Thursday, August 20, 2015
Review of Hot Pursuit
Book #33. Hot Pursuit, by Stuart Woods. Unabridged audio.
I have read all of Stuart Woods’ novels, even as he pumps out multiple books per year. I assume he has co-authors or ghostwriters, but none are noted, at least not in the small print of the audiobooks.
In this novel, the stories of Stone Barrington and the world he lives in continue on from the prior novels. President Kate Lee has been inaugurated, and by the end of the novel she has given birth her son. Stone Barrington has picked up his new airplane, and all looks good.
Until it become clear that terrorist operative are targeting the President, and her top aides. And perhaps the British PM is also a target. Barrington and his friend Dino Bichetti are drawn in to the case, and this turns into an international spy thriller.
The novels that Woods has published over the last five years have been inconsistent, to put it mildly. But this one was strong, an adventurous romp with some memorable scenes. The only odd thing was that the novel seemed to take place around Barrington, with him Holly Barker and others, including a few new characters, taking center stage. But it was a satisfying read nonetheless.
As always, narrator Tony Roberts does an excellent job bringing Barrington and his friends to life in the audio version of the novel.
Source: public library
Posted by Alan at 6:29 PM