Son of Stone (Stone Barrington Series #21)

Son of Stone (Stone Barrington Series #21)

by Stuart Woods

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Stone Barrington is faced with the biggest challenge of his life as Stuart Woods’s #1 New York Times bestselling series continues...

After an eventful trip to Bel-Air and a reunion with his sophisticated (and very wealthy) former love, Arrington Calder, confirmed bachelor Stone Barrington is looking to stay in New York and cash in on his partnership at Woodman & Weld. Not only is he a rainmaker of one of the riches white-shoe law firms in town, he’s back in his element. Manhattan, after all, is his home, and no one is better than Stone at navigating both its shadowy underworlds and its chic society.
But Arrington has other plans for Stone, and his life is about to take a turn he never imagined...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451236357
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Series: Stone Barrington Series , #21
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 185,494
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Stuart Woods is the author of more than sixty novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Stone Barrington series. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.


Key West, Florida; Mt. Desert, Maine; New York, New York

Date of Birth:

January 9, 1938

Place of Birth:

Manchester, Georgia


B.A., University of Georgia, 1959

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Elaine’s, late.

Arrington Calder awoke in her rented house in Virginia and immediately smelled the man lying next to her. It was odd how he had this consistent personal odor—not unpleasant, but certainly distinctive. He even had it immediately after showering. It was strange.

Stone spent the morning actually working. Since his elevation to full partnership at Woodman & Weld, and since his appointment to the boards of Strategic Services and Centurion Studios, he had been required to read—and even understand—every bit of financial paper sent to him by the law firm and by both companies, so that he could intelligently discuss them at meetings. Today, he and Mike Freeman, chairman and CEO of Strategic Services, who also served on the Centurion board, would be meeting Leo Goldman, Jr., the CEO of the studio appointed a year before, when Rick Barron, longtime head of the studio, retired and became merely chairman.


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Son of Stone 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 163 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think Stuart Woods is starting to phone it in instead of committing to true story development. This one is just too simple to be a mystery everything just falls into place unlike real life. His wife to be jumps out of bed with her lover, tells him to hit the bricks and within a short time is married to Stone. He has the perfect son who writes, stars and directs the perfect movie, meets the perfect girl who write the perfect score for the movie and sell it all for twenty million dollars. Give me a break! I think Woods feels he has the perfect fan base, just throw it out there and they'll buy it, unfortunately I did. I'm a big fan but not of this kind of tripe.
Kathleen Mann More than 1 year ago
SNOOZE FEST.Skip this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters lack any emotional depth. Characters are one dimentional and uninteresting. I think this is an end to my reading Stuart Woods. I only gave it one star, but when I posted it, they added a star. I guess that way they try to make a book look better than it is. Not sure it is even worth one star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the WORST book I have ever read. Everyone who buys it deserves a refund! I was so excited to see a new Stone barrington book come out and then to waste time in my life that I will never get back reading this trite, boring, ridiculous, emotionless, amatureish book - what a dissapointment. Stuart, you should be embarassed at what you've done to Stone and the gang. Perfect Peter made me want to throw up. I want to believe that you didnt write it, because I know you can do much better.
Seacloud6 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed every one of the previous books, however this one is really bad. Everyone and everything ... just too a poor romance novel. Stuart....we're through!
Nancy Commissaris More than 1 year ago
I usually enjoy the Stone Barrington series, but almost could not believe the 'flatness' of #21. The dialog was poor throughout the entire book. What has happened??
FishinCaptain More than 1 year ago
I have followed Stone Barrington since his introduction way back when. This is clearly Woods poorest effort in the series, although it has been trending that way for the last few. It seemed that many of the scenes were created simply to fill up the requisite number of pages. It was a lot more fun when Stone was hustling to make a living and not flush with cash! Let us hope that Mr. Woods can recapture the old Stone or he will have one less reader.
Stoneman11 More than 1 year ago
Woods is wearing out! This was his worst to date and will probably be his last for me. Very amateurish and a waste of my time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried to get my money back from B & N. Wish I could give a negative rating. Can't believe he got paid for writing such tripe. Woods should give everyone an apology And their money back.
Well_Read More than 1 year ago
Mr. Woods should never have written this book. It is completely out of genre, there is NO mystery, and he is preachy throughout. He shouldn't use a light mystery book to soapbox his causes. It's also very apparent that the "reviews" published in the front of the book must either be paid reviews or the reviewers didn't read the book. I'd put this book more in the fantasy genre as NONE of this realm. Come on, a genius boy, meets his father after 16 years and allows him to preach to him on how to behave in public and with his friends? And how realistic is it for ALL the cards to continue to fall into order for Stone. Come on Mr. Woods, your readers are not (or weren't) children. I wish there was a minus scale on the ratings, I'd be well into with this book. Mr. Woods has lost another reader for good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So disappointed, not up to your usual writing Mr. Woods.
Gennity More than 1 year ago
Shame on Mr Stuart. I feel insulted. At first I thought it was me, I have been reading more literally challenging books and I was thinking that this book was not up to par, but then I soon realized that this book was just writing at its worst.  I felt like I was reading a not very good first time author. I never looked at the reviews because I have always enjoyed Stuarts books.  I will not make that mistake again. If I could have returned this book I would have.
FastEddieCA More than 1 year ago
If you like infantile dialogue and zero plot then this book is for you. I defy anyone to tell me what was funny about the Rockettes joke. Last Woods book for me. I just wanted to add, I think the publisher owes everyone who bought this mess a refund and a sincere apology. How it arrived on any "best" list is a mystery, the only thing about the book that is.
John Logan More than 1 year ago
A fan of Woods but this book is not very good
cage47 More than 1 year ago
Son of Stone is a soap opera story well below what's expected of Stuart Woods. This volume was made to move the Stone Barrington character onto the next level but this could have been done using Woods' skill as a writer in a much better way perhaps as flashbacks in a more interesting story.
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Richard3432 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was the best book Stuart Woods wrote in the Barrington Series. It is not your standard Barrington book with him salving a problem. It is a story with Barrington finding a new part of him self.
bdouglas97 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
not your typical S Woods book...until the end and then it is a bit rushed to get the story line in... murder, solved... set up for future books... still a page turner...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read. I really like the Stone Barrington series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've generally enjoyed the Stone Barrington series, but this title was obviously put together to tie up the "loose end" of Stone's relationship with Arrington. There was little or no tension in the plot, despite the deranged architect and sub plot with Stone's son Peter and his friends. It all seemed engineered to dispose of Arrington, leaving Stone even more wealthy and privileged than before, and still footloose so he can romance a different femme fatale in subsequent stories. Peter is an especially cardboard character, so responsible as to be unbelievable, and his easy acceptance of Stone as his father was expeditious rather than believable. Mr. Woods you could have done much more with this. And if you were that bored with the characters, why not send them off to live happily ever after? Oh to be made on sequels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure who is writing his books but I don't think it is Stuart Woods. Early in the series, Arringtons child was born a girl. Then later it was a boy. Another big change was Herbies uncle went from Bob Cantor (from the first book until this one) to being Bob Berman.
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