Book Review: ‘Class Act: A Stone Barrington Novel’ By Stuart Woods

No matter how hard Stone Barrington tries to avoid trouble it finds him. An old client comes to see him and tells him about a retired cop trying to take him down over money. He gives him the best advice he can. Then Stone meets a woman Hilda (actually two in this book) and she’s trouble. She works for the mob as a hit-woman and Stone soon finds himself in trouble with the mob over her. He flees to England and seems to have put the trouble behind him but he hasn’t. He figures out there may be a hit out on him and he takes matters into his own hands. He soon finds himself doing things that he normally wouldn’t do and that could get him in a lot of trouble. The bodies start piling up and just who is working for who?

Another solid if not spectacular Stone novel. The first half doesn’t have a lot of Stone but lays the foundation for the second half, which is really good. Seeing Stone having to go to to extreme lengths is something new for him and the novel ends up being quite good by the end.

You can pick up Class Act in stores on Tuesday, August 3rd from Putnam.

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