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Lucid Intervals: A Stone Barrington Novel    by Stuart Woods order for
Lucid Intervals
by Stuart Woods
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Putnam, 2010 (2010)
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* *   Reviewed by Tim Davis

As author of more than forty novels, Stuart Woods once again showcases his considerable talents for balancing action and humor in Lucid Intervals, the latest in the popular Stone Barrington series.

When the twisting-and-turning plot begins, Barrington finds himself confronted by three problems:

(1) Herbie Fisher, a dim-witted schlimil who has just won a multi-million dollar lottery, offers Barrington a million dollars for his advice and protection, which seems like a good investment especially since someone seems determined to relieve Fisher of his money and his life.

(2) Barrington's spiteful, bloodthirsty ex-wife has escaped the watchful protection of her Mafia-boss father, and she is now determined to track down Barrington and finish what she had previously started.

(3) A seductive secret agent from Britain, eager to spend plenty of time between the sheets with Barrington, needs the Manhattan lawyer-sleuth for something more than just carnal fun-and-games - she will pay Barrington one hundred thousands pounds if he can find and neutralize a rogue agent with whom the British government is very unhappy.

This slowly developing tale of personal revenge, political corruption, and cold-blooded murder moves along much like a sleek corporation jet as it taxis into take-off position, rolls out onto the runway for a smooth take-off, easily gains speed and altitude, and - half-way through the flight - reaches maximum velocity but must contend with plenty of turbulence and danger.

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