New Release Books by Stuart Woods

Stuart Woods is the author of Below the Belt (2017), Double Jeopardy (2021), Quick & Dirty (2017), Fast and Loose (2017), Hush-Hush (2020) and other 208 books.

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Below the Belt

release date: Jan 03, 2017
Below the Belt
Stone Barrington lands in hot water in this thrilling adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Newly ensconced in his Santa Fe abode with a lovely female companion, Stone Barrington receives a call from an old friend requesting a delicate favor. A situation has arisen that could escalate into an explosive quagmire, and only someone with Stone’s stealth and subtlety can contain the damage. At the center of these events is an impressive gentleman whose star is on the rise, and who’d like to get Stone in his corner. He’s charming and ambitious and has friends in high places; the kind of man who seems to be a sure bet. But in the fickle circles of power, fortunes rise and fall on the turn of a dime, and it may turn out that Stone holds the key not just to one man’s fate, but to the fate of the nation.

Double Jeopardy

release date: Mar 23, 2021
Double Jeopardy
Stone Barrington is in hot water in the newest novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling Stuart Woods.

Quick & Dirty

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Quick & Dirty
When a beautiful new client seeks out Stone Barrington, he becomes entangled in the rarefied and intricate world of the art business, where mistakes are costly and trouble lurks beneath the exclusive veneer.

Fast and Loose

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Fast and Loose
In the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington''s newest foe has a short fuse...and it''s just been lit. Stone Barrington is enjoying a boating excursion off the Maine coast when a chance encounter leaves him somewhat the worse for wear. Always able to find the silver lining in even the unhappiest circumstances, Stone is pleased to discover that the authors of his misfortune are, in fact, members of a prestigious family who present a unique business opportunity, and who require a man of Stone''s skills to overcome a sticky situation of their own. The acquaintance is fortuitous indeed, for as it turns out, Stone and his new friends have an enemy in common. He''s the sort of man who prefers force to finesse, and who regards any professional defeat as a personal and intolerable insult. And when Stone''s sly cunning collides with his adversary''s hair-trigger-temper, the results are sure to be explosive...

Hush-Hush

release date: Dec 29, 2020
Hush-Hush
Stone Barrington faces down a rival with cutting-edge tactics in this heart-racing thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Stone Barrington is settling in for some downtime in New York City when an anonymous enemy makes himself known. This nameless foe''s threats hit close to home, and before Stone can retaliate, the fearsome messages turn into very real consequences. With the help of old friends--and a lovely new tech-savvy acquaintance--Stone sets out to unravel the fatal agenda. But as the web of adversaries expands, Stone realizes that no place is safe, and he''ll have to flush out the mastermind before he and those closest to him are silenced for good....

Indecent Exposure

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Indecent Exposure
"Trouble always seems to find Stone Barrington, but with his debonair charm, unflappable composure, and cunning foresight, he always gets his man (and his lady....)"--

Barely Legal

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Barely Legal
"Under the tutelage of Stone Barrington, Herbie Fisher has transformed from a bumbling sad sack into a capable man about town and the youngest partner at the white-shoe law firm Woodman & Weld. Now all of his training will be put to the test as he finds himself embroiled in his most daring adventure to date"--Amazon.com.

Shakeup

release date: Oct 27, 2020
Shakeup
Stone Barrington must track down an enemy intent on disturbing law and order in the latest action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Upon returning from a dangerous coastal adventure, Stone Barrington is looking forward to some normalcy with the leading lady in his life. But when a grisly crime arrives on his doorstep, along with some suspicious new clients eager for his help, Stone realizes peace and quiet are no longer an option. As it turns out, the mastermind behind the malfeasance rocking New York City and the nation''s capital wields a heavy hand of influence. And when Stone is unable to recruit those closest to the case to his side, he is left with few leads and a handful of dead-ends. But with the help of important people in high places--and the expertise of alluring new friends--Stone is more than ready to rise to the occasion.

Sex, Lies & Serious Money

release date: Oct 25, 2016
Sex, Lies & Serious Money
Stone Barrington takes on a client who gives him a run for his money in this heart-stopping thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods. Fresh off the runway at Teterboro, Stone Barrington arrives home to find an unexpected new client on his doorstep, anxiously soliciting his help. But everything is not as it seems, when the client reveals the true nature—and value—of his recent turn of fortune. From luxury New York high-rises to the sprawling New Mexico desert, his client is pursued from all angles...and Stone quickly learns that easy money isn’t always so easy.

Choppy Water

release date: Aug 25, 2020
Choppy Water
Stone Barrington must some fend off some very dangerous enemies in the pulse-pounding new thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling Stuart Woods.

Smooth Operator

release date: Aug 02, 2016
Smooth Operator
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stone Barrington series comes the first novel in an extraordinary series starring an old fan favorite: Teddy Fay. When President Kate Lee calls Stone Barrington to Washington on an urgent matter, it’s soon clear that a potentially disastrous situation requires the kind of help more delicate than even he can provide...and he knows just the right man for the job. Teddy Fay: ex-CIA, master of disguise, and a gentleman not known for abiding by legal niceties in the pursuit of his own brand of justice.

Dishonorable Intentions

release date: Jun 07, 2016
Dishonorable Intentions
Stone Barrington gains an adversary that he can’t seem to shake in this electrifying adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Stone Barrington’s latest lady friend is full of surprises, both good and ill. A sensual woman with unexpected desires, Stone finds her revelations in the boudoir extremely agreeable. But on the other hand, she also has some unfinished business with a temperamental man who believes Stone is an intolerable obstacle in the way of his goals. In a cat-and-mouse game that trails from sun-drenched Bel-Air to a peaceful European estate and gorgeous Santa Fe, Stone and his friend remain just one step ahead of their opponent. But their pursuer is not a man who can stand to be thwarted, and tensions are mounting...and may soon reach the boiling point.

Scandalous Behavior

release date: Jan 12, 2016
Scandalous Behavior
Stone Barrington will need to keep calm and carry on if he wants to survive his English vacation in this “addictive”* thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. After a series of nonstop adventures, Stone Barrington is eager for some peace and quiet in a rustic British setting. But no sooner does he land in England than he’s beset by an outrageous demand from a beautiful lady, and an offer he can’t refuse. Unfortunately, Stone quickly learns that his new acquisition comes with some undesired strings attached—namely, a deadly mystery involving the complex relationships of the local gentry, and a relentless adversary who raises the stakes with every encounter. Stone’s restful country vacation is looking like yet another troublesome situation, but with his tireless aplomb—and the help of a few friends—he is more than up to the challenge.

Foreign Affairs

release date: Oct 13, 2015
Foreign Affairs
Stone Barrington’s trip to Europe turns into an international incident in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods. When he’s apprised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington rushes off to Europe for a whirlwind tour of business and, of course, pleasure. But from the start the trip seems to be cursed, plagued by suspicious “accidents” and unfortunate events, and some of Stone’s plans go up in flames—literally. Stone sets out to learn the true source of his curious misfortune and finds that what appeared to be bad luck may, in fact, have been a warning. From the chic streets of Paris to Italy''s spectacular Amalfi Coast, Stone is pursued from all sides. But when the tables turn, the hunted may become the hunter...

Contraband

release date: Aug 13, 2019
Contraband
Stone Barrington is caught in the web of a national smuggling operation in the latest action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. Stone Barrington is getting some much-needed rest and relaxation in the Florida sun when trouble falls from the sky--literally. Intrigued by the suspicious circumstances surrounding this event, Stone joins forces with a sharp-witted and alluring local detective to investigate. But they run into a problem: the evidence keeps disappearing. From the laid-back Key West shores to the bustling Manhattan streets, Stone sets out to connect the dots between the crimes that seem to follow him wherever he travels. His investigations only lead to more questions, and shocking connections between old and new acquaintances. But as Stone must quickly learn, answers--and enemies--are often hiding in plain sight . . .

Skin Game

release date: Jun 04, 2019
Skin Game
Teddy Fay returns to his roots in espionage, in the latest thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. When Teddy Fay receives a freelance assignment from a gentleman he can''t refuse, he jets off to Paris on the hunt for a treasonous criminal. But as Teddy unearths more information that just doesn''t seem to connect, his straightforward mission becomes far bigger--and stranger--than he could imagine. The trail of bread crumbs leads to secrets hidden within secrets, evildoers trading in money and power, and a global threat on an unprecedented scale. Under the beautiful veneer of the City of Lights, true villainy lurks in the shadows...and Teddy Fay alone can prevent the impending disaster.

Insatiable Appetites

release date: Jan 06, 2015
Insatiable Appetites
Secrets and seduction are temptations Stone Barrington can’t resist, and in this action-packed thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series, he encounters plenty of both... It’s a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. A recent venture has achieved a great victory, but is immediately faced with a new challenge: an underhanded foe who’s determined to wreak havoc at any cost. Meanwhile, when Stone finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process unearths secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming. And when a lethal beauty from Stone’s past resurfaces, there’s no telling what chaos will follow in her wake...

Wild Card

release date: Mar 26, 2019
Wild Card
Stone Barrington clashes with a determined adversary in the latest non-stop thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington and his latest paramour are enjoying a peaceful country retreat when their idyll is broken by an unwelcome stranger. He was sent by an enemy, someone who''d be happy to silence Stone and all his collaborators for good . . . only it''s soon clear that Stone is not an easy man to target. But with boundless resources and a thirst for vengeance, this foe will not be deterred, and when one plot fails another materializes. Their latest plan is more ambitious and subtle than any they''ve tried before, and the consequences could remake the nation. With the country''s future in the balance, Stone will need to muster all his savvy and daring to defeat this rival once and for all.

Carnal Curiosity

release date: Dec 02, 2014
Carnal Curiosity
Investigating a series of clever crimes targeting Manhattan''s elite, Stone and Dino are drawn into the world of high-end security and fraud only to discover that the mastermind behind the incidents may have intimate ties to Stone. By the best-selling author of Chiefs. Reprint.

Paris Match

release date: Oct 07, 2014
Paris Match
Stone Barrington finds himself in a dark place in the City of Light in this international thriller in Stuart Woods’s #1 New York Times bestselling series. When some business arrangements demand his personal attention, Stone Barrington jaunts off to Europe and immediately finds himself embroiled in trouble on both sides of the pond. In Paris, an old enemy is still in hot pursuit, but now he has the aide of a powerful man with his own ax to grind against Stone. And back in the States, the churning rumor mill threatens to derail a project of vital importance to the entire nation. From the bright lights of Paris to the staid paneled boardrooms of Capitol Hill, at risk is not just Stone’s reputation, but his very life...

Cut and Thrust

release date: Jul 15, 2014
Cut and Thrust
Stone Barrington enters a cutthroat game where only the canniest player can come out on top in this exceptional thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods. When Stone travels to Los Angeles for the biggest political convention of the year, he finds the scene quite shaken up: a dazzling newcomer—and close friend of Stone’s—has given the delegates an unexpected choice, crucial alliances are made and broken behind closed doors, and it seems that more than one seat may be up for grabs. And amid the ambitious schemers and hangers-on are a few people who may use the chaotic events as cover for more sinister plans...

Doing Hard Time

release date: Apr 01, 2014
Doing Hard Time
Hoping to relax during a business trip to Bel Air, Stone Barrington is confronted by a case he believed was resolved and forges an unexpected partnership with an agent who operates outside the law.

Standup Guy

release date: Jan 07, 2014
Standup Guy
Stone Barrington’s newest client brings mayhem in his wake in this “edge-of-your-seat adventure”* in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. After giving some legal advice to a walk-in client, Stone Barrington thinks he’s done with the man. But several people are keenly interested in John Fratelli’s activities and how they relate to a long-ago crime...and some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire. On a hunt that leads from Florida’s tropical beaches to the posh vacation homes of the Northeast, Stone finds himself walking a tightrope between ambitious authorities and seedy lowlifes who all have the same prize in their sights. In this cutthroat contest of wills, it’s winner-takes-all—and Stone will need every bit of his cunning and resourcefulness to be the last man standing.

A Delicate Touch

release date: Dec 31, 2018
A Delicate Touch
Stone Barrington uncovers a societal minefield in this exhilarating adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. When an old acquaintance reaches out to Stone Barrington requesting assistance, the job seems easy enough. She needs an expert in an esoteric field, someone with both the knowledge and careful dexterity to solve a puzzle. But the solution to one small problem blows the lid open on a bigger scandal going back decades, and involving numerous prominent New Yorkers who would prefer the past stay buried. With this explosive information in-hand, Stone Barrington is caught between a rock and a hard place, his only options either to play it safe to the detriment of others, or to see justice done and risk fatal exposure. But when it comes to Stone Barrington, danger is usually just around the corner . . . so he may as well throw caution to the wind.

Collateral Damage

release date: Sep 03, 2013
Collateral Damage
Returning to New York where he is approached by CIA assistant director and sometime lover Holly Barker, Stone Barrington is drawn into a dangerous game of murder and vengeance against an enemy who is engaged in a nefarious plot beyond Stone''s imagining.

Quick and Dirty

release date: Jun 26, 2018
Quick and Dirty
Stone Barrington returns in the action-packed new adventure from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods. Stone Barrington is the master of keeping calm and collected under fire, but his latest case will challenge even his tireless aplomb. . .

Turbulence

release date: Jun 05, 2018
Turbulence
In the electrifying new thriller from #1 New York Times-bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington finds himself pitted against both man and nature. Stone Barrington and several friends are vacationing in Florida when an extreme weather event puts a damper on their trip. Even worse, the hurricane-force winds blow a powerful, noxious politician straight onto Stone''s doorstep. Though they part ways before long, Stone soon learns that he hasn''t seen the last of his new acquaintance. It turns out that this official has some shady associates who may have destructive plans afoot, and Stone needs an entrée to the inside to figure out their scheme. With the fate of nations at stake, Stone must summon all of his fearless daring to put an end to the audacious plot...but this time he may be in over his head.

Severe Clear

release date: Apr 02, 2013
Severe Clear
Overseeing the grand opening of an ultra-luxury hotel, Stone Barrington presides over a star-studded gala attended by socialites, royalty, and billionaires and learns that the affair may have attracted the attention of international terrorists.

Shoot First

release date: Apr 10, 2018
Shoot First
In the latest nonstop adventure from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods, Stone Barrington must defend a woman whose business--and life--are under threat. Stone Barrington is enjoying a round of golf in Key West when the game is violently interrupted--and it seems as if the target of the disturbance may have been one of his playing companions, the brilliant businesswoman behind a software startup on the cutting edge of technology. Soon, it becomes clear that this incident is only the first thrust in a deadly scheme to push the beautiful young woman out of the way and put her company''s valuable secrets up for grabs. From the sun-soaked Florida shores to an idyllic English country retreat, Stone embarks on a quest to protect his lovely new companion while searching for the mastermind behind the plot against her. But he may find that her enemy is far more resourceful--and dangerous--than he could have anticipated.

Grass Roots

release date: Nov 13, 2012
Grass Roots
From bestselling author Stuart Woods, a legal thriller featuring attorney Will Lee who travels South to return to his Georgia roots—and gets involved in a political firestorm that could make or break his career. Will Lee has returned to his roots to kick off his campaign for the Senate. A prominent lawyer, he has come back to his hometown of Delano, Georgia, to plan his strategies...and to argue an explosively controversial case that could seriously damage his political career. For Delano is a town with a dark secret—a smoldering hotbed of racial hatred and moral outrage, held in the thrall of a sinister white-supremacist group called The Elect...a breeding ground for violent, evil forces that will stop at nothing to keep the candidate out of office. At first, Will Lee was running for the Senate. But now he is running for his life.

D.C. Dead

release date: Sep 25, 2012
D.C. Dead
Evaluating his life in New York as a Woodman & Weld partner after a shocking loss, Stone Barrington is summoned by the President to Washington, D. C. and assigned to a special ops mission that reunites him with his former partner, Holly Barker. By the Edgar Award-winning author of Bel-Air Dead. Reprint. 550,000 first printing.

Sex Lies and Serious Money

release date: Jun 27, 2017
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