400 pages, 7.5 × 4.15 × 0.87 in
September 6, 2011
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0451234456
ISBN - 13: 9780451234452
About the Book
Stone Barrington's undercover dealings with M16 have brought in a big new client. That means a huge bonus and a partnership--until Stone gets wind of an impending scandal that might torpedo his big promotion . . . and his life. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
Read from the Book
ONEElaine’s, late.Stone Barrington was uncharacteristically late in meeting his former partner at the NYPD, Lieutenant Dino Bacchetti, for dinner, and Dino was not alone at the table. Dino ran the detective bureau at the 19th Precinct. Stone’s other dinner partner, Bill Eggers, managing partner at the prestigious law firm of Woodman & Weld, pretty much ran Stone, who, working from his home office in Turtle Bay, handled cases and clients of Woodman & Weld that they did not wish to be seen to handle.“You’re late,” Eggers said.“I’m late for dinner with Dino,” Stone said, “but since I didn’t have a date with you, I prefer to think of myself as right on time for our meeting.”Eggers managed a chuckle. “Fair enough,” he said. “I’m buying tonight.”“For me, too?” Dino asked.“For you, too, Dino,” Eggers replied.A waiter set a Knob Creek on the rocks before Stone; the other two men already had glasses of brown whiskey before them. Stone raised his glass, but Eggers put a hand on his arm.“No, I’ll do the toasting tonight,” he said, raising his own glass. “To Stone Barrington, who has earned more than a night out on my expense account.”“Hear, hear,” Dino said.“I’ll drink to that,” Stone offered, raising his glass and taking a pull from it. “Is there an occasion, Bill, or are you just feeling magnanimous?”“A little of both,” Eggers said, taking an envelope from his pocket and handing it to Stone.Stone saw, through a window in the envelope, his name, which indicated to him that it might be
From the Publisher
Stone Barrington's been set up to take a big fall...
Stone's undercover dealings with M16 have brought in a big new client. That means a huge bonus and a partnership-until Stone gets wind of an impending scandal that might torpedo his big promotion...and his life.
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 26 consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Stuart Woods lives in Atlanta, Georgia.