Thursday, January 12, 2017

BELOW THE BELT by Stuart Woods Audio Edition

As a happy, dedicated audio book listener I have recently begun checking not only titles but also narrators, and if I see Tony Roberts name I know I’m in for some really satisfying hours of listening.  Roberts is a talented actor who has twice been nominated for a Tony Award and has appeared in a number of films.  He brings experience and excellence to his narration of the latest Stone Barrington adventure.  You’ll enjoy!

As many know Stone is an intelligent, resourceful New York lawyer who is not afraid to tackle the toughest case or in this instance do a favor for a friend.  Happy, relaxed in the home he has just bought in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Stone is asked by his friend Will Lee, a former U.S. president, to simply drive into the local mountains and retrieve a briefcase holding a retired CIA agent’s memoir full of secrets that might well rock the world.  Then he is to deliver the case to Will at the Santa Fe Opera following the evening’s performance.  Well, the best laid plans....a rock slide on the road down keeps Stone from the Opera.

One person who would suffer if the contents of the briefcase are revealed is ambitious Nelson  Knott  who is thinking about running for the presidency - he has a host of rich backers who will do whatever it takes to get Knott elected.  It seems that Knott isn’t the only person with an interest in the briefcase and any one of them wouldn’t stop at eliminating Stone to get it.

As is his wont Stuart Woods is a master at building suspense until the very end and he shines in Below The Belt, the 40th Stone Barrington novel.

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