Standup Guy (Stone Barrington Series #28) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Stone Barrington is back in the newest edge-of-your-seat adventure in the New York Times–bestselling series.



Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual—and potentially lucrative—dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him ...
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Standup Guy (Stone Barrington Series #28)

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Overview

Stone Barrington is back in the newest edge-of-your-seat adventure in the New York Times–bestselling series.



Stone Barrington’s newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual—and potentially lucrative—dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it’s soon clear Stone hasn’t seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman’s activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime . . . and some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire.



On a hunt that leads from Florida’s tropical beaches to the posh vacation homes of the Northeast, Stone finds himself walking a tightrope between ambitious authorities and seedy lowlifes who all have the same prize in their sights. In this cutthroat contest of wills, it’s winner-takes-all . . . and Stone will need every bit of his cunning and resourcefulness to be the last man standing.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/14/2013
A misunderstanding leads Stone Barrington to take on ex-con John Fratelli as a client at the start of bestseller Woods’s polished 28th outing for the suave New York City attorney (after 2013’s Doing Hard Time). Fratelli put his 25 years in Sing Sing to good use by protecting fellow prisoner Eduardo Buono, who rewarded his service by telling Fratelli how to retrieve $2 million in stolen but now technically legal money from a safe-deposit box. Stone’s advice to Fratelli causes complications that Stone isn’t able to handle with the ease fans have become accustomed to, though he continues to enjoy the considerable perks of good friends, fine food, and beautiful women. Alluring illustrator Henrietta “Hank” Cromwell gives Stone’s love life a boost. Fratelli’s bumpy transformation into a wealthy, retired entrepreneur amuses. Stone fences with federal agents, tangles with thugs, and faces the problem of dealing with $5 million in small bills in the liveliest Barrington novel in some time. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit. (Jan.)
Kirkus Reviews
2013-12-17
New York attorney Stone Barrington (Doing Hard Time, 2013, etc.) reaps the whirlwind after advising a walk-in client how to live safely on several million dollars in ill-gotten gains. John Fratelli is a stand-up guy. Jailed 25 years ago for armed robbery, he did his time, kept his mouth shut and patiently waited to get out. Now he's out, along with the key to a safe deposit box his cellmate, Eduardo Buono, bequeathed him. The box contains Buono's disproportionate share of the proceeds from the robbery of the freight terminal at JFK (remember that?), and Fratelli, who's heard that Stone's a stand-up guy too, wants his advice about what to do with it. Stone gives him some elementary pointers and sends him on his way. Fratelli's danger seems minimal, since the statute of limitations has long run out on the heist. But evidently not for a pair of Secret Service agents who get interested in the case; or for a retired FBI agent who's determined to cut himself in; or for wiseguy Onofrio "Bats" Buono, who thinks that as Eddie's nephew, he's entitled to the money himself. So Fratelli keeps phoning Stone for more advice, and every conversation enmeshes Stone more deeply in his troubles. Which would be fine if Stone weren't also fielding big-deal calls from British fashion designer Emma Tweed, who wants to know how to catch whoever's stealing her designs, and Katherine Rule Lee, the first lady who wants Stone to help her launch her otherwise hush-hush candidacy to succeed her husband as president. The subplots lead nowhere, and the main upshot of Fratelli's little problem is some uncharacteristically salty language.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101615881
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/7/2014
  • Series: Stone Barrington Series , #28
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,731
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Stuart Woods
Stuart Woods is the author of more than fifty novels, including the New York Times–bestselling Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in New York City, Florida, and Maine.

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Weak story line, boring, Stone Barrington books are no longer wo

    Weak story line, boring, Stone Barrington books are no longer worth the time and money.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Several years ago they asked Michael Jordan (a known democrat) w

    Several years ago they asked Michael Jordan (a known democrat) why he didn't become more vocal and involved in politics. His answer: because republicans buy tennis shoes also. Mr. Woods could learn something from Mr.Jordan. His feeble attempt to promote H. Clinton as a serious contender for the office of president was not only humorous but an insult to thinking individuals everywhere. Note to Mr. Woods, leave your political misgivings out of your books. I have read, and recommended, every book he has written. This was the last one I will buy or read.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Woods needs to dump Stone!!!!

    I have read every Stuart Woods book. I used to really look forward to his releases. However the Stone Barrington series is getting stale. Woods needs to write a stand alone novel.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Very good

    I like Stuart Woods' Stone Barrington character. A few books back it was starting to get 'old'. Then he changed things up to make it more unpredictable and fresh. My parents also enjoy his books.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Not Recommended

    Although I love Stone Barrington, this is not a book that will go down in my favorites list. In fact I felt that Mr. Woods made Stone rather laughable in this one. I prefer to see him as a savvy, intelligent, loveable rapscallion. With this one he came across as rather foolish. When the reader can figure out the entire scenario long before the hero, something is rotten in Denmark.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Always enjoy the Stone Barrington Books.  They have gotten a bit

    Always enjoy the Stone Barrington Books.  They have gotten a bit predictable, but still good for "during TV commercials" reading

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Another fabulous Stone Barrington story!A great

    A great Stone Barrington adventure - Full of suspense, romance, fun and excitement! Keep them coming.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Highly recommended.

    Great book. I didn't think they could get any better. Sure wasn't disappointed. Love Stone Barrington Books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2014

    Will

    *Lays on the bed in his briefs, his cock bulging.*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Justin

    Dating res 12

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Selena

    Idk

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Alyssa

    She waits for a man to come, shes bare naked (18 years old) with her kefs spread out wide

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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    Very Entertaining Twist

    I really enjoyed this book with a new twist as Stone Barrington helps an ex-con while still staying within the law. It made me smile as the story went on.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Can't get enough Stone!

    This book delivers as expected. Good story line incorporating many of the familiar characters. Always enjoy the new stories and love how the book lets you know there is more to come from our "friends". I miss the dinners at Elaines as much as Stone and Dino!
    Any chance a made for TV movie for Stone and his friends? Jesse Stone (Robert Parker) translates so well to TV. I think the Stone Barrington storyline would also translate well.
    Buy the book and enjoy!
    DT15

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Stand-up guy

    Stuart woods strikes again with this book ,great loved it from beginning to end, it's a must-read book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Loved it

    Fast pacce intresting carecters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    highly recommended

    I really like all his books and once again another great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Great Read

    I always enjoy enjoy Stuart Woods Stone Barrington series. I have all of them and I reread some from time to time. They have a puzzling mystery to try your handat and also are light in portions of the books and entertaining

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Great Book I have read all his books and this one is as good as the rest of his books.

    I like the way the author keeps the story going (easy to follow) and I of course like that he includes all of the familiar characters that we have come to love.

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