Dead in the Water

Dead in the Water

A Novel

Book - 1997
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From the New York Times -- bestselling author of Dirt, Choke, and Imperfect Strangers comes another thriller (more than 100,000 hardcover copies sold) of love, greed, and murder set against the shimmering waters off Antigua.

Stone Barrington is back, and it will take all of the savvy New York investigator/lawyer's wits to stay afloat in this exciting, fast-paced tale of Caribbean island intrigue. This time, Barrington is the only hope of Allison Manning, a beautiful young woman on trial for murder after her wealthy husband mysteriously disappear.

Together, the Mannings had set sail across the Atlantic, bound for the island of Antigua. But when Allison dropped anchor in St. Mark's harbor, she was alone, her husband presumed murdered. Facing conviction, she enlists the help of Barrington, who goes head-to-head with the island's minister of justice, Sir Winston Sutherland, a man who practices his own forms of justice. Inextricably caught in a swirling storm of local island mayhem, murder, and, of course, romance, Barrington discovers that, under the searing Caribbean sun, even the most convincing people aren't who they seem.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c1997.
ISBN: 9780060183684
0060183683
Characteristics: 325 pages ;,25 cm.

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Slaytongibbs
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.

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RichardPaul
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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