By Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington enters the cutthroat fray of politics within the unheard of new mystery from manhattan Times--bestselling writer Stuart Woods.
When Stone Barrington travels to la for the most important political conference of the yr, he unearths the scene particularly shaken up: a stunning newcomer—and shut pal of Stone’s—has given the delegates an unforeseen selection, the most important alliances are made and damaged at the back of closed doorways, and it appears a couple of seat might be up for grabs. And amid the formidable schemers and hangers-on are a couple of those that may perhaps use the chaotic occasions as disguise for extra sinister plans. . . .
In this milieu of glad-handing and backroom offers, simply the canniest participant can pop out on best . . . and it'll take all of Stone’s discretion and powers of persuasion to rearrange a fascinating consequence.
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Once there was a sufficient mountain of bubbles, Ronnie piled her hair atop her head and sank her weary body into the hot water. She leaned back, closed her eyes and allowed images of Rick to lap at her mind. She wasn’t sure how long she’d been there or even if she’d dozed off when Courtney called to the dogs. “Quiet. ” Ronnie sat up a little straighter, straining to hear over the cacophony of canines. It almost sounded like a scratching sound out front. Courtney’s scream jarred her into action as the door splintered and gave way.
The unrest in Eastern Europe has been really fortunate,” the little man got her attention back with that one. “That’s an interesting view point,” Veronica nearly choked on her first response. It was hard for her to find much good in things like civil war, genocide and human trafficking. “It’s been a real field day for the antiques industry. So many treasures unearthed, so little regulation,” he didn’t try to contain the glee in his voice. “Lucky for us,” Veronica tried to keep her tone light. The new direction of the conversation had captured Adrianna and Jeff’s attention.
I have a date with a couple of dachshunds. ” Veronica agreed, watching Courtney leave before going to help Rick unload the car. With that done, she didn’t really know what to do next. She should call her brother, check in at work or at least do a load of laundry. All she really wanted to do was get a hot shower and sleep for about 100 hours. She settled for a hot shower and a cat nap. ” Veronica made a face at the note and got dressed. There was a longer note in the front room. That one told her he’d be gone for a week and left her a list of safety instructions.