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Stroganov (Darby Stansfield #2)

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Discover how one act of kindness can bring on a world of pain.

In STROGANOV, a smarter, more confident Darby Stansfield continues his life as the telecommunication consultant to the criminal underworld. This time he's in bed with the Russians and everything is peachy, so far.

With his career back on track, Darby focuses on improving his personal life. However, his unconventi
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 2012 by Createspace (first published December 8th 2011)
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Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)
This is book two of the Darby Stansfield thrillers and while there is some mention to book one, it is by no means necessary to read it. This works as a standalone book quite well. Having said that, you would be missing a treat but that's in another review! This time around Darby is rescuing kidnapped Russian ministers daughters, fleeing from hired assassins, working with the Russian Mafia and still trying to kickstart his lovelife.

This was fantastic and proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Cho
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Article first published as Book Review Stroganov by Ty Hutchinson on Blogcritics.

When a young man is on top of the world and looking for fun, where can he go? Re-setting your personal life can sometimes be difficult, but don’t always jump into situations that could backfire, know the ins and outs of every opportunity because they just may bring you more trouble than they are worth.

In Strogonov by Ty Hutchinson, we follow the sometimes goofy antics of Darby Stansfield. This time he is involved
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Bill Thibadeau
Jun 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book of Ty's that I have read. Stroganov is my favorite so far. I am looking forward to reading Loco Moco to see what trouble Darby can get into.

I have to agree that the Darby series is indeed a mixture of the Office and Tarentino. There is a lot of action that may be considered rough and it also contains a lot of more cerebral humor and tongue in cheek humor.

I feel that I would recognize Darby if we were in the same room. Ty manages to give his characters personality. That goe
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Michael
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the sequel to "Chop Suey", another Darby Stansfield thriller/mystery. They're basically pulp, but they're a fun ride and a decent story, let down mostly by really abysmal editing and proofreading. I'm tellin' ya, nothing can yank me right out of a story like the glaringly wrong word jumping out at me right in the middle of a really gripping tale.

That said, these are still a pretty fun read. The protagonist fancies himself the "telecommunications consultant to the underworld"; he's a low-
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Carla Latham
Apr 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the Goodreads book giveaway.

This is the second book in the thriller series with the main character Darby Stansfield. In this book, as a consultant to the mob, Stansfield gets sent to Russia. I really like the main character and am anxious to read the first book "Chop Suey". Mr. Hutchinson's writing is good and easy to follow. He doesn't use "big" words or excessive descriptions when "small" words and short descriptions do the trick (and are easier to follow). This book
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Tyrnesha
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ty has done it again! Stroganov is the second book in the Darby Stansfield series. Once again, Darby let's his "Darbytastic" ideas take over his life with no thought as to how they may affect him or others around him. His big ideas lead Darby into situations that no one else would find themselves in.

This was a great book filled with lots of mystery and adventure. Just like "Chop Suey", there are twists and turns that leave you on the edge of your seat. I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wa
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Scott Collins
Mar 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So Darby, now a heavy, decides to take a vacation in Ukraine. Take a guess what happens. You got it, he stepped in it again and this time brought the trouble home with him to San Francisco. This may be my favorite of the Stansfield thrillers. It's a little darker, lots of action and a good sense of humor to lighten the mood every now and then. Overall, a very enjoyable read.
Jason
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Again, hapless Darby gets into crazy stuff with ... the Russian Mafiya... (as opposed to the Triads before). This was a little better, he is not quite as hapless, but still in way over his head, but he is learning.

Funny stuff!
Michelle
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After reading the book Stroganov I know I need to get my hands on the first one of this series and can't wait for the next one. It kept my attention throughout the entire book and I had a hard time putting it down.Five stars.
Katey
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the first Darby book but this one had some amazing twists that I was not expecting! I'm not huge on gore though and these border on too much for me. Thus the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 from me.
Darren Keighley
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked this book up randomly & started reading it, and couldn't put it down.
This is the second book of three in a series, it won't spoil the books by reading this first, but would be ideal to read them in order.
Great read.
Gavyn Everington
this was great book,I really enjoyed the characters and the plot.
Ashley Case
Feb 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had to take away a star for sex and language because it really isn't my thing, but other than that, this book is awesome. Better than the first even! Funny, creative, suspenseful!
Linda Howard
Again, Ty Hutchinson, do you not employ editors?
Allison Potter
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good sequel to Chop Suey - I'll probably read the next one as well.
Joanna
Dec 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The character of Darby just makes me laugh...with all the situations he can get himself into
Jim
Feb 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The second book in author Ty Huchinson's Darby Stanfield series, "Stroganov", pits Darby against Russian mobsters, and his nemesis at Telco Industries, Harold Epstein. Darby is THE go to guy for the underworld when it comes to the world of telecommunications to maximize profits. After helping the Triads in the first book become telecommunications friendly towards their business, Darby now is educating the Russian mob. Darby has made the local head of the Russian mob extremely happy boosting the ...more
Carl R.
Hey, it's fun and dames with Darby. Well, not so much fun or many games, but Darby likes to keep the tone light and breezy even when he’s dealing with the Russian mob, whether in San Francisco or Ukraine. He sells telecommunications equipment and is doing quite well, mostly because the local (SF) Russians have made him the sole provider for their account. Morality, shmorality. He’s got a product. They’ve got a need. Just business, right? Not like he’s selling AK-47’s.

Like any young guy with mone
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Richard Barnes
This is my first Darby Stansfield thriller, and probably my last. I gave the book 3 stars because the plot held my interest for a while. Unfortunately, Hutchinson doesn't know when to quit and certainly doesn't know how to bring his plot to a conclusion. The book just ends, and that's it. However one cannot help but like Hutchinsons character Darby Stansfield. He is well portrayed as a shallow opportunist.
Sherry
Darby Stansfield is at it again, and now it's the Russian mob he sells his tech to. Darby is a great anti hero -- he just can't seem to stop doing the right thing -- even though he wants to be cool and make it to the top floor of his tech job, where all the "heavy hitters" hang out. He also can't keep a girlfriend to save his life, or hers. Any more info would be spoiler material. Darby is a loveable guy whose morals are a bit neutral -- at least on the outside.
Bob
May 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sequel to Chop Suey. Instead of Hong Kong the setting is The Ukraine.
John Cristion
Good read, but not as good as book one. Looking forward to some More Darbytastic times in book three.
Trish Bodine
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good. I really like Darby and I root for him, although I probably shouldn't.
Jim Crigler
Fans of the TV show Psych will recognize Darby Stansfield as a Shawn-like character without the restrictions of family-oriented broadcast. While Stroganov was fun, I think I liked Chop Suey better.
Muriel
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maybe 2.5. This was close to a no finish, but it did pick up some after about halfway through. Meh.
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Ty Hutchinson is a USA Today Best-Seller. He currently writes the Abby Kane FBI Thrillers, featuring the short and feisty Abby Kane. She made her debut in Corktown, which became a Kindle #1 best-seller shortly after its release. Ty also writes the Sei Assassin Thrillers. Follow Sei as she searches for her missing daughter. For dark and humorous, try the Darby Stansfield Thrillers. Readers have des ...more
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Darby Stansfield (3 books)
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