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.]