400 pages, 7.5 × 4.3 × 1.2 in
August 31, 2010
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451229630
ISBN - 13: 9780451229632
About the Book
A fetching Broadway actress has a pout to die for, a past to hide from--and Stone Barrington on her case. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
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1ELAINE’S, LATE.Stone Barrington and his former NYPD partner, Dino Bacchetti, were dining in the company of herself, Elaine, who, as usual, was making her rounds. “So?” Elaine asked as she joined them.“Not much,” Dino replied.Stone was deep into his spaghetti alla carbonara.“Nice, isn’t it?” she asked. Elaine had a good opinion of her food.“Mmmmf,” Stone replied, trying to handle what he had stuffed into his mouth and speak at the same time.“Never mind,” Elaine said. “Enjoy.”Stone swallowed hard and nodded. “Thank you, I am.”The waiter came with the wine and poured everybody a glass.Stone began to take smaller bites, so as to better participate in the conversation. As he took his first sip of wine, he froze.Dino stared at him. “What’s the matter? Am I gonna have to do a Heimlich?”Stone set down the glass but said nothing. He was following the entrance of a very beautiful woman. She was probably five-eight or -nine, he thought, and closer to six feet in her heels. She was dressed in a classic Little Black Dress that set off a strand of large pearls around her neck. Fake, probably, but who cared? She had honey-blond, shoulder-length hair and a lot of it, cascades of it, big eyes, and plump lips sporting bright red lipstick. Dino and Elaine followed Stone’s gaze as the woman turned to her left and sat down at the bar.“She can’t be alone,” Dino said.“Who is she?” Stone asked Elaine.“Never saw her in here,” Elaine replied, “but you’d better hurry; she’s not gonna be alone long.”St
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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.