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Capital Crimes (Will Lee #6)

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  2,115 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Will Lee, the courageous and uncompromising senator from Georgia, is back-now as President of the United States-in this fifth book of the New York Times bestselling series that began with Chiefs.When a prominent conservative politician is killed inside his lakeside cabin, authorities have no suspect in sight. And two more seemingly different deaths might be linked to the s ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 6th 2004 by Signet (first published 2003)
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If I wrote "spoiler" reviews, this review would be on fire! No kindding! I HATED the "surprise" ending of this book that much!

From the narration of the book jacket, I heard the book had a fantastic "surprise" ending, so I'm really excited to read this book. From the very beginning, the book is riveting, great story, very suspenseful, great characters. It gets to a high point in the story, the "bad guy" appears to get away again and I think, "What's going to happen next?. Ohhh this is going to b
This is the fifth in the series about Will Lee' who becomes president of the US and his wife Kate who becomes director of the CIA. They're interesting characters but it is the supporting cast who steal the show. The politicians, intelligence people, media stars, reporters and other hangers-on in Washington. If you like political intrigue, this series is for you. You might especially like "The Run" which relates Will's presidential campaign.

"Capital Crimes" is somewhat different. It's about polit
Darren Ashley
CAPITAL CRIMES Starting with the shooting of Senator Fred Wallace and the killings of other right winged government workers Van Vandervelt and Tim Brennan by an unknown sniper, the case gets put into the hands of Bob Finney from the FBI. In time a retired CIA worker who worked in every department making himself a handyman as a computer whiz erasing all evidence of himself from the CIA, an expert in explosives, a master at creating poisons which he used on one of his victims, traveling in an RV, ...more
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Barbara Lemere
Over the last couple of weeks I have read several of Stuart Woods books and I really enjoyed them, particularly this one, which got the story moving right out of the gate and kept the pace up until the end. The story involves a serial killer who is taking out members of the politcal high ranks because he has a different opinion of their political leanings. I liked it a lot and I give it two thumbs up for a good enjoyable read!

I had not read any of his books prior to this year so I am glad to ad
You have to give Woods credit for now juggling three series!

Just when we were getting a little tired of playboy detective Stone Barrington, and while we enjoy Woods' fairly new Holly Barker series, along comes the latest entry in the Will Lee series. Will is now U.S. President, but truthfully his role is little more than "keep me informed" in this new political thriller. The plot gets going fast as a right-wing senator, and then in short order, a rightist talk show host, are apparently assassin
Stuart Woods- Capital Crimes (Signet 2004) 3.75 Stars

A killer with a political agenda is on the loose. He has already killed a conservative politician and is moving on to other targets. Now Kate must hunt down this killer and locate his targets before he completes the mission he has set out for himself. The killer thinks his objective is worth dying for and he intends to use all of his skills, which seem to be endless, to at least kill his main target. Can Kate figure out this man’s plan before
Someone with highly technical and specialized skills is systematically murdering high-profile conservatives. It's up to the deputy director of the FBI to figure out who it is and how to stop him before he eliminates everyone on his hit list.

This is a book I picked up at a drug store one day and quickly set aside because the writing was spotty. Much of the dialogue was stilted and reminded me more of an exchange on "Dragnet" than the way people actually speak to one another. There were a few spo
Apr 04, 2009 Ed rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Mystery, Thriller Fans
I used to be a big Stuart Woods fan but it seems that he never deviates from his formula. This offering is no different.

I picked it up because I needed a book that would fit in the back pocket of my jeans as I did a bunch of errands. In truth, the story did grab me somewhat and I finished it quickly.

The plot is a simple one, a left wing leaning sniper is killing right wing leaning people using a number of different methods. He is obviously a skilled assassin since he leaves absolutely no clues.
Feb 14, 2013 Paul rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: crime
Strictly throw-away crime thriller for that next long haul flight. Just don't think too hard. The author challenges your suspension of disbelief with some major clangers concerning everything from government protocol (I really don't think the US president spends so much time calling to pass messages from one agency to another), to geography (Sealand makes an appearance, but in the book the its an actual island not a man-made WWII fort), and FBI procedure (towards the end of the book the author c ...more
6-13-2015 already read in the past.
don't know why it wasn't listed.
It just dawned on me, it doesn't matter if it is a Will Lee or Stone Barrington - Stuart Woods and I have similar progressive views and it comes through in his writing. If I could write, I would probably be like Stuart Woods.
For me, his books are comfort food.

It also dawned on me that the character of Teddy Fay is the alter ego of Stuart Woods, more so than either Stone or Will. The descriptors of Teddy are almost written while
Brian Rueger
I would think that a seasoned writer like Woods would get some authorities to read his manuscript before publishing; after all, this is not Hollywood! I don't mind it with an author creates an object in his/her fiction - like Dale Brown's super-B-52. However, when they talk about real life entities, they should get it right.

A .22 Long Rifle will travel nearly a mile, but I doubt that it would have the energy to break a window and kill a person, especially a head shot.
Philip Cook
I am greatly enjoying the Will and Kate Lee series by Stuart Woods. I wasn't that impressed with teh Holly Barker series so I have only read the Stone Barrington series, but I am very glad I decided to take a shot at this series. This book (just like the last one I read) has a number of characters who have popped up in other Woods novels, such as Teddy Fay the retired CIA officer, and Carpenter the bad *ss Brit who has been in a few of the Stone Barrington stories. Overall the book was very well ...more
Lizzy Cowles
I like Stuart Woods style of writing and speed of the story. The ending of this book I found dubious, at best, and disappointing. It is a good story but the ending was not satisfactory at all. I will read another of his but I doubt if this was his bestl
Irl Newham
Somewhat sounds similar to a Clancy plot but still Woods best character.
David Reynolds
I like Will Lee books by Stuart Woods. This one as well as most.
Mike Calhoon
Will Lee#6: Teddy Fay starts killing
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An old right leaning politician is shot by a left leaning sniper and the killer is finding clever ways to also seek revenge on others. Will Lee is the current president and his wife is Kate Rule Lee the director of the CIA. Together they have a difficult time tracking a man who never leaves clues. Well, until he does, and you know he would.

The ending is disappointing. I thought there might be a quick escape in the ending, but I was wrong, end of story.
Princess Kristin
Not the best Stuart Woods book I've read, but it kept my attention--which isn't always easy these days. The ending is definitely setting you up for the next book in the series.
Teddy Fay's right-wing murder spree. Teddy Fay is on a roll, taking out far right wing politicos, air personalities and judges in a bewildering slurry of assassination types and disguised aliases. Kate reluctantly agrees to pardon Ed Rawls in exchange for Teddy Fay, but the feds are too late at each interval. Teddy fakes his death at the end to thwart the federal tail that included a couple of F-18s on his Cessna 182RG.
David Erickson
Dec 11, 2010 David Erickson rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Almsot too many characters to keep track of, but the primary characters and the plot are believable.
Easy read, smooth flow, nice story arc. Not an 'edge of the seat' read, but entertaining. Good book if you only have brief periods to read.

Thought the ending could have had a bit more drama, but a solid conclusion with a tiny opening for a sequel by bringing the bad guy back.
Jun 13, 2009 Patty added it
I have always enjoyed a Stuart Woods novel. His writing style & subjects make for a book that I can't put down. He forces me to practice true discipline & only read a few chapters a day. One thing I learned from this novel is that Woods & I are on the opposite sides of the political fence if his characters reflect his political bent.
Liberal Georgia Senator Will Lee, now President of the U.S., finds his job in jeopardy when a professional killer begins eliminating vocal conservatives--all of whom were the president's outspoken critics.

Fifth in author's Will Lee series, but can stand alone. Not his best, but fans will enjoy it. Recommended.
Ralph McEwen
Another solid work by Mr. Woods. Plenty of action and intrigue combined with a crisp writing style made this book a enjoyable and quick read. Having read this series from the beginning I would say that it made it even better knowing the plot and characters and would suggest other readers to do so also.
Glenda L
Stuart Woods has done it again ... he writes three series and makes them all entertaining. I do think the Will Lee books are better than Stone Barrington ... I'm getting a little tired of him. This one is a good read ... a political mystery is just the thing on a boring evening.
Political/crime mystery. Easy to follow; easy to read. Could have used a little more "oomph" - more twists or action or insight into the characters' motivations. It was refreshing, though, to read a book where the good guys were good guys and the bad guy was the bad guy.
I'm reading the books all out of order but, this is the third Teddy Fay novel in the third series by Stuart Woods. The other 2 are Stone Barrington and Holly Barker. I really like how Woods intertwines all his series and yet you can pick up any book and
This is from the Will Lee series. Woods continues with his quick, short chapters and moves the story along. I prefer the Will Lee stories to the Stone Barrington series. Although I don't know how many more people can have connections to Delano Georgia.
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Stuart Woods is the author the New York Times-bestselling Stone Barrington series and Holly Barker series. He is an avid private pilot, flying his own jet on book tours. You may see his tour schedule and learn more about the author on his website.

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  • The Run (Will Lee, #5)
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