Wild Card (Stone Barrington Series #49)

Wild Card (Stone Barrington Series #49)

by Stuart Woods

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Overview

Stone Barrington clashes with a determined adversary in the latest non-stop thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods.

Stone Barrington and his latest paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger. He was sent by an enemy, someone who'd be happy to silence Stone and all his collaborators for good . . . only it's soon clear that Stone is not an easy man to target.

But with boundless resources and a thirst for vengeance, this foe will not be deterred, and when one plot fails another materializes. Their latest plan is more ambitious and subtle than any they've tried before, and the consequences could remake the nation. With the country's future in the balance, Stone will need to muster all his savvy and daring to defeat this rival once and for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735219304
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Series: Stone Barrington Series , #49
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,445
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Stuart Woods is the author of more than seventy 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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Wild Card 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 25 days ago
I+wait+%22%2C+not%22+too+patiently+for+each+new+book+to+come+out.%0ANever+disappointed.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I absolutely love the series, the story lines, the mystery, but the politics get old. I read to get away from it all, not relive it when I try to relax. Is there a balance in the future books? I would love to read them. Keep writing.
Termite 8 months ago
I have read every one of Stone Barrington Series, I couldn't wait till the next one came out but lately there is too much political going on with the stories and to much being said about the Democrats, which should not be siding with ether side. I think they should stay with the mysteries like it use to be. They are still great stories but leave the government out of it. I know a few Republicans that has quit reading the series all together, why lose your readers?
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MonnieR 9 months ago
Admittedly, I keep reading this series mostly as a sort of respite from books that challenge my mind in some manner - whether that be thrilling, thought-provoking or educational. The lead character here, filthy rich New York attorney Stone Barrington, is a likable chap, but over the years the books - this is the 49th - for the most part have become rather banal. Once in a while, though, a gem pops up - and this is one of them. The plot is intriguing and attention-holding, and there seemed to be a bit more of the wry humor I always enjoy sprinkled throughout the pages. This one opens as Stone is entertaining (euphemistically speaking) his most recent love interest, Jamie Cox, at his home in England. Jamie is polishing up the book to hand off to her editor (when she's not putting her hands all over Stone, that is). As they dawdle the time away, Stone gets a call from his pal, New York Police Commissioner Dino Bacchetti, informing him that the FBI has decided not to prosecute family members for their alleged computer crimes Jamie has written about, largely because almost all the evidence was destroyed in an explosion and fire. One of the family chieftains, however, is certain that Stone was behind the explosion and is intent on payback, hopefully sooner than later. When one of Stone's dinner guests - a well-known movie star - and his trainer meet Stone later for a gym workout, the actor takes a bullet to his backside; Stone is convinced the shot was meant for him so it's off to the mattresses (meaning other of Stone's many homes - from Key West to Maine to New York City) while Bacchetti and other cop-type friends try to gather enough evidence to ensure indictments. Rest assured, though, everyone is well entertained, wined and dined at every turn - as long as they're properly dressed for the occasion, of course. All told, it's a rather fun romp that kept me reading almost nonstop (short chapters and not much over 300 pages make that even easier). Enjoyable!
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Nope, just not for me. Clipped sentences, predictable and droll prose.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I+really+enjoyed+this+book.+I+have+read+all+of+the+stone+barrington+novels+and+am+thrilled+to+see+that+stone+is+getting+back+to+his+roots.+I+found+the+international+man+of+mystery+stuff+in+the+last+few+books+kind+of+farfetched.+Stone+is+back+in+New+York+and+doing+what+he+does+best%2C+catching+the+bad+guys+and+getting+the+girl.+