Sunday, April 25, 2021

Double Jeoparday

 Stone Barrington #57 was a bit of a change in the usual formula for Stuart Woods in this series.  This book was more of a thriller and a how will Stone, Dino, and Ed Rawls solve a problem they are facing when old adversaries reappear.  It isn't really a mystery in the sense of whodunit, that is known up front.  This book definitely gets into some moral discussions about revenge and murder vs killing as part of jobs (police/military).  This is a layer that isn't often developed in this series.

I also appreciated that Stone's bedroom life was just glazed over in this installment rather than in huge details.  I read the books for the mystery/thriller and can generally do without the lust portions.  The is the addition of 2 characters who help to add to the humor and mischievousness of the story as well.  They were a nice addition to the crew of characters.

I am glad this book provided a bit of a refresh in the series and made it interesting.  I hope this trend continues in the next few installments.

Double JeopardyDouble Jeopardy by Stuart Woods
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed the redirection of this novel in the series. It is much less of a mystery and more of a thriller. There are still the requisite shoot outs and fight scenes but it is more of a how will they accomplish their goals type book. I also appreciated that there was less details on Stone's bedroom exploits and he was actually monogamous in this book. I thought this was a good refreshing installment in a series that can become predictable at times.

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #48
  2. Finishing the Series   #FinishingTheSeries2021 Stone Barrington #57
  3. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2021   Book # 58
  4. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #68
  5. Calendar of Crime  #CalendarOfCrime2021   
  6. Cloak & Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal  Book #51
  7. Medical Examiner Challenge  5 Toe Tags
  8. Beachcomber Challenge  
    • Crime Scenes 
      • Row 1
        • Boat
      • Row 2
        • Lawn
      • Row 3
        • Free square- living room
    • Weapons
      • Row 2 
        • Hand gun
        • Drowning, water, ice
      • Row 5
        • Rifle or shotgun
    • Detectives- Stone/Dino/Ed Rawls
    • Victims- Billy Lee & Grace Jackson, Tim Scott ; Enos & Eben Stone
  9. Six Shooter Challenge  Target #5  Shot #4

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