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At the start of bestseller Woods's smooth 45th Stone Barrington novel (after Unbound), business takes the wealthy New York lawyer to Key West, Fla., where he meets Silicon Valley entrepreneur Meg Harmon, whose company has recently developed software for a self-driving car. Unfortunately, a former partner of Meg's, Gino Bellini, feels she cheated him out of his fair share of the profits from the software design, and sets a pair of assassins on her trail. In between dodging bullets first on a golf course and then on a beach, Meg and Stone find time to get to know each other and have great sex. They later retreat to Stone's Manhattan townhouse, though trips on Stone's private plane to his place in Maine and his house in the English countryside also prove necessary for their safety. No surprise, Stone and his allies thwart Gino and assorted other bad guys with relative ease. As usual, the principal pleasure lies in watching the suave, resourceful Stone maintain his good humor and high lifestyle through- out all his travails. Author tour. Agent: Anne Sibbald, Janklow & Nesbit. (Apr.) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Stone Barrington and his wisecracking BFF, police commissioner Dino, find trouble again, this time at a Key West golf retreat for Barrington's employer, Steele Group. Within moments of hitting the first green, they find themselves under fire from a gunman aiming for board member Meg Harmon. Harmon's tech company is in the final stages of testing their driverless-car software, and her former business partner, Gino Bellini, is out to avenge what he feels was an unfair buyout. Unfortunately for him, Harmon and Barrington have hit it off, and Bellini's hit team is forced to track them on a round-robin tour of Barrington's estates, dodging the jet-setting attorney's seemingly endless supply of friends with elite military training. Readers will recognize early on that the deck is stacked in Barrington's favor, which steals a bit of the suspense, but Barrington's banter with Dino and the lure of diving into the hero's lavish lifestyle will satisfy those seeking a fast-paced escapist adventure.--Tran, Christine Copyright 2018 Booklist