400 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1 in
September 25, 2012
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451237854
ISBN - 13: 9780451237859
Read from the Book
1STONE BARRINGTON AND DINO BACCHETTI ENTERED ELAINE’S on a Sunday evening, and drinks were brought to them immediately.They took their usual table, and Elaine came over and sat down. “You two are oddly dressed,” she said. “For you. What’s going on?”“Oh,” Stone said, “we delivered our sons to Yale for their freshman year this afternoon, and we’re dressed for humping boxes of their gear up to their apartment.”Elaine nodded. “So the boys are off?”“They’re off,” Dino said.“No wonder you both look so glum,” Elaine said.Stone looked at Dino. “Do I look glum?”“Yeah,” Dino said.“So do you.”“You’re empty nesters now,” Elaine chortled. “Never thought I’d see the day.”Stone shook his head. “Nine months ago I didn’t have a son, at least not one I’d ever met. Now I don’t have a son again.”Elaine reached over and patted his cheek. “You haven’t lost a son,” she said, “you’ve gained a college boy.” She got up and continued her rounds of the regulars’ tables.“I guess that’s one way to look at it,” Stone said. “Do you think he’ll ever come home again?”“Probably not,” Dino replied. “You’ve seen the last of that kid.”“Oh, shut up. You’re in the same spot.”“Nah,” Dino said, “you’re worse off. At least I’m not used to having Ben around the house all the time. He’s been at prep school for four years, and then his mother yanked him to her place every chance she got. This afternoon, why didn’t you raise the subject of visits home?”“I thought about it,” Stone said, “but I was afraid I wouldn’t like th
From the Publisher
A new city brings new life to Stone Barrington as Stuart Woods’s bestselling series continues…
After a shocking loss, Stone Barrington is at loose ends, unsure if he wants to stay in New York and continue his work as a partner at Woodman and Weld. It comes as a welcome relief when he’s summoned to Washington, D.C., by President Will Lee. The President has a special operation that calls for Stone’s unique skill set, and it’s a mission that will reunite him with his former partner in bed and in crime, Holly Barker.
About the Author
Stuart Woods is the author of more than forty novels. A native of Georgia, he began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his 1981 debut, won an Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Key West, Florida, Mount Desert Island in Maine, and New York City.
“A world-class mystery writer…I try to put Woods’s books down and I can’t.”—Houston Chronicle
“Woods’s Stone Barrington is a guilty pleasure…he’s also an addiction that’s harder to kick than heroin.”—Contra Costa Times (California)