Unintended Consequences

Unintended Consequences

Large Print - 2013
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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's 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. Two unexpected invitations may be the first clues in an 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.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, 2013
Edition: Large Print edition
ISBN: 9781410457714
1410457710
Characteristics: 399 pages (large print) ; 23 cm

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harrybosch
Dec 17, 2015

Pretty boring stuff from Woods. Stoned Barrington's major activity is now eating, drinking and womanizing. His time spent practising his profession is almost nil. Its a wonder they keep him on the payroll. Woods has just about pumped this gravy train dry.

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rdw39
Apr 24, 2015

This was my first time to read a book by Stuart Woods. I must say I agree with two of the previous reviews that this was a rather boring novel. I'd understood that Woods has written some good action thrillers, but this was not one of them. The story seemed to drag & even those scenes where action took place, it was rather ho-hum with little suspense.

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Cherylmorgan
Sep 07, 2014

Very boring! Stone needs help with his alcohol and sex addictions

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lucky38
Oct 07, 2013

I have never read a book where men were so concerned about their clothes as Barrington was in this boring book. Really, the booze flowed freely and Barrington's need to have a woman available was amusing as well as pathetic. Living in New York City and flying a woman he hardly knew over from Sweden? Or was it Switzerland? Wherever. Book is a piece of fluff.

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RichardPaul
Sep 22, 2013

Unintended Consequences ---- by Stuart Woods (Book - 2013) ---- I enjoyed this book, the story was smooth and well tied in with previous stories by stuart Woods ---- Found it hard to set down and carry out with the responsible of life. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul (finished 9-22-13)

Marbo1085 Aug 06, 2013

I've read all of the Stone Barrington books and I believe this will be my last. I enjoyed the twists and turns, the runs from country to country, the glitz and the glamour. But that's all it is. He gets involved with the same people, same type of people. Maybe Stuart Woods should do a spin-off with Dino! The average Joe.

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gloryb
Jul 12, 2013

This is the first and last Stone Barrington novel I'll be reading. Quite boring if one wants an action packed thriller or mystery story. Filled with the everyday life and conversations of Stone and his buddies, this book has the most action at the very end with Stone being involved in a shoot out. Simple sentences and mainly conversation deliver the plot which unfolds very slowly. Can't believe this author is on the NYTimes Bestsellers list. However, I found the "Author's Note" at the end amusing.

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LoveAGoodRead
Jun 02, 2013

Always a pleasure to spend the evening with Stone Barrington. This book was a fast read, well paced, and had good twists and turns. A good mix of mystery and romance, though the term fling might be more appropriate for Stone. I liked the developement of Dino and his take-charge new wife as well as the introduction of a few new characters.

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3dblus
Apr 23, 2013

This isWoods' 26th in the Stone Barrington series and I've enjoyed every one of them.Always an easy entertaining read.

lfranz Apr 11, 2013

Stone does it again. Great quick read!

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LoveAGoodRead
Jun 02, 2013

Stone Barrington, ex-cop turned PI, unexplainably finds himself in Paris (France, not Texas) without a clue as to why or how he got there. Waking up in a hospital room at the American Embassy, he has, from all accounts, had four days wiped from his memory. Recovering in a hotel, he responds to two invitations that magically connect him with a circle of Europeon billionaires and various underworld characters. He and his new companions flee to America, where they are persued. The underworld target turns out to be a surprise, even to Spenser, and their motive hits close to home.

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