Unintended Consequences by Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington finds intrigue abroad in the sensational thriller from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.
STONE BARRINGTON is no stranger to schemes and deceptions of all stripes—as an attorney for the premier white-shoe law firm Woodman & Weld, he’s seen more than his share.
But when he travels to Europe under highly unusual circumstances, Stone finds himself at the center of mystery that is most peculiar, even by his standards.
Two unexpected invitations may be the first clues in an intricate puzzle that will lead Stone deep into the rarified world of European ultrawealth and privilege, where billionaires rub elbows with spies, insider knowledge is traded at a high premium, and murder is never too high a price to pay for a desired end…
About Stuart Woods:
Stuart Woods is the author of forty-four novels, including the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series and Holly Barker series. The last twenty-eight of them have been New York Times best-sellers.
He is an avid private pilot, flying his own jet on two book tours a year. His latest novel is Santa Fe Edge, to be published on September 21st.
Stone Barrington finds himself in quite a predicament in Woods’ latest outing when he wakes up in France, unable to remember the last four days of his life.
Luckily he’s been safely delivered to the American embassy, where he and his friends in the CIA begin to try to piece together what transpired to bring Stone to France. His most fruitful lead proves to be an invitation to a swanky party hosted by wealthy Frenchman Marcel duBois, who offers Stone a deal on a groundbreaking new car he’s introducing into the market.
He also introduces Stone to a stunning Swedish divorcée named Helga, with whom Stone is immediately taken. Stone discovers Marcel is interested in purchasing his luxury Bel Air hotel from him, and that a former KGB agent is gunning for either Marcel or him.
This new entry in Woods’ long-running series starts out strong, but the seemingly endless business dealings toward the middle weigh the novel down, detracting from what could have been an engaging Stone adventure. –Kristine Huntley