stone barrington he'd heard the last of former girlfriend arrington after she'd left him to marry vance calder, hollywood hottest. the last thing stone expected ws s desperate call from calder.arrington has vanished and her new fiance wasnts stone to come and find her. in a town where the sharks drive bentleys and no one can be trusted,stone soon discovers he's drowning in a sea of empty clues.
Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of his former girlfriend after she left him to marry Hollywood's hottest star. But now she has disappeared and her fiance wants Stone to come to L.A. and find her. In a town where sharks drive Bentleys and no one can be trusted, Stone may find himself swimming with fishes himself.
I haven't actually read this one. Somehow I got two copies so am posting the extra. I'll give it a 3 stars, middle ranking, for now.
From back cover: Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of former girlfriend Arrington after she'd left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest star. The last thing Stone expected was a desperate call from Calder. Arrington has vanished, and her new fiance; wants Stone to come to LA and find her. In a town where the sharks drive Bentleys and no one can be trusted, Stone soon discovers he's drowning in a sea of empty clues that take him from Bel Air to Malibu to Rodeo Drive. Running out of time and leads, he needs to keep his head above water and find Arrington fast, or end up swimming with the fishes himself.
After nearly two dozen books, Woods can still surprise readers, not only with clever plots and characters, but also with his knowledge of everything from aeronautics to yachtsmanship. His latest story has former NYPD cop turned lawyer Stone Barrington off on an adventure even James Bond might envy. Barrington's former girlfriend Arrington has married Barrington's friend Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest actor. Three months into the marriage, Arrington's been kidnapped, and Vance calls Barrington to beg for his help. Barrington comes to L.A. only to find a hornet's nest: Vance has hooked up with some unscrupulous Mafia-like characters. Now they've got Vance under their thumbs and do not want anyone poking around. Barrington's detecting efforts turn him into a prime target for the baddies, but using his well-honed lawyerly skills and gathering encouragement from a bevy of Hollywood beauties, Barrington gets Arrington back and "disappears" Vance's problems. Despite the fact that this book is definitely politically incorrect and Barrington has apparently never heard of safe sex, it's a highly entertaining read that's chock-full of slam-bang action, fast cars, beautiful women, fine wine, and tart, tongue-in-cheek humor. Another outstanding effort from this popular author.
Stone Barrington thought he'd heard the last of former girlfriend Arrington after she'd left him to marry Vance Calder, Hollywood's hottest star. The last thing Stone expected was a desperate cdall from Calder, Arrington has vanished.