Stone Barrington seems to have a knack for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When Manhattan’s elite are beset by a series of clever crimes — and Stone is a material witness — he and his former partner Dino Bacchetti find themselves drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud, where insider knowledge and access are limited to a privileged few, and the wealthy are made vulnerable by the very systems meant to keep them safe. As Stone and Dino delve deeper into their investigation, they learn that the mastermind behind the incidents may have some intimate ties to Stone… and that the biggest heist is still to come.
Woods whipped this book off between cocktails. Much of the book comes from his other ones, nearly copying and pasting large segments.
In short, it’s a passable time waster with no depth, a pedestrian plot and passable prose.
Worth reading only if you are an avid Stuart Woods fan, or enjoy his Stone Barrington character.