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Cut and Thrust (Stone Barrington Book 30) [Kindle Edition]

Stuart Woods
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (925 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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 alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems that more 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 more 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.


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Politics and peril mix in the newest Stone Barrington outing, which features a crucial assist from another familiar Woods’ hero, Santa Fe lawyer Ed Eagle. Stone and his sidekick, Dino, have traveled to Los Angeles, along with Kate Rule Lee, the First Lady–cum–CIA director, who is seeking the presidential nomination on the Democratic ticket. Her competition includes the lascivious vice president and a senator from New Mexico, whom Ed is in town to support. ­Political ­maneuvering isn’t the only thing Stone and his friends are facing: someone has sent a death threat via e-mail to the head of Kate’s Secret Service detail, and Ed’s murderous ex-wife, Barbara, is in town, as thirsty for Ed’s blood as ever. Luckily, Stone has his own canny instincts to go on as well as a powerful ally in Billy Burnett, a former CIA operative and enemy of the state for whom Stone secured a pardon. There’s more than enough action and intrigue to keep the pages turning in this exhilarating outing. --Kristine Huntley

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Praise for CUT AND THRUST
 

“Politics and peril mix in the newest Stone Barrington outing . . . there’s more than enough action and intrigue to keep the pages turning fast and furious in this exhilerating outing.”—Booklist

“This installment goes down as smoothly as a glass of Knob Creek.”—Publishers Weekly

“In Cut and Thrust, [Stuart Woods] brandishes suspense with practiced skill that is sure to keep his readers on the edge of their seats. . . . Fraught with enough twists and turns to keep even the most seasoned suspense reader guessing, Cut and Thrust once again proves that Woods is at the top of his game as he expertly takes readers along for a roller coaster ride that is as fun as it is surprising.”—fun107.com (WBSM)

Praise for Stuart Woods
 
“High-octane . . . Woods’s blend of exciting action, sophisticated gadgetry, and last-minute heroics doesn’t disappoint.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Woods is a perpetual reader-magnet. . . . The pages [fly] by fast and furious.” —Booklist

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
Without a doubt, this is the last Stuart Woods book that I will buy! I have read him for years and have noticed that his books keep getting worse - almost childish in content. I recently read one of his earlier books (Run Before the Wind - 1983 - his 4th book) and it was absolutely wondeful. It is hard to believe that he has gone from a talented writer to one who rests on his laurels and now churns out crap. He sure takes the easy way out now. No substance, trite story lines, and too much into threading his political views into his troublesome storylines. I think that he has finally hit the bottom. Time to retire your pen!
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55 of 60 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely horrific July 17, 2014
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I want my money back. What a joke! Okay, let's summarize. Stone is now having sexual relations with a different girl. Billy tries to assassinate a sicko women, who is the ex-wife of Stone's friend. Then 2 cops enter storyline and that goes nowhere. Then those cops earlier know both of the psycho's names and then which hotel to go to without any reference in book and the book then mentions they knew about the house for sale without,again,no mention or prelude. Unbelievable!! Then the cops know she left for either London or Oakland. But I guess the book was about Kate Rule getting pregnant and democratic nomination. No suspense, intrigue or who-done-it!! What a waste of my day.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
By Digby
Format:Kindle Edition
Why has the price of Woods' last 3 books nearly doubled in price from earlier Kindle editions? They certainly have not gotten TWICE as well written! Maybe Woods should try to put out ONE good book a year rather than several mediocre ones at inflated prices.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Enough July 18, 2014
By Ginia
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I keep telling myself to quit wasting my money and time with Stuart Woods. With this one I finally got the message. Whatever happened to the author who wrote 'Under The Lake'?
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AWFUL July 17, 2014
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Terrible book. This piece of trash would have been better classified as a Democratic talking points non-fiction I really don't care what Woods political views are. He should stick to his earlier style of writing, especially for Stone. One more of this tripe and he's lost this reader.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed. July 16, 2014
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I am a Stone Barrington fan, and eagerly await the publication of each new novel. This one, however, was just not up to par. The story line seemed disjointed, and little attention was paid to Stone while too much attention was paid to politics. It seemed as though Mr. Woods is struggling for new adventures for his character.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars too left..hollywood liberal democrat July 31, 2014
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I noticed in woods last novel how anti republican and how hollywood liberal democrat he is.now he shows it in his books.To suggest dr ben carson a child Nero surgeon is smart as a typical republican is a slam and insult. This will be my last ever woods book. Such a shame...chief was such a good start. David c francis
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37 of 42 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst Stone Barrington book yet July 16, 2014
Format:Audible Audio Edition
The worst Stone Barrington book yet. I hate having politics shoved down my throat. I am Independent so no ax to grind because of Democrat but come on this book was terrible. I have listened to everyone of these books but one more like this and Woods has lost me for good
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprise
As usual S W's books are always entertaining. It's a page turner at its best. I couldn't ask for a better read. And don't forget the surprise.
Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Cut and Thrust
Great to have the Eagle character back in the novel. Wonderful insight into NY state and federal politics. It made for a great read. Totally enjoyable.
Published 10 days ago by Split Second
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your Money
Save your money and buy another book. Great book if you want to read about running for the President and fundraising, because that is most of the book. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Diane T
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Stone Barrington. This didn't disappoint.
Published 14 days ago by Carol's Biannual Gardener
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
I enjoyed the book. Read it in one day..All stone Barrington are a favorite of mine. Sorry about ending,wanted to know what happened to Barbara's husband
Published 15 days ago by nana
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Stuart Woods book you cannot put down!
Mr. Woods is a master at suspense! As I read each new book I am amazed and can't wait for the next one!
Published 15 days ago by Natalie Stroud
5.0 out of 5 stars A Relaxing, Mindless Read
Sometimes I wonder whether Woods writes all his books because they quality changes. Wish he would vary his pattern. Almost can figure out the ending at the beginning.
Published 19 days ago by Madeline Binder
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Stone is the Man good story.
Published 19 days ago by Phil deM
5.0 out of 5 stars as always love reading Stuart Woods
Yes, as always love reading Stuart Woods!! Can't wait for next book..
Published 19 days ago by Carolyn Shaff
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Awesome Stuart Woods novel!
Another Awesome Stuart Woods novel! Stone Barrington rocks again and look forward to reading the next one. I recommend all his books
Published 23 days ago by Kindle Customer
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Stuart Woods is the author of forty-four novels, including the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series and Holly Barker series. The last twenty-eight of them have been New York Times best-sellers. He is an avid private pilot, flying his own jet on two book tours a year. His latest novel is Santa Fe Edge,to be published on September 21st. You may see his tour schedule and learn more about the author on his website, www.stuartwoods.com.

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