Author: Stuart Woods
Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons
Series: Stone Barrington Novel
Stone Barrington hits the streets of Manhattan in search of a dangerous woman–and the circumstances behind the death of a very rich husband–in this sexy new thriller in the New York Times–bestselling series.
Back in New York City after the London adventure of The Short Forever, cop-turned lawyer Stone Barrington is assigned by his law firm, Woodman & Weld, to aid an important client in her quest to dump her unfaithful husband. Stone thinks the job is ordinary dirty work, but then things take a murderous turn, and the FBI and a foreign intelligence service become involved.
Stone is pleasantly surprised to run into Carpenter, the beautiful british agent introduced in The Short Forever, who is in the city to begin an investigation of her own, one whose subject she refuses to reveal. But he suspects that her case might have some connection to the errants husband’s, and knows that he and Dino, his former NYPD partner, are about to face the most bizarre and challenging assignment of their colorful careers.
This book had me on the edge of my seat wondering if they would catch the elusive murderer. La Biche was the cover name of a young woman who witnessed her parents death at the hands of the British Intelligence and is out for vengeance whichever way she can get it.
Stone Barrington tries to help her, desperately fighting against Carpenter who just wants to eliminate her. When Stone thinks he has a plan in place to insure the girls safety, all things go array and Stone is left with things all upside down.