Collateral Damage (Hardcover)
|Author: Stuart Woods|
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|Stone Barrington returns in the thrilling new novel from the "New York Times"-bestselling author. After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone is back in Manhattan--and back in his element. But an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance.|
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Stone Barrington returns in the thrilling new novel from the New York Times?bestselling author.|
After a productive trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is back in Manhattan?and back in his element, ready to return to the world of deluxe fine dining and elegant high society that New York does best.|
But then an unexpected visit from his friend and periodic lover, CIA assistant director Holly Barker, draws Stone into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance, against an enemy with plans bigger than they could ever imagine. . . .|
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.
"Woods's blend of exciting action, sophisticated gadgetry, and last-minute heroics doesn't disappoint." 10/08/2012