Cop-turned-investigator Stone Barrington has the street-smarts, dry wit, and debonair charm his fans love, and Palm Beach -- the setting of his new adventure -- is his most glamorous scene-of-the-crime yet. In Cold Paradise
, he becomes reacquainted with a case he thought was buried years ago -- and must settle romantic entanglements that haunt him still.
Luxuriating in the winter warmth of a Palm Beach cafe, Stone is stunned to recognize someone he thought was dead: the beautiful Allison Manning, a woman he had defended against a murder charge on a Caribbean island in Dead in the Water. Allison is alive and well -- and suddenly very rich. And she needs a favour: Might Stone help her square a charge of insurance fraud that's been hanging over her head for years?
is the author of twenty-one novels, including L.A. Dead, Orchid Beach
, and New York Dead
. Cold Paradise
is the seventh in the popular Stone Barrington series. He lives in Maine, Florida, and New York City.