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Dead in the Water

by Stuart Woods

HarperCollins College | January 8, 1997 | Hardcover

Dead in the Water is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
From the New York Times -- bestselling author of Dirt, Choke, and Imperfect Strangers comes another thriller (more than 100,000 hardcover copies sold) of love, greed, and murder set against the shimmering waters off Antigua.

Stone Barrington is back, and it will take all of the savvy New York investigator/lawyer''s wits to stay afloat in this exciting, fast-paced tale of Caribbean island intrigue. This time, Barrington is the only hope of Allison Manning, a beautiful young woman on trial for murder after her wealthy husband mysteriously disappear.

Together, the Mannings had set sail across the Atlantic, bound for the island of Antigua. But when Allison dropped anchor in St. Mark''s harbor, she was alone, her husband presumed murdered. Facing conviction, she enlists the help of Barrington, who goes head-to-head with the island''s minister of justice, Sir Winston Sutherland, a man who practices his own forms of justice. Inextricably caught in a swirling storm of local island mayhem, murder, and, of course, romance, Barrington discovers that, under the searing Caribbean sun, even the most convincing people aren''t who they seem.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages

Published: January 8, 1997

Publisher: HarperCollins College

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060183683

ISBN - 13: 9780060183684

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead in the Water This was the very first Stuart Woods novel that I discovered. I was on vacation in Hawaii and needed a book to read while tanning on the beach. What a book ! Absolutely the best Stuart Woods book, and Stone Barrington is my favorite character. Don't pass up this book. Read it Today !! I loved it!
Date published: 1999-11-28

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Dead in the Water

by Stuart Woods

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages

Published: January 8, 1997

Publisher: HarperCollins College

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060183683

ISBN - 13: 9780060183684

From the Publisher

From the New York Times -- bestselling author of Dirt, Choke, and Imperfect Strangers comes another thriller (more than 100,000 hardcover copies sold) of love, greed, and murder set against the shimmering waters off Antigua.

Stone Barrington is back, and it will take all of the savvy New York investigator/lawyer''s wits to stay afloat in this exciting, fast-paced tale of Caribbean island intrigue. This time, Barrington is the only hope of Allison Manning, a beautiful young woman on trial for murder after her wealthy husband mysteriously disappear.

Together, the Mannings had set sail across the Atlantic, bound for the island of Antigua. But when Allison dropped anchor in St. Mark''s harbor, she was alone, her husband presumed murdered. Facing conviction, she enlists the help of Barrington, who goes head-to-head with the island''s minister of justice, Sir Winston Sutherland, a man who practices his own forms of justice. Inextricably caught in a swirling storm of local island mayhem, murder, and, of course, romance, Barrington discovers that, under the searing Caribbean sun, even the most convincing people aren''t who they seem.

From the Jacket

In Dead in the Water, Stone has barely arrived in St. Marks, a lovely Caribbean island nation, on a sailing vacation when something very strange happens: a beautiful young woman sails into the harbor, entirely alone on a large yacht. Before long she is under the intense scrutiny of local authorities in the very considerable person of Sir Winston Sutherland, the minister of justice. The problem is, though she arrived alone, she had departed the other side of the Atlantic in the company of her husband, a well-known writer, who is no longer in evidence. Evidence is what fascinates Stone Barrington, and before many pages have been turned, he is all that stands between the apparently innocent Allison Manning and the patently evil Sir Winston, whose motives are unclear. What is clear is that the St. Marks system of justice bears little resemblance to the American courts to which Stone is accustomed and that his smallest error could prove fatal to his client. Inextricably caught in a swirling storm of island madness and murder, made worse by a hurricane of sensational press coverage, Stone can hardly find the time to indulge his usual romantic inclinations, but he learns that, even under the intense illumination of a Caribbean sun, nothing is what it seems to be, and no one can be trusted.

About the Author

Stuart Woods was born on January 9, 1938 in Manchester, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia. Woods worked in the advertising business and eventually wrote two non-fiction books before being given an advance to write a novel he had been pondering for nearly a decade. Chiefs (1981) won an Edgar Award and was made into a TV miniseries starring Charlton Heston. Woods has published a number of books since.

From Our Editors

Stone Barrington is in the Caribbean, but he’s not enjoying the warmth of the island sun. Instead of enjoying his island vacations, he ends up defending Allison Manning, on trial for the suspicious murder of the minister of justice. Stone knows his client is innocent and he has to be careful. The system of justice in this place is much different to the American courts in Dead in the Water. To make matters worse, it seems like stone can’t trust a single person he meets.
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