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Paris Match
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Paris Match
Stone Barrington Series, Book 31
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Stone Barrington finds himself in a dark place in the City of Light in this international thriller in Stuart Woods’s #1 New York Times bestselling series.
When some business arrangements demand his personal attention, Stone Barrington jaunts off to Europe and immediately finds himself embroiled in trouble on both sides of the pond. In Paris, an old enemy is still in hot pursuit, but now he has the aide of a powerful man with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the States, the churning rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance to the entire nation. From the bright lights of Paris to the staid paneled boardrooms of Capitol Hill, at risk is not just Stone’s reputation, but his very life...
Stone Barrington finds himself in a dark place in the City of Light in this international thriller in Stuart Woods’s #1 New York Times bestselling series.
When some business arrangements demand his personal attention, Stone Barrington jaunts off to Europe and immediately finds himself embroiled in trouble on both sides of the pond. In Paris, an old enemy is still in hot pursuit, but now he has the aide of a powerful man with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the States, the churning rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance to the entire nation. From the bright lights of Paris to the staid paneled boardrooms of Capitol Hill, at risk is not just Stone’s reputation, but his very life...
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    Stone Barrington closed his three suitcases and called down for Fred Flicker to fetch his luggage. Fred was quick.

    “I’ll have the car around in five minutes, Mr. Barrington,” he said.

    “Thank you, Fred.”

    Fred hustled the three cases onto the elevator and disappeared. Stone turned to Ann Keaton, who was sitting on the end of his bed, fully dressed and ready to go to her job at the New York City campaign headquarters of Katharine Lee, the Democratic nominee for president of the United States. Ann was her deputy campaign manager.

    “Are you crying because I’m leaving?” Stone asked. “I mean, you’ve known for weeks that I have to go to Paris for the opening of the new hotel, l’Arrington.”

    “No,” she said, “that’s not why.”

    “I’ll be back in two or three weeks, and you’re going to be so busy with the campaign that you won’t even notice that I’m gone.”

    “I’ll notice,” Ann said. “I have something to tell you.”

    “Just a minute,” Stone said. He buzzed his secretary, Joan Robertson. “Ask Fred to pick up the Bacchettis, then come back for me,” he said. Then he returned and sat next to Ann on the bed.

    “All right,” he said, “tell me.”

    “I’m crying because I won’t be here when you get back,” Ann said.

    This was news to Stone. “And where will you be?”

    “In Washington.”

    “I don’t understand, Kate said you could work out of New York.”

    “Kate changed her mind,” Ann said. “She wants me to work with Sam more closely. She wants us to meet every day, and Sam can’t come to New York.” Sam Meriwether, the senior senator from Georgia, was Kate Lee’s campaign manager.

    “And this is until the election?” Stone asked hopefully.

    “Only if Kate isn’t elected,” Ann said. “We’ve talked about what happens if she gets elected: I’ll be heading up the search operation for administration appointees, while remaining her chief of staff. And after the inauguration . . .”

    “As the president’s chief of staff, you’ll be the second-most-powerful person in the world?”

    “That’s what everybody says,” Ann said, then she renewed her crying.

    “Ann, I can understand that if you have to choose between being with me and being the second-most-powerful person in the world, why you might not choose me.”

    “And I hate that about myself!” she sobbed. “Why do I want that above personal happiness?”

    “Because you’d be doing it for your country,” Stone said, “and, of course, because you’d be the second-most-powerful person in the world.”

    “Do you hate me?” Ann asked.

    “Of course not. I love you.”

    “But you’re not in love with me, not anymore.”

    “That’s a self-defense mechanism,” Stone said. “I know I can’t have you, so I can’t be in love.”

    “I can understand that,” she said. “Everybody’s got to protect himself. Still, I wish you were the one crying.”

    “I hardly ever cry,” Stone said.

    “You should try it sometime, it’s good for you.”

    “I’ll have to take your word for it.” He got up, took her hand, and pulled her to her...

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  • Publisher's Weekly

    August 4, 2014
    Edgar-winner Woods’s intriguing 31st Stone Barrington novel (after Cut and Thrust) takes the New York City attorney to Paris for the opening of his new hotel, l’Arrington. Stone leaves behind his love, Ann Keaton, to manage the campaign of the first-ever pregnant presidential candidate, their mutual friend, Kate Lee, the wife of exiting President Will Lee. In the City of Light, Stone finds himself the prey of a former enemy, making his sojourn there as terrifying an experience as it is a pleasurable wining-and-dining one. And Stone being Stone, he’s not without women for long. There’s Mirabelle Chance, a couture designer, and Stone’s on-and-off lady friend, Holly Barker, offering her very special personal touch as well as her procedural CIA support. As always, Woods’s knack for natural, nimble dialogue moves the plot along as Stone fights for his business interests, his reputation, and even his life. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit.

  • Kirkus

    September 15, 2014
    Attorney/CIA consultant/hotelier Stone Barrington whiles away the time waiting to see whether his good friend, pregnant first lady Katharine Lee, will be elected president by dodging death threats from the same old enemies relocated to the City of Light. Stone is in Paris for the opening of l'Arrington, the latest in the chain of hotels memorializing his late wife. He's sorry to say goodbye to his most recent inamorata, Lee's deputy campaign director Ann Keaton, and he completely deflects the forthright advances of rapacious American ambassador Linda Flournoy. But there are other prospects in Paris, like dress designer Mirabelle Chance, whose only baggage is a father and brother who are both prefects of police, so naturally he succumbs to her. And to his sometime lover Holly Barker, whom CIA director Lance Cabot has sent to Paris just in case they run out of women there. But not to Katharine Lee, whose baby a scurrilous blogger accuses Stone of fathering even though they're just good friends. The requisite violence is supplied by Yevgeny Majorov, who accurately suspects Stone of having a hand in his brother Yuri's death when Yuri attempted to throw a lasso over Stone's Los Angeles flagship (Doing Hard Time, 2013). Sleeker and smoother than Yuri, Yevgeny is equally determined to seize control of Stone's latest hotel and additionally determined to avenge his brother's death. Matters come to a head when one of Stone and Mirabelle's trysts is interrupted by a masked gunman, but after Mirabelle shoots the intruder dead, there are surprisingly few complications. All this, and much less, is played out against a generic Paris that, apart from the title and the dust jacket illustration, could have been St. Petersburg, Prague or Pittsburgh.

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  • Booklist

    September 1, 2014
    Stone Barrington traverses the Atlantic to attend the opening of the Hotel l'Arrington in Paris, only to find that he's once again being targeted by deadly assassins. It should be no surprise that as soon as Stone and his girlfriend, Ann, decide to take a break, Stone meets a lovely Frenchwoman who piques his interest. But Mirabelle has an overprotective police-prefect brother, Jacques, who is none too pleased to be summoned to her house after an armed intruder breaks in and is gunned down by the spirited Mirabelle. The CIA steps in to protect Stone, but it quickly becomes clear that a determined Russian Mob boss is after both Stone and his controlling shares in the Arrington hotels. With many pages spent on Stone's love life, the identity of his would-be assailant, and his purchase of a house in France, Woods' latest feels a bit like filler, but the cliffhanger ending promises the next Barrington installment will resolve a long-running story line. Die-hard fans of the series will want this, and the pages turn quickly enough.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2014, American Library Association.)

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