Swimming to Catalina
A NovelBook - 1998 | 1st ed.
New York attorney-turned-sleuth Stone Barrington is called in by Hollywood actor Vance Calder to investigate the disappearance of his wife, Barrington's ex-girlfriend, a probe that leads the lawyer into a hotbed of Hollywood glamour, ruthless movie moguls, elegant mobsters, and murder
New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods kept a nation of readers glued to their seats as one of his best-loved characters, ex-cop-turned-Manhattan attorney and investigator Stone Barrington, battled a viciously corrupt Caribbean minister of justice in Dead in the Water and fought the gossip-mongering hordes of the newspaper business in Dirt, proving that the line between what's legal and what's lethal can be deadly fire.
In Swimming to Catalina, Stone is back, still smarting from his sudden breakup with the brilliant, beautiful magazine writer Arrington Carrington, who has left him to marry Hollywood's hottest male star, Vance Calder. Then Calder calls Stone for help: Arrington has vanished without a trace, and Calder, refusing to call the police, wants Stone to find her. Arriving in L.A. with little to go on, Stone soon finds himself in the deepest kind of trouble as he nearly drowns in a sea of lost leads and empty clues that take him from Bel-Air to Malibu to Rodeo Drive. In a town where the sharks drive Bentleys and no one can be trusted, Stone must use all his wits to find Arrington and keep his head above water... without losing it.
Drenched in Hollywood glitz and glamour, and filled with the dizzying plot twits and turns that have made his novels New York Times bestsellers and international sensations, Swimming to Catalina is Stuart Woods's fastest-paced, most riveting and unabashedly clever thriller yet.
New York attorney-turned-sleuth Stone Barrington is called in by Hollywood actor Vance Calder to investigate the disappearance of his wife, Barrington's ex-girlfriend, a probe that leads the lawyer into a hotbed of Hollywood glamour, ruthless movie moguls, elegant mobsters, and murder. 150,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo.