Orchid Blues (Holly Barker Series #2)

Orchid Blues (Holly Barker Series #2)

by Stuart Woods
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Orchid Blues (Holly Barker Series #2) by Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods brings back small-town police chief Holly Barker—and her extraordinary Doberman, Daisy—for another exhilarating adventure in this New York Times bestseller.

When Holly Barker’s wedding festivities are shattered by a brutal robbery, she vows to find the culprits. With nothing to go on but the inexplicable killing of an innocent bystander, Holly discovers evidence that leads her into the midst of a clan whose members are as mysterious as they are zealous. Holly’s father, Ham, a retired army master sergeant, is her ticket into their strange world. What he finds there boggles the mind and sucks them all—Holly, Ham, and Daisy—into a whirlpool of crazed criminality from which even the FBI can’t save them...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451206718
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Series: Holly Barker Series , #2
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 119,089
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 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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Orchid Blues (Holly Barker Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
johnj More than 1 year ago
A good story but marred by a major plot screw-up. First, a major character enters in the beginning, Stone Barrington, then he just disappears. His airplane's tail number is N123TF. Later on, long after Stone is gone, we suddenly see the antagonist "John" flying a plane with the exact same N123TF tail number. I could have let it go, but the number is continually in your face, like it's important. But no, it's not! Holly never makes the connection. I think what happened was that early on in the writing of this novel, the author wanted to weave the tail number into the mystery, but then couldn't figure out how to do it. So the connecting plot mechanism is dropped from the plot, but the tail number remains. This was either a global cut and paste error or the author sent the wrong draft to the publisher. Hello, it's an ebook. Can't someone correct this? The discrepancy really spoiled the ending for me, and will continue to for alert mystery readers.
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acorley84 More than 1 year ago
Orchid Blues - Holly Barker is quickly becoming a favorite of mine!! For a more in depth review, please visit my blog, Chorley Chronicals! I have found that I rather enjoy the Holly Barker series, and found that I absolutely enjoyed listening to Orchid Blues, Book #2, by Stuart Woods! I absolutely love Holly as a character! She is the perfect woman character for me. She is strong, charismatic, independent, and doesn't give a darn what anyone else says or thinks, she does what she feels is right! She reminds me of Lisa Gardner's D.D. Warren. Holly Barker is quickly becoming one of my favorite leading ladies. And Ham, her father, is just as awesome! He is witty and brave and is obviously where Holly gets all of her great traits from! I'm so glad that he continued on in this series in book two! The story was intense and suspenseful! It wasn't your typical detective mystery, which is what I liked most about it! It involved the Orchid Beach Sheriff's Department, the FBI, and mainly the Secret Service, just to give you an idea of the hugeness of the crime at hand, with Ham right at it's center! I really enjoyed the fact that there were two narrators for the reading of Orchid Blues. Dick Hill and Susie Breck are such wonderful selections for Holly and Ham. Granted, they do read the other characters, but they do the main characters such justice! I also thoroughly enjoyed the music provided at the beginning and end of each disc.  Overall, I can't wait to continue with this series, and loved listening to Orchid Blues.
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Stuart wood is a wonderful storyteller! I couldnt put it down. Great read for anyone that likes to be kept guessing.
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