By Stuart Woods
Stuart Woods's most recent bestseller, darkish Harbor, brings us definitely the right mixture of horny intrigue and quick suspense that experience earned him legions of fanatics through the years. during this most recent mystery, Stone enters the picturesque city darkish Harbor off the coast of Maine, the place the surprising deaths of 3 humans have solid an extended shadow over this island haven-a locale as mysterious because it is exclusive.
Stone Barrington hasn't heard from his cousin, Dick Stone, in years-though he has fond thoughts of a teenage summer season spent at his residence in Maine. Then, Lance Cabot of the CIA interrupts an another way friendly meal at Elaine's with information of Dick's death-apparently by way of his personal arms. apparently Dick Stone, a quiet kinfolk guy who doubled as a CIA agent, methodically achieved his spouse, daughter, after which himself-or did he? What may reason a loving father and husband to homicide his kin as they slept? prior to his demise, Dick had appointed Stone executor of his will, giving him complete keep watch over of the disposition of a large family members property. used to be Dick getting ready for his suicide, or forewarning Stone of his murder?
With assistance from his ex-partner, Dino, and his good friend Holly Barker, Stone needs to settle the property and piece jointly the elusive proof of his cousin's existence and dying as a CIA operative. At each step Stone is aware he's being watched by way of Dick's family-and one in every of them simply could be a killer.
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Dark Harbor (Stone Barrington, Book 12) by Stuart Woods