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  • Title: Cut and Thrust
  • Author: Stuart Woods
  • ISBN: 9780399169113
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Stone Barrington enters the cutthroat fray of politics in the exceptional new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up a dazzling newcomer and close friend of Stone s has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial aStone Barrington enters the cutthroat fray of politics in the exceptional new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods When Stone Barrington travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up a dazzling newcomer and close friend of Stone s has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems that than one seat may be up for grabs And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for sinister plans In this milieu of glad handing and backroom deals, only the canniest player can come out on top and it will take all of Stone s discretion and powers of persuasion to arrange a desirable outcome.
    Stuart Woods
    Stuart Woods is the author the New York Times bestselling Stone Barrington series and Holly Barker series He is an avid private pilot, flying his own jet on book tours You may see his tour schedule and learn about the author on his website.


    Mike French
    Another very entertaining book in the Stone Barrington series! If you like deep meaning,thought provoking books then this series is not for you. If you enjoy VERY enjoyable,easy reading books like I do, Stuart Woods should be on top of your TBR list!!

    After the last few Stuart Woods books, I vowed I wouldn't read any more as they were increasingly predictable and poorly written. I was given this to read by a friend and now will repeat my vow. Stone Barrington leads an unbelievably charmed life and everyone in his circle enjoys the same convenient coincidences that permit things to just fall in place for them. I was reluctant to give this even one star!

    Standard Stone Barrington fare. High points: Ed Eagle and his important role at the convention, his evil ex-wife and her assassin's just desserts, Billy Barnett. Low points: way too much politics, not enough Dino or Viv Bachetti. Good cameos by Stone and Dino's kids and their girlfriends.

    I honestly did not feel as though there was an actual plot to this story. There were a few different things going on but no suspense or thrill happened, in my opinion. This is my first Stuart Woods book so I can't be too harsh, but this book could have been written sooooo much better.

    Bill Reed
    Great author. He has written many good books.In my opinion this was not one of them.Too political leaning. Shows how one side lives and too heck with theother side and middle class people. Just my opinion.

    #30 in the Stone Barrington series. Third of four scheduled for 2014, this series resembles a Saturday morning movie serial. Frequent installments requiring bridging material and introductions of the many continuing characters add pages that could be eliminated if there were fewer entries each year. That said, I'm still happy to dive into each installment of my guilty pleasure as it arrives and I already have the next installment, Paris Match, on order.#30 - Stone Barrington, the debonair New Yo [...]

    I did manage to finish this book, although only skimmed the last 50 pages or so. I feel like there are many writers out there who have recently started writing for a completely different audience in order to keep churning out as many books as possible and Stuart Woods is one of them. His recent offerings have been dumbed down considerably. I don't need to be constantly challenged with a book, sometimes a quick beach read is exactly what I'm looking for, but this last Stone Barrington was so bori [...]

    Cin Marshall
    I read this and was highly disappointed. It appears that the books by Stuart Woods are going downhill. The plot of this book has an obvious agenda to vote Democratic. It's also obvious the author is shoving his political views at the reader, while having a negative attitude towards Republicans. This story tells of a president in office whose wife wants to run for the presidency (sound familiar?). If I wanted to read about political nonsense I'd simply follow the news. There is another undertone [...]

    Debbie Buscher
    Not my favorite Stuart Woods. Too much politics. Not enough mystery. If I wanted to read a political thriller I would read someone better in the genre. This whole novel centers around Stone Barrington's role in the Democratic National Convention and his manipulation of the system to get his candidate nominated to be the Democratic nominee on the Presidential ticket. A little mystery was thrown in as side stories. Not enough to be the Stuart Wood's books that I usually love.

    Going to be a struggle to finish this book. Worst novel to date for Woods. If I want political I'll read the paper. B O R I N G! After the entire political BS was finished story turned out ok. I’m afraid his next novel will have more political BS about the political campaign for the presidency. I’ll have to skim through the pages to find the true story. Not looking forward to that.

    I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Stone Barrington is another one of those series I just cannot pass up. When a new one comes out, I grab it, read it, and think 'why?'. The last 4 or 5 have been ok not too good, not too bad-decent enough for a quick read between other books.But, this one, #30 in the series, is different enough that I think Stuart Woods may have redeemed himself! In this book, Stone travels to L.A. for the Democratic National Convention and possible nomination of the first [...]

    Denise Ward
    What a terrible disappointment! I have enjoyed Woods' books for years, trite as they were, as they were fun & entertaining & light & non judgmental, especially with a central character so clearly lacking in a moral center, you didn't want to get too deep. But this book was way, way too political, & therefore way, way too judgmental of the other side of the spectrum. You can see that Woods is scared that the right might very well be, well.right. And so he spend way too many pages [...]

    Bob Anderson
    I read fiction as a way to take a break from all the negative events playing out in the world and in that regard I was turned off by all the politics In “Cut and Thrust.” I also came to realization that I’m bored with all the descriptions of Stone Barrington’s wealth, toys and powerful friends. If you’re just starting in the series it make take some time before you come to feel the same way. I’ve got to find up some new down to earth characters; I miss the likes of Elmore Leonard and [...]

    I am a big Stuart Woods fan and I especially love the books that feature Stone Barrington. They are quick reads, very entertaining, and you just have to keep on until you get to the end. One of the recurring characters finally gets her come-uppance in this one!!

    I felt the tone of this book was very different than just about all the others, granted there have been some that I wonder who actually wrote the book they were so bad. This one I did not think was bad per se, just different from the norm. I am torn to say I liked it and it was OK. There was lots of political jargon and it honestly made me a little nauseous with all the wheeling and dealing of politics that was discussed, mainly because I have no doubt what was portrayed in the book is by no dou [...]

    I do not know why I continue to read Stuart Woods' books. Perhaps its because I love his character Dino. It's certainly not because Woods has improved his writing skills over the decades. Au contraire, his first books like Palindrome and Chiefs, both publised in the 80's, were fantastic readswell written, fantastic characters, intricate plots, etc. Now, we get very predictable stuff with an ever more arrogant Stone Barrington and his unlikely entourage of the President, the Vice-President, the P [...]

    Although purportedly Cut and Thrust is a Stone Barrington mystery, Stone has very little to do with the main plot. He seems to spend most of his time flying people around and having them stay at his various homes. Ed Eagle, main character from some of Woods' other mysteries, is present in this novel as a friend of Stone. Most of the story focuses on Eagle's ex-wife and on the presidential run of Kate Lee. Disappointing to say the least.

    Another wonderful Stone Barrington novel.

    I used to really enjoy Stuart Woods's novels. He was once a very good author; sadly, those days are in the past. Looking back over my reading records, I see that I have read about 35 of his books; but the last one I gave a rating of three or more stars was in 2009. As the books continued to be less and less interesting, I gave up reading his increasingly-poorly-written drivel as his character, Stone Barrington, began to get more annoying with each new book. Anyway, I haven't read anything by Woo [...]

    Yikes.Stuart Woods is cranking out some crap now with this series. A dull story, with not a lot of Stone Barrington to boot, made for what I can only describe as a terrible novel. I would have rated this worse, but the ending was mildly readable. Not sure if I will read anymore in this series, but if I do it will be with a lot of trepidation. What happened to all the good cop mystery stories that Stone used to be involved in? A political adviser? Ugh.

    Michael Redd
    Another good Stone Barrington story - sprinkled with other main characters as well.

    Although there were a lot of characters, there wasn't much depth to them. There were several plots but they did come together for one story. A Stone Barrington story is always fun to read!

    Once you skip through the politics, this story gets interesting through various plot twists and turns. Its too bad the boring politics get in the way or the story would be much better. 6 of 10 stars

    Another very entertaining book in the Stone Barrington series! This thing drips in politics. Kate Lee runs for POTUS and this is the convention part. Stone is involved and it gets political. He helps out Kate and is pivotal in her nomination. I especially liked Ed Eagle's participation. He adds quite a lot to any book. Except that New Yorker, Stuart Woods, thinks that there is a 4th floor on any office in Santa Fe. Geez, take a trip out of Manhattan, you can afford it. Dino plays little in this [...]

    I enjoyed this book, but feel as though Mr. Woods has failed to incorporate the background characters readers connect with as much as he could. I love Dino, and he only makes occasional appearances in this novel. Instead, we have a cast of wealthy, liberal, and political movers and shakers, showing Stone hanging out with the rich and famous. Has he forgotten his humble roots?! How Stone keeps his job with Woodman and Weld is beyond me, because he doesn't do any billable hours as a lawyer in this [...]

    As usual Stuart Woods has done it again. Stone Barrington is working with the president at the national convention to promote his wife (Kate) as the future president. It is a great story and brings in a few characters from Stone's past like Ed Eagle from Santa Fe and his ex-wife who is set on revenge. I enjoyed this story much like all the other stories I have read by Stuart Woods. The lifestyle of the rich and famous!

    Another excellent book from the Stone Barrington series!! Can't get enough of this series!!! Looking forward to reading the next book in the series "Paris Match" later this week!!

    Series is becoming predictable but I'm determined to get caught up to date. Still interesting.

    Shandi Leonard
    Mr. Woods has done it again! I can't seem to get enough of his novels. The more I read the more I want. Love kate lee in this one!

    Another fast reading Stone Barrington tale. Entertaining.

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