Unintended Consequences

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Thorndike Press, 2013 - Fiction - 399 pages
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Stone Barrington is no stranger to schemes and deceptions of all stripes; as an attorney for the premier white-shoe law firm Woodman & Weld, he has seen more than his share. But when he travels to Europe under highly unusual circumstances, Stone finds himself at the center of a mystery that is, even by his standards, most peculiar. While investigating a high-profile murder, he uncovers a puzzling conspiracy involving the European elite and the deadly games they play. With no checks on their ambition, the wealthy will go to any ends to increase their power, and only Stone stands in the way of their dark schemes. Two unexpected invitations may be the first clues in the intricate puzzle Stone must unravel to learn the truth, a puzzle that will lead him deep into the rarefied world of European ultrawealth and privilege, where billionaires rub elbows with spooks, insider knowledge is traded at a high premium, and murder is never too high a price to pay for a desired end. It soon becomes clear that beneath the bright lights of Europe lurks a shadowy underworld, and its only rule is deadly ambition.

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User Review  - DrLed - LibraryThing

Synopsis: Stone wakes up in Paris with no memory of the last four days of his life. He finds himself embroiled with a billionaire businessman, two mysterious women, and people trying to kill him. Dino ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

Many old friends from previous novels come to Stone Barrington's aid as Stone desperately tries to recover four missing days from his memory and figure out why he is in France all the while trying to ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Stuart Woods was born in Manchester, Georgia on January 9, 1938. He received a B. A in sociology from the University of Georgia in 1959. He worked in the advertising business and eventually wrote two non-fiction books entitled Blue Water, Green Skipper and A Romantic's Guide to the Country Inns of Britain and Ireland. His first novel, Chiefs, was published in 1981. It won an Edgar Award and was made into a TV miniseries starring Charlton Heston. His other works include the Stone Barrington series, the Holly Barker series, the Will Lee series, the Ed Eagle series, the Rick Barron series and the Teddy Fay series. He won France's Prix de Literature Policiere for Imperfect Strangers.

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