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Hit List

(Stone Barrington #53)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  1,115 ratings  ·  61 reviews
Stone Barrington faces down a vengeful miscreant in this latest heart-stopping thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author

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
Kindle Edition, 333 pages
Published March 17th 2020 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Mar 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
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
Mar 25, 2020 added it
My rating: 0! Nothing I could say would come close to describing the disdain I have for this book. If this were written by a jr. high school student aspiring to be a writer, Id say - dont! ...more
Mar 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
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...
Michele A.
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was ok
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
Mar 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
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
C. Earle
Mar 27, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio
Did Not Finish
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
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.
elaine fernandez
Mar 19, 2020 rated it did not like it
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
John Sklar
Mar 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As always a great read

Since I love these characters it is so easy to not want to stop reading once I start. Always anxious for the next.
Todd Lowe
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
Aaron G Wright
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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.
Dody M. Adams
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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.
Nancy Burnett
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was ok
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
Ron Sellers
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Another great read from Stuart Woods. I have enjoyed rereading all of the Stone Barrington books.Looking forward to the next book
Robert P Baron
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was ok
Hope there is no Book 54

They are getting worse and worse. The plot is inane and the telling equals it. No more for me Mr. Woods.
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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.
Shirley Kuder
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
The worst yet. What a serious disappointment. He is losing his edge
I wont be buying any more of his books which is das because Ive never missed onr
Ray Koukari Jr
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved the adventure

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

This one was really full of twists and turns. Hopping from country to country . Excellent ending, cant wait for the next book
Nancy Hoell
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fast Moving and Fun

I couldn't put this down. Great fantasy, world view, lovely fashion, and strong women. Plus a great definition of a sociopath. What's not to enjoy!!
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The old Stuart Woods has returned with another well written cannot put it down until you finished
...more 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
Lynn Laryn
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
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
David Gerstenfeld
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
I "read" with audiobooks and like the narrator (that's why there are 2 stars instead of one). The best thing I can say is since I download from my library, the books are FREE I'm used to how rediculous these books are, so I listen while I'm on my computer, playing games, or exercising. I'm always amazed that Stone & Dino eat and drink out almost every day. Can't wait until the "Next time killer"!
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
Well, Im trapped in my home due to coronavirus. I checked this book out at the last minute of our librarys last day open. I would probably have put it down if I didnt have guilt over not reading what I have since someone out there doesnt have any books to distract them from reality. There are some laughable parts but overall, just didnt work for me. Pretty much unbelievable and predictable. But! I escaped reality! ...more
Sherrie Howey
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.
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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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