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Bel-Air Dead (Hardcover)

Author:  Stuart Woods
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Format: Hardcover Large Print
ISBN-10: 141043608X
ISBN-13: 9781410436085
Sku: 219949244
Publish Date: 5/4/2011
Pages:  395
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Stone Barrington receives a rather unexpected phone call from Arrington Calder, the ex-girlfriend with whome he has a son. Arrington''s much older husband, the actor Vance Calder, has hustdied, leaving her a fortune in Centurioon Studios Stock. Arrington has plans for the money and asks Stone to represent her in the sale of the company. But when he arrives at her home in Bel-Air to finalize the deal, things take a nasty turn. It seems many of Hollywood''s rich and beautiful have Arrington adn Centurion in their sights, and Stone finds himself dragged into a surprising deadly web of intrigue.
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At the behest of his former lover who is the mother of his child, Stone Barrington heads to L.A. After her time with Stone, Arrington remarried a Hollywood mogul many years her senior. Now widowed, Arrington was left all of her husband's stakes in a movie studio. Needless to say there are a few others who'd like to control this powerful company, which only makes Stone's job more difficult. But Stone will be Stone, and he manages to have quite a good time during his visit to California, and so will readers.At the behest of his former lover who is the mother of his child, Stone Barrington heads to L.A. After her time with Stone, Arrington remarried a Hollywood mogul many years her senior. Now widowed, Arrington was left all of her husband's stakes in a movie studio. Needless to say there are a few others who'd like to control this powerful company, which only makes Stone's job more difficult. But Stone will be Stone, and he manages to have quite a good time during his visit to California, and so will readers.
Author Bio
Stuart Woods
Stuart Woods was born in the small town of Manchester, Georgia. His mother was a church organist, his father an ex-convict who left town when Woods was 2. He met his father only twice before he died while Woods was a senior at the University of Georgia. After living in Atlanta briefly and serving in the National Guard, Woods moved to New York with dreams of becoming a writer. He spent a decade there working at an advertising agency, after which he moved to London for three years, continuing in the same line of work. Woods then decided he needed to concentrate on writing the novel he had always dreamed of, so he moved to a secluded apartment in Galway, Ireland. Not halfway through the book, Woods became diverted once more, this time by a hobby he would continue to love throughout his life: sailing. He had a boat built with money his grandfather left him, and began sailing in numerous races, including the Fastnet Race in 1979, in which a severe storm claimed the lives of 19 people. Meanwhile, his first book, "Blue Water, Green Skipper", a nonfiction account of his sailing experiences, was published in England. This allowed him to get an advance to complete his first novel, "Chiefs", which eventually was published in 1981, after eight years in the writing. This novel marked the beginning of a highly successful writing career, especially after it was made into a television miniseries starring Charlton Heston. Stuart married for the first time in 1984 at the age of 47. Divorced in 1990, he moved from Atlanta to Sante Fe, where he met his second wife, Chris.

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"Woods' many fans will enjoy seeing the characters from his various novels interacting, and the story moves along at an exciting clip as Stone fights tooth and nail for the studio's survival." - Kristine Huntley 04/01/2011

"Woods' many fans will enjoy seeing the characters from his various novels interacting, and the story moves along at an exciting clip as Stone fights tooth and nail for the studio's survival." - Kristine Huntley 04/01/2011

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