Strategic Moves by Stuart Woods is the 19th book in the “Stone Barrington” suspense series. Publisher: Putnam, January 2011

Stone Barrington is enjoying his usual dinner at Elaine’s when his boss at Woodman & Weld, the law firm where Stone is “of counsel,” walks in, begins to talk about a partnership. It seems Stone’s discreet handling of super-wealthy clients has earned him a place in the more elite of white-shoe law firms.

But almost as soon as his elevation is mentioned, Stone gets wind of an impending scandal that could put some of New York’s rich and powerful in financial peril. In a world of easy wealth, Park Avenue penthouses and society galas, Stone Barrington is something of an outsider…but one who always knows exactly what his clients require.

This was another quick and enjoyable read in the Stone Barrington series. This time we have financial mismanaging, espionage of sort and of course the bevy of Stone’s female companions. I do like my visits with Stone, Dino and with the appearances of Herbie Fisher who just seems to never go away.

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