400 pages, 7.5 × 4.25 × 1.13 in
March 27, 2012
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451236351
ISBN - 13: 9780451236357
About the Book
Stone Barrington knows everything there is to know about the city he loves, but he's about to learn something new about himself. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
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1Elaine’s, late.Stone Barrington and Dino Bacchetti sat, sipping what each of them usually sipped, gazing desultorily at the menu. Elaine came and sat down.“Having problems deciding?” she asked.“Always,” Dino said.“Are you being a smart-ass?” she asked.“I’m torn between the pasta special and the osso buco,” Dino said.“Yeah,” Stone said, “Dino is always torn.”“Are you being a smart-ass?” Dino asked.“I’m just backing you up, pal,” Stone said.“Oh.”“Have the pasta,” Elaine said. “It’s terrific.”“How can I pass that up?” Dino asked, closing his menu.“Dino,” Stone said, “you’re veering toward the ironic again. Watch yourself.”Elaine looked at Dino. “You’re lucky there isn’t a steak knife on the table.” She flagged down a passing waiter. “Two pasta specials,” she said, her finger wagging between Stone and Dino.“I’ll have the osso buco,” Stone said.“I just sold the last one,” the waiter replied.“Tell you what,” Stone said, “I’ll have the pasta special, with a chopped spinach salad to start.”“Me, too, on the salad,” Dino said.“And a bottle of the Mondavi Napa Cabernet,” Stone added.“Good,” Elaine said, then she got up and wandered a couple of tables away and sat down there.“That was close,” Stone said. “You could have gotten a fork in the chest.”“I didn’t want the pasta,” Dino replied.“Then why didn’t you order the osso buco to begin with?”“They were out.”“You didn’t know that.”“Does it matter? They wouldn’t have had it anyway.”They sat in silence for a moment, Stone sipping his Knob
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Stone Barrington knows everything there is to know about the city he loves, but he's about to learn something new about himself...
About the Author
Stuart 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. Woods' first novel, Chiefs, was published in March 1981. The story was inspired by a police chief's badge Woods had found in his grandmother's home. The badge was stained with blood and pockmarked by buckshot. It had belonged to his grandfather, who died wearing it 10 years before Mr. Woods was born. Chiefs won an Edgar Award and was made into a TV miniseries starring Charlton Heston. Woods has published 41 novels in a 28-year career, and has now had and has now had twenty-nine consecutive New York Times bestsellers in hardback. Stuart Woods graduated from the University of Georgia in 1959 with a degree in Sociology. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.