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Dirt by Stuart Woods

Dirt (1996)

by Stuart Woods

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Ok story about the investigation of the source of a series of embarassing leasks about a scandal journalist. Things turn nasty and involve a lot more than simple scandal. ( )
  quiBee | Jan 21, 2016 |
Gossip maven becomes a target of blackmail--it doesn't get better than that, does it? Stuart Woods stories along quickly and the main character has sex with most of the females in the book. This book's a light little "whodunit" story, with very little character depth or development. Woods is a great suspense author and knows how to keep his readers interested but the Stone Barrington series is trashy. ( )
  buffalogr | Aug 31, 2015 |
For Amanda Dart, gossip columnist, the tables have turned. When someone starts faxing details of her affair with a well-known businessman to national opinion-makers, Amanda hires Stone Barrington, lawyer and P.I., to find the faxer. But as the faxes grow more scathing and expose the sins of others in the gossip trade, panic sets in. Barrington has to work fast. If he doesn't, the most respected society folks might do anything... ( )
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  Tutter | Mar 3, 2015 |
Another popcorn book....fun, fast, and filled with what they term as "naughty fun". ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 21, 2014 |

Once upon a time there was a halfway decent thriller writer called Stuart Woods. I wonder whatever happened to him? I can't begin to tell you all the reasons I disliked this book, from the dire plotting to the snobbishness to the to the ghastly characters to the badly written smut.

Try something like his much earlier Under the Lake instead.
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  JohnGrant1 | Aug 11, 2013 |
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Dinner had been wonderful - twelve around a gleaming oval table of burled walnut in a dinning room a dozen stories above the light-flecked carpet of Central Park, the cooking by the chef of a famous restaurant a few blocks away, the wines from the host's superb cellar, and company carefully chosen by a couple who could cast a wide net.
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Woods seems to write smooth and solid thrillers as fast as most of us read them. Cop-turned-lawyer Stone Barrington of New York Dead returns with all his street smarts intact in this story about a powerful gossipmonger who has the tables turned when dirty pictures of her start appearing on fax machines across the country. The characters are so rich, famous, and upscale that you might get a nosebleed, but Woods has a light, deft touch that makes the book hard to resist.

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Feared and disliked for both her poison pen and ice-queen persona, bicoastal gossip columnist Amanda Dart finds the tables have turned. The unwitting victim of an anonymous gossipmonger who is faxing to national opinion makers an outrageous scandal sheet revealing the details of her ongoing indiscretions with a nationally known takeover artist, Amanda enlists the help of New York lawyer and investigator Stone Barrington to learn the identity of the faxer. Everybody is a suspect in the world of tabloid journalism. As the faxes grow more scathing and begin to expose the peccadilloes of not only Amanda but other members of the gossip community, Barrington winds up with more leads than he can handle and an employer who is about to take matters dangerously into her own hands. The world of gossip is turned on its head. It becomes clear to Stone that even the most respected members of the social scene will stop at nothing - even murder - to clear their names.… (more)

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