great Holly Barker story! Holly returns home to Florida for a one month vacation and finds her rapist has become the chief of police of her town. At the same time, women are turning up raped and dead. She finds herself right in the middle of the investigation. In this story, she also run into one of her old enemeis, as well as becomes involved in a serious relationship with an emergency room doctor. As usual, the book ends leaving you wanting more so I look forward to book #7.