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A Safe House

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Stone is happy to finally have some time off that is until he is pulled into transporting some cargo that no one is suppose to know about.  He likes  a good test but what he doesn't know is that he is being joined in said test.  Is this a good thing or a bad thing?  He soon learns that his secret mission isn't quite so secret and not only is he in danger but those he cares about could be too.  He takes on a journey that spans several countries hoping he can finish his task safely and keep anyone he loves from being harmed.  Follow along and see how he deals.with all that is thrown his say.  This is such a great and long running series that has stood up to the test of time.  I'm always happy to see what adventure/mystery Stone Barrington will take me on and how it will affect his character in the end!
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I’ve been reading Stone Barrington novels my whole life or so it seems and I really want to give this a rave review but I can’t. It is better than the last one and pretty typical for a Mr. Woods novel these days. Stone has way too much money and spends his time avoiding bullets between bouts in bed with a variety of beautiful, wealthy women. The woman count isn’t as high as in a typical Stone novel, bullets do fly and we get a short visit with the incomparable Ed Rawls, which was true highlight of the novel. If you’re looking for an update on Stone’s lifestyles of the rich and famous life this book is for you. If you’re looking for an engaging read, skip it.
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What can I say about #61 of a Stone Barrington novel?  Young damsel in distress scorned by a lover who then becomes the love interest of Barrington.  Lots of guns, ammunition, private boats, private jets, multiple homes.  Dino a reoccurring character who is now big on NYPD.  Steak and goose dinner at high end NYC restaurants.  Surprised no mention of pandemic.  I gave it a 3 but more like 2.5.  I always say, Stuart Wood and James Patterson are the Danielle Steele of mystery.  Not high literature that’s for sure.  Fast read, should take a few days to finish.  Thanks NetGalley for the ARC
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Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advanced copy in e change for my honest, personal review. Another great Stone Barrington story, Stewart Woods never fails to make his stories intriguing with a comical twist. The witness was not really likable but doesn't stop you from wanting to see what happens.
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A Safe House, the latest in the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods, Is about what you would expect if you have read any of these books.  You revisit some of the old characters as well as meet some new ones.  

     Lance Cabot of Central Intelligence asks for Stone’s help to protect a mystery client.  Jenna Jacoby is the mystery client and also the ex-wife of Texas Senator Wallace Slade.  When Jenna testifies against Slade, her life is danger.  Enter Stone and his best friend NY Police Commissioner Dino Bachetti.  You follow Stone, Jenna, Dino and a cast of other characters as they move from one safe house to another, all owned by Stone.  From London to Key West and several locations in between, Stone and Dino do all they can to keep Jenna safe from Slade who is determined to silence her once and for all.

     Although not my favorite Stone Barrington novel, it was humorous at times, action packed and an easy read.  A bit shallow at times, but I enjoyed the basic story line.  If you are a fan of the Stone Barrington series, you won’t want to miss this new one.
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Stone Barrington novels are like chapters in one very long, never ending story.  Each one has a slightly different plot but all have suspense, at least one beautiful woman, most of the time with a problem that Stone must help solve.  It includes all kinds of forays into the world of the rich and famous:  private jets, beautiful homes all over the world, quality wardrobes, finest food, loyal friends and servants.  "A Safe House" finds Stone protecting a woman who is a government witness against her ruthless Senator ex-husband.  He must keep her safe and make sure her ex-husband and his henchmen don't find her.  They hop around the world to his various protected homes to outrun any trouble.  The story is entertaining and fans of this series will enjoy seeing what Stone is up to next.
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I love a good Stone Barrington novel and this one didn’t disappoint! Non stop action and the usual banter of Stone and Dino make for a real page turner! Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for this copy for review
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I have read all of the Stone Barrington books. This one has Stone and Dino being interrupted by Lance Cabot at dinner. Lance needs a favor. A safe house for a congressional witness. And right now, if you please.

Of course, Stone hops in a plane with a beautiful former model who is about to be divorced from a Texas senator. A real peach of a guy. The only problem is this witness pretty much does what she wants. As we follow them to almost all of the homes Stone owns, they of course tumble into bed, and the bad guys come and beat him up and Joan saves the day.

Of all of the books in this series, I would say this was my least favorite. Very shallow. More like a fun romp through the lives of the rich and messy.

Maybe we need a new hero.

NetGalley/ March 22, 2022 G.P. Putnam-Ballentine
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I've been reading this series since its debut but have missed several over the last few years.  I have no idea how he got so wealth but I'm glad he did!  It makes for a no holds barred ability to do what needs to be done. 
This could be been a boring plot in someone else's hands but this author's ability to pull you in at the first page is his magic. Some characters we've seen before and others are new to the universe but the relations are all 3 dimensional...and often funny in the oh so sarcastic humour.  
Love this read!
Thank you netgalley and the publisher for this arc
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Safe House was an ‘OK’ read for me but I can’t help feel that I probably didn’t fall in love with it because I haven’t  read any of the other Stone Barrington books so I didn’t fall for the characters as hard as other people did. My biggest (& only) complaint was that I felt like the plot itself seemed a little superficial compared to other mystery novels I’ve read.

I did, however, find the entire commentary & scenarios our characters found themselves in pretty hilarious so that was a huge plus! That along with the surprise ending made this an enjoyable read. I think I’ll definitely check out the other books of this series.
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This Stuart Woods' Stone Barrington novel shares much in common with virtually every other Barrington novel, including familiar friends and colleagues, beautiful women, luxurious accommodations, designer apparel, high-end vehicles, state of the art weapons, and jealous husbands. Oh, I almost forgot the CIA, private aircraft, foreign travel, and the best restaurants and cuisine that money can buy. 
The formula works, through novel after novel, because the story lines, while often a little violent, are also amusing, the action never abates and our hero and his friends are funny, suave, loaded, and intelligent.
And the chase begins early in this story, taking us to New York, Maine, Key West, and the United Kingdom, with plenty of laughs and action along the way.
I have read every one of the Barrington books because they make me laugh, I always learn something I didn't know before but am now glad to be aware of, and because they are invariably easy reads, which always end leaving me smiling and wanting to get my hands on the next book in the series.
Thank you so much Mr. Woods!
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Safe House was a really fun read.  I have read all the Stone Barrington series.  The story starts with Stone and his friend Dino  Bachetti, NY police commissioner having dinner at Patroon's when Lance Cabot, Director of Central Intelligence, sits down at their table and tells Stone he is being recalled into active duty to take someone in his plane to his house in England as a safe house the next day. Stone invites Dino and his wife, Viv to join him.  Viv is on another assignment but will join them later,    When they are out of the NY limits they met their passenger,  Jenna Jacoby, wife of U.S. Senator Wallace Slade who has had two attempts on her life. trying to divorce him and later testifies at his hearing.  This is where the story takes off with all the supporting characters adding all the fun in the story.  Her husband, Wallace is very angry and with his employee, Harley Guince, his enforcer, follows Stone and Jenna to England, Maine, Connecticut and New York to kill both of them.  The author takes the reader on a comical adventure and a surprising ending. I had many laughs at some of the situations.   I really enjoyed reading this book and look forward to the next in this series.

Thank you NetGalley and G.P. Putnam's Sons for this ARC.

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Reading a Stone Barrington novel by Stuart Woods is like wrapping up in a warm blanket and getting comfortable. You pretty much know what to expect. It’s just a matter of engaging with the new, and old, characters in the current story. In this current book, Stone and his group of friends spend quite a bit of time gallivanting around and trying to avoid the death of a witness. As a side note, I found her to be a spoiled brat and pretty much unlikeable, which is, I guess, a good thing. Lol. Having said that, the running from place to place became a bit tedious after a bit, but I did enjoy the premise behind the storyline. Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the opportunity to review this book. And as with all of the Barrington novels, I am eagerly awaiting the next one.
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Back with Barrington and his possee, this is more a tour of the various manses than a plotted novel. The tour begins with Stone being asked to provide a safe house for a senator’s estranged wife who must testify against him. Humorously, the blustering, crazed politician holds a striking resemblance to some of our Texas politicos. 

I always enjoy my trip with Stone and friends, but I do prefer some of the better plotted Barrington novels. I found this one too superficial. 

Thank you Netgalley for this ARC in return for an honest review.
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