Iron Orchid (Holly Barker Series #4)

Iron Orchid (Holly Barker Series #4)

by Stuart Woods
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Overview

Iron Orchid (Holly Barker Series #4) by Stuart Woods

Former small town police chief turned CIA Special Agent Holly Barker tracks a dangerously clever killer in this explosive thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.

When his plane exploded off the coast of Maine, authorities thought they had seen the last of Teddy Fay—the ex-CIA tech wizard who kills his political targets for sport. But now they’ve found irrefutable evidence that he is alive and up to his old tricks. Now working for the CIA, ex-chief-of-police Holly Barker joins the elite task force tracking Fay in New York City. As he begins to pick off America’s enemies one by one, Holly unexpectedly finds herself face-to-face with the killer, kick-starting a high-speed chase through the canyons of midtown Manhattan, the Metropolitan Opera house, Central Park, and the United Nations Plaza, all to prevent another assassination before Fay disappears again—maybe this time for good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101210390
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/04/2006
Series: Holly Barker Series , #4
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 26,507
File size: 862 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stuart Woods is the author of more than sixty novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Stone Barrington 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 Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.

Hometown:

Key West, Florida; Mt. Desert, Maine; New York, New York

Date of Birth:

January 9, 1938

Place of Birth:

Manchester, Georgia

Education:

B.A., University of Georgia, 1959

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Iron Orchid (Holly Barker Series #4) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all of Stuart Woods' books, both Stone Barrington and the Holly Barker series. This was a great story with a great chase. But it was like the author couldn't wrap up the story, he just left the reader hanging which seems so unfair and a waste of a story. Give us a good ending next time!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Teddy Fay Worked for the CIA for forty years, eventually becoming a Tech Services coordinator and when he retired, he erased all his files in the Agency¿s computers. They have no pictures or fingerprints of the man who disappeared with astonishing ease. He started killing Right Wing politician including the Speaker of the House and when he was close to being caught, he blew up the plane he was flying and jumped out into the ocean. P While the FBI and CIA think he is dead, Teddy relocates to New York when he starts killing terrorists, the enemies of America as he calls them. A joint FBI-CIA task force is formed and one of the CIA members is Holly Barker, the former Chief of Police in Orchid Beach, Florida. They recruited her and she eagerly grabbed the chance to become an operative. She is the only agent to see Holly and she is in the forefront of the investigation as Teddy tries to avoid the agents while continuing on his mission. P The antagonist is the focus and the star of IRON ORCHID as he calmly hacks into CIA and FBI computers with the help of an inside source. Readers will be simultaneously drawn to and repelled by this character who marches to his own drummer. The protagonist takes to her CIA training like a duck to water and is able to carry her share of the work load on her uses first case as an agent. Stuart Woods has written a compelling and entertaining cat and mouse caper. P Harriet Klausner
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I stopped reading Woods when every book became a repeat dinner scene at Elaine's with Dino. The early books had so much more substance, and better plot development. I picked this one up hoping the Holly Barker storyline would keep improving, but it went straight downhill - and everyone still ended up at Elaine's at one point. Shallow characters, convenient plot set-ups, and a terrible ending make for yet another disappointment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got the feeling this was written to meet a publisher's deadline. Woods has written some really good novels (especially early in his career), this was not one of them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the series very much, until ¿Iron Orchid¿ were Holly is no longer a small town sheriff. But has graduated to the a federal agency. And has now official became a thief of a lot of money that she acquired in a previous book, and has decided to keep it for herself. And becoming just as corrupt as the agency she now works for. The agency seems to be just as crooked as the murder they are supposedly trying to catch. And to let the murder and his accomplice get away to enjoy retirement and the rest of there lives on an island somewhere, is in my mind unthinkable! Even though the book agrees with this generation that there is no absolutes there is still Good & Bad, Right & Wrong, and everything that has been portrayed in this book goes against everything a moral person believes in. I still look for ¿they lived happily ever after¿ and ¿good triumphing over evil¿. That¿s why I read fiction! Former reader!