Cut and Thrust
By Stuart Woods
(G.P. Putnam's Sons, Hardcover, 9780399169113, 320pp.)
Publication Date: July 15, 2014
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Stone Barrington enters the cutthroat fray of politics in the exceptional new thriller from New York Times--bestselling author Stuart Woods.
When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up: a dazzling newcomer—and close friend of Stone’s—has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems that more than one seat may be up for grabs. And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers-on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for more sinister plans. . . .
In this milieu of glad-handing and backroom deals, only the canniest player can come out on top . . . and it will take all of Stone’s discretion and powers of persuasion to arrange a desirable outcome.
Stuart Woods is the author of more than fifty-five novels, including the New York Times–bestselling Stone Barrington and Holly Barker 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 New York City, Florida, and Maine.
Praise for CUT AND THRUST
“Politics and peril mix in the newest Stone Barrington outing . . . there’s more than enough action and intrigue to keep the pages turning fast and furious in this exhilerating outing.”—Booklist
“This installment goes down as smoothly as a glass of Knob Creek.”—Publishers Weekly
“In Cut and Thrust, [Stuart Woods] brandishes suspense with practiced skill that is sure to keep his readers on the edge of their seats. . . . Fraught with enough twists and turns to keep even the most seasoned suspense reader guessing, Cut and Thrust once again proves that Woods is at the top of his game as he expertly takes readers along for a roller coaster ride that is as fun as it is surprising.”—fun107.com (WBSM)
Praise for Stuart Woods
“High-octane . . . Woods’s blend of exciting action, sophisticated gadgetry, and last-minute heroics doesn’t disappoint.” —Publishers Weekly
“Woods is a perpetual reader-magnet. . . . The pages [fly] by fast and furious.” —Booklist