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.
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.
One of Wood's best! One in the Stone Barrington series.
Stuart Woods and Stone Barrington at their best. Very enjoyable, fast moving.
A very exciting murder mystery ---- and that is before the two surprises at the ending!
"One of (his) best...Woods is a pro and this goes by like a summer breeze, with just enough heat to make you sweat."
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.
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.
Another Stone Barrington novel. Fast paced.
I enjoyed all of this series of books.
great book really keept me going.
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.
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.
As always, a good read from Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington novel - definding woman in Carribian - very good
Another bestsellers from a great writer, who doesn't like Stuart Woods?
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.
Excellent reading, excellent author.
I really like all the Stone Barrington novels.
Great Stone Barrington book
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.