Stone Barrington is back. Along with his ex-partner Dino Bacchetti, Stone races to find a twisted madman before his worst fears are realized. His former love, Arrington, also reappears along with his latest flame, a Mafia princess. Another of Stuart Woods' action-packed mysteries.
This is a Stone Barrington book, and is excellent. Stone and his old partner, Dino, are up against a killer bent of revenge from the past. But who is it? How far will he go? It keeps you guessing from the first page to the last.
Not a man to dwell on the past, Stone has no choice but to rattle old skeletons when the people closest to him start dying, and he has little to go on but the suspicion that the killer may be someone he once knew.The trip down memory lane isnt all bad though, for it reunites Stone with his ex-partner Dio now head of the detectives in the 19th precinct.
Got this as a Christmas gift in a grab one year. He is actually one of my favorite authors now! Stone Barrington is a man that you want to meet! LOL He is sassy and funny and you can't help but fall in love with him and his story.
Ex-cop Stone Barrington comes face-to-face with his worst, most horrible fear when the women in his life begin dropping like flies, each falling victim to an unknown assailant. Why is this happening? As the bodies
Stone Barrington is in a position that every ex-policeman dreads- all around him people are dying, and he suspects the killer may be someone he put in prison a few years back.
Dino Brachetti, Steves ex partner, is not immune either, and the two men must pool their resources to protect those close to them. Stones former love, Arrington, now married to movie star Vance Calder, is back too, and nose to nose with anew woman in Stones life, one with a mafia bloodline who may be as dangerous as she is beautiful.
Stone and Dino begin to trace their tracks from years berfore searching for clues that might lead them to the brilliant killer. This nail biting suspense tale takes Stone on a life and death that twists and turns till the very end. Stone can only hope that his worst fears won't be realized.
Woods's breezy and irreverent brand of detective fiction, full of mischievous asides, plays especially well as audio drama. He's in top form here, having returned to his popular hero, Stone Barrington, a retired cop-turned-investigator who works in tandem with his ex-partner, Dino Bacchetti. Barrington, a lady-killer, is the ultimate smoothy, while Bacchetti, streetwise and jaded, is a rough diamond. Together, the two track a killer on a wanton Manhattan murder spree. He's left a trail of beautiful women with their throats slashed. What's more, the killer is waging a personal vendetta against the investigators, holding a grudge from a long-ago case they worked. Barrington, ever the flirt, gleans essential knowledge by wooing well-placed ladies along the way: amorous hijinks play against murderous mayhem. Narrating is veteran Broadway actor Roberts (he has read several previous Woods titles for Harper Audio), who spiritedly pushes his characterizations to the hilt. For Barrington, however, Roberts reserves a world-weariness befitting the fatigue of a lifelong dick who has seen all too many murders. Simultaneous release with the HarperCollins hardcover.
Sherry M. (Mousey) - reviewed Worst Fears Realized (Stone Barrington, Bk 5) on
I am a recent reader of Stuart Woods and I am addicted.
This one about your worse fears ranks right up at the top.
Stuart Woods really knows how to keep turning pages and not wanting to put the book down until the very last page.
What a great mystery writer he is.