Collateral Damage (Stone Barrington Series #25)

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Stone Barrington returns to the Big Apple in this thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.

After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan—and back in his element, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best.

But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly ...

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Overview

Stone Barrington returns to the Big Apple in this thrilling novel from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.

After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan—and back in his element, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best.

But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance, against an enemy with plans bigger than they could ever imagine. . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Woods’s high-octane 25th Stone Barrington thriller, which picks up where 2012’s Severe Clear left off, terrorist Jasmine Shazaz orchestrates a series of bombings designed to avenge her brothers, Ari and Mohammad Shazaz, who met untimely ends in the previous book. Her first salvo, in London, kills the foreign secretary and triggers alarms that have assistant CIA director Holly Barker talking to MI6 head Felicity Devonshire and sharing the suspicion that Jasmine is responsible. The elusive Jasmine escapes capture in London and leaves a trail of carnage before moving to New York City and other targets. Meanwhile, Barrington and Barker continue their affair; Lt. Dino Bachetti and his flame, fellow NYPD officer Viv DeCarlo, play important roles; and series fans will find significant changes marking the lives of several series characters. Woods’s blend of exciting action, sophisticated gadgetry, and last-minute heroics doesn’t disappoint. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit. (Jan.)
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The sister whose brothers died only weeks earlier in their attempt to plant an atomic bomb in Stone Barrington's new Los Angeles hotel (Severe Clear, 2012) resolves to follow in their footsteps. Jasmine Shazaz doesn't have access to any nuclear devices, but she has serious potential as a vengeful terrorist. When her latest contact tells her, "Welcome to New York….Do you need to sleep?" she replies, "I need to blow up something." That exchange tells you all you need to know about the geopolitical nuances behind Jasmine's vendetta against MI6, the CIA, President Will Lee and his wife, Katharine, director of the CIA, Assistant Director Holly Barker, and especially Holly's frequent lover, Stone Barrington, now a CIA consultant. Starting in London, Jasmine blazes an explosive trail to the New World, making a mockery of the devices and protocols designed to protect England and America from the likes of her. Back in the U.S.A., Katharine Lee's CIA types, long familiar with the Whack-a-Mole approach to containment, agonize over where the unknown terrorist will emerge next, and Holly schemes to keep a lid on Kelli Keane, the Vanity Fair writer who knows a lot more than the American public needs to know about the attempted bombing in LA. All hands take their jobs so seriously that there's hardly any time for on-screen sex, and Stone makes not a single new conquest. But wish-fulfillment fantasies still blossom--Holly gets another promotion; Katharine Lee, her eye on a new plum, plans to resign the CIA directorship; and Stone's best friend, New York cop Dino Bacchetti, proposes marriage--as Jasmine sets her sights on Stone's building in Manhattan's Turtle Bay neighborhood. Agatha Christie's reputation as a puzzle-master survived the long series of spy thrillers that culminated in Passenger to Frankfurt, and Woods will no doubt survive his anti-terrorist confections, along with all his regulars, at least till the inevitable next round.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451414380
  • Publisher: Signet
  • Publication date: 9/3/2013
  • Series: Stone Barrington Series , #25
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 50,921
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods 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. 

Biography

Stuart Woods was born in 1938 in Manchester, Georgia. After graduating from college and enlisting in the Air National Guard, he moved to New York, where he worked in advertising for the better part of the 1960s. He spent three years in London working for various ad agencies, then moved to Ireland in 1973 to begin his writing career in earnest.

However, despite his best intentions, Woods got sidetracked in Ireland. He was nearly 100 pages into a novel when he discovered the seductive pleasures of sailing. "Everything went to hell," he quips on his web site "All I did was sail." He bought a boat, learned everything he could about celestial navigation, and competed in the Observer Singlehanded Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) in 1976, finishing respectably in the middle of the fleet. (Later, he took part in the infamous Fastnet Race of 1979, a yachting competition that ended tragically when a huge storm claimed the lives of 15 sailors and 4 observers. Woods and his crew emerged unharmed.)

Returning to the U.S., Woods wrote two nonfiction books: an account of his transatlantic sailing adventures (Blue Water, Green Skipper) and a travel guide he claims to have written on a whim. But the book that jump-started his career was the opus interruptus begun in Ireland. An absorbing multigenerational mystery set in a small southern town, Chiefs was published in 1981, went on to win an Edgar Award, and was subsequently turned into a television miniseries starring Charlton Heston.

An amazingly prolific author, Woods has gone on to pen dozens of compelling thrillers, juggling stand-alone novels with installments in four successful series. (His most popular protagonists are New York cop-turned-attorney Stone Barrington, introduced in 1991's New York Dead, and plucky Florida police chief Holly Barker, who debuted in 1998's Orchid Beach.) His pleasing mix of high-octane action, likable characters, and sly, subversive humor has made him a hit with readers -- who have returned the favor by propelling his books to the top of the bestseller lists.

Good To Know

Some fascinating facts about Stuart Woods:

His first job was in advertising at BBDO in New York, and his first assignment was to write ads for CBS-TV shows. He recalls: "They consisted of a drawing of the star and one line of exactly 127 characters, including spaces, and I had to write to that length. It taught me to be concise."

He flies his own airplane, a single-engine turboprop called a Jetprop, and tours the country every year in it, including book tours.

He's a partner in a 1929 motor yacht called Belle and spends two or three weeks a year aboard her.

In 1961-62, Woods spent 10 months in Germany with the National Guard at the height of the Berlin Wall Crisis.

In October and November of 1979, he skippered a friend's yacht back across the Atlantic, with a crew of six, calling at the Azores, Madeira, and the Canary Islands and finishing at Antigua in the Caribbean.

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    1. Hometown:
      Key West, Florida; Mt. Desert, Maine; New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 9, 1938
    2. Place of Birth:
      Manchester, Georgia
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Georgia, 1959
    2. Website:

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    WORST EVER--I have read all oF Woods books and this is below one

    WORST EVER--I have read all oF Woods books and this is below one star. Besides the 235 pages could have FIT into 100 pages. The spacing between paragraphs and lines is incredible. What a stretch to fill pages. In addition, on the nook book you could only read about 3/4 of the book. Either whole pages were missing or frozen and repeated and repeated which you could not get rid of unless you shut the reader off or used the go to feature and went ahead several pages. THIS WAS A RIP OFF AND WE DESERVE BETTER THAN THIS. B&N BLAMES THE PUBLISHER-hah-WHAT A RIPOFF===I HAVe A COUPLE HUNDRED EBOOKS ON MY NOOK BUT i FEEL i WAS SCRXXXX WITH THIS ONE.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    Terrible

    I've read all the Stone Barrington books, and it is sad that Stuart Woods has to cpme out with something this bad. He must need the money. Save yours.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    This novel continues the downhill trend I have seen in many rece

    This novel continues the downhill trend I have seen in many recent Stone Barrington novels. Stone Barrington, as supposedly the central character, has been reduced to a small bit player in the story. The CIA and MI6 agents are doing most of the legwork. It looks like the agents are imitating James Bond movies where the agents just shoot suspects on sight or terrorize innocent citizens without consequences. This nonsense makes me very mad and not want to read anymore in the series. I don't recomend it too anyone who liked the earlier stories.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Predictable

    If you enjoy the stone Barrington series, you will enjoy this episode in the series..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2013

    Rude

    Why do yoyll people be so mean abiut these people books they wrote it how they wont to write it it wouldnt be that bad of a book and you wouldnt have to speng your money if you read the sample this actually was a good book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Nathen

    Hey baby ;)

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    GREAT Read

    I found this book excitng from start to finish. The sad part it sounds like the end of the Stone Barrington series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2013

    If you've read the first 24 Stone Barrington books, you'll love

    If you've read the first 24 Stone Barrington books, you'll love this one just as much!!

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2013

    Fast Read - Plenty of Action!

    Another Stuart Woods novel that's hard to put down! Same great characters!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Would not recommend

    Have read numerous books by Stuart Woods. This book was so bad, I could not finish. I am not sure that Mr. Woods actually wrote.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    i enjoyed the book only problem i saw are little things like the

    i enjoyed the book only problem i saw are little things like the ring that stone gave to dino, in son of stone he gave that right to arrington, did he get it back when she died and in that papgraph it almost sounded like stone didn't get arrington back. I also did not like the fact that dino's son was not there again the writer made it seem like neither one had sons, i would have like to have read that ben and peter came back at least for the wedding.

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  • Posted March 4, 2013

    The usual Woods' Stone Barington fast action and casual sex.

    I always get the latest Woods as soon as it hits the shelf expecting a good read. This did not disappoint me. In fact, it was better than the last couple in the series because it was a real page turner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Tay

    Ello Govna.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Highly Recommend

    One of SW better books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Fits right in with the series

    If you're already a Stone fan, this will be right up your alley, with confounding scenarios solved by amazing coincidences, wrapped in good sex, great food and lush surroundings. If you haven't gotten into this series, start! The only bad thing is that I read each new book in less than a day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Sissy 2/19/2013

    Good read

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Ghost writer

    Have enjoyed others Woods books but this was so bad that I could not finish it. Difficult to believe he actually wrote it.

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  • Posted February 13, 2013

    I would place this novel in the middle of the pack for books wri

    I would place this novel in the middle of the pack for books written by Stuart Woods. It is fast paced and a decent story. I'm hoping for something a bit more from Mr. Woods' next book in April!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    I was very disappointed in this book.  I have read every one of

    I was very disappointed in this book.  I have read every one of Stuart Woods books and loved them. When I started this one my first comment was, "Someone else is writing for him". 
    I had to finish it but i only like the last third.  Lots of words but very little content.  I feel like he is grasping for a story line and just can't find it.  Maybe writers block of some kind.  I still like him
    but he needs to find himself again and get Stone back in the forefront again or maybe he needs to create a new character and start a new series.  Sometimes you just run out of ideas.  

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  • Posted February 11, 2013

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    Good Pairing of Barrington and Barker

    Stone Barrington is back and teamed with his friend and sometimes lover Holly Barker, assistant director of the CIA. An explosion at the U.S. Embassy in London finds Stone and Holly on the trial of a terrorist out for revenge. The terroristic attacks move to New York and the threats escalate. The closer they get to finding the terrorist, the closer they come to being the next target. Narrator Tony Roberts does an excellent job bringing the characters to life. His vocalization gives distinct voices to Stone, Holly, Dino, and the others. I can’t image Stone sounding any other way. Author Stuart Woods has developed Stone Barrington into an intrigue protagonist over the years. He doubles the fun when he adds his protagonist from another series, Holly Barker, to the mix. The two protagonists make a fun couple to follow with a mix of romance, suspense, and excitement. COLLATERAL DAMAGE begins a bit slow, but steady. There are references to a prior story, but enough background is given so new readers/listeners aren’t lost. As the story continues, the excitement and adrenaline begins to build. By the end Woods has readers holding their breath waiting to see who will be standing when the dust settles after the last explosion. A good addition to the Stone Barrington and Holly Barker collection. FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

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