By Stuart Woods
Putnam Adult, Hardcover, 9780399159879, 320pp.
Publication Date: April 9, 2013
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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 a mystery that is, even by his standards, most peculiar. Two unexpected invitations may be the first clues in an intricate puzzle Stone must unravel to learn the truth . . . a puzzle that will lead him deep into the rarefied world of European ultrawealth and privilege, where billionaires rub elbows with spooks, insider knowledge is traded at a high premium, and murder is never too high a price to pay for a desired end. It soon becomes clear that beneath the bright lights of Europe lurks a shadowy underworld . . . and its only rule is deadly ambition.
Praise for Stuart Woods
“Woods is a perpetual reader-magnet. . . . The pages [fly] by fast and furious.” —Booklist
“The Barrington novels continue to impress, with likable characters, fast pacing, and original storylines.” —BookPage