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Someone wants to crash Stone Barrington's party in this New York Times bestseller in Stuart Woods's thrilling series. Stone Barrington is in Bel-Air, overseeing the grand opening of the ultra-luxe hotel, The Arrington, built on the grounds of the mansion belonging to his late wife, Arrington Carter. The star-studded gala will be attended by socialites, royalty, and billionaires from overseas...and according to phone conversations intercepted by the NSA, it may also have attracted the attention of international terrorists. To ensure the safety of his guests—and the city of Los Angeles—Stone may have to call in a few favors from his friends at the CIA...
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Stuart Woods. (2012). Severe Clear: Stone Barrington Series, Book 24. Penguin Publishing Group.

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The star-studded gala will be attended by socialites, royalty, and billionaires from overseas...and according to phone conversations intercepted by the NSA, it may also have attracted the attention of international terrorists. To ensure the safety of his guests—and the city of Los Angeles—Stone may have to call in a few favors from his friends at the CIA...
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        Bestseller Woods’s 50th novel, the 24th entry in his Stone Barrington series (Unnatural Acts, etc.), boasts an all-star lineup, from series fixtures such as Lt. Dino Bacchetti and lawyer Herbie Fisher to Woods’s other series leads, notably U.S. president Will Lee and Holly Barker of the CIA. The event that brings everyone together is the opening of the Arrington, the palatial Bel-Air hotel named for Stone’s late wife, Arrington Carter. The glittering assembly of guests, including Lee and the Mexican president, makes the affair a prime terrorist target. Hints of a clever plan for a horrific attack reach members of various security agencies, who scramble to prevent it. Meanwhile, Stone and his guests try to enjoy the opulent setting with their usual accompaniments of good food, good drink, and good sex. Woods expertly mixes familiar ingredients to produce an intoxicating cocktail that goes down easily. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit.

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        August 15, 2012
        What chance does a cabal of bombers have against New York uber-lawyer Stone Barrington; his ex-NYPD partner, Lt. Dino Bacchetti; the CIA's Holly Barker; head of MI-6, Felicity Devonshire; CEO of Strategic Services, Michael Freeman; Woodman & Weld attorney, Herb Fisher; President Will Lee; and his wife, Katharine, Director of the CIA? Determined to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden, an agent calling himself Algernon has recruited a Pakistani nuclear scientist gone freelance and a trio of lower-level experts to sneak a bomb into the new Los Angeles hotel where President Lee is to meet with his Mexican counterpart for some high-level talks. It's their bad luck that from a distant cellphone conversation in a foreign language, the NSA's computers pick up two English words: "The Arrington." The Arrington just happens to be the brand-new hotel memorializing the late actress Arrington Carter, co-owned by Stone, Strategic Services and Superlative Hotel Management, that's about to open by playing host to the two heads of state and incidentally, a rare concert by Hollywood musical star Immi Gotham. Algernon estimates 2-3 million fatalities from the blast, but that's only if he and his minions can embed themselves in trusted positions in the hotel, smuggle in the nuclear device's component parts, assemble, arm and detonate it, all without arousing enough suspicion to be unmasked. What are the odds? Since the possibility that Woods will kill off virtually his entire stable of regulars (Unnatural Acts, 2012, etc.) is too remote to generate much suspense, fans of this series are left to enjoy the sex, the bling and the reassurance that in Stone's world, "Sometimes everything goes right" with less effort, error and complexity than you could ever hope for in real life.

        COPYRIGHT(2012) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        April 1, 2012

        Woods's 50th novel--and protagonist Stone Barrington's 24th, if I am counting correctly--takes Barrington to Bel-Air, where a grand hotel called the Arrington is opening on the grounds of the mansion belonging to his late wife. Alas, terrorists threaten to upend the glittering gala.

        Copyright 2012 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        August 1, 2012
        In his fiftieth novel, Woods has his hero, Stone Barrington, preparing for the headline-ready opening of the Bel Air hotel named for his late wife. The Arrington will host the presidents of the U.S. and Mexico for the signing of a new trade and immigration treaty. This draws not only media but also the attention of a terrorist group who intend to bomb the new hotel. Three men are dispatched to gain employment at the Arrington, but the real threat comes from a CIA operative who plans to unleash a nuclear weapon. Most of the sluggish plot involves a setup. As the terrorists work on infiltrating the hotel, the NSA monitors suspicious communications and starts zeroing in on them. Stone's involvement is mostly limited to getting his friends and family, including son Peter and longtime pal Dino Bacchetti, to the hotel, while at the CIA, Holly Barker receives a big promotion. The story picks up in the last fifty pages, which, for anyone but true Woods devotees, is a long time coming.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2012, American Library Association.)

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The star-studded gala will be attended by socialites, royalty, and billionaires from overseas...and according to phone conversations intercepted by the NSA, it may also have attracted the attention of international terrorists. To ensure the safety of his guests—and the city of Los Angeles—Stone may have to call in a few favors from his friends at the CIA...
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