320 pages, 9.25 × 6.38 × 1.08 in
April 8, 2014
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0399164162
ISBN - 13: 9780399164163
Read from the Book
1Stone Barrington sat at his desk in the downstairs office of his Turtle Bay town house, poring over documents related to the finances of his new clients, Jack and Hillary Coulter.Or, perhaps, Hillary and Jack Coulter, since she was the one with all the money, and there was a great deal of it. He added a couple of paragraphs to the memo he was sending to the tax and finance department of his law firm, Woodman & Weld, where his suggestions would be reviewed to keep him out of trouble. His phone buzzed.“Your five-thirty appointment is here,” his secretary, Joan, said.“I have a five-thirty?” Stone asked, momentarily baffled.“The insurance adjuster, Crane Hart, from the Steele company?”“Oh, of course. Give me three minutes, then send him in.” He clicked off before she could respond. He tidied the document on his computer, then e-mailed it, then he shuffled the papers on his desk into a fairly neat stack."Much better," a female voice said from the doorway.''Ah, Mr. Hart," Stone said, not looking up. Then he looked up. "I perceive that you are not a mister," he said.She was tall, wrapped in a suit too tight and with a skirt too short to be businesslike, and her bright, blonde hair was pulled tightly into something at the back of her head. He won¬dered how she could blink, but she did, and slowly.Before he could speak a moment of carnal curiosity flashed between them. ''Ah," he said, otherwise speechless. He finally managed speech. "I was expecting an insurance adjuster of the male
From the Publisher
Stone Barrington is back in the extraordinary new adventure from New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes—and Stone is a material witness—he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone . . . and that the biggest heist is still to come.
About the Author
Stuart Woods is the author of more than fifty-five novels, including the New York Times–bestselling Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in New York City, Florida, and Maine.
Praise for CARNAL CURIOSITY
“Stone Barrington shows he’s one of the smoothest operators around . . . entertaining.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for Stuart Woods
“Since 1981, readers have not been able to get their fill of Stuart Woods’ New York Times bestselling novels of suspense.”—Orlando Sentinel
“Stuart Woods has proven time and time again that he’s a master of suspense who keeps his readers frantically turning the pages.” —bookreporter.com