'Silky-smooth...stylish suspense, with a winsome hero and agreeable dollops of sex, gore and demented mayhem' Kirkus Review Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he's too smart to be a cop, but it's pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside ...
'Silky-smooth...stylish suspense, with a winsome hero and agreeable dollops of sex, gore and demented mayhem' Kirkus Review Everyone is always telling Stone Barrington that he's too smart to be a cop, but it's pure luck that places him on the streets in the dead of night, just in time to witness the horrifying incident that turns his life inside-out. Suddenly he is on the front page of every New York newspaper, and his life is hopelessly entwined in the encreasingly shocking life (and perhaps death) of Sasha Nijinsky, the country's hottest and most beautiful television anchorwoman. No matter where he turns, the case is waiting for him, haunting his nights and turning his days into a living hell. Stone finds himself caught in a perilous web of unspeakable crimes, dangerous friends and sexual depravity that has throughout it one common thread: Sasha.
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I am a Stuart Woods fan. I lost a ton of books in a house fire a few years ago. I have been replacing them surely but slowly. Stuart Woods is one of many who's books I am replacing. I enjoy his books. They are well worth replacing.
Feb 12, 2009
I ordered for my sister because she loves to read all of Stuart Woods books. It said it was a signed copy, but it wasn't!! It doesnt matter, the book is good.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-08-30 Woods's latest (after Palindrome ) is a slick thriller set in Manhattan's Upper East Side, the stomping ground of Stone Barrington, a well-bred but unpretentious detective who, in a city of several million people, always ends up in the right place at the right time. Late one evening, as Stone trudges home from Elaine's Restaurant, popular TV newscaster Sasha Nijinsky plummets 12 stories from her terrace and lands on a heap of dirt 20 yards away from him--remarkably, still alive. Stone fails to apprehend the person who flees Sasha's penthouse and, after the ambulance carrying her collides with a fire truck, Sasha herself disappears. Despite the fact that no corpse is in evidence, the baffled NYPD eagerly pins a murder rap on Sasha's distraught lesbian lover. Stone refuses to accept his colleagues' pat solution and even maintains that Sasha might have survived thanks to skydiving training and her billowing, parachute-like robe. Bed-hopping TV newspeople, a sexy blonde judge sporting a red dress beneath her robes, a serial killer targeting cabbies and a creepy med-school dropout turned mortician who idolizes Sasha romp through this calculatedly melodramatic crime story all the way to its grisly B-movie finale. 75,000 first printing; $125,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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