Dark Harbor, Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington and Holly Barker, Woods’ busiest heroes, pair up again, this yarn finding Stone travelling to Dark Harbor, Maine, after his cousin, Dick Stone, and his family are found murdered at their house. The local police think it was a murder-suicide, but when Stone learns from his CIA contact, Lance Cabot, that Dick was working covertly for the CIA and had just received a big promotion, Stone decides to look into matters himself. Accompanied by Lance, Holly, and Dino Bacchetti, his trusted former NYPD partner, Stone heads up to Maine.
Standard Stuart Woods. Listed as a New York Time Bestseller, it shouldn’t be so listed unless its criteria and standards are in serious decline.
A murder mystery with the usual good dialogue and enjoyable engagement. No more, no less.
It’s a decent time-waster that will entertain anyone who likes this genre of writing.