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Stuart Woods' Smolder by Brett Battles

Stuart Woods' Smolder

Brett Battles

In this latest adrenaline-fueled adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, Stone Barrington faces his most vindictive threat yet.

Finally enjoying some downtime in Santa Fe, Stone Barrington agrees to attend an art exhibit with a dear friend. There, he encounters an intriguing woman who is on the trail of a ring of art thieves. Always one to please, Stone offers his help.

From Santa Fe to Los Angeles, it quickly becomes clear that her investigation has links to Stone—particularly to rare Matilda Stone art, his mother’s paintings. And when old grudges come to light, Stone is forced to reckon with a familiar enemy. Stone must act fast before whoever is out to get him finally closes in on him . . . for good.

The Latest From Stuart Woods

Obsession by Stuart Woods, Brett Battles

Obsession

A Teddy Fay Novel

Teddy Fay finds his skills put to the test in the latest thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.

While filming on location in scenic Santa Barbara, California, Peter Barrington and Ben Bacchetti look to expand Centurion Studios's business by making a deal with a young Croatian billionaire. But when the magnate’s wife is kidnapped, Teddy Fay is brought in to assess the threat and recover the young woman.

As Teddy unravels the threads of her disappearance, he quickly comes to find that darker forces are at play and an old vendetta has been revived that puts them all at risk. Meanwhile, danger lurks even nearer to home as an obsessive fan with perilous intentions weasels his way onto the film set, and only Teddy can stop him from getting too close for comfort.

Near Miss by Stuart Woods

Near Miss

A Stone Barrington Novel

Stone Barrington must cut and run in the newest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.

Following a string of adventures, Stone Barrington is enjoying some downtime in New York City when a chance encounter introduces him to a charming new companion. Too bad she also comes with the baggage of a persistent ex-boyfriend intent on retribution.

As Stone skillfully dodges each disturbance, it becomes clear that there's an even more treacherous game being played behind the scenes. When long-standing grudges resurface, Stone is brought back into the orbit of some familiar enemies. He must use all of his tricks—as well as those of a few old friends—to evade trouble before it's too late. But this time, danger just might catch up with him.

Distant Thunder by Stuart Woods

Distant Thunder

A Stone Barrington Novel

Stone Barrington finds himself in hot water in this exhilarating adventure from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

During an intense storm in Dark Harbor, Maine, a perplexing murder lands a dead man on Stone Barrington's doorstep. As secrets swirl around this mystery man's identity, Stone quickly sets out to unravel a web of cunning misdirections and lies. 

Soon enough, he is embroiled in an elaborate game of cat and mouse between the CIA and nefarious foreign forces, including a bewitching new companion who comes under his protection. But when Stone's actions draw the attention of an old enemy, one who will stop at nothing to prevent the truth from getting out, Stone realizes he may have finally met his match.

Black Dog by Stuart Woods

Black Dog

A Stone Barrington Novel

Stone Barrington must battle a nasty opponent in the latest action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

After returning home from a treacherous adventure, Stone Barrington is all too happy to settle back down in his New York City abode. But when he's introduced to a glamorous socialite with a staggering inheritance, Stone realizes his days are about to be anything but quiet. 

As it turns out, Stone's intriguing new companion has some surprisingly familiar ties and other far more sinister ones—including a nefarious enemy who gets too close for comfort. When it becomes clear that this miscreant will stop at nothing to get what he wants, and will endanger all whom Stone holds dear, Stone must step in to protect his friends and prevent a dangerous madman from wreaking havoc across the city.

An Extravagant Life by Stuart Woods

An Extravagant Life

An Autobiography
Incorporating
Blue Water, Green Skipper

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stone Barrington series tells the story of his own life from childhood to the present, and chronicles the journey that made him the writer he is today.

Over the last forty years, Stuart Woods has written more than ninety novels of suspense and intrigue, beginning with the award-winning Chiefs. Featuring iconic crime-fighting and jet-setting leads, the plots are masterfully conceived and wonderfully escapist. 
 
What many readers don’t know is that Woods's very own life was filled with similar stories of adventure. Born in Georgia, Woods worked in advertising in New York, served in the US Air Force, and had a short stint as an advance man. At the age of 37, he found himself in a transatlantic sailing race, and pursued writing as a full-time career shortly thereafter. Along the way, Woods has lived all over the world, from New York to London, Santa Fe to Ireland. Incorporating his iconic sailing memoir Blue Water, Green Skipper, this is the story of a life well-lived, and a special inside look into the beloved author’s many exploits.

A Safe House by Stuart Woods

A Safe House

A Stone Barrington Novel

In this adrenaline-charged thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington takes on a vengeful rival.

Stone Barrington is looking forward to some quiet time in New York City, until he is asked to transport precious, top-secret cargo across the Atlantic. Taking on the challenge, Stone flies off unaware of what—or who—he is bringing with him. 

But his plans to lie low are quickly spoiled when a dangerous dispatcher tracks down Stone and his tantalizing mystery guest, intent on payback—and silencing anyone who poses a threat. From the English countryside to the balmy beaches of Key West, Stone is on an international mission to hide and protect those closest to him.

Series by Stuart Woods

Near Miss by Stuart Woods and Brett Battles

Stone Barrington Novels

Obsession by Stuart Woods, Brett Battles

Teddy Fay Novels

Mounting Fears by Stuart Woods

Will Lee Novels

Hothouse Orchid by Stuart Woods

Holly Barker Novels

Santa Fe Edge by Stuart Woods

Ed Eagle Novels

Beverly Hills Dead by Stuart Woods

Rick Barron Novels

Also by Stuart Woods

Barely Legal by Stuart Woods, Parnell Hall

Barely Legal

In this nonstop thriller, the protégé will become the hero as Herbie Fisher gets caught in a web of deceit, corruption, and greed.

Blue Water, Green Skipper by Stuart Woods, Stephen Collins

Blue Water, Green Skipper

The true story of Woods' journey sailing alone across the Atlantic Ocean, with an afterword that looks back at how one transatlantic race changed his life.

White Cargo by Stuart Woods

White Cargo

A riveting novel of one man’s desperate war against the richest and most ruthless drug cartel in the world.

Under the Lake by Stuart Woods

Under the Lake

Still waters run deep—and deadly—in this “blockbuster” thriller. “Part detective story, part ghost story, part Southern gothic…It scared the living hell out of me!”
—Stephen King

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