Severe Clear-Stuart Woods

Severe Clear

Stuart Woods

Putnam, Sep 18 2012, $26.95

ISBN 9780399159848

 

Dignities flock to Bel Air for the grand opening of the luxurious Arrington Hotel built on the estate of Stone Barrington’s late wife Arrington Carter.  American President Lee, his Mexican counterpart, other foreign leaders and royals, billionaires and Hollywood’s A list are among the who’s who attending the gala.  Also at the bash besides Stone are police detective Dino Bacchetti and lawyer Herbie Fisher.  

 

Security is at its highest level as the Arrington is a prime terrorist target with so many of the elite attending the bash.  NSA overhears chatter that targets the Arrington.  They work with other agencies like the CIA’s Holly Barker to prevent a calamity while Stone enjoys the party atmosphere.

 

Though the usual over abundant mix of food, sex, wine and more sex are major ingredients, this is an exciting Barrington thriller (see Unnatural Acts).  Fast-paced once Stone and the alphas (Fed agencies not the TV series) begin their counter measures, fans will enjoy the latest Barrington tale though once again the hero’s involvement seems over the top of the Hollywood sign.

 

Harriet Klausner

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