Reckless Abandon (Stone Barrington Series #10)

Reckless Abandon (Stone Barrington Series #10)

by Stuart Woods
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Reckless Abandon (Stone Barrington Series #10) by Stuart Woods

Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington tracks a mobster hiding deep within the witness protection program in this new thriller in the New York Times bestselling series-with a little help from beautiful Florida police chief Holly Barker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587246906
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 06/28/2004
Series: Stone Barrington Series , #10
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 399
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.17(d)

About the Author

Stuart Woods is the author of more than sixty novels. 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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Reckless Abandon (Stone Barrington Series #10) 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
Big_byrd More than 1 year ago
I've been reading Stuart Woods (Stone Barington) in the order written, which by the way, I recommend. Generally they are fun and easy to read, as well as, entertaining. Reckless Abandon was one of Woods' weaker books in the series. Most Stuart Woods books tend to end abruptly, as if he stops when he gets to the 225-250 page limit. I have become used to this but, with some books, I was hoping for more. I was somewhat thankful, however, when the end had come for this one. Reckless Abandon is OK, but certainly not what I expect from Woods. It's so so.
dcalNC More than 1 year ago
Its a very good read. Stone Barrington and Holly Barker are a matched pair. Always getting out of trouble helping each other.
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Add three.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of Stuart Woods Stone Barrington series - albeit as far fetched as sometimes they seem to be. But this one hammered the search for Trini way too much. I like the Barrington series because they are a good escape - not too heavy in the drama area, but this one could have used a lot more drama and less of Holly & Stone getting personal...
NancyT More than 1 year ago
I have to admit I did not finish reading this book. But after getting about halfway through it, I thought, "what's the point?" It is basically "talking heads"...and not much action...except for those verbalized by the characters. The main character, Stone, is self=absorbed and not all that appealing. Holly, for a woman heading up a police department, comes off like a teeny-bopper in her dealings with Stone especially. This was a real disappointment. And I still have not figured out why the character, Dino, was needed for.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read nearly all of Stuart Woods' books, including the Holly Barker series, but this one was very disappointing. I enjoy both characters, Stone Barrington and Holly, but they don't work together. Did flying to NY change Holly's intelligence and personality? She came across as unprofessional and unintelligent. Go back to Florida, Holly, and take care of business there! Evidently NYC has a debilitating effect on you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read everything the author has ever published, but this one will probably be my last. Holly Barker WAS a likeable character. Too bad she left Orchid Beach. Upon arrival in the Big Apple, Holly seemed more like someone from Sex in the City, than a cop. Stone has also lost much of his appeal, and become a boring, nouveau riche, snob. Enough about hanging out at Elaines'! He refers to a FBO (which I believe is a 'fixed base operation')...I wonder how many of Wood's readers who are not pilots or owners of private planes, knew what he was talking about. By the middle of the book, I really didnt care what happened to any of the characters. I just wanted them all to be doomed to flying commercial and eating fast food for the rest of their unbelievable careers!
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acorley84 More than 1 year ago
Reckless Abandon - Not My Favorite Stuart Woods Book For a more in depth review, please visit my blog, Chorley Chronicals! Goodreads lists this book as book #4 in the Holly Barker series, however, it is mainly listed as Book #10 in the Stone Barrington series. As I was preparing this review, I found that if you look on the Stuart Woods website, he only has this book listed under the Stone Barrington series, and not at all under the Holly Barker series, which really makes sense given that the whole time I was listening to this book, I kept telling myself, man this book is more about Stone than Holly, and getting agitated with that fact. I found myself not really liking this story. Now I've never read any of the Stone Barrington books, so maybe if I had a little more background of him, I may have enjoyed it a little more, but I haven't, so I didn't. Even though I didn't care for Reckless Abandon, it won't stop me from finishing the Holly Barker series. It appears that the last two books in the series are back to Holly, and she is a character that I have really come to like, so I'm glad to hear that! Previous Holly Barker books have had two narrators, a male and a female, but Reckless Abandon did not. I did not care for that at all! I believe that book 1's narrator was a single female, and she did fine, but having a single narrator as a male, in a female series book, just didn't work out well, in my opinion. It wasn't that Tony Roberts was a bad narrator, because he wasn't, but I didn't feel that he tried at all to distinguish between the characters, especially the different gendered characters. I was disappointed with this audio version. The plot was different from which I am used to reading, so it was nice to have the uniqueness, however, I feel like the story drug on quite a bit. I almost think that this could have been a novella and still equally entertaining. There just didn't seem to be much to work with. There were also other sub plots going on that took the lime light away from the main plot at hand, finding Holly's fugitive from justice. I just didn't feel like that particular part of the story developed very well! Overall, I really didn't care for this nearly as much as I have the past three Holly Barker books, but I do look forward to book 5, Iron Orchid, and hope that it focuses more on Holly! I don't typically read male author's, and I feel that the plots and characters always have a more masculine feel to them, but change is good and I have come to appreciate the writing of Stuart Woods. I believe that Reckless Abandon could have solely been a Stone Barrington series book, so I look forward to getting back to more Holly Barker soon!
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