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 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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