Fans of Woods's ex-cop turned lawyer, Stone Barrington, will not be disappointed in this latest entry in the series. This time out, Stone becomes involved with a loud-talking Texan improbably named Billy Bob Barnstormer. It isn't long before Stone regrets ever being introduced to Billy Bob, especially when he leaves a dead body in Stone's guest room. But that is only the beginning of a tale that finds Stone, along with his best friend, Dino Bacchetti, following a twisted trail as they attempt to capture Billy Bob, who, it turns out, is much more dangerous than Stone could ever have imagined.
You have to meet Stone Barrington if you haven't before - he's a great character. Totally self absorbed, great intuitive leaps that often land him in the middle of murder and mayhem. There's enough humor in the book to keep you going from page to page.
Not long after Stone and his ex-partner Dino make the acquaintance of Billy Bob-a smooth-talkin' Texan packing a wad of rare two-dollar bills-someone takes a shot at them. Against his better judgment, Stone offers Billy Bob a safe haven for the night but almost immediately regrets it. The slippery out-of-towner goes missing, and someone is found dead-in Stone's town house no less. Stone is now caught by a beautiful federal prosecutor and a love from his past, a con man with more aliases than hairs on his head, and a murder investigation that could ruin them all.