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Dead in the Water - Stuart Woods

Dead in the Water

By Stuart Woods

  • Release Date: 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
From 583 Ratings


Stone Barrington only wants a winter getaway from the chill of New York in the beautiful, tropical Caribbean paradise of St. Mark's. But what the lawyer and ex-cop gets instead is the chance to defend Allison Manning. The beautiful young woman stands accused of killing her rich husband on board their luxurious yacht and then burying him at sea.

Stone isn't exactly conversant with the island country's law, but this much is clear to him: Allison is being railroaded by the perverse sense of justice of a prosecutor who will do anything to stay in office. Donning the robe and wig of a British barrister, Stone does everything he can to save Allison—from publicizing the case all over the American press to conducting the kind of smart, tough investigation that money can't buy. Just when he has the jury in the palm of his hands, a shocking reversal of fortune changes everything. And what was once a sure thing begins to look a lot like a death sentence.


  • As always, a great Stuart Wood read

    By NavyWife 75
    Stuart Wood develops characters and stories better than anyone. His mysteries are well formulated. Wherever they lead the reader, a surprise will always be waiting at the finish. Interesting, risqué, captivating and more are what the characters and plot provide to the reader. Stone Barrington is the man every woman would love to know.
  • One Of My Favorites

    By Dmd525
    I have read many books written by Stuart this was my favorite,love the ending!
  • Easy Read for Most Ages

    By $4rich
    I found this book entertaining and suspenseful, despite only being a Middle Schooler. Maybe it's because I like books with trials, but I liked this book so much that I have already got New York Dead and will start that soon.
  • MajorGene

    By Major Gene
    I read somewhere around 60 books per year for pleasure. I got more fun and pleasure out of this book than 5 of the last ones I've read. Great story and great storyteller. Bought this book for kicks now I'm buying the rest of his books because I truly enjoyed Dead in the water.
  • Great twists &Turns

    By Houligrl
    I felt this book lured me in. Expecting one thing and something different would happen. Without spoiling anything.... I do think "Paul" would have been angry regarding the relationship that started so quickly with the main characters!
  • Dead in the water

    By Missy lw
    This was a fantastic book from any point of view. I am a sixth grader but will recommend this to any one!!!!!