Woods, Stuart. Worst Fears Realized. HarperCollins. Sept 1999. 329 p. ISBN 0-06-019182-1. $25.00. Fiction.

Bestselling author Stuart Woods (Dead in the Water) returns with his 19th novel and fifth Stone Barrington adventure. The Manhattan lawyer turned investigator faces an indictment for the murder of a woman he’s just met. When other brutal murders quickly pile up—all women connected to him or his best friend, Dino Bacchetti of the 19th Precinct—Stone knows that one of a cop’s worst fears has been realized: a con with a grudge is bent on vengeance. While trying to save the lives of the women he cares about, Stone struggles to track down the killer and head off a DA who’s out to get him for murder. With sharply drawn characters, a plot that’s satisfying to the last dirty deed, and a story that flows with the effortless grace attained only by a master, this seductive novel will have readers twitching with suspense. Highly recommended for all public libraries. [A Mystery Guild main selection and Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Club featured alternate selection.]

LJ, 124, no. 12 (July 1999), 138.

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