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Shoot Him If He Runs (Stone Barrington #14)

3.76 of 5 stars 3.76  ·  rating details  ·  3,584 ratings  ·  202 reviews
Stone Barrington embarks on an exotic adventure...
Stone Barrington and Holly Barker pursue a master spy and murderer in a tropical paradise that's getting hotter by the minute...
ebook, 400 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Signet Book
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I consider Stuart Woods books to be light, entertaining, escapist reading in the genre of murder mysteries ("beach reading"). Some might consider them repetitive and formulaic, feeling that he just keeps churning them out, like a well-oiled machine by now. There's nothing special about the quality of the writing. The author's had a prolific and apparently very financially successful career and my general sense is that his earlier books have been written at a somewhat higher level of quality. Bas ...more
I like Stuart Woods because his books are easy to get through. Summertime escape reading. Not quality stuff, pretty predictable, but entertaining. This book was not one of his best. Sad to say rather boring and a little weird. The whole possible swinger scene with Stone and Dino and the two chicks was really strange. He also throws in random stuff that has nothing to do with the plot like a Hammerhead shark. What?! And of course a Stuart Woods book is not complete without his "amateur moments" o ...more
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As always, I love Woods' Stone Barrington novels. I didn't see the end coming on this one and that's one of the reasons I highly recommend the novel. When Barrington and Barker do a caper together, it's magic! Now, all Stone needs is a dog of his own.
Greer Andjanetta
The cast is back to the Caribbean isle of St. Marks, the locale of an earlier book, this time on a CIA mission to find a rogue agent who was supposed to have died years before. A very enjoyable read as usual in this series.
Another easy listening, light entertainment book on audio from the library...Stone Barrington is sent to St. Marks with Holly Barker to track down Teddy Fay, ex-agent turned assassin, who had been presumed dead. Joined by Dino Bacchetti & his girlfriend, they all spend too much time naked on the beach. Finding Teddy alive under assumed names & disguises Holly works through CIA boss Lance Cabot who helps get info to her. They also befriend former CIA employee Irene Foster who had known Te ...more
Fast, easy read. A bit far-fetched but very entertaining, as always.
Joe White
2nd time reading.
Notes: plot: Stone and Holly are sent to St. Marks with Dino and Genevieve to find Teddy Fay - whose is there under several names including Harold Pitts.
Sir Winston Sutherland, Colonel Croft and duBois are eliminated by Teddy.
Thomas and Sir Leslie Hewitt, friends of Stone, are revealed to be planning to eliminate the two colonels to put pressure on Sutherland to relieve payoff pressure. Teddy Fay, as Harold Pitts and two other disguises acts of his own accord in the eliminations
At the request of CIA Director, Kate Rule Lee (wife of U.S. President Will Lee), Stone Barrington and Holly Barker team up to search for a rogue CIA agent who is believed to be on the Caribbean island of St. Marks. Teddy Fay, agent-turned-assassin, has been on the loose for several years. What they find within the beach club set is a group of corrupt local politicians within a community that accepts a don't-ask-don't-tell approach to foreigners. What they don't find is Teddy Fay, a master of dis ...more
I understand authors giving their home state a nod in their stories and I enjoy it when their home state is the same as mine. However, I'm baffled as to how many more characters can be from "Delano", the fictional town set in Georgia. I believe its the town introduced in "Chiefs" (yet to read it). So, not only is the President in "Stone-verse" from this "small town" but it seems that Stone meets someone else from there in every book. Hard to believe that there is anyone left in this town that St ...more
Well, another Stuart Woods book hits the dust. In this one Holly and Stone are sometime lovers and get to work together again. This time Holly is working for the CIA and asks Stone to come with her to St. Marks island to look for a former CIA agent turned bad.

Stone, Holly, Dino (Stone's NYPD partner) and Dino's ER nurse girlfriend travel to the island on "vacation". They do not find who they are looking for but the story is great and will keep you up at night. It kept me up last night until my e
Barbara ★
I picked up this book at the recommendation of my sister and it is the first Stone Barrington novel I've read. I enjoyed it though it really stretched the limits of believability. New York attorney-at-law Stone Barrington is asked by the CIA to go to the island of St. Marks to investigate the possibility of Teddy Fay being on the island. Teddy is an ex-CIA agent and a murderer whose very existence is dangerous to the president and his re-election potential. Joining Stone on this misadventure are ...more
Mark Giordano
I have to agree with most other reviews I've seen. If you're looking for something more than a quick, light read then this isn't the book for you. Woods combines and brings back characters from other books he's written and the story line is much the same as many of his previous books, just set on a tropical island rather than New York. Quick throw-away vacation read but not much more.
What do you get when you get the CIA on an island doing recon to find an allegedly dead ex-operative before he hits again. Teddy Fay is on the loose and Holly Barker has called in retired cop Stone Barrington and his cop buddy to pass as tourists to scope out the island for his whereabouts. They are instructed not to do anything but look and report their findings without calling attention to the corrupt factions operating on the small island of St. Marks where Stone previously ran aground of the ...more
To be honest, i was disappointed in this book. I had read some of the Stone Barrington books in the past and enjoyed them, so i went into this book with very high hopes. and though the book did have its high points, it just did not maintain its good level throughout the entire book. The scenario played out in the book seems highly unlikely, and just did not appeal to me.
This book did have some good parts to it however. Stone Barrington was a strong protagonist in the book, and i did like the pe
Another great book by the imaginative Stuart Woods. You do have to suspend a bit of disbelief when reading a Woods novel, as they can be somewhat far-fetched, but once you get past that it's sheer, unadulterated entertainment.

Best part of this book: the resolution at the end. I found myself torn between the protagonists and the antagonists through out the whole book and I think Woods did a great job of wrapping that up in the end for both the story's sake and the gratification of the reader.

Howard Brittain
A decent episode. But the plot gets itself into a few knots and I found the climax of the story not as well written or as satisfying as previous episodes.
Marvin Stephen Flack
This is my favorite Stone Barrington book. I just love the freedom enjoyed at the island resort.
Audio book: Narrator pronounces Spokane, to rhyme with cane, instead of can. Also gets all the accents mixed up: Americans have British accents, Haitians have Southern accents, other Americans have something between a mid-Atlantic "proper" accent and Southern - mixed freely. Distracting.
This is the first book I have read since the end of fall term. Better than any other Stuart Woods book I have read so far. This is another Stone Barrington storyline (my favorite character from Woods). In this one Woods has intertwined characters from other storylines including Will Lee and Holly Barker. Woods wrote this story revolving around the ever elusive Teddy Fay character. Woods even broughter humor into this one by including a hammerhead shark named Fred that is swimming around the beac ...more
David Weinfeld
Mediocre read, not enough action, too highfalutin for my taste.
I did not find this book as entertaining as the previous one, #13.
Mike Calhoon
SB#13: More Teddy Fey, with Holly Barker
Not my favorite Stuart Woods, but a quick read.

CR Shoot Him If He Runs (Stone Barrington #14)

#44 TBR Busting 2013

oh this is dire - but I need it to count for tbr busting. Sudoku at the same time is the way forward.


Amiable yarn without a lot happening.
Karen Williams
I really like the teddy Fay books..
Quintin Reitzel
Love all the Stone Barrington stories!
In search of Teddy Fay; Part XX. Cabot sucks Stone into Caribbean intrigue via a state dinner in DC, and he and Holly travel to St Marks as a tourist couple to learn more about a Teddy Fay sighting. Cabot is spring loaded to DDO of the CIA during the exploit to remove process barriers. Teddy has been hired by island patriarchs to kill the prime minister and police thugs that have served as extortionists for Sutherland. Stone and Holly just miss nailing Fay as he once again escapes into the sunse ...more
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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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