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Stone Barrington only wants a winter getaway from the chill of New York in the beautiful, tropical Caribbean paradise of St. Mark's. But what the lawyer and ex-cop gets instead is the chance to defend Allison Manning. The beautiful young woman stands accused of killing her rich husband on board their luxurious yacht and then burying him at sea.

Stone isn't exactly conversant with the island country's law, but this much is clear to him: Allison is being railroaded by the perverse sense of justice of a prosecutor who will do anything to stay in office. Donning the robe and wig of a British barrister, Stone does everything he can to save Allison—from publicizing the case all over the American press to conducting the kind of smart, tough investigation that money can't buy. Just when he has the jury in the palm of his hands, a shocking reversal of fortune changes everything. And what was once a sure thing begins to look a lot like a death sentence.

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    Dead in the water

    this was a well constructed mystery. I did not suspect the outcome. The characters were richly human and believable. I will look for more books by Stuart Woods.

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    He is simply the best!

    This is the noel that got me hooked on Stuar Woods, a tropical island setting, A fantastic mrder mystery, and the best ending ever!!! A must read! First read Dirt and then read Dead in the Water. I guarantee you will be hooked. I recommend you read these books in order to truly enjoy them. Stone Barrington is flawed, but that is what makes him so much fun!

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    Dead on the water - stuart woods

    A good afternoon read. Enjoyed it.

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    Dead in the water

    Love this book can't wait for the next Stone Baritone book

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