In Son of Stone by New York Times bestseller Stuart Woods, suave attorney Stone Barrington ventures into the unfamiliar terrain of fatherhood in a mystery-thriller that rolls and yaws to a shocking end.
After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a warm, if harrowing, reunion with his sophisticated and very wealthy former lover, Arrington Calder, A-list attorney Stone Barrington is relieved to be back in New York City. Since his elevation to full partnership at Woodman & Weld—the law firm to which he has long been “of counsel”—and his appointments to the boards of Strategic Services and Centurion Studios, Stone is looking forward to settling down and cashing in.
However, other matters are moving to shake up Stone’s personal life. Arrington Calder is in New York, and what the beautiful widow has in mind puts a knot of fear in his normally strong stomach: Arrington has decided it’s time for Stone to meet Peter, the son he’d fathered years ago.
Between keeping the precocious teenager occupied and dealing with the maddening Herbie Fisher, whose ex-wife is actively trying to kill him, Stone has a lot on his plate. A plate that, if Arrington plays her cards right, might include a slice of wedding cake.
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group/Mbr Penguin Putnam ( September 20, 2011 )
Item #: 13-399234
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.75inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Don't waste your time or money on this. I am starting to wonder if Mr. Woods ever has Stone working for money? He inherits property from a cousin, marries Arington for a short time, then inherits loads when she is murdered, the son is the most brilliant person at sixteen, selling his amateur movie film for twenty million. NO grief for either of them for Arington. Then in the preview for Unnatural Act at the end of the story, he is back in bed with Holly? Come on!
I have read a number of the books in this series and found this one very boring and unbelievable. The more I read the more I began to dislike the main characters. There was no suspense and some of the plots lines were not developed or completed - can't go into further detail for those who haven't read this book. If I hadn't been on a train trip with nothing else to read I would have stopped reading this book.
Enjoyed Storm Prey kept me turning the pages. Also a fan of Stuart Woods, recently finished Sante Fe Edge.
Was very disappointed in this book. I have read a number of Stuart Woods' books but this one is like a current female writer who cranks out a number of books each year by repeating, repeating, repeating. I'm almost half way through and think I will put it down. Unreal that a phone call can take care of everything and to have a son who is so wonderful that everything falls into his lap. This should be called a "fairy tale". Please, Mr. Woods, get back to your excellent mysteries and leave the dribble to the female writer.
If I could give this book a minus 1 I would. The son is unbelivable, everyone is perfect, except for the killer who doesn't even show up until 3/4 of the way through the book. This is not a mystery - it's a bore of a book. Woods should stop churning them out and start putting quality writing into his books, although that might be impossible for him because I haven't seen it yet in any of his previous books
Reviewer: Karen L