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Hit List

(Stone Barrington #53)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  994 ratings  ·  55 reviews
When Stone Barrington finds his name on a hit list, he plans to lie low until the culprit is caught. But when this foe shows no signs of stopping until his deadly objective is realized in full, Stone is left with no choice but to face the problem head-on.

Armed and alert, Stone joins forces with his most savvy connections to catch the perpetrator before the next strike. But
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published March 17th 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Tim
Mar 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Your choice to pick the most inept. The Hitter, The Hittee, The Police Commissioner and The Law Firm. All the nonsense welded between the usual Stone sexcapades. 0 of 10 stars
Montessahall Montessahall
This series is a repetitive loop of the same basic plot. How many home security systems does a person need? (Stone) Can Vanessa be more of a bimbo stereotype? Why in one instance Vanessa was eager to shoot someone while a chapter later, she was too afraid to look at a long gun? Same as previous novels; Dino and Vivian abandon their jobs and personal lives on a whim to travel around the world with Stone. BTW, what happened to Bob the dog? He was the most interesting character! A pure waste of ...more
Jeff
Mar 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Keystone Cops

I believe this is the most ridiculous book Ive ever read. Im obviously used to the formula writing, but this one takes the cake. Follow that plane...
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Keith
Mar 22, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was the worst Stuart Woods / Stone Barrington book I have read - and I have read them all. They were all quick and easy reads. Yes, they were predictable. I still enjoyed them. They were never great. My ratings for most of them were only 3 stars. Still, I read them all. After 52 books I felt like I was catching up with old friends.

But this one was bad. It went on too long, and was just blatantly ridiculous too often. Near the end Barrington was racing around the streets of Harlem on a
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Martha
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars Much better than the previous two or three. Plot is fairly interesting and somewhat realistic ... in Barrington-world, anyway! I enjoyed it.
Valerie
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is another fantastic Stone Barrington book by Stuart Woods. Okay, I know I say that about every one of these books, but its true. Enjoy! ...more
Dody M. Adams
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great adventure!

Stone is a great character. The supporting cast are just as alive and well written as the main character. They are always fighting the good fight.
Ron Sellers
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rcsva13

Another great read from Stuart Woods. I have enjoyed rereading all of the Stone Barrington books.Looking forward to the next book
Ray Koukari Jr
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the adventure

Old motorcycles, friends, Dino backing Stone up! Well worth the read with a exhilarating finish! So looking forward to Madam President.
Sabrina
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exciting read

This one was really full of twists and turns. Hopping from country to country . Excellent ending, cant wait for the next book
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Deby
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The old Stuart Woods has returned with another well written cannot put it down until you finished
read.
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Bookreporter.com Mystery & Thriller
At the beginning of HIT LIST, Stone Barrington receives an envelope containing a hit list with this message: Dead, no special order, starting soon. Figure it out. He immediately calls his best friend, Dino Bacchetti, the New York City police commissioner, along with his other contacts in law enforcement and the government. All of these people are ready to help Stone at a moments notice. Everyone on the list was an employee at one time at Strategic Services, a private security firm, except for ...more
Michele A.
This book was just okay to me. Stone is his usual blundering self lately who has found his name on a hit list. Dino tries to help and what ensues was pure disbelief on my part. Stone can't figure out why his name would appear on a hit list (any number of women immediately came to my mind) and doesn't quite take the appropriate precautions in the beginning. His womanizing knows no bounds. It seems unbelievable that he picks up women without any preamble. The constant globetrotting and giving ...more
elaine fernandez
Mar 19, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I was very disappointed with the last Stone Barrington installment. Over the course of a few years the books have increased the unimaginable increase in Stone's wealth, influence and womanizing but it added to a fictional hero. This installment overplayed these aspects. The bantering between Stone and Dino has always been amusing; in this installment, their keystone cops antics dilute and disrespect the positions they hold, Police Commissioner and respected attorney.

If the author has no more to
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Lynn Laryn
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Stone receives a 'Hit List' and he's the last name on it. After two murders of persons on the list, he realizes that the list is not in order. After shooting a woman that pulled a silenced pistol on him in a store, he befriends her and finds out her boyfriend put her up to it. As she's recovering from the shooting, she is put in a small apartment with a nurse and two cops to guard her. The cops, her nurse and she are also murdered. Stone, Dino, and the rest of the NYPD are searching for her ...more
Todd Lowe
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Last year I read more than 300 books and buy most at the local Friends of the Library bookstore at $25 for a bag of books. When I find A new Author, I try to fill in at the bookstore and buy the ones I cannot find used on Amazon.

Stuart Woods in one of the very few authors that I purchase new. As soon a book is scheduled, I preorder on Amazon. Hit List is one of his better books.

A very good plot, the usual cast of characters plus Ed Eagle and Herbie Fisher, and laugh out loud dialogue. An
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Sherrie Howey
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book quite a bit more than the last two; "Stealth" and "Treason". Stone receives an envelope which contains a list of people who are on a "hit list" and his name is on the list. Stone tells Dino he doesn't know ant of the others on the list but before long, they uncover the common denominator.
There is plenty of intrigue and action in this book and it was a very quick read. Looking forward to the next book and perhaps we will see more of Holly in the forthcoming book.
Wells
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Going on the assumption that by now Stone and Dino are members of your family as well, this book did not disappoint. Over the last couple of years some of the tales were lackluster in originality but Hit List was action packed and kept my interest. Bed hopping was a little less than usual (which was nice - it gets tedious). Keeping in mind that these books were not meant to be leather bound on the shelf next to the classics they are fun and mindless entertainment. Not a bad thing these days.
Greer Andjanetta
This latest in the series has a very weak plot, the usual collection of 'snappy' dialogue lines which the author seems to think constitutes acceptable literature and ends with the main character's mistress being elected President of the USA. Surely a harbinger of more books to come. As always, light and mildly entertaining reading, great for the flight home.
Sally F. Reiner
No this best work

I have been a fan of this author since his first Stone Barrington book. Unfortunately they are not as fun and interesting as they used to be. Less thought and effort goes into them now and I think that it is time for me to move on. Thank you Stuart Woods for many great reads. I wish you well.
John Sklar
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2020
I'm a Stuart Woods fan so anything I say should be taken with that in mind. This was action packed and full of fun. There was a light and jovial atmosphere which I needed during this time of national panic. Woods always gives me a break from the real world and seems to pull me into this delightful fantasy of Stone Barrington and his friends. I needed the break. Great book.
Laurie
Woods is getting sloppy in this series. He is cutting & pasting from previous books and doesn't bother to change names to reflect "new" story. At least, the last 2 books have had this done. The last sentence in this book is a prime example.
Timothy M. Gorman
Going into a Stone Barrington book you know it's going to be loaded with many fortunate coincidences. That being said, three separate story driven lottery winners in one plot makes me think that both Stuart and I need a break .
Gretchen
Even though, or maybe because, most of these books are the same plots, basically, I like these books in this series. This one involves chases, shoot outs, plane rides, and sex in several countries. I'm ready for the next one coming out in August, I think.
Nancy Burnett
Blah ineptitude SILLY

I usually enjoy these fanciful plots however this one was mailed in. First 1/2 decent the second 1/2 was so ridiculous I found myself getting angry at me for reading. PASSS
Sheldon
Mar 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just another in the on going adventures of Stone Barrington and his crew. Dino B gets his moment but Stone, well he must have a truckload of viagra at his age. He performs shot or stabbed or even concussed. Hmm? Well the series is great fun.
Rob Roy
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-adventure
Pretty good yarn, with lots of action. One of Woods better novels. Of course all the beautiful women that Stone meets, immediately jump in bed with him but that is part of the charm of these books. This is a fun read.
Pat
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Excellent Stone Barrington book

This story had Stone running for his life, lots of action. I was starting to get bored with Stone Barrington stories but this one has pulled me back in.
Aaron G Wright
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good addition

Very well told story with the expected professional flare you expect from a Stuart Woods novel. Great action and flow. These books are my favorites and they are over too soon.
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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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