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Doing Hard Time by Stuart Woods

Doing Hard Time

by Stuart Woods

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Synopsis: Stone's son, Dino's son and a friend of the boys graduate from college and head to California to make movies. On the way they realize that they are being followed by someone. Teddy Fey, disguised as a gas station attendant, saves their lives and makes himself indispensable to the group.
Review: This book was lots of fun and tied up soem previous loose ends. I was glad to see Teddy back. ( )
  DrLed | Mar 18, 2017 |
A Stone Barrington novel without much Stone Barrington. I enjoyed the characters, Teddy most of all. I found it unbelievable that three recent college graduates would be offered and begin to accomplish a movie. That their parents are proud, IS believable. Oh well, only a novel. If you enjoy escapist, espionage, good vs. evil, read this book. There were a few breakdowns in reality where the author showed ignorance of the geography. Y ou may be a Stone Barrington fan if you read twenty-seven novels in the series. ( )
  buffalogr | Feb 26, 2017 |
Anything can happen when life comes full circle, and none can vouch for it better than Stone Barrington. And the same goes for Teddy Fay, a rogue former CIA agent. Their path once crossed, and it was the suave lawyer who was hot in pursuit of the rogue agent. But now, compulsions brought them together, and they are doing hard time to stay one step ahead of the Russian Mafioso who ordered the hit for Teddy and Peter Barrington, the son of Stone.

Great book. Loved Teddy. It was good to see Teddy get a second chance...or is this the third or maybe the fourth? At any rate I hope to see him in his new improved role in future books.
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  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
This is listed as the 27th book of the Stone Barrington series but it's really more of a Teddy Fay story. That actually makes it a more interesting book because we get to see him morph into a good guy. Stone makes his entrances in a timely enough manner, along with the requisite beautiful woman who falls into bed with him after dinner.

Fans of the series will remember Teddy Fay, the rogue CIA agent on the run, from a previous book. Teddy is hiding out in a New Mexico town, working for the local gas station, when Peter Barrington and his friends stop by on their way to Los Angeles to get a flat tire fixed. Teddy just happens to find a GPS chip and realizes someone is following them. When an SUV of Russians turn up asking questions about Peter, Teddy steps in for the rescue.

This all happens in the first few pages of the book and sets up the rest of the story. Teddy moves out to Los Angeles so he can keep an eye on Peter and the Russians start their search for Teddy. The story is very fast moving and more detailed than the last couple of Stone Barrington novels.

My rating is probably too high but it's based on my affection for the series. I love Stone's lavish and chaotic lifestyle and unbelievable luck in everything he does. If you're a fan of the series I think you'll enjoy this even though there's a little Stone and a lot of Teddy. If you haven't been following the series you'll find the story and characters quite unbelievable. The writing is probably not the best but this is strictly a quick, fun read with characters I've come to like over the years. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
It was bound to happen eventually: suave lawyer Stone Barrington teams up with Teddy Fay, a rogue former CIA agent Stone was once tasked with pursuing. Teddy takes a sojourn in New Mexico where he crosses paths with Stone’s son, Peter, who is driving out to California with his girlfriend and his closest pal. Teddy intercepts a pair of Russian assassins who are gunning for Peter in the hopes of forcing Stone to give up his controlling interests in... ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 3, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399164146, Hardcover)

The riveting new Stone Barrington novel from New York Times–bestselling author Stuart Woods.
When Stone Barrington embarks on a trip to Bel-Air to check in on some business and personal concerns, he expects a relaxing break from the fast pace and mean streets of New York.  But trouble never takes a vacation, and it has a way of finding Stone.  A case that had seemingly been resolved has returned in full force—with lethal results.  And this deadly situation makes for strange bedfellows when Stone finds himself teamed with the least likely ally . . . a gentleman of unique abilities, who can fly below the radar and above the law. 

From the high-stakes poker tables of Las Vegas to California’s lush beachside resorts, the trail of disguise, subterfuge, and murder leads to a shocking conclusion.

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Hoping to relax during a business trip to Bel-Air, Stone Barrington is confronted by a case he believed was resolved and forges an unexpected partnership with an agent who operates outside the law.

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