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Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods
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bookshelves: audiobook, mystery
Read in May, 2012

Stone Barrington returns along with his side-kick Dino for another adventure in the 23rd book in this series.

Now back in New York, after a brief trip to Washington D.C. ( DC Dead), Stone is helping a hedge fund billionaire get his rebellious son out of some money troubles. The son has borrowed a significant amount from a loan shark and has been selling illegal drugs.

So what does Stone do to help his client? He passes the case off to a law firm Associate, Herbie Fisher. Most of the story and plot revolves around Herbie, who now wants to be called Herb. Herb is angling for a promotion to Sr. Associate. Several times it was mentioned that Herbie might be the new Stone Barrington. The story was more about Herbie than Stone, although Dino makes enough of an appearance to keep it interesting.

I enjoyed Tony Roberts narration, especially his voice for Dino. The book is easy to listen to and easy to follow with a simple, straight-forward plot. I’d go so far as to say there is little complexity at all, which makes it a good choice for escapist listening while multitasking. It’s fast-paced, light reading. Look elsewhere for a tightly plotted mystery, this one is just for fun.

As the 23rd Stone Barrington novel, these books are clearly aimed at fans of the series, although new readers should be able to pick up the main characters fairly quickly.
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