By Stuart Woods
Stone Barrington enters the cutthroat fray of politics within the unprecedented new mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling writer Stuart Woods.
When Stone Barrington travels to la for the largest political conference of the 12 months, he reveals the scene relatively shaken up: a blinding newcomer—and shut pal of Stone’s—has given the delegates an unforeseen selection, an important alliances are made and damaged in the back of closed doorways, and it sounds as if a couple of seat can be up for grabs. And amid the bold schemers and hangers-on are a number of those who could use the chaotic occasions as conceal for extra sinister plans….
In this milieu of glad-handing and backroom bargains, in simple terms the canniest participant can pop out on top…and it's going to take all of Stone’s discretion and powers of persuasion to rearrange a fascinating final result.
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I’ve acquired to get right into a bathe and run over to the presidential cottage,” she stated, getting up and trotting towards her toilet. Stone complete the papers and was once simply getting up whilst she left. He showered, shaved, and dressed and bought downstairs in time to work out Mike Freeman and Dino approximately to go away. “We’re off to a safety assembly with the conference managers,” Mike acknowledged. “Chief Rivera of the LAPD has requested Dino to return alongside and kibitz. ” “Good that you should get to grasp your destiny friends round the country,” Stone acknowledged. “Don’t start,” Dino stated. “We’ll be again in time for a drink earlier than dinner,” Mike stated. “Oh, I didn’t make one other date for dinner. ” “How did Charlene take your breaking your date? ” “Like an arrow within the chest, i feel. ” “I wouldn’t be stunned if she simply confirmed up,” Stone stated. “You particularly imagine she’d do this? ” “She won’t if I alert the key carrier. ” “Do that, and I’ll by no means get laid again,” Mike acknowledged. “Don’t fear, Charlene could have you again within the sack in no time,” Stone stated. the youngsters arrived a bit early for the banquet, and so they sat out by means of the pool, looking forward to the opposite visitors. “Tell me approximately those homes you’ve bought,” Stone acknowledged to Peter. “You’ve been beautiful quiet approximately it. ” “Ben and that i got adjoining homes in Brentwood,” Peter acknowledged. “We’ve taken down the fencing among them and mixed the landscaping, in order that it sort of feels like one greater estate with homes. we've got approximately 4 acres, altogether. Hattie and Tessa have performed the adorning, and we’re prepared for what quantities to a double housewarming the next day night. ” “I can’t wait to work out the place,” Stone stated. “Neither can I,” Dino stated. “Are you yes you could find the money for this, Ben? ” “Dad, I’m a winning motion picture producer,” Ben spoke back. “You’d be shocked at what i will have the funds for. ” Billy and Betsy Burnett arrived, Billy brought Betsy to the grown-ups. It all of sudden happened to Stone that having the previous Teddy Fay at a dinner with the 1st girl and the president who had secretly pardoned him can make for a few soreness. He used to be approximately to take Billy apart and speak with him approximately it while the presidential celebration arrived. Introductions have been made, and Stone watched Kate rigorously. Will Lee had by no means noticeable Teddy Fay, yet Kate might have while she used to be on the CIA. the instant handed with out incident, and Stone breathed a bit more straightforward. Stone chanced on himself sitting among Senator Sam Meriwether and Kate Lee. “You heard approximately Senator Eleanor Stockman’s affliction? ” Kate requested. “Yes, this morning on television. ” “I spoke along with her son a couple of minutes in the past. Eleanor is displaying no signal of mind task, and the relatives are discussing now whether—or particularly when—to take her off the respirator. ” “That’s very sad,” Stone stated. “I needed to face whatever like that with my mom. She died ahead of lets deliver ourselves to show off the computer. ” Kate nodded. “So many households need to face that. ” Sam Meriwether spoke up. “This capacity we’re going to need to face one other event,” he stated. “When Eleanor dies, her Senate seat comes to be had, and Governor Dick Collins will hire anyone to switch her.