400 pages, 7.41 × 4.28 × 1.06 in
May 6, 2008
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451223608
ISBN - 13: 9780451223609
Read from the Book
1Elaine’s, late.Stone Barrington blew into Elaine’s, later than usual. Dino Bacchetti, his former NYPD partner, sat having dinner.“Where the hell have you been?” Dino asked.“Spokane, Washington,” Stone replied. “I told you, remember?”“I don’t remember anything anymore,” Dino said. “That’s Genevieve’s job, now.” Genevieve James was his new girlfriend, his first regular since his divorce. “What were you doing in Spokane?”“I’m having the engine ripped off my airplane and replaced with a turbine—that’s a jet engine, turning a propeller.”A waiter set a Knob Creek on the rocks before him, and he sipped it gratefully.“But why are you late? Dinner was two hours ago.”“Because my flight was late.”“You don’t take the airlines; you have an airplane.”“Dino, having sex again is addling your brain. I left the airplane in Spokane; the work takes three months. It’s a big job.”“Right.”Stone put several letters on the table and began opening them.“You getting your mail here now?”“No, I stopped to drop off my bag, and I just grabbed the mail on the way out the door.”Elaine came over, allowed him to kiss her and sat down. “You getting your mail here? We charge extra for that.”Stone put down the mail. “No, I brought it with me. Any charge for opening it here?”“Don’t make a habit of it,” she replied. “People will think you’re living in my back room.”“You don’t have a back room.”“That won’t stop them from thinking it.”“Your logic is unassailable,” Stone said, shoving the mail aside and sipping his d
From the Publisher
Stone Barrington and Holly Barker pursue a master spy and murderer in a tropical paradise that’s getting hotter by the minute…
Teddy Fay, the rogue agent last seen escaping from an imploding building in Iron Orchid, has been considered dead for some time now. But President Will Lee thinks Teddy may still be alive. In a top-secret Oval Office meeting, Stone learns that he and his cohorts, Holly Barker and Dino Bacchetti, are being sent to the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Marks, courtesy of the CIA, to track down Teddy once and for all.
St. Marks is a vacationers’ paradise, but its luxurious beach clubs and secluded mountain villas are home to corrupt local politicians and more than a few American expats with murky personal histories. Stone and Holly soon discover that in St. Marks, everyone is hiding something—and that Teddy Fay may just be hiding in plain sight.
About the Author
is the author of more than fifty novels. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs
, his 1981 debut, won an Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New York.
“A Stone Barrington novel never lacks witty dialogue or intriguing characters.”—Albuquerque Journal
“Woods certainly knows how to keep the pages turning.”—Booklist