Hot Mahogany

Hot Mahogany

Book - 2008
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One night at Elaine’s, Stone Barrington—back in Manhattan after chasing down the bad guys in the Caribbean—meets Barton Cabot, older brother of his sometime ally, CIA boss Lance Cabot. Barton’s career in army intelligence is even more top secret than his brother’s, but he’s suffering from amnesia following a random act of violence. Amnesia is a dangerous thing in a man whose memory is chockfull of state secrets, so Lance hires Stone to watch Barton’s back. As Stone discovers, Barton is a spy with a rather unusual hobby: building and restoring antique furniture. The genteel world of antiques and coin dealers at first seems a far cry from Stone’s usual underworld of mobsters, murderers, and spies. But Barton also is a man with a past, and one event in particular— in the jungles of Vietnam more than thirty years earlier— is coming back to haunt his present in ways he’d never expected. Stone soon finds out that Barton, and some shady characters of his acquaintance, may be hiding a lot more than just a few forged antiques.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2008.
ISBN: 9780399155154
Characteristics: 293 pages ; 24 cm.


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Jan 16, 2018

I liked this book by Woods, Stuart. I like this author and his style. It is too violent and sexual for children to listen to. This is a murder mystery sleuthing story. The twists and turns in the story keep you interested.

akasq Oct 12, 2013

Hot mahogany has it all. Lots of
wheeling and dealing, sex , old money
people who all know each orther.
5 stars all the way.

Feb 24, 2011

Hot Mahogany : Stone Barrington, ex-NYPD now lawyer, meets Barton Cabot older brother of CIA boss Lance Cabot. Lance hires Stone to watch his brother's back after his brother was attacked and severely injured.

Barton, as Stone learns, is a spy with a rather unusual hobby: building and restoring antique furniture.

Stone soon discovers that Barton and some shady characters of his acquaintance may be hiding a lot more than just a few forged antiques.

Very good read!

Feb 19, 2011

Hot Mahogany by Stuart Woods c - 2009 Action/Mystery Great Read! ---- Stone is hired to watch over Lance Cabot’s' brother whom is also a spook from the time of the Asian war 1950's - mid 1970's. Lots' of fast action and close calls, Stone get’s to play with his new toy/car.---- Fun Story! ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul

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