Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

eBook - 2009
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Stone Barrington only wants a winter getaway from the chill of New York in the beautiful, tropical Caribbean paradise of St. Mark's. But what the lawyer and ex-cop gets instead is the chance to defend Allison Manning. The beautiful young woman stands accused of killing her rich husband on board their luxurious yacht and then burying him at sea.

Stone isn't exactly conversant with the island country's law, but this much is clear to him: Allison is being railroaded by the perverse sense of justice of a prosecutor who will do anything to stay in office. Donning the robe and wig of a British barrister, Stone does everything he can to save Allison--from publicizing the case all over the American press to conducting the kind of smart, tough investigation that money can't buy. Just when he has the jury in the palm of his hands, a shocking reversal of fortune changes everything. And what was once a sure thing begins to look a lot like a death sentence.

Publisher: Harpercollins,, 2009.
ISBN: 9780061801945
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Sep 07, 2014

It's a pretty good for a quick page-turner. This is the second Stone Barrington book I've read. In both, Stone seems to be a bit on the block-head side, missing significant clues that are apparent to the reader. The brief sex scenes are just plain wooden, as if the publisher told the writer that it needed some requisite sex scenes to sell. (I say delete them because they make no sense to the stories.) For his part, Stone's apparent success as a lawyer is despite his dim wits and inability to identify dishonest women. Maybe he's the fantasy figure for the everyman: successful even though he's not very smart; and he seems to be drawn to women who dump him. Gee...what's wrong with this picture? Stuart Woods has created an interesting character but I wonder if the character defects are intentional.

akasq Dec 04, 2013

One of Stuart Woods earlier
Stone Barrington novels ( # 3)
# 1 was good #2 got Better
#3 only added to what will be
a long list of enjoyable reading.
Great twist to this one,surprising
ending,capped off a terrific plot.

Feb 12, 2011

Dead in the Water ---- by Stuart Woods c - 1997 ---- Thriller/Mystery ---- So much for Stones relaxing voyage. He learned alot about law in different countries on this sailing trip. ---- Enjoy this read: I thought it was Excellent. ---- RichardPaul


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