Fresh Disasters (Stone Barrington, Bk 13)
Fresh Disasters - Stone Barrington, Bk 13 Author:Stuart Woods Stone Barrington embarks on his most dangerous adventure yet when he takes on a job as a lawyer for a sleazy and clueless con man-and ends up getting embroiled in the underworld of the New York mafia. It started out as just another late night at Elaine's, where Stone was eating a porterhouse steak and enjoying the company of his friends. But... more » when Herbie Fisher, a notoriously not-so-sharp swindler, walked in, the pleasant atmosphere turned to ice.
Herbie convinces Bill Eggers, the managing partner of Woodman & Weld, to sign him on as a client -- with the goal of taking down the infamous mafia boss Carmine Datilla. And even though Stone doesn't want to have anything to do with Herbie -- or the mafia, for that matter -- he is soon coerced into being Herbie's lawyer.
With the help of his ex-partner, Dino, Stone investigates "Datilla the Hun," and the rest of the mob family, encountering intrigue and danger at every turn. Will Stone finally take a stand, or will he end up at the bottom of Sheepshead Bay?
With the swift action, razor-sharp characters, and crackling dialogue that are Stuart Woods's hallmarks, Fresh Disasters is Woods at the very height of his storytelling powers.« less
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Stuart Woods "Stone Barrington Novels" are quick, simple reads. Filled with a lot of dialogue, Stone and his friend Dino solve cases with a bit of applied skill and circumstanstantial luck. In every novel, Stone a romantic fling.
"Fresh Disasters" brings Stone into contact with the NY Mafia.